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Four Reasons to Use Haystack Tagging

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Here's Siemens, our parent company, talking about the benefits of using Haystack Tagging. Siemens has created many products based on FIN Framework, and is also one of the founding members of Project Haystack

Guest blog written by Jamie Lee, Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA

We all hate unnecessary complexity, especially when it comes to integrating devices and technology with building management systems (BMS). The good news is, you can avoid it all together.

Haystack tagging saves time, money, and frustration when integrating building systems. It eliminates the need to manually attach names to individual building devices or systems by naming devices and systems automatically. You can then quickly integrate them with a building automation system. Our customers have experienced a 33% time reduction applying Haystack tagging and the savings goes straight to your project's bottom line. And if that's not enough, here are four additional reasons to implement Haystack tagging to make BAS integration easier.

  1. Get more done: You can do more in less time. Haystack tagging is an open source standard for data and equipment that is building automation's answer to HTML, the open code that made websites possible. Haystack automatically identifies and tags the names of devices and equipment, virtually eliminating manual tagging from the process – and that type of redundancy from your life!

    How does it work? Haystack uses standardized tags and provides a structure that makes the data from different systems and devices interoperable. As a result, you receive real-time insight into system operations faster, always keeping you up to speed on your building operations.

  2. Provides more data: FIN technology using Haystack seamlessly connects with other protocols throughout your building and has an easy-to-understand user interface, requiring no software background at all. You will immediately start receiving results, reports, predictive trends, and definitive outcomes about your monitored equipment and building systems. In fact, Haystack lets you monitor the health of your building operations just like a smartwatch monitors your own health.

  3. It's nonproprietary: Haystack is an open source, nonproprietary data standard, which helps reduce engineering complexities. Increasing numbers of OEMs are using it for their devices including, Siemens Desigo Optic BMS.

  4. Affordable building automation for more buildings: The majority of buildings in the U.S. still are not automated – mostly due to cost and labor resources. In fact, only 13% have some sort of BAS. Desigo Optic with Haystack can be a transformative solution for a majority of commercial buildings in the U.S. still needing to implement smart automation. Small building owners can use Desigo Optic's Haystack tagging to monitor their building operations without a BAS or expensive integration. Overall, Desigo Optic puts a building automation solution in reach for those owners concerned about the costs and complexity of a smart building.

Powerful Offering

Desigo Optic with Haystack is already a compelling answer for small to mid-sized buildings. Best of all, owners will benefit from the guidance and direction Haystack delivers about how to proactively solve issues with building operations that arise.

The future is bright for building automation applying the Haystack standard. And it's even brighter for owners of smaller buildings who can turn to Siemens Desigo Optic to make their buildings smarter. 

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Topics from this blog: Project Haystack Siemens Desigo Optic OEM FIN Framework Building Automation System

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