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Free Sedona Education Session at AHR 2017

BACnet PlugFest 2016November 2016 - Join us for the free educational session "Sedona Framework - Best Opportunity for Open Control" being held at AHR Expo 2017 on Monday, January 30 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in room N239. Ken Sinclair of is hosting the session as part of his long-running tradition of providing building automation education during AHR Expo.

Sedona Framework is an open control technology designed to assist system integrators in quickly implementing IP-based building automation programs. Using a drag-and-drop programming methodology, components are interconnected onto a wire sheet and configured to create applications. Originally developed by Tridium, the technology is now championed by a dedicated Sedona community of developers and integrators striving to make Sedona an open control language free of licenses and available to all.

This session provides a quick introduction to the Sedona language; an overview of the free programming tool; experiences from a systems integrator implementing common HVAC applications; and plans for a Sedona Alliance.

The AHR Expo educational session will feature four speakers, including our Product Specialist, Zach Netsov. Ken Sinclair interviewed Zach about the education session and about the concept of an open controller. Here's an excerpt of the interview:

Sinclair: Thanks for joining us at AHR with this added session. Don't we have open controllers today?

Netsov: Thanks for providing us an opportunity to speak on Sedona Framework during one of your sponsored sessions. No, we do not necessarily have open controllers unless you have an open protocol, an open control language, and an engineering tool available to anyone without restriction. A BACnet controller may appear to be open in that it is an ASHRAE standard well accepted in the industry but we hear complaints that it is not open because not everyone can access the controller's program. This is not a fault of BACnet because it is only a protocol without concern for the methods used to actually make it a controller. This allows the controls' vendor to lock up his product with a proprietary language, proprietary engineering tool, and restrictive licensing. This is not the spirit of openness. Read the full interview at If you're attending AHR 2017, don't miss "Sedona Framework - Best Opportunity for Open Control" on Monday, January 30 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in room N239.


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