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Richmond, VA – October 9, 2017 – The Project Haystack Organization (,  a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the third issue of their Connections Magazine.

The Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2017 issue reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world, since their previous Spring 2017 issue. It includes updates on the progress of working groups, establishment of new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and success stories from the community as they work together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.

“With 50 pages of content from members around the world this issue provides clear evidence of the success and continued adoption of the Project Haystack data tagging methodologies and the growth in the community,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “It also includes a significant follow-up article on the May 2017 Haystack Connect Conference that we think readers will see great value in, even if they attended the event since there was so much information presented to be able take in all at one conference.”

“And for the first time, the Haystack Connections Magazine includes advertising from technology suppliers that are already providing Project Haystack-compatible products, services and applications to the intelligent buildings community,” added Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “We greatly appreciate their support of this expanded publication.”

The Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2017 Issue is available for download at:

Founding Member and Board Member companies include: Airmaster, Intel®, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens, SkyFoundry and Yardi, and Associate Member companies are Accu-Temp, Altura Associates, Arup, BASSG, Bueno Systems, CABA, Connexx Energy, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Kodaro, sensorFact and Tridium.

More information about the Haystack methodology, the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: The Discussion Forums can be found at:


About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization, a 501(c) non-profit trade association, has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about Project Haystack is available at:


John Petze
Project Haystack, Executive Director
Principal, SkyFoundry 

Marc Petock
Project Haystack, Executive Secretary
Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring, Inc.