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2017 TridiumTalks
Introducing the new JACE 8000 IO R modules

Tridium's senior product manager Mike Westerfield overviews the capabilities and features of the new JACE 8000 IO R modules during this 30-minute TridiumTalk and 10-minute Q&A. Mike covers what's new and different, and demonstrates how the updated NDIO to NRIO conversion tool makes for easy migration of an existing system.

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Defending your business against cyber threats

Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith, author of the white paper Cybersecurity and the IoT — Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned, leads this TridiumTalk. Kevin overviews how to develop a strategy to defend against cyber threats, and details the organizational best practices to mitigate risk. Recognized industry expert James Johnson moderates and takes questions. Kevin and James cover the white paper material and provide additional insight during this hour-long TridiumTalk.

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2016 TridiumTalks
An early adopter's experience with Niagara Analytics 2.0

Tridium welcomed Curtis Hilger of Enovity, a California-based energy services company, to share his experience with Niagara Analytics 2.0. Niagara Analytics has come a long way since its inception as Controlco’s DataEye product, and Curtis speaks to how Enovity has been along for the entire ride. Enovity is among the first to integrate Niagara Analytics 2.0. Curtis details how the company has developed a suite of modules on top of the platform for state government agencies and other customers.

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How to discover and mitigate the operational issues holding back your business
Overview and live demo of the Niagara 4-compatible Niagara Analytics 2.0

Recently introduced Niagara Analytics 2.0 is taking the robust analytics capabilities of Niagara 4 to a whole new level. In this TridiumTalk series, Ross Schwalm, sales engineer, will show you how you can leverage Niagara Analytics 2.0 to make your Niagara programming logic more scalable and easier to maintain. Ross will demonstrate how to use Niagara Analytics 2.0 to build algorithms that generate intelligent alarms, or to write to existing Niagara control points.

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How your Niagara migration path just got more straightforward

With the introduction of Niagara AX version 3.8u1 featuring JACE® 8000 support, our next-generation hardware platform that’s optimized for Niagara 4 now optimizes the features of Niagara AX. In this TridiumTalk series, Mike Westerfield, hardware product manager, is joined by industry veteran Scott Boehm of VYKON by Tridium to discuss how advances in the Niagara Framework® such as this one give customers a more straightforward migration path.

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Data Visualization with the Niagara Analytics Framework

In today’s information age, it’s not “Big Data” that matters – it’s what you do with it. Learn how you can turn data into actionable visualizations to optimize energy use and proactively diagnose and resolve issues. Join Tridium’s Ross Schwalm for a live demo to see firsthand how easy it is to build dashboards using the Niagara Analytics Framework.

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Intelligent Alarming with the Niagara Analytics Framework

From commercial buildings to data centers and manufacturing facilities, businesses are capturing and analyzing real-time data to build intelligent alarms – with significant results. Join Tridium’s Ross Schwalm to learn how you can turn data into actionable information for optimizing energy use and proactively diagnosing and resolving issues. You’ll also view a live demo to see firsthand how easy it is to enable and maintain intelligent alarms using the Niagara Analytics Framework.

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2015 TridiumTalks
JACE 8000: An in-depth look

Tridium’s powerful new hardware platform is a dramatic revolution in connecting and controlling devices worldwide. See for yourself during this revealing TridiumTalk that covers everything from JACE 8000’s high performance core and WiFi configuration to its simplified licensing and distribution model. You’ll also see the impressive results from case studies completed during Beta.

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Niagara 4: The Next Generation Open Platform

With Niagara 4, Tridium is building on the legacy of the Niagara Framework in new and exciting ways. Get an overview of Niagara 4's features and benefits, and learn how Tridium is enhancing the industry-leading open framework for use in buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers and more.

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Niagara 4 Compatibility and Migration

A key component of Tridium's most powerful Niagara platform ever is the new station migration tool that enables users to easily transition from existing Niagara-based systems to Niagara 4. Get a firsthand look in this important overview covering compatibility of existing platforms and migration tools and features, along with a station migration demo.

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Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating

Niagara 4 delivers many notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Learn how you can maximize the value of tags and relationships, and get a firsthand look with this demo showcasing Niagara 4's tagging and templating capabilities. You'll understand how to quickly integrate devices into a system and make data readily available for informed decision-making.

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Best Practices for Securing Niagara

Tridium works closely with our partners to make cyber security education and training an ongoing emphasis. In this TridiumTalk, Kevin T. Smith, Chief Security Architect at Tridium, provides an overview of best practices for securing Niagara, focusing on such areas as configuration, network security, physical security and user security. This session also covers key security features of Niagara 4, in-depth examples, and a Niagara cyber security “game plan” for your organization.

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Cyber security: Why it matters

Chief Security Architect Kevin Smith for a comprehensive overview of cyber security. Learn the threats facing systems integrators, developers and end users, what Tridium is doing to help prevent them, as well as best practices.

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Launch of Niagara Community

Tridium’s global director of customer experience Brandon Monahan gives an enlightening TridiumTalk on the launch of Niagara Community. Hear how the new website has been designed to help members find answers, learn more and solve challenges in a more innovative and user-friendly way.

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JACE 8000 Features and Niagara 4 Licensing

With nearly half a million instances worldwide, Niagara is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things. And with the launch of Niagara 4 and the anticipated release of the JACE 8000 controller, the opportunity to achieve operational excellence is even greater than before. Get an overview of Tridium’s powerful new hardware platform and a look at our new capacity-based licensing designed for simplicity and ease of use.

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2014 TridiumTalks
January: Tridium's Developer Program - What's New in 2014

Learn about the program resources and how it can help you strengthen your developer skills.

Tridium’s Developer Program may be one of its best kept secrets, but no more! Tridium’s Jason Spangler, Software Engineer and a member of Tridium Professional Services team, reviewed the Developer Program highlights. During the sessions, he will cover:

  • Tridium’s extensive selection of online tutorials
  • Code samples that will help you further your developer skills
  • Additional enhancements to the Developer Training Program
  • Developer Support Agreements – why you want this
  • How to become part of the Tridium Developer Program

Jason also reviewed the capabilities of Tridium Professional Services. TPS offers expert consultation to customers through its Developer Consulting program, creating customer Niagara based drivers and applications to get our partners to market faster. Learn more about the services that TPS offers and how you can take advantage.

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2013 TridiumTalks
November: Getting Started with Program Services

The November TridiumTalk provided an introduction to the Program Services feature in Niagara. This session focused on the Program Service’s feature that allows users to create customized components. Les Newman, a member of Tridium’s Technical Support team, led this session of TridiumTalk.

In this session, Les showed how to configure a program object in Workbench and how to use the Robot Editor. TheProgramModule was demonstrated and a module was created (containing programs) that can be used to handle versioning. Additionally, Les showed how to modify the program templates in the Program Module. Questions and answers time will concluded the session.

This session is targeted for those who may have not used the Program Services module before, but all levels are welcome to participate and encouraged to join in the TridiumTalk.

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October: Selling Niagara – Best Practices

With almost 400,000 instances installed globally, the Niagara Framework® has become a de-facto industry standard for integrating facilities on a common software platform. Getting the property owner to say yes has become easier but you still need to sell the benefits of the intelligent integrated building.

Join Tridium for this month’s TridiumTalk, as our experienced sales team reviews best practices for getting to yes when selling Niagara. Our experts will discuss the key benefits of Niagara and tie them into features of the software. After this session, you will be able to demonstrate why the Niagara Framework is the solution for most integrations.

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July: The JACE-3E controller - Perfect for small facilities and remotes sites

July's TridiumTalk reviewed our recently released JACE 300E controller. We discussed how it is ideal for smaller facilities and remote sites, as well as useful for distributing control and monitoring in larger facilities. The JACE-3E controller will also be Niagara 4-ready when the next generation of the Niagara Framework

Tridium Product Manager Mike Westerfield discussed the features enabled on this new JACE® product, as well as some of the benefits users will realize with installation and use. Highlights will included a discussion on the new features including battery-less operation, data recovery and power monitoring.

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June: Keeping Niagara Systems Secure – a two-part series

Part 1 – Niagara Security Part 1 focused on basic Niagara security concepts. Led by Tridium’s Global Training Manager, Gerard Huff, this session reviewed important basic information intended to keep a Niagara system secure. Topics covered in his session included:

  • Intro to Niagara security
  • Changing default credentials
  • Using strong passwords
  • Utilizing account lockout features
  • Password expiration and history functions
  • Disabling default Admin and Guest accounts
  • Recommendation to use SSL
  • Recommendation to use Secure Communications (VPN/RSAID)

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Part 2 – Niagara Security Part 2 focused on more advanced Niagara security concepts. Bill Smith, lead software engineer for security development, led Part 2 of this discussion. Bill has worked for Tridium as a software engineer since 2000 and is the lead developer of many of the security aspects in the recently released Niagara AX 3.7. Highlights for Part 2 include:

  • Intro to connection security
  • SSL connectivity
  • Niagara certificate management
  • VPNs and other secure connections

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April: LonNetwork – Planning and Diagnostics

In this recent TridiumTalk, Kevin Williamson, technical support manager, provided a brief review of Lonworks Networks’ integration the Tridium way. In this session he covered:

  • Learning how to use the built-in tools to diagnose
  • Solving potentially complex LON installation issues
  • Proper configuration when the station is not used to manage the Lonworks network

Tridium offered two sessions of this TridiumTalk. Click on the link below to access webinar recordings.

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March: Migration from R2 to Niagara AX

After June 30, 2013, no more new projects based on R2 will be allowed. by the end of 2015, Tridium will no longer repair, replace or provide technical support R2 products.

Attend the March TridiumTalk and learn about the transition plan from R2 to Niagara AX and how you can best prepare for the impending transition. Join Rick Weisensale, Tridium senior product manager, as he reviews the best way to transition from R2 to Niagara AX:

  • R2 End-of-Life timeline
  • Advantages of Niagara AX over R2
  • New platforms supporting both R2 and Niagara AX
  • New R2 “Like” platform tools in Niagara AX

Tridium offered two sessions of this TridiumTalk. Click on the link below to access webinar recordings.

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2012 TridiumTalks
October: Niagara 3.7 New Features

You’ve seen the press release and have heard about some of the new features of Niagara AX 3.7. Now’s your chance to hear first hand and ask questions of the product manager. The presentation will highlight these new features:

  • Scalability
  • Licensing
  • User Interface changes
  • Niagara Web Development
  • Mobile App Support
  • Security Enhancements

The new release has something for everyone – Systems Integrators, Developers, and OEMs.

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August: Niagara 3.7 and New Security Features

This TridiumTalk will review the new security features in Niagara AX 3.7 including certificate encryption. We will also review the security bulletins for Niagara AX 3.5 and 3.6.

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