What is Haystack?

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13 March 2021

Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.

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      Project Haystack was formed in 2014. The not-for-profit corporation functions as a trade association with the purpose of fostering the common association and interests of software and technology companies focused on developing semantic modeling solutions for data related to smart devices. The Project’s aims to promote and educate those involved in buildings and their management about the value of semantic tagging and data-modeling, especially with regard to building automation systems, and to engage in educational activities directed towards the improvement of business conditions of the semantic data modeling industry for smart device data, all on a not-for-profit basis.

      All work developed by the Project Haystack community is provided for use as open source software under the Academic Free License 3.0.

      J2 Innovations is a founding member of Project Haystack, along with Intel, Legrand, Siemens and SkyFoundry among others. The latest version of the Haystack standard includes data-modeling features that make this standard an even more important development; enabling analytics and better use of the data flowing from buildings.

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