The open source initiative Project Haystack devoted to facilitate the communication between building systems welcomes the application programming interface service Wattsense as an associated member.

Wattsense joins Project Haystack to help improve the data interoperability of building systems and accelerate end-user adoption of IoT-enabled smart building solutions. As well to support the critical work of the Haystack open source community and recognize their role in streamlining the integration of data.  

“In my opinion, making buildings smart at scale can only come from a multiple organization ecosystem addressing each layer of the issue, from the field operations to data scientists and UX developers. Haystack is an invaluable layer in that global challenge. I am truly honored that our young startup was approved to be a member of this collective project."  Louis Vermorel, CEO and Founder of Wattsense.

The objective of Project Haystack is aligned with the primary goal of Wattsense, which is to drastically simplify the connection between building assets, such as HVAC, BMS, IoT sensors, and software applications. Wattsense is a tech startup that believes in the superior power of ecosystems. Its service is open source and open hardware as a contribution to the simplification of the BMS infrastructure.

Project Haystack was founded in 2014 with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Through an open forum, the community gathers feedback and makes its collaborations. Management and operations are organized by a board of directors that includes Siemens, Intel, J2 Innovations, Lynxspring, among other companies.

Data is everywhere in today's IoT world. Nearly every device is talking, but the problem is that they speak many different languages. With no standard way for devices to describe what their data actually means, IoT becomes less efficient.

The Haystack community that Wattsense is now a proud member works to create a standard markup language that makes data self-describing, therefore, breaking down the language barrier between smart building devices and applications.

Learn more about Wattsense and its service. For inquiries and more information write at contact@wattsense.com