Thursday, October 14, 2010

Plugfest Deadline Oct 15th

Tomorrow, October 15th, is the deadline to register for the North American plugfest in Atlanta, November 16 - 18, and it is also the deadline to reserve a hotel room at event rates. (Click here for details.)


Miss this one and you'll have to wait six months for the European plugfest, tentatively slated for Saarbr├╝cken, Germany.


I don't remember when I first attended a BACnet plugfest; I have no records of the event. I think it was sometime around 1997, which would also place it before the BACnet.org website's News Archive begins.



The first mention of a plugfest on BACnet.org is of the BACnet Manufacturers Association first plugfest, in 2000, held in Steve Bushby's lab at NIST.


It's come a long way to this:


I've long recommended that manufacturers of BACnet devices come to these plugfests -- including manufacturers relatively new to BACnet, and especially with devices that are still in development. It's far less expensive to detect mistakes and misinterpretations earlier rather than later, and you'll find a friendy, cooperative environment. We all win when BACnet gear just works together.


Hope to see you there.

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