Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director
serdman (at) www.qagraphics.com
April 10, 2013
QA Graphics, leading provider of design services for the building automation industry, is pleased to announce that they will be presenting at the 2013 Haystack Connect conference.
The Haystack Connect is the event that brings together the systems integrators, technology suppliers and customers who are leading the way to more efficient and sustainable buildings and advanced smart-device applications. Haystack Connect is the place for these communities to come together to network, share, create synergy and generate new business opportunities. The conference will take place April 29-May 2 in Chattanooga, TN. At the conference, QA Graphics will be part of a panel discussing industry trends for data and visualization. The session titled “Visualization” takes place on April 30 and will focus on the latest techniques for bringing information to operators, owners, and occupants in an always-connected world.
As part of the panel, QA Graphics will demonstrate how graphics and interfaces provide greater visualization and serve as a central resource to access information in a way that’s quick and easy to understand. Examples will include how dashboards can display complex building performance data in an easy to understand format for occupant awareness or executive management and how photorealistic 3D graphics are commonly being utilized throughout the industry to provide more accurate representation.
QA Graphics will also share some thoughts on future visualization trends as technology continues to change. Graphics and user interfaces can make a variety of building information available via desktop, mobile, and other platforms to easily access data, help the decision process and make day to day functions easier. Information can be presented in a variety of ways; it really just depends on who the end user is and what information they want to make available.
For example, working with a 3D environment within BAS software offers a number of benefits. QA Graphics anticipates that user interfaces will increasingly be used in the near future. An interface can serve as a central resource to view equipment and access a variety of data. Having a piece of equipment that can be interacted with on a computer or mobile device before even seeing the equipment would be a very powerful tool. For example, operators can pull up a photorealistic image of the equipment at their computer with the ability to see the equipment from different angles and review performance data. Onsite, the same interface could be used on their phone or tablet, to access spec sheets, take notes and log maintenance data. An interface could also be used for preventative maintenance, equipment analysis, alarm notifications, remote monitoring, etc. These types of graphic solutions and interfaces offer a number of benefits. Not only do graphics allow information to be presented in a way that’s more visually appealing and quick to understand, it can help reduce training times and enhance the user experience. Learn more about this presentation and the 2013 Haystack Connect.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services, system graphics, floor plan graphics, and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. The company also specializes in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia.