Our highly intelligent BACnet committee met in New York City. The discussion centered around Interpretation Requests, Public Review Addendum responses, and revised Public Review Addendum. The Lighting Output object, part of SSPC 135-2004 Addendum i, was approved for its second Public Review.
Many working groups also met on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The Lighting Applications working group met on Sunday morning, and we worked on the Color Output object. The Wireless Networking working group met and discussed ways to reduce broadcast packets. The Objects and Services working group met and reviewed addendum comments.
After the Sunday working group meetings, I attended mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was an awesome church and included a magnificent pipe organ and a number of alcoves.
It was my first visit to New York City. I took a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, the full name for the Statue of Liberty. I took a lot of photos, and also sent a photo from my cell phone to my family.
I also toured Ellis Island. It was very touching as I toured the building, rooms, and steps where many families walked through to live in America between 1892 and 1924. A set of steps leading down from the Registration Hall was divided into 3, and was dubbed the “Stairs of Separation.” The steps marked the parting of the way for many family and friends with different destinations. The middle steps led to the islands hospital or detention rooms, while the outer steps were destinations of New York or New Jersey by way of ferry.