News

PNNL's VOLTTRON™ Goes Way Beyond Building Energy Management
October, 2018
External News

An article chronicles VOLTTRON™'s  evolution as a cybersecure platform offering new analysis and management solutions. Featured in T&D World and EC&M.

ORNL Model House Works on Efficiency
September, 2018
External News

WUOT radio takes us into a home in a Knoxville, TN, where VOLTTRON™ and other technologies are being deployed and tested.

Open Software, Open Hardware, and Open Minds
September, 2018

An article highlighting futuristic advances in building technologies, including VOLTTRON™, that could change the nature of buildings and how they interact with the grid and occupants. The article includes information about the Eclipse Foundation and its role in managing VOLTTRON™.

Why the DOE Needs Blockchain to Secure the Grid
October, 2017
External News

Greentech Media reports on DOE efforts to develop blockchain cybersecurity technology, which includes use of a keyless signature infrastructure in concert with the VOLTTRON™ platform.

VOLTTRON™ Team Recognized by PNNL Director
August, 2017
Internal News

Each year, PNNL celebrates excellence with the Laboratory Director's Science and Engineering Achievement Awards. The 2017 Award for Exceptional Team Achievement in Science & Technology went to PNNL's VOLTTRON™ team.

The Edge of VOLTTRON’s Sword
August, 2017
External News

SES Consulting Inc's Brad White and Nigel David describe the VOLTTRON platform and the advantages of open source.

3 ways building controls must evolve
July, 2017
External News

Rocky Mountain Institute's James Mandel and Chris McClurg write that building controls are "moving in the right" direction with developments such as VOLTTRON.

VOLTTRON 4.1 Released
June, 2017
Internal News

VOLTTRON 4.1 upgrades the platform to add aliases and new scripts and commands. VOLTTRON Central was upgraded to add a Device Configuration UI. Historians and drivers were also improved, and new core agents were added.

VOLTTRON Security Features Report Updated
June, 2017
Internal News

PNNL has released an update to the report on VOLTTRON security features. The report describes how the VOLTTRON philosophy 1) secures the external interfaces of the platform, 2) secures the inner workings of the platform, 3) secures the interface between the platform and underlying operating systems, 4) secures the underlying operating system and reduces the attack surface, and 5) recommends security requirements for underlying hardware. It also outlines the threat model and identifies best practices for securing building control networks.

VOLTTRON! (With two Ts)
May, 2017
External News

Ken Sinclair describes VOLTTRON and the history behind the name.

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