About David Huselid

COO of PepperDash

Another PepperDash Patent

PepperDash has received a second patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for our Sentegy® facility management platform. Patent number 8849771, entitled “Rules Engine with Database Triggering”, is a unique and highly efficient rules engine invented by our Chief Software Architect, Anger Berg-Sonne. Sentegy® identifies important patterns in human occupancy and building systems behavior, then accurately predicts future occupancy and behaviors, which is the most critical component in optimizing facility management. Our technology enables building systems to self-adjust without human input.


Rayancha Makes CI’s 40 Under 40

Commercial Integrator magazine has named PepperDash CTO Sumanth Rayancha to its 2014 “Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40”. Representing “40 of the best and brightest young talents in the industry,” this year’s list focused “on integrators, consultants and programmers.” Nonetheless, Sumanth was the only software developer to make the list. We are very grateful for the honor that CI has bestowed on our CTO. Read the article here.


Inc.5000 Seven Consecutive Years

Once again, and for the seventh year running, PepperDash has been honored with a place on the Inc. Magazine Inc.5000 list. The Inc.5000 list recognizes companies that show consistent growth over time. PepperDash has been on the Inc.5000 list every year since 2008, a very rare feat of which we are very proud. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our clients, partners, and employees for enabling this accomplishment. Our thanks to all of you!


PepperDash’s First Patent

PepperDash hit a big milestone this month: the issuance of our first patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for our Sentegy® facility management platform. PepperDash has been developing a means of enabling buildings to “think for themselves”, i.e. make important facility management decisions without human input. Patent number 8751432, entitled “Automated facilities management system”, covers our core technology. Sentegy® identifies important patterns in human occupancy and system behavior, then accurately predicts future occupancy and behaviors, which is the most critical component in optimizing facility management.


PepperDash on Inc.5000

PepperDash has been named to the Inc.5000 list for the sixth time in a row! This year was one of the most competitive in the history of the Inc.5000! We owe this amazing success to our dedicated employees, loyal clients, and trusting consultant and manufacturer partners. Thank you all for making our continuous growth possible.


Smart Buildings rAVe Radio Podcast

PepperDash President/CEO, Howard Nunes, was the featured guest on the rAVe Radio GreenAV podcast this month, covering a range of topics in the context of Smart Buildings and life in the “post-convergence” world. Host Midori Connelly conducts the interview, which you can find on the rAVe Edge Radio site. Nunes introduces the fundamental first step towards smart buildings: getting everything onto a common network. Then he delves into the three-phase Smart Building value proposition: better reporting, event-driven automation, and predictive automation. Smart Buildings are here, PepperDash is leading the effort, and [...]


PepperDash Named to Inner City 100 Again

For the third time in four years, PepperDash was named to Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 list. Published by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine, 2012 Inner City 100 is a list of the fastest-growing inner-city-based U.S. companies. Founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful urban companies as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s cities. The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May [...]


PepperDash at New York AV User Group

PepperDash presented on two leading edge topics at the quarterly gathering of the New York AV User Group hosted by BlackRock on April 18, 2013. Enterprise AV asset management and advanced automation have become big areas of interest, in the post-AV /IT convergence world. PepperDash’s VP/CTO, Sumanth Rayancha shared insights on large-scale asset management and Help Desk operation based on Crestron Fusion, as well as related network architecture and implementation considerations. He also provided an overview of issues and benefits related to personalized AV automation using user authentication via RFID. [...]


Smart Building Task Force Re-Appointment

PepperDash President/CEO, Howard Nunes, has been re-appointed to the InfoComm Smart Buildings Task Force. A strong advocate of extending the reach of the AV industry into integrated building controls, Nunes has been on a succession of InfoComm Task Forces in this area, including: Integrated Building Technologies Best Practices, Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP), and AV Sustainability. The Smart Buildings Task Force will continue its focus on implementing the Smart Building Imperative for InfoComm, an effort to open up new opportunities for InfoComm and its constituents in building automation.


PepperDash NY Hosts Delta and Mersive

Delta Displays and Mersive will hold an open house at PepperDash's NY offices, March 6 & 7, with briefings and demonstrations of their latest products. Delta's new WX series is a complete lineup of megapixel displays that provide pristine, seamless high resolution images, easy assembly and minimal maintenance. Mersive's Solstice software enables multiple users to connect simultaneously to a shared display using a range of devices and applications over an existing WiFi or Ethernet network. If you are interested in attending, contact: Lainie Mataras, Sapphire Marketing,lainie@sapphiremarketing.com.