ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Building Controls Podcast

ControlTalk NOW is packing the travel bags: video cameras, check; trophies, check;… Heather Deal is working her magic finalizing the critical details and converting ControlTrends Awards Committee’s planning into the tickets, passes, step and review red carpet area, while Marc Petock is fine-tuning his amazing Run of Show for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards presentation. The time for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards has come. Voting ends January 15, 2014. We hope to see you at the BB Kings Blues Club.

ControlcoBrain Turner Breaks Down Big Data On ControlTalk NOW: Brian Turner, President of ControlCo, discussed how people are using big data to make their buildings more efficient, and what makes DataEye Pro a unique package for gathering and analyzing data.

SGIPSGIP Seminar: Shaping the Smart Grid Standards, January 23, 2014. Regulatory Commission Members Discuss How SGIP Helps Shape Smart Grid State and Federal Policies. Register NOW. Join state and local regulators on this Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) webinar to hear how SGIP Member regulators apply their SGIP.

Another visit from Minivan Jack. Every story has at least two perspectives. Minivan Jack expresses his concerns about the unilaterally decided deployment of smart meters and their possible harmful effects and the invasive nature of aggregated data. Visit and read the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Privacy Workshop Summary Report for more information.

dglux_building_automation_icon2013 ControlTrends Awards Executive of The Year Nominee Eugene Mazo. DGLogik’s, Eugene Mazo, stopped by for a chat a while back. Given that Eugene is a finalist for the 2013 HVAC Controls Executive of The Year and DG Logik is nominated for several other ControlTrends Awards, another in depth review is warranted.

People Make Good Sensors! Building Robotics Software Layer Incorporates Occupants as Sensors for the Building. ControlTrends thanks’s Ken Sinclair (once again) for helping to keep the ControlTrends community on top of the latest technology and software likely to make the next impact in our industry. Lindsay Baker, VP for Research and Marketing at Building Robotics, Inc introduces the Building Robotics, Inc software company, which is a venture-backed startup, working on radically new approaches to the software that runs buildings. We’ve started off with a piece of software called Comfy, which is the world’s first intelligent software for personalized control in the workplace.

Honeywell 180x120ControlTalk NOW welcomes its first guest, ControlTrends Awards nominee for 2013 Executive of the Year, Honeywell’s Tom Rosback. As Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell, Tom manages the marketing, sales, engineering, and operations of a complex multi-brand, multi-channel global business, and leads the management team responsible for Honeywell, Vykon, Alerton, Trend, Novar, Tridium, Phoenix Controls, and E-Mon brands.

Tim’s Tech Tips: How To Calibrate 4 Different Pneumatic Thermostats At The Same Time! If you ever wanted to know how to calibrate a pneumatic thermostat you have found the right video. Stromquist & Company’s, Tim Chamblee, calibrates 4 different pneumatic thermostats at the same time.

J2_2Jason Briggs and Scott Muench at Haystack Connect: J2 Innovations, Jason Briggs and Scott Muench wowed the crowd at Haystack with their spectacular live demonstration of Haystack tagging. J2 Innovations FIN Builder and Jason Briggs are both nominated for 2013 ControlTrends Awards.

automatedbuildingsThe Must Attend Event At This Years AHR Show: When Ken Sinclair, of speaks, the man, the myth,the legend, Ken Smyers and I pay attention. Ken says the place to be on Wednesday January 22 at 1:30 is the Connection Communities Collaboration Meeting at he AHR Expo. It’s all about the community, the connection community. It’s changing at a rapid pace and to be successful in the automation world you must understand these changes. With thought leaders like Marc Petock, Andy McMillian, Louis-Nicolas Hamer, John Petze, Steve Jones, Barry Haaser, and Ben Dorsey this promises to be one of the highlights of the AHR show. This meeting is not for the faint of heart, be sure to check out the required reading so you can get the most out of this unique, information filled dialogue.

lynxspring_logoControlTalk NOW second guest is another nominee for Executive of the Year, Lynxspring’s Terry Swope. Terry is President, CEO at Lynxspring, Inc. and shares Lynxspring’s impressive journey from a Mechanical Engineering firm overseeing $1.2 billion of construction projects world-wide. through the Tridium Niagara evolution, to their present market leadership position designing, manufacturing and distributing JENEsys®, brand Internet based automation technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions for Building Automation, Energy Management, Cyber Threat and Security Protection, Equipment Control and other Specialty applications.

DGBoxControlTrends Awards 2013 Best Commercial Product Nominee: DG BOX The Appliance Platform: The ControlTrends Community has recognized the value of DG Logik’s amazingly useable and affordable data visualization technology, in particular, the DGBox. DGBox is a cost effective solution that enables creation and utilization of appliance applications.

ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.

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This week’s ControlTrends NOW reviews each category and each nominee, beginning with the 2013 Executive of the Year. These manufacturers, people, products, and solutions represent 2013’s best of the best:

2013 HVAC Controls Executive of the Year
Chris Eichmann, Johnson Controls
Lars van der Haegen, Belimo
Tom Rosback, Honeywell
Terry Swope, Lynxspring
Mike Marston, EasyIO
Jason Briggs, J2
Eugene Mazo, DG Logik

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2013 Best Commercial HVAC Vendor of the Year
Johnson Controls
Schneider Electric TAC

The 2013 Building Automation Systems of the Year
Easy IO
Johnson Controls FX
Honeywell WEBs

2013 Best Peripheral Product of the Year from a Small Manufacturer
Veris Industries
Functional Devices
Connect-Air Wire & Cable
Contemporary Controls

2013 Most Valuable Support Person of the Year
SK Foo, EasyIO
Joe Carcare, Belimo
Chris Lane, Johnson Controls
James Johnson, Vykon
Barry Gordon, ACI
Arthur Lebedinsky, DG Logik
Roger Rebennack, Honeywell


2013 Best Technical Support (Vendor) of the Year
Easy IO
Johnson Controls

2013 Best Variable Frequency Drive of the Year
Honeywell Smart VFD
Johnson Controls
Yaskawa Z1000
Teco Westinghouse
TAC Schneider Electric Square D

2013 Thermostat of the Year
Honeywell Prestige (RedLINK)
Viconics VT8000 Series
EnTouch EMS Stat
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
KMC FlexStat
Maverick IP-MT-201

2013 Best Building Application of the Year
Johnson Controls Panoptix
Climatec Axcess
Controlco DataEye PRO
Lynxspring CyberPro
J2 nHaystack
DG Logik DGLux

2013 Commercial Product of the Year
Belimo Energy Valve
AIC Wireless Eagle BULIT
DG Logik DGBox
KMC AppStat
Johnson Controls System 450
Viconics VT 8000 Series
Siemens Pressure Independent Control Valve (PICV)


2013 Building Automation Graphic Tool of the Year
DGLux by DGLogik
Niagara AX
Johnson Controls ASSET Tool
BAS Services & Graphics (BASSG)
J2 Innovations FIN Builder
Sedona CPT Tool
Activelogix Periscope

2013 Building Automation Controller of the Year
Honeywell Spyder
EasyIO FG-32 Beast from the East
Johnson Controls FX-PCG
Vykon JEC-234 JACE Equipment Controller
KMC BAC 7001
Alerton VLCA- 1688
Distech ECC-VAV

2013 Marketing Tools and Support
Johnson Controls

2013 ControlTrends Person of the Year (PID)
Mike Marston, EasyIO
Gary Weber, Belimo
Sarah Monteleone, Connect-Air Wire & Cable
Ed Merwin, Vykon
Dave Bohlmann, KMC Controls
Laura Kevitt, Honeywell
Doug Gettig, Viconics

ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.

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