Sun, 27 March 2016
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending March 27, 2016 reviews KMC’s New Conquest BACnet® Router; CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum; Contemporary Controls’ new BACnet Discovery Tool; Lynxspring’s Onyx BACnet to Haystack Data Pump; Johnson Controls Becomes Founding Building Automation Partner in Cisco® Digital Ceiling Program; DENT Instruments Announcement to Collaborate with Emerson; and Honeywell’s announces Pressure Independent Control Valve web training.
KMC’s New Conquest BACnet® Router Offers Time and Labor Savings. KMC Controls’ state-of-the-art Conquest BACnet® router features one MS/TP and one Ethernet port, an HTML5 web configuration interface requiring no additional software, a single cable for both power and communications, and an excellent set of network diagnostic tools for quick and easy network verification and troubleshooting. The router is optimized for temporary installation as a technician’s tool and for permanent installation increasing network efficiency. Additionally, the router acts as an enhancement to a supervisory controller or integration engine by offloading MS/TP and routing, freeing up greater internal resources for core functions.
CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum – April 26-28, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Will be held April 26 – 28, 2016 in San Diego, CA. The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that its next Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum will be held April 26 – 28, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Program information and registration for attendees is now open online at: http://www.caba.org/forum and highly discounted early-bird pricing and hotel rates will be in effect for a limited time. Kevin Petersen, President of AT&T Digital Life, James Carlini, Author and Paul Campbell, VP Innovation, Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Schneider Electric have been confirmed as keynote speakers.
Contemporary Controls Adds New Features to the BACnet Discovery Tool. March 2016 – Contemporary Controls is pleased to announce the release of the latest iteration of its BACnet Discovery Tool, commonly referred to as BDT. For those unfamiliar, BDT is a free BACnet/IP application for Windows that is easy to install and use. The tool is instrumental as a means of discovering and verifying communication with MS/TP devices that are being accessed through BACnet/IP routers such as the BASrouter or the BASrouterLX. To prove our routers operate with different equipment configurations, we here at Contemporary Controls use BDT with equipment from various BACnet vendors.
New Product Release: Onyx BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. This just in from our Friends at Lynxspring: Lynxspring is pleased to announce the availability of our new Onyxx BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. With the number of and variety of equipment, sensors, devices and building automation systems that are available to connect to, the amount of building data available has increased considerably. With this, comes value in having large amounts of data. But, the challenge lies in how to manage and get useful information out of the data; especially as these data sets often come with various formats, naming conventions, and syntaxes. It is one thing to have access to data. It is another to make it actionable.
Johnson Controls Becomes Founding Building Automation Partner in Cisco® Digital Ceiling. Partnership allows buildings to become smarter, more efficient and connected. MILWAUKEE, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls announced today that it has joined the Cisco® Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform that delivers better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies, including lighting, heating, cooling, security, motion detection, and other sensors and actuators.
DENT Instruments Announces Collaboration with Emerson. PRESS RELEASE: DENT Instruments Announces Collaboration with Emerson to Launch An Industry-First Wireless Power Meter. DENT Instruments, Bend, Oregon – DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, along with Emerson, a recognized leader in bringing technology and engineering together, have announced a strategic collaboration, making wireless power measurement a reality.
ELearning: Honeywell Pressure Independent Control Valve Training. Honeywell has a broad Control Valve portfolio and will be offering a one-hour training that is open to all Distributors and Contractors on Pressure Independent Control Valves. This training will cover: Common Applications, Basic Technical Information, Key Advantages of Honeywell’s VRN and VRW valves, Savings Potential, Part Number Explanation & Ordering Process, Available Valve Resources, and Q&A. Honeywell will also be announcing a quarterly promotion for Control Valves at the end of training. Please join for more details. Web Meeting Access: https://honeywellintl.globalmeet.com/HoneywellAirAndWater
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Sun, 20 March 2016
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending March 20, 2016 includes RedLINK E-Learning from Honeywell; FIN Stack Webinar from J2 Innovation; White Paper and E-Zine release from Project Haystack; BAS Control PUB Talk with EasyIO’s Mike Marston; Josh Bradshaw’s Silicon Valley Smart Buildings coverage; 2015 ControlTrends Awards Red Carpet interviews and Hans Kranz’s Hall of Fame induction; and a guest interview with OpenBMCS General Manager Chris Schneider from Australia.
Honeywell E-Learning: Next RedLINK Tool. Free, Live Product Training! Join us to learn about the solution HVAC installers have been asking for. The Honeywell Equipment Remote Module (ERM) is designed for use whenever it’s too costly or time-consuming to run wires from a condensing unit or boiler to control devices. The ERM eliminates wiring needs and assists in the connection of hard to access pieces of equipment, making it ideal for most installations.
J2 Innovations: Bringing Equipment and Points from Niagara into FIN Stack! This week’s video focuses on just how quick and easy it is to bring data from a Niagara station into your FIN Stack server. The video starts off by demonstrating how to connect Niagara to FINStack, using the nHaystackService (Niagara) and Haystack Connector (FIN Stack). Once the connection is established, bringing the data into FIN Stack is simple. How it works: By utilizing the ‘Add Haystack Equip’ tool within the Haystack Connector, you can select multiple equipment folders from their Niagara Station to become haystack equipment.
New White Paper and E-Zine from Project Haystack. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! New White Paper and E-Zine from Project Haystack Discuss the Benefits and Value of Tagging and Semantic Modeling for Today’s Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, March 15, 2016 — The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative open-source community addressing the challenges of utilizing tagging and semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of data among smart devices and software applications, today announced two new publications supporting the organization’s work.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Red Carpet Interviews (Caution: Superstars and Super Heroes Entering Stage Right). Great ControlTrends Awards interviews with Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings and Brad White, SES Engineering, discuss the Young Guns Awards (Climate Superheroes), the AHR EXPO Industry Service Award, the global growth of ControlTrends Community and Hans Kranz’s Hall of Fame induction; along with interviews with Johan Schakenraad, CEO, EasyIO Europe; Allion and Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply; Alerton’s Amy Doran and Kevin Callahan; BASSG’s Alper Uzmezler; McKinney’s Leroy Walden; Jason Briggs from J2 Innovation; Siemens’ Josh Felperin; Thermokon’s David Alliband; Chris Lane and Dimitri Papadopoulos from Johnson Controls (Congratulations on Facility Explorer’s 10 Year Anniversary); John and James Donahue from Control Consultants, Inc.; and Blue Ridge Technologies’ Bill Dunkleberger.
Smart Buildings: Silicon Valley Delivers Data-Driven Office Space. A new friend, Josh Bradshaw is worth paying attention to. Josh is a technology enthusiast and visionary. He coined the phrase “Don’t Work for Technology; Make Technology Work for You.” Check out his website WorkTechWork to get an idea just how broad his coverage of technology is, and how it is effecting us now and will in the future. Josh recently co-chaired a Smart Buildings Event with Jim Young, RealComm/Ibcon for the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley. As you can see from the video, some great perspectives and dialogue. Nice job Josh and Jim!
ControlTalk NOW guest Chris Schneider, General Manager, OpenBMCS. From sunny down under, Chris’ tells us about his latest focus, which is about producing a video support package for the OpenBMCS software package — a fully web based building automation head-end to manage everything about your Sedona site: graphical front end, programming, alarming, trending, and controller management. This step by step video guide walks you through installing a system, adding a new controller, and an in-depth review of the alarming package. OpenBCMS has recently launched two new modules, which can be added through their website: Tenant Billing and Maintenance Log. Visit OpenBMCS now to see more!
Episode 3: Mike Marston’s BAS Control Pub Talk with Brian Anderson. What do Jimi Hendricks, Mad Mike Marston, and saving energy have in Common? They all know Brian Anderson from Commtech Asia. On this episode of BAS Control Pub Talk with Mike Marston, Mike introduces us to the fascinating Brian, as they talk controls, rock and roll, and check out chicks in Thailand. Here is a bit of Brian’s history: Brian left school at 16 in 1961 and became a drummer in many several rock bands, playing rock an roll for over 2 decades. To put this in perspective 1961 was the year that Mike was born. Mike, how come Brian looks so young? Speaks well of the after effects of over 20 years of S__, D__-s, and Rock and Roll.
Hans Kranz, Fabled Controls Wizard from Landstule, Germany, Inducted into ControlTrends 2015 Hall of Fame. Perhaps the greatest highlight moment of the 2015 ControlTrends Awards was the special pleasure of watching Automated Buildings’ editor and owner, Ken Sinclair, induct Hans R. Kranz into the ControlTrends Hall of Fame. Hans’ incredible sixty year career in the HVAC industry began at the age of 14, and progressed with one achievement after another, becoming known as the father of Standard BACS Functions. Hans has served on the Presidial Board of DIN (German Standardization Institute), is a member of the DKE (German Electrotechnical Commission) and the VDI (Association of German Engineers with 150,000 members). For more on Hans Kranz’s outstanding life achievements and biography, please see below.
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Mon, 14 March 2016
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending March 13, 2016 does a hasty review of Week Ending March 6th and features special guest Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who talks about this month’s theme — Project-Haystack Open for Mashing, and Johnson Controls’ Whitepaper: Changing Demographics in the HVACR Industry. Six ControlTrends Award Winner videos; Lynxspring and Belimo webinars; and the March TridiumTalk.
EasyIO FG-32+ BACnet Listing Update and EasyStack Training — March 2016 in Melbourne and Sydney. MC Cheah, Senior Development Engineer at EasyIO was delighted to announce that EasyIO received official confirmation from BTL that the FG-32+ passed the BTL test with 100% results and the FG-32+ and the FG-20+ will be listed on the BTL website in the very near future.
KMC Controls — The Next Generation of Building Automation — Training Opportunities. March 1, 2016: Take Advantage of the Latest Training Availability from KMC Controls! Visit the KMC Controls Partner Portal to sign up for KMC training in New Paris, IN. Current course offerings include: TotalControl with KMC Connect: Course Description: The objective of this 5-day course is to provide instruction on the installation, integration, and operation of KMC Conquest hardware using KMC Connect Lite, KMC Connect, and TotalControl software.
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: Patrick Dumas of Viconics Wins Best Technical Support Person Small Manufacturer. Patrick is a Senior Technical Support Representative at Viconics (Schneider Electric) Canada. Viconics Technologies Inc. headquartered in Montreal, Canada was founded 30 years ago in the field of industrial process controls. Viconics quickly became a leader in embedded micro controller-based technology and developed factory programmed, field-configurable stand-alone PI wall mounted temperature controllers. Congratulations once again, Patrick!
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: John Hutchey, Honeywell Wins Best Technical Support Person Large Manufacturer. As a Product Support Specialist at Honeywell John’s role involves supporting channel partners in sales, design, and commissioning of open-system projects, and his primary focus is supporting contractors to insure successful integrations on the Niagara platforms. Congratulations John!
ControlTalk NOW featured guest Ken Sinclair, who discusses his March, 2016 Release: “Project-Haystack Open for Mashing.” March, 2016’s edition gives recognition and congratulates Project-Haystack and the Sedona Community by featuring the E-zine launch of Project-Haystack Connections, a seminal work by Therese Sullivan, and Ken’s Open Sedona Evolution editorial. In Ken’s own words: “We are extremely pleased to deliver to you Project-Haystack’s new e-zine “Connections” as a supplement/insert to our March issue.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings March, 2016 Release: “Project-Haystack Open for Mashing.” In his March 2016 edition, Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, gives recognition and congratulates Project-Haystack and the Sedona Community in meaningful ways featuring the E-zine launch of Project-Haystack Connections, a seminal work by Therese Sullivan, and Ken’s Open Sedona Evolution editorial. In the words of Ken Sinclair: “We are extremely pleased to deliver to you Project-Haystack’s new e-zine “Connections” as a supplement/insert to our March issue. We have been involved with the project from its inception and are proud and pleased to have the honor of helping present this first issue. This issue provides an amazing overview of the achievement and resource collection in place today.”
ControlTrends India Interview with Pankaj Dharkar at ACREX 2016 Mumbai. Direct from ACREX 2016, Sameer Pradhan, Director ControlTrends India, interviews the venerated Pankaj Dharkar, founder of Pankaj Dharkar & Associates, and ex-President of Indian Society Of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE). Pankaj Dharkar, a legend in HVAC and Building engineering, a smart city visionary and front leader for Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI), in an exclusive interview with Sameer Pradhan, talked about his active role in forming and nurturing several societies aimed towards Safety, Security and Building services.
DG Logik’s DGLux5 Takes Data Center Infrastructure Management to a New Level. DGLogik’s Modern Toolsets: One Workspace. Data-Driven. All Yours. Create a first-class application that will take your Data Center Infrastructure Management solution to a whole new level. With DGLux5, users can quickly identify problems, find out where to investigate and make faster, well-informed decisions to cut costs, save time and manage large amounts of data more efficiently.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: The PID Award. Watch as the electrifying Roger Rebennack, winner of the first ever ControlTrends PID Award, presents the 2015 ControlTrends PID Award to Mike Marston from EASY IO, and Honeywell’s Larry Andriunas. Larry and Mike were recognized by the Global ControlTrends community for their Passion, Integrity and Dedication. Congratulations, and thanks for making our Smart Buildings and Building Automation Controls Industry better.
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: Ed Merwin Receives The Coveted Petock Award. Congratulations to Ed Merwin, from Tridium, who received the 2015 Petock Award. The Petock Award is named for smart buildings industry pioneer and veteran Marc Petock. In addition to his business success, Marc is known for giving to and helping others make themselves and our Industry better. It is in this spirit that the Petock Award was created. Great job Ed! You are very deserving of this honor!
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: The System Integrator of the Year. Congratulations to Hepta Control Systems and Automation Integrated, co-winners of the 2015 ControlTrends System Integrator of the Year Award. Hepta Control Systems and Automation Integrated were voted by the global ControlTrends Community for their outstanding work in the HVAC and Smart Building and Building Automation Controls Industry.
March’s TridiumTalk: What Can Intelligent Alarming Do for You? Find out through a live demo in this month’s TridiumTalk. You won’t want to miss our next TridiumTalk, “Intelligent Alarming with the Niagara Analytics Framework.” Join Sales Engineer Ross Schwalm for a live demo to learn how to capture real-time data, and build and manage intelligent alarms. The Niagara Analytics Framework is purposefully designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) — turning data into actionable information and enabling faster, smarter business decisions. Register today!
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: ACI Wins Vendor of the Year — Small Manufacturer. Since its founding in 1991, ACI has been dedicated to excellence and has grown from seven employees to over 170 quality individuals, and has facilities that total over 78,000 square feet, with global offices in Hong Kong, and China. ACI’s products include temperature, relative humidity, current, pressure, gas and wireless related sensors. ACI has maintained its deep commitment to its core values: service, integrity, pride, and loyalty — and it has paid off handsomely, well done ACI!
30 Minutes with Lynxspring – The New BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring”, our monthly webinar series featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th at 12:00 PM CDT. March’s “30 Minutes with Lynxspring” will look at our new BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. With the number of and variety of equipment, sensors, devices and building automation systems that are available to connect to, the amount of building data available has increased considerably.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: Belimo Wins Vendor of the Year Large Manufacturer. Belimo is a listed technology company with a staff of close to 1400 worldwide. Belimo has developed, manufactured, and distributed electric actuators for air dampers and valve technology for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems since 1975. With thier comprehensive range of products, Belimo has become world leaders in this specific market. Congratulations once again to Belimo, winner of the 2015 ControlTrends Vendor of the Year Large Manufacturer!
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: Jason Briggs Wins Executive of the Year Small Manufacturer. Congratulations to Jason Briggs from J2 Innovations. Jason was awarded the 2015 Executive of the Year Award by the global ControlTrends Community. J2 Innovations is an emerging software and technology company specializing in the human experience as it relates to smart devices. FIN (Fluid Integration) framework is the core enabling technology for creating software solutions ranging from device programming to enterprise visualization.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: Lars van der Haegen Wins Executive of the Year Large Manufacturer. Congratulations to Lars van der Haegen from Belimo. Lars van der Haegen has been the President of Belimo Americas and Member of the Executive Committee since November, 2010. Prior to that, he was employed by Belimo in various positions since 2000. Lars van der Haegen has a strong HVAC application and industry knowledge paired with master degrees in business from Columbia Business School in New York and the London Business School. Accepting the Award, on Lars’ behalf, is Gary Weber, an Industry great in his own right.
Johnson Controls’ White Paper: Changing Demographics in the HVACR Industry. ControlTrends is delighted to present this Johnson Controls’ white paper written by Renee Joseph entitled “Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages.” This seminal piece is a profoundly informative and factual accounting that serves us all well — as the current State of the Union Address for our HVAC industry.
The Changing Demographics in the HVACR and Facility Management Workforce. The Changing Demographics in the HVACR and Facility Management Workforce. In this session, hear from seasoned industry experts, their perspectives on how the demographics have changed over the last ten years in the facility management and the HVACR industries. For example, there are now more women in the facility management and HVACR industry than there ever was before. The presentation will be on these stats and will describe the reasons for this demographic shift.
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