Sun, 23 July 2017
Episode 233: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending July 23, 2017 humbly thanks the ControlTrends Community for breaking the 2 million views milestone (from over 50 countries). Mark Jewell’s Award-winning Sales Efficiency Training opportunity is still available. This week’s special guests are Silicon Valley’s Josh Bradshaw, Director of Strategic Alliances at Radius Innovation & Development, and Therese Sullivan, owner and editor of BuildingContext.me. Contemporary Controls’ free BACnet Discovery Tool (BDT) is available; EasyIO’s FS-32 Server Class Edge Controller release: Tridium’s IDC White Paper “Finding Value in Your IoT Data;” Johnson Controls Reinvents the Thermostat — GLAS (Nest-buster); and Lynxspring Announces New Technology Solution and Distribution Partner, Australia’s Conserve It, and register for the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange & Technology Showcase.
Our first guest on ControlTalk NOW is Siliocn Valley’s Josh Bradshaw, Director of Strategic Alliances at Radius Innovation & Development. Radius Discovers, Designs, Develops and Delivers bleeding edge technology innovations. Radius is the innovation and development consulting capability of Jabil ($18bn – Fortune 100 – advanced manufacturing leader). Radius’ extensive capabilities accelerate innovation projects to market in a fraction of the time, from months to weeks. Josh personally invites the ControlTrends Community to visit Radius and see and experience how technology can be put to work for you. Josh’s email address is Josh.Bradshaw @RadiusInnovation.com. Make sure to use “WFIM” to your best advantage.
Technology Trends in Building Automation – Drew Mire – NFMT 2017. Check out our friend Drew Mire, from Computrols, at the 2017 NFMT(National Facilities and Managment Technology). In this video Drew, focuses on three primary examples of technological advances in commercial real estate: mobility + wireless, connectivity, and machine learning. Each example is explained in layman’s terms along with examples of where we see them in our everyday lives. He then shows how these new technologies are starting to be utilized in commercial real estate, with a focus on building automation (HVAC, Lighting, Access Control). Nice job Drew!
Contemporary Controls’ BACnet Discovery Tool is Better Than Ever. The popular Contemporary Controls BACnet Discovery Tool (BDT) has several new features available for download. For those unfamiliar, BDT is a free BACnet/IP application for Windows that is easy to install and use. The vendor-neutral 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.
ControlTrends Hits Two Million WordPress Views! A very special thanks to the Global ControlTrends Community as we take a moment to celebrate going over two million views on our ControlTrends WordPress Site! With our 1.5 million views on YouTube and 5,000 subscribers, along with our Vimeo viewers and PodCast only listeners, we are now reaching out to 52 countries! Thank you all once again.
ControlTalk NOW’s second guest is another chief technologist from Silicon Valley, Therese Sullivan, owner and editor of BuildingContext.me. Therese brings amazing clarity and insight to what’s really going on in this period of market disruptions and some of the important pivot points companies like Google are taking as they react to pushback to their unwanted gmail-perusaling. Also, don’t miss our second Silicon acronym of the day, “FOMO.”
Newcomb and Boyd at 2017 REALComm|IBcon. Someone once asked American gangster and bank robber, John Dillinger, why he robbed banks and his answer was “because that is where the money is.” Using that same logic, it makes sense that Smart Building Control Pros go to RealComm|IBcon. This is the place where you will find the latest Smart Building technology, where you will find potential customers, and where you will find great solution providers — like those offered by one of the premiere consulting engineering firms on the planet, Atlanta-based, Newcomb and Boyd. In this video, I catch up with Donny Walker and Steve Wiggins, two of the brightest people in the Smart Building Controls business. Hear what they have to say about analytics, retro-commissioning, and much more. Great job guys!
New White Paper Examines IoT Analytics Solutions. IDC Technology Spotlight: Finding Value in Your IoT Data. Introducing a new white paper by International Data Corporation (IDC), renowned provider of market intelligence. This look at Finding Value in Your IoT Data offers insight into Internet of Things analytics solutions—including Niagara Analytics 2.0. Determining which data is valuable and which is irrelevant is becoming a critical success factor for IoT projects. Be sure to download IDC’s new white paper, and use it to guide your business strategy and investment in an analytics solution.
Johnson Controls Reinvents the Thermostat — Introducing GLAS, Utilizes Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana Voice Services, and Azure Cloud. Heating and cooling account for roughly 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most families. In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40%. Johnson Controls, one of the leading providers of HVAC, Fire and Security systems in the world, is changing how spaces are viewed and controlled. As the inventors of the first thermostat, Johnson Controls has innovated once again with GLAS. Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.
Lynxspring Announces New Technology Solution and Distribution Agreement with Australia Company Conserve It. LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, USA AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (PRWEB) JULY 18, 2017. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IoT solutions for intelligent buildings, energy management, and device-to-enterprise integration, and Conserve It Pty Ltd, a leading supplier, developer and distributor of industrial and building automation products, solutions and services, today announced a new partnership and strategic relationship to distribute and provide Building, Industrial, Energy Management and IoT Solutions to the Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific markets.
EasyIO Europe’s July 2017 Newsletter — Powerful FS-32 Controller Available Now! he EasyIO-FS-32 is a high performance server class controller with a quad core processor and 8GB flash. Its software capabilities are very powerful with HTML5 graphics and multifunctional adapter widgets. The built-in VPN client/server makes your connectivity safe and unique for BMS controllers. Download datasheet.
Secure Your Access to the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange & Technology Showcase! We’re Ready for You — Save $100. Please Join Us! 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase. Join us for 2-1/2 days with an agenda that is packed with demonstrations and presentations on the latest technology, techniques and practices specific to managing and operating today’s buildings and facilities. Hear from dynamic keynote speakers on IoT and Energy as well as industry presenters on subjects relevant for today’s business environment and experience a showcase of leading products and services from a variety of leading technology providers. Register Now!
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Sun, 16 July 2017
Episode 232: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending July 16, 2017, features our interview Smart Building Industry expert Matthew Schwartz, P.E., CEM, CBCP, Senior Associate, with Altura Associates. Make sure to take advantage of the ControlTrends Community’s special offer for Mark Jewell’s on-line Four-Day Energy-focused Boot Camp. Register for Greenbuild ABX 2017 and Belimo’s Fire & Smoke,Codes and Standards Webinar; Bueno Systems and Rycom live from RealComm|IBcon 2017; DOE releases Building America update; Meet Mexico City’s leading MSI, MRSolutiones; and ProLon’s new Flex Controllers.
GREENBUILD ABX 2017: EVERYONE, EVERY PROJECT, EVERYWHERE, WE ARE ALL IN. Boston Nov 8th-10th Register Now! Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. Register here!
Mark Jewell update! Don’t miss Mark’s Four-day Energy-focused Sales Boot Camp — Available ONLINE — Discount Code Available to ControlTrends Community. Special offer from Wall Street Journal best-selling author and award-winning sales trainer, Mark Jewell. More than a thousand professionals have taken Mark’s four-day energy-focused Sales Boot Camp over the last five years. More than 10,000 people have taken one- or two-day versions of this training. This month, for the first time time in five years, Mark is making his award-winning four-day sales training available ONLINE, both a virtual remote version of the actual 7/24-7/27/17 San Diego event, and afterwards online/on-demand for anyone who can’t make those four days in July. As a special accommodation for us, he’s making this training available to the ControlTrends Community for a reduced rate of $920.00. Sign up here and enter the discount code ControlTrends when registering to receive this special rate.
2017 RealComm/IBcon Highlight: Using data analytics to monitor elevators? And bringing the data through your single pane of glass frontend? Why not? In this RealComm|IBcon interview, hear how Leon Wurfel from Bueno Systems & Casey Witkowicz from Rycom are using analytics to transform smart building operations. BUENO is the Australian leader in data and information driven operational property services, offering a new approach to operations, maintenance and sustainability. Rycom Corporation is more than just a technology company. Rycom could be your biggest competitive advantage.
ControlTalk NOW’s featured guest is Matthew Schwartz, P.E., CEM, CBCP, Altura Associates, a mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, building automation and controls, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, and energy auditing. Leveraging a background as a design-build contractor, Mike is skilled at achieving energy conservation using innovative technologies in the built environment in ways that recognize the importance of human capital.
Ken’s Calendar Free Webinar: Fire & Smoke, Codes and Standards. This webinar will cover the codes and standards governing maintenance and replacement of actuators on Fire & Smoke Dampers. Review of the NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 requirements on how to properly repair dampers and replace non-operable actuators in order to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. Discussion to include International Fire Code testing requirements and UL 555 (Fire) and UL 555s (Smoke) regulations on new construction. Learn potential ways to uncover defects in your Life & Safety systems while verifying your practices are up to code. Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 PM EDT
DOE’s Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America Program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for 20 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market.
Mexico City’s Premier Master Systems Integrator at 2017 IBcon. We had a chance to catch up with Mexico’s premier smart buildings controls system integrators, MRSoluciones out of Mexico City, our amigos Alfredo Melnik and Carlos Roman, at the 2017 IBcon product showcase. Alfredo and Carlos give us the 411 on what customers are looking for in the Smart Buildings and Building Automation Controls Market in Mexico and their thoughts on the 2017 Realcomm/IBcon show. MRSoluciones was a finalist for the 2016 ControlTrends Master Systems Integrator of the Year Award, and Alfredo and Carlos have been contributors on ControlTalk Now and are valued members of the global ControlTrends Community.
CGNA Web Institute Training Webinar Introduces ProLon’s New FlexIO Controllers. CGNA Web Institute Training Webinar Introduces ProLon’s New FlexIO Controllers, presented by ProLon’s Daniel Kerwin, Business Development Manager. The new FlexIO controllers are available from your nearby CGNA Distributor and will enable ProLon contractors to integrate new many new options/sequences (i.e., Chiller Start/Stop; control multiple exhaust fans; enable lighting based on system occupancy; monitor humidity levels; etc) to our existing products and really expand the capabilities of ProLon.
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Sun, 9 July 2017
Episode 231: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending July 9th, 2017, highlights Mark Jewell’s on-line Four-Day Energy-focused Boot Camp. Take advantage of ControlTrends Community’s special offer. EasyIO introduces their Asian-Pacific VP, Simon Mahoney; Vykon Enterprise Security Updates available; Belimo’s Energy Valve Solves Low Delta T and Leverages IoT; Women in HVACR’s 2017 WHVACR Conference filling up a fast; ControlTrends Beatles Repost; Fearless Phil Zito’s How to Communicate with IT Webinar; JENEsys Edge 534 Controller delivers Niagara to the edge; Tridium’s Jim Bland interviewed at RealComm|IBcon; and DGLogik rolls out significant updates to Project Assist 2.0.
EasyIO Introduces Simon Mahoney, Vice President, Asia Pacific. We welcome Simon Mahoney to EasyIO, as Vice President – Asia Pacific. Simon comes to us with almost 30 years experience in the building automation industry having worked around the world, in the U.K., Australia and for the last 12 years in Asia. Based in Singapore, Simon will lead the business development and marketing efforts in the Asia Pacific region, building the distribution channels and creating market awareness for the complete EasyIO product range.
VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3 Update Now Available. Dear valued VYKON Partner, We have released a VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3 update, along with an updated Niagara AX 3.8 platform (3.8u2) that supports this release. VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1 is a best-in-class access control and security system that goes beyond access control for total integration. Customers can use VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1 to centralize operations and unify the building ecosystem, while protecting everything inside.
Belimo Energy Valve — Solving Low Delta T and Leveraging IoT. In this 30 minute webinar you will learn about the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to provide savings and the most efficient operation. The Belimo Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve that measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter and supply and return water temperature sensors.
Mark Jewell’s Four-day Energy-focused Sales Boot Camp Available ONLINE — Discount Code Available to ControlTrends Community. Special offer from Wall Street Journal best-selling author and award-winning sales trainer, Mark Jewell. More than a thousand professionals have taken Mark’s four-day energy-focused Sales Boot Camp over the last five years. More than 10,000 people have taken one- or two-day versions of this training. This month, for the first time time in five years, Mark is making his award-winning four-day sales training available ONLINE, both a virtual remote version of the actual 7/24-7/27/17 San Diego event, and afterwards online/on-demand for anyone who can’t make those four days in July.
Women in HVACR — Seats for 2017 WHVACR Conference Filling Fast! REGISTER TODAY! Seats are starting to fill up fast for WHVACR’s first time stand-alone conference at the Tarrant County College Center for Energy Excellence in Fort Worth, TX. Register today! Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth McCormick — Topic: “YOU. In the Pilot’s Seat.” As a former US Army Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth flew command, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense.ControlTrends Beatles Repost — 60th Anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Since it’s the 60th anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney teaming up, we thought we’d give this most appropriate post another play. Join us as we celebrate the Beatles and stretch our Liverpool experience into what’s happening in the Smart Building Renaissance. What’s exciting about the Beatles is that they took different styles of music and made it into their own thing — that was something new, and incredible, and thrilling. Fearless Phil Zito’s How to Communicate with IT Webinar. You will learn: Secret #1 The IT Roledex . Learn who’s who in IT and discover why talking to the right person makes all the difference in your conversations with IT. Secret #2 The Reverse Question. How to get to the heart of the objection and have the IT group tell you why they are not approving your request. Secret #3 The Exact IT Skills You Need to Know. The tricky thing about IT is that there is so much to learn! In this webinar I will teach you exactly what you need to learn about IT.
Delivering Niagara to the Edge The JENEsys® Edge 534 Controller. There’s a New Programmable Controller from Lynxspring! The JENEsys® Edge 534 IoT Controller is a fully programmable Niagara Controller with 34 IOs built-in and expandable up to 306 IOs, delivering edge connectivity, interoperability, data access and analytics for today’s buildings, energy management, machine-to-machine applications and IoT environments.
Tridium’s Jim Bland at RealComm|IBcon. How is Tridium adapting and particapating in the IOT and Smart Building Controls Renaissance? Watch this conversation and see what the future holds for Tridium. Jim joins Tridium from Snapdata.io, a start-up company that designs and develops sensors, data communications hardware and analytics software. He also has managed several national and global businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.
DGLogik Rolls Out Significant Updates to Project Assist 2.0. DGLogik has rolled out significant updates to Project Assist 2.0, enhancing the performance of your development experience, end user experience, and increased support for Niagara 4. The update includes: Schedule interface: Enhanced support for Niagara 4; Touch-friendly enhancements: better mobile experience for alarming and Niagara 4; New widgets: BQL grid, Control widgets such as slider, toggle, and switch; Custom actions on any widget: Data actions, Navigation, Hyperlinks; Ability to duplicate Templates; and Performance improvements and bug fixes.
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Sun, 2 July 2017
Episode 230: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending July 2, 2017 features interviews with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of automatedbuildings.com, and best-selling author, Mark Jewell who is offering the ControlTrends Community a reduced rate for his July 24-27, 2017 virtual live internet training course. Video interview coverage of 2017 RealComm|IBcon continues with IOT’s Brian Turner, Hepta Systems’ Jason Houck, and Bedrock’s John Guardiola. EasyIO introduces industry leading FS-32 Server Class Controller, and take advantage of Lynxspring’s Early Bird registration for their October E2E Conference, in Scottsdale, AZ.
ControlTalk NOW’s first guest is Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of automatedbuildings.com, who shares his thoughts on his July edition theme, Building Health, and another look back at the 2017 RealComm|IBcon. The Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment created HPIs to rate a building’s health, while building health into every aspect of occupied space has become (perhaps) the most predominant buzz-theme in our BAS Industry. In his July edition, Ken Sinclair, owner editor of automatedbuildings.com, has assembled a rich collection of perspectives from Building Health experts. And, the insight is utterly amazing.
ControlTalk NOW’s second guest is Wall Street Journal best-selling author and award-winning sales trainer,. Mark Jewell. More than a thousand professionals have taken Mark’s four-day energy-focused Sales Boot Camp over the last five years. More than 10,000 people have taken one- or two-day versions of this training. This month, for the first time time in five years, Mark is making his award-winning four-day sales training available ONLINE, both a virtual remote version of the actual 7/24-7/27/17 San Diego event, and afterwards online/on-demand for anyone who can’t make those four days in July.
As a special accommodation for us, he’s making this training available to the ControlTrends Community for a reduced rate of $920.00. Just enter the discount code ControlTrends when registering to receive this special rate.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to work with a renowned expert trainer and coach, business consultant, and solutions designer. Selling Power magazine recently ranked Mark’s company, Selling Energy, as one of the nation’s Top 20 Sales Training Firms. Mark has influenced energy efficiency decisions in three billion square feet of real estate in his 25+ years in this industry and has trained countless controls manufacturers, distributors and contractors how to differentiate themselves with segment-specific, concise messaging and more effective approaches to driving their revenues and margins. This Boot Camp will supercharge your controls career, and it has never been more time-efficient or cost-effective to attend. To register, visit www.SellingEnergy.com and click on the Boot Camp link under in-person trainings.
Wanted: Power Partners for the SCTE•ISBE Energy 2020®/CABA Smart Zone at Cable-Tec Expo®. The electric atmosphere of SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® is a galvanizing force for advancing the industry toward the cost-saving goals of Energy 2020®. And, the landmark energy program will get an added energy boost at Expo 2017 courtesy of CABA, the Continental Automated Buildings Association.
What to do When a Master Systems Integrator wants to Put All Your Systems on a Single Pane of Glass. Somethings are great in theory but are disastrous in reality. Bringing all your building systems under one front end, or “single pane of glass,” is one of those things that sounds great, but does it really work? What are the pitfalls? The unintended consequences? The benefits? In this video John Guardiola,from Bedrock, and Jason Houck, Hepta Systems, answer these questions and offer perspectives and advice that are priceless.
Join Us at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase – The E2E (Edge-To-Enterprise) Conference. The 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase being held October 1st – 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, will bring together system integrators, contractors, building operators and facility managers, engineers, service technicians, OEM’s and IoT executives and practitioners. The EARLY BIRD Registration Fee for Lynxspring Exchange 2017 is $595.00 per person.
EasyIO’s NEW FS-32 Server Class Controller. The EasyIO-FS-32 is a high performance server class controller with a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor, 512 MB RAM and 8GB flash memory. Its software capabilities are very powerful with HTML5 graphics and multifunctional adapter widgets. The built-in VPN client and server makes your connectivity safe and unique for BMS controllers.
The Smart Building Controls Renaissance. How to Survive as a Distributor in the Smart Building Controls Renaissance. We talk a lot about how quickly things are changing in the world of building automation and smart building controls. In the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance, the big question we are all asking is how to survive and thrive in these new realities. We have looked at this from the perspectives of systems integrators, consulting engineers, and owners. But what about the proverbial middleman, the distributor? We had the good fortune to catch up with Brian Turner, who has taken his company ControlCo, a successful, well established controls distributor, and reinvented and reorganized the company as a way to embrace the new realities of the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance.
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