Mon, 20 November 2017
Episode 246: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending November 19, 2017 features interviews with two of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders, BuildingContext.me’s editor, Therese Sullivan, provides CoreTech coverage and Co-Founder and Partner, John Petze discusses SkyFoundry’s 13 Billion Sq Ft worth of success and the roadmap ahead. Special shout out to Samuel Elkins, Portrait & Commercial Photographer extraordinaire, based in Salt Lake City, UT. More news: Good luck to Phil Zito, who is running full-time with Building Automation Monthly; Project Haystack’s latest update; Belimo releases 6-way electronic pressure independent valve with NFC; Homeland Security Advisory: HIDDEN COBRA; Contemporary Controls announces pre-built CVTRU application now available; and Johnson Controls introduces their VP140 PICV valve series.
ControlTalk NOW first guest interview with Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext.me. Therese does a fabulous job updating the ControlTrends Community on CORE TECH 2017 and what’s new from Silicon Valley. Iot and OT on big campuses have bright futures ahead, drone cleaning crews keep your skyscrapers clean 24/7, UBER says buku city garage space available for re-purposing, Building Therapeutic Center to be the Largest Net Zero project to date, and much more. Visit Therese at BuildingContext.
The Easy Way to Make The Internet of Things Device Data Just Work! Data, Data everywhere! As the smart building controls world explodes, and systems become more robust, they consume and need a new type of fuel, DATA! But how do you make this data usable? It is kind of like the problem the United Nations had when they designed the UN. You have all these different participants coming together to work, but they all speak different languages. Nothing gets done until they can understand each other. Without some sort of translator nothing happens. Sign up for Memoori’s Making Internet of Things Device Data Just Work! A Q&A Webinar with Project Haystack.
Belimo Releases the new 6-way Electronic Pressure Independent Valve (ePIV) with Near Field Communication (NFC). Now available! Belimo‘s non-spring return 6-way electronic pressure independent valve (ePIV) assemblies with Near Field Communication (NFC) and an ultrasonic flow meter. The ½” offers flow setting to 5.5 GPM and the ¾” with flow setting to 10.3 GPM ideal for ideal for chilled beams and radiant ceilings. The compact valve has the functionality of four 2-way control valves saving space, material and installation time.
Homeland Security Advisory TA17-318B: HIDDEN COBRA – North Korean Trojan: Volgmer. Overview: This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Working with U.S. government partners, DHS and FBI identified Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and other indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with a Trojan malware variant used by the North Korean government—commonly known as Volgmer. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA. For more information on HIDDEN COBRA activity, visit https://www.us-cert.gov/hiddencobra.
Contemporary Controls Announcement Pre-Built Constant Volume RTU Applications Now Available. re-Built applications make it easy to utilize a Contemporary Controls‘ BASC22 BACnet/IP Sedona Unitary controller in constant volume air-handling (AHU) or constant volume rooftop unit (RTU) applications. Although the BASC22 is a 22-point freely-programmable controller using Sedona as the control language, it can be made into a configurable controller by installing one of five versions (CvRTUv1-CvRTUv5) of constant volume AHU/RTU applications into the controller from the CvRTU Application Series.
ControlTalk NOW second guest interview is with SkyFoundry’s Co-Founder and Partner, John Petze. John spells it out — move forward with basic evaluations that are scalable, whether it’s at the edge on a cluster of field buses serving locally, or in the cloud on a huge Amazon server, make your decisions and base your workloads — using proven tools and accurate information. SkyFoundry’s SkySpark deployments have achieved an incredible milestone of ONE BILLION Square Feet worldwide with their Partner Channel, which consists of a network of over 125 authorized systems integrators, specialty engineering firms and OEMs, that implement SkySpark for end users. Read more.
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Mon, 13 November 2017
Episode 245: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending November 12, 2017 features another great interview and discussion with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, as Ken reviews his November theme and other key industry updates. Meet Andrew Kearnes photographer, videographer, and vlogger extraordinaire; Jones, Lang and La Salle adds workplace technology expert to expand global Smart Building Program; ACI’s Let’s Get Wet: The Right Way to Do Smart Building Differential Pressure Control; Vykon’s JACE 8000 Trade Up Program; AI wants your job: and UBER and NASA intend to make flying taxis a reality.
JLL adds workplace technology expert to expand global Smart Building Program. CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2017 – JLL continues to
strengthen its rapidly growing Smart Building Program with the appointment of Michael Carter as Senior Solutions Consultant. Based in Philadelphia, Carter joins JLL with more than 30 years of experience in building and workplace technologies. Throughout his career, he has led global deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart building technologies in corporate, government, education, multifamily, retail and multi-use facilities.
ControlTalk Now Interview with Ken Sinclair. As we review Ken’s November edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces the concept of Lygometry, a process of quantifying things you know that you don’t know, and his collection of “A” words, the six words we need to embrace and make part of the IoT journey we all are on. Plus, Ken Sinclair’s and Therese Sullivan’s amazing “Time line Smart Building Automation Evolution with over 100 events linking 1000’s articles of history.” Keep reading! Rewards are great! Many critically important insights from some of the sharpest minds in the HVAC and BAS industry.ACI’s Let’s Get Wet: The Right Way to Do Smart Building Differential Pressure Control. I am a video nerd, I believe that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a well-done video gives you everything you need to know to make a good decision and is enjoyable to watch. Our friends at ACI have nailed it on two fronts: 1) the A/WPR is an amazingly easy to install and configure wet to wet differential pressure transmitter and 2) they have created a captivating and informative video to communicate all you need to know about the product without saying a word! I could say more, but just check out the video.
Vykon Announcement: JACE 8000 Trade Up Program Delivers Big Savings! Make the Move from Legacy JACEs and Save for a Limited Time! Dear VYKON partner, If you’ve been wanting to utilize the advances in the Niagara Framework® and harness the power of the Internet of Things, there’s never been a better time for you to get started. The JACE 8000 Trade Up program allows you to move to the more advanced Niagara 4 platform for less by trading up legacy JACE® controllers for significantly discounted JACE 8000s. Multiply your savings by using Niagara 4 to reduce inventory and cost to maintain a building automation system.
Meet the Person Who is Going to Try to Take Your Job….Hint… “It is not a person.” Part of what Ken and I try to do, and the primary purpose of ControlTrends, is to cull the internet for things that can radically affect those of us who play in the Smart Buildings Controls space. Big Data and analytics is something we have been talking about for a while and we are either using it, providing it, or selling around it. At this stage of the game, it has created a business opportunity that many have embraced. Someone has to connect the data to some form of filtering or to an analytics platform to make the data useful. But what happens when data no longer needs a human interaction.
UBER + NASA = Flying Taxis — by the Year 2020. That’s 25 Months (Closer Than You Think) from Now! What do flying taxis have to do with HVAC or Building Automation? Probably not much, maybe some executive that we know or some crack shot technician or system integrator might use one in a pinch, but keeping up with the overall pace of disruptive technology is a good thing. Thinking outside of the box isn’t vast enough anymore, you now need keep your imagination pedal floored.
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Mon, 6 November 2017
Episode 244: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast for Week Ending November 5, 2017
Episode 244: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast for week ending November 5, 2017 features interviews with industry experts, Steven Guzelimian, President, Optergy, and Belimo’s Manager of Sensor Solutions, David Alliband. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act now allows for the hacked — to hack back. Lynxspring is on the move with their JENEsys® Edge 534 Controller; take Belimo’s Americas Lab Tour and sign up for their Sensor Webinar; Contemporary Controls releases their BASemulator; Optergy takes Alarm Management and Building Demand to the next level; Tridium’s 2018 Niagara Summit returns to New Orleans; SkySpark in the News; Ken Sinclair’s November Automated Buildings; and much more!
The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) amends the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Make Limited Retaliatory Strikes Against Cyber-miscreants Legal in America. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) amends the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make limited retaliatory strikes against cyber-miscreants legal in America for the first time. The bill would allow hacked organizations to venture outside their networks to identify an intruder and infiltrate their systems, destroy any data that had been stolen, and deploy “beaconing technology” to trace the physical location of the attacker.
ControlTalk NOW’s first guest interview is Steven Guzelimian, President, Optergy, who makes products for building optimization and energy management. Steve discusses Optergy’s efforts to build a global brand, by solving the scaling and language challenges associated with the 4.6 million building without BMS or EMS, as well as Optergy’s simple and scalable solution for these issues.
News From Lynxspring. You have heard about the soon to be released JENEsys Edge 534-N4, our fully programmable Niagara 4 controller with 34 IO built in and expandable IO available. Taking Niagara 4 to the edge with real-time controlthe JENEsys Edge 534-N4 utilizes the same familiar ProBuilder/Workbench software, Niagara 4 programming tools and Fox Protocol you are currently using today. We are in the final release stages and will be releasing it for purchase the first week of November.
ControlTalk NOW’s second guest interview is with Belimo’s David Alliband, Manager of Sensor Solution. David gives our ControlTrends Community an in depth insight to Belimo’s corporate philosophy and their most recent initiative to reinvent sensor technology and how with their phase one release, Belimo has already raises the industry bar for sensors. David also tells us a little more on Belimo’s future product road map that includes a serious venture into wireless technology and zoning.
Belimo Americas Lab Tour — Take a Look at Exceptional Innovation and Quality from Mt. Belimo! Belimo Americas new energy-efficient headquarters is located at on a hillside overlooking picturesque southwestern of Danbury, Connecticut. The 200,000 square foot building is registered with the certification goal of LEED® Gold and serves as a showcase for Belimo and our valued customers. View Belimo’s state-of-the-art HVAC control valve design and testing laboratories – one of North America’s largest!
Thinking about Selling Your Business? Read this First. Ken and I often speak of the “new realities” that face all businesses including those in the Smart Building Controls Industry. With changes coming at all of us faster than a 110 mph fastball with a nasty spin, just like good baseball hitters, we have to try and get an edge by anticipating the next pitch. ControlTrends is about trying to “steal the signs” and give our community an advantage, be it regarding new technology, or new business trends.
Lots of Cool Smart Building Controls Tricks from Contemporary Controls — Just in Time For Halloween. Contemporary Controls has just released its BASemulator which replicates on a PC the operation of the company’s BAScontrol series of open unitary controllers, thereby allowing sequence of operation (SOO) verification without having the actual controller. Using a PC, specifying engineers can now view the same program that will be used on the job to verify that it meets the engineer’s intended sequence of operation.
Optergy: A Better Way to Explain Alarms. When limited information can be used to generate alarms, there is limited ability to add context so that a user can interpret what the alarm means. The higher the alarm count, the higher the frustration levels and the more alarms become ignored. This is a common problem which can be solved with Smart Contextual Alarming. Discover how this can be achieved on your building now at email@example.com.
How to Take Control of Your Building Demand Charges. Thanks to Steve Guzelimian, from Optergy, for providing us with this informative post. Demand charges can be confusing. It is an invisible variable that can be costing big bucks when it comes to electricity bills. Even though invisible, it is not out of your control. Most of us understand charges when it comes to Kilowatt Hours (kWh). For example, a motor has a 300kw rating, and therefore every hour it runs at full capacity, it uses 300kWh. An electricity bill then breaks down what parts of the day that energy has been used, and the charges incurred for usage at those times.
Mark Your Calendar For the Niagara 2018 Summit. Dear valued member of the Niagara Community, Mark your calendar and plan to join us in historic New Orleans for Niagara Summit 2018, April 15-17 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency. Every two years the Niagara Community comes together at the Niagara Summit to learn about Niagara Framework® advancements, get the latest technology news and trends, and network and learn from peers. Attendee registration is expected to open later in November, along with event sponsorships requiring tradeshow booth selections.
SkySpark In The News – Recognized for Technology and Financial Results for Building Owners. With deployments across a wide range of applications, SkySpark continues to be recognized as both a leading edge software platform for IoT applications, and a leading data analytics solution for fault detection & diagnostics and energy management. The articles, research papers and DoE reports highlighted below demonstrate the financial results attainable as organizations use SkySpark to transition to data-driven facilities management.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings November, 2017 Theme: “Agile Adaptive Autodidactic Autonomous Accepted Actions.” In his November edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces the concept of Lygometry, a process of quantifying things you know that you don’t know, and his collection of “A” words, the six words we need to embrace and make part of the IoT journey we all are on. Plus, Ken Sinclair’s and Therese Sullivan’s amazing “Time line Smart Building Automation Evolution with over 100 events linking 1000’s articles of history.” Keep reading! Rewards are great! Many critically important insights from some of the sharpest minds in the HVAC and BAS industry.
Belimo Webinar: The Importance of Measuring Pressure in Commercial Buildings, Wed, Nov 15, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. This Belimo webinar will be conducted by Clayton Plymill, Sensor Application Specialist, will explain why and how to effectively measure air pressure in commercial buildings ensuring occupant comfort. Topics of discussion include the forces that affect pressurization, methods of optimization, installation, and choosing the right pressure sensor. Pressure sensors from Belimo are capable of measuring high and low pressures in a variety of applications with precision to ensure optimal HVAC system performance.
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