Sun, 24 December 2017
Episode 249: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 24, 2017 features two uniquely insightful interviews with Nicole Conklin, Cochrane Supply’s Product Manager, and channel thought leader, Rauline Ochs, from The Channel Company. Also, Troy Meachum of ACR Supply, steps in as 2018 HARDI President; Watch Simon Sinek’s Best Speech Ever on Millennials; and view three top 2017 ControlTrends Most Impactful Marketing video entries from Belimo, Siemens, and Distech Controls.
Troy Meachum Steps in as 2018 HARDI President. Troy Meachum, President of ACR Supply based in North Carolina, has officially taken over as the new Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) President for 2018. Troy Meachum made his message clear, “It is our duty to preserve the legacy of those who came before us and built our companies.” Troy continued, “Let me ask you this, are we going to let some e-commerce giant come and take that all away from us? I don’t think so.”
ControlTalk NOW first guest interview is with Cochrane Supply and Engineering’s Product Manager, Nicole Conklin. Nicole shares her early experiences in the HVACR and Building Automation industries, and her rise through the ranks within one of the most progressive and successful distributors in North America. Nicole is excited about Cochrane’s new notification APP, Raven, scheduled foe launch early in 2018.
Millennials Demystified: How They Can Save Smart Building Controls. As the “gray hairs” in the Smart Buildings Controls Industry begin to retire, we need to attract and keep younger people if our Industry is going to grow. That means we are going to have to understand that the next group coming into Smart Building Controls, the “millennials,” are not wired the way we are. The irony is that they are a creation of our our making, and are motivated and inspired by different things than their baby boomer parents and grand parents.
ControlTalk NOW second guest interview is with he Channel Company consultant, Rauline Ochs, a high-performance sales and marketing executive with deep expertise in channel and alliances industry research, client consulting and training curricula across IT, carrier service provider and operational technology vendors doing cloud and IoT business in the indirect channel, as well as facilitating The Channel Company’s IoT Advisory Board. With vast channel experience, Rauline helps to write the road map and the playbook when aof channel hits an inflection point and how to drive ROI, capture budgets, and sell to the new set decision-makers. Visit The Channel Company to view upcoming events!
Belimo’s Entry into The ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc…) of the Year. Congratulations to the marketing team at Belimo for this outstanding video entry into the ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc…) of the Year As you can see, not only is this a very informative video about a very cool, newer product from Belimo, but it also has a wonderful emotional aspect to the story. Well done Belimo! If you like this video be sure to click here and vote.
Siemens Video Finalist Video for The ControlTrends Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. Here is another great entry into the ControlTrends Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award , from the stellar marketing team at Siemens.. Their video entry “Siemens Ingenuity for Life Creates Perfect Places“, is another great example of the marketing talent in the Smart Buildings and HVAC controls Industry. Watch the video, and be sure to vote.
Distech Controls ECLYPSE Controllers’ RESTful API Opens Buildings to Web Services. Distech Controls 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year entry: ECLYPSE Controllers’ RESTful API Opens Buildings to Web Services, tells a great story on how to design an intelligent and eco-friendly building, while at the same time improving the occupants’ quality of life and anticipate their needs, and controlling your operating costs and promoting your real estate. Watch the video, and be sure to vote.
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Sun, 17 December 2017
Episode 248: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending December 17, 2017 features Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who continues his query into IoT and the building automation industry. Be sure to cast your votes for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards! Use the voting link below. ACI’s Gas Sensor Tech Tip and Marketing Video; Johnson Controls’ Verasys delivers Competitive Advantage; EasyIO FW-14 — a New Breed of High Performance, Freely Programmable, Wireless Controllers; J2 Innovations’ Gerald Huff nominated forTrainer of the Year, and more.
This is Your 2017 ControlTrends Awards Finalist Voting Ballot! This is Your 2017 ControlTrends Awards Finalist Voting Ballot! You can only vote once, but feel free to send the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Voting Link to your community for them to vote as well. Your name and email provide additional safeguards to assure the voting is fair, and to make sure you are emailed links to future ControlTrends Awards events.
Happy Belated 3D Printing Day! Congress Declares December 3rd “3D Printing Day.” As 3D printing, alias additive manufacturing, becomes more pervasive, when and where will it enter the Building Automation and HVAC industry and how will it impact us? Forget fulfillment centers and overnight shipping, your local distributor will 3D print your parts while you wait. Largest 3D markets so far: commercial and military aircraft parts, GE nozzles, Ford automobile parts, Nike football cleats, jewelry, toys, and dolls. Wonder who will make the first 3D thermostat?
ACI Tech Tips – How to Bump Test a Q5/B5 Gas Sensor. Sensors need to be checked and maintained on a periodic basis, especially gas sensors. ACI’s Tech Support Engineer Dave Weise shows us how to Bump Test the Q5/B5 Gas Sensor. The Q5 Series is a microprocessor based “smart” gas transmitter and the B5 Series is a BACnet® enabled, microprocessor based “smart” gas transmitter.
Happy Holidays and a Great New Year’s Wish from Lynxspring. All of us at Lynxspring want to wish you and yours a very safe and Happy Holiday season and wish you a very prosperous and Happy New Year, too! It has been a very busy year for us and our thanks go out to all of our Lynxspring Business Partners. We have decided it is time to start celebrating the Holidays and to take this month off from having our December 30 Minutes with Lynxspring, our monthly webinar series hosted by Lynxspring subject matter experts and special guests!
EasyIO’s FW-14 — A New Breed of High Performance, Freely Programmable, Wireless Controllers. The EasyIO-FW-14 is a new breed, high performance, freely programmable, wireless Wi-Fi Sedona controller. It has never been easier to extend your BMS because of its wireless possibilities.You will save on labor and wiring. The EasyIO-FW-14 is a perfect fit for vertical markets such as schools and retail, to have extended IO for the F-series controllers, without any downtime during installation as the network can be wireless. It’s ideal for all kind of applications such as fan coils, AHU’s, room and stand-alone applications, featuring SOX, TCOM, FGP2P and BACnet communication protocols.
ControlTalk NOW special guest, Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken provides unique insight to his December theme #RUIoTReady — and then discusses IoT’s impact to our industry. What is IoT? Why should I care? What does “Ready” mean? Do not overwhelm yourself with worry, because Ken clearly states the moral of his December theme editorial: “As an industry, we need to stop the waste of time in this creation of them and us, we are all in this together, it is not a war, it is a love-in “for Human-Centric Solutions.” Read Ken’s complete editorial.
Meet ControlTrends Awards Finalist for Trainer of the Year — Gerard Huff. As we are in the final phase of voting for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards, vendors are submitting media for ControlTtends to post to help promote their finalist. In this video, from J2 Innovations, meet Gerard Huff, Director of Technical Services and finalist for the 2017 ControlTrends Trainer of the Year. Gerard manages the development and delivery of technical training and documentation. He teachs HVAC, Building Automation, and IoT Solutions. He’s been all over the world this year training End Users and System Integrators, and also training J2 OEM trainers through their Train the Trainer program.
Check out ACI’s Video for The 2017 ControlTrends ControlTrends Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. Check out this video from ACI. It is a great example of the quality work from the marketing teams that made the finals for the ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc…) of the Year. If you would liketo see more go to the ControlTrends Awards Voting ballot and check out all our finalists and vote!
Check out Johnson Controls‘ entry into the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. Not only has Johnson Controls created a formidable entry into the RACE TO THE SMALL SPACE AWARD, with the Verasys light commercial control system,their stellar marketing team has created a wonderful video showing off the new system,which makes them a prime contender in the ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Roll out, etc…) of the Year. If you would like to see more go to the ControlTrends Awards Voting ballot and check out all our finalists and vote!
Johnson Controls — Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage with New Verasys Features — Dec 19, 2017, 1:00PM CST. Verasys is leveraging smart equipment technology in a way that not only sets the building controls system apart from its competitors, but also supports the contractors’ and building owners’ overarching goals: ease of installation and reduced operating costs. Join us for a one-hour webinar on December 19 at 1:00pm CST to get a glimpse of the recently enhanced simple user interface and see a live demo of the new spaces view.
KMC Genius Summit: Bring More of Your Team! Space is limited for the KMC Genius Summit breakout sessions, so go into the app, sign in and add the sessions you want to attend to your schedule. To get the app, pull up this email on your phone, click the button below, and follow the onscreen instructions. Sign Up For Your Sessions Now!
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Sun, 3 December 2017
Episode 247: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending December 3, 2017
Episode 247: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending December 3, 2017 features interviews with Network as a Service expert Ron Victor, CEO and Founder of IoTium, along with Master Systems Integrator Extraordinaire, Jason Houck, CIO of Hepta Systems and The Panel Shoppe. More insights and updates from Functional Devices, Women in HVACR, Honeywell LCBS Connect, Siemens Total Room Automation, KMC’s complete Building Control Solutions, Introducing Niagara’s first Cloud Offering, Ken Sinclair’s December edition #RUIoTReady, and the video announcement of the 2017 ControlTrends Awards finalists.
Functional Devices, Inc. Functional Devices, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality electronic devices in the United States of America since 1969. Our goal is to provide high quality products for the most reliable and economical solutions to the needs of our customers, along with world-class support from our sales and engineering experts. Functional Devices has established itself as a leader in the HVAC, Building Controls, Energy Management, Energy Savings, Lighting Controls, and Wireless industries.
Women in HVACR @ HARDI Annual Conference 2017, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, Dec 2, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada at The Aria Resort & Casino RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Saturday December 2nd, prior to the HARDI Annual Conference, Women in HVACR will host a workshop and networking event from 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Women in HVACR exists to improve the lives of our members by providing professional avenues to connect with other women growing their careers in the HVACR industry.
Happy Thanksgiving ControlTrends Community! We wish everyone a wonderful, relaxing, and peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday. For those that must work or serve through the Holidays, we greatly appreciate your faithful service. The history of Thanksgiving Day from Reference.Com: Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States as a national holiday dedicated to being with family and friends to give thanks for all of the blessings received throughout the previous year.
Honeywell LCBS Connect — A Ground Breaking Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control Solution for Service Contracting Professionals. LCBS Connect Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control: Improve service to your customers and grow your business with Honeywell’s LCBS Connect. Remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics help you better serve your customers while spending less time in your truck.
ControlTalk NOW welcomes our first guest is IoTium’s CEO and Founder, Ron Victor. IoTium provides managed secure network infrastructures for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). IoTium’s extensive experience and success in industrial markets allows IoTium to offer a mature solution offering to the BMS and HVAC markets. Eliminate the need for onsite technicians or costly truck-rolls, CLIs, usernames and passwords, or changes to enterprise proxy and firewall policies. With IoTium Orchestrator, you can automatically authenticate, provision and configure your network infrastructure. Policies define what data needs to be sent where and when.
Siemens Total Room Automation — The New Standard for Total Room Control and Cost Savings. Siemens Total Room Automation (TRA) combines room HVAC, lighting and/or shading systems into one, seamless package. As one solution instead of three, Siemens TRA cuts initial product costs, installation costs, and ongoing operating costs, while increasing room energy efficiency and providing optimal comfort for room occupants.
ControlTalk NOW’s second guest is Jason Houck, CIO of Hepta Systems and The Panel Shoppe. As one of the top Master Systems Integrators in the business, Jason gives the ControlTrends Community a deep-dive view of the multitude of products, solutions, and services The Panel Shoppe offers. The Panel Shoppe delivers Custom Control Panels, Tech Services, FIN Stack, Parts & Smarts, Software as a Service, Niagara Support, Analytics, Entrocim, and Custom Graphics.
Dashboards, Enabling Passive and Active Energy Management. Check out this very informative post about Smart Building Controls Dashboards from our friend Steve Guzelimian, the president of Optergy. You can meet Steve at the 2017 ControlTrends Awards and stop by his booth at the AHR Show. Most building owners and operators struggle to incentivize occupants to change their behavior when it comes to sustainability.
KMC’s Complete Building Control Solutions are the Best on the Market: Open, Secure, Scalable, and Easy. We’re the Experts. For nearly 50 years, KMC Controls has provided state-of-the-art building automation and control solutions to a global network of system integrators and distributors. Our products are controlling buildings of all sizes and types all around the world, including the most sustainable office building in North America. KMC is committed to open, secure, scalable, and most importantly, easy building automation solutions.
Introducing the First Niagara Cloud Offering — Learn More About Backup as a Service During our Next TridiumTalk. Learn more about Backup as a Service during our next TridiumTalk: December 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (New York, UTC-05:00). Senior product manager Kapil Sharma will be unveiling Backup as a Service, the first Niagara Cloud offering in a growing suite of services, during our next TridiumTalk. Kapil will offer a first-hand look at how to use Backup as a Service to protect the enterprise from losing valuable Niagara station and configuration data.
Congratulations to the 2017 ControlTrends Finalists — Exciting Video Announcement! Congratulations to this year’s well-deserved finalists! Final voting ballots will be emailed in the very near future. ControlTrends is excited to celebrate our sixth annual ControlTrends Awards this year in Chicago, at the Hard Rock Café, located at 93 W. Ontario Street from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The Chicago Hard Rock Café nightclub style of venue is especially well-suited for this year’s theme.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings December, 2017 Theme: Are You – IoT Ready? #RUIoTReady. In his December edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor, Ken Sinclair rewards his readers with the industry’s most current and comprehensive glossary of IoT related terms, definitions, concepts, and related articles (complete with hyperlinks for further exploration). Additionally, Ken writes with unique insight to his December theme #RUIoTReady and then asks a few rather rhetoric questions: What is IoT? Why should I care? What does “Ready” mean?
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