Sun, 30 December 2018
Episode 297: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 30, 2018 brings us to the brink of another New Year. Join ControlTalk NOW and our special guest, Marc Petock, as we engage in a comprehensive review of 2018, and then take a slightly serious and perceptive look at what 2019 is likely to bring — and which TRENDS will emerge. Don’t miss the “Very Special Conversation Video with John Sublett.” Cochrane Controls’ Controls-Con 2019 — early bird deadline is approaching; LOYTEC Introduces their LIOB-585 I/O Controller; Aaron Gorka’s Next Generation Innovation, Episode 004, Future Proof Your Business; and a Holiday IoT Cyber Security Heads up from the National Cyber Awareness System.
ControlTalk NOW guest Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc. reviews many of the trends that made the biggest impact in 2018, which Marc considers to be — a “Year of Significant Advancement.” Marc also shares critical insight into what we can expect in 2019: the greater adoption of edge devices, IP Controllers, and application metrics like the 3/30/300 metric, will continue to drive more measurable and successful business outcomes.
Happy New Year 2019 from ControlTrends! We wish our ControlTrends Community the best of health and happiness during this holiday season — and a successful New Year. Thank you for making our world relevant, as we look forward to the ControlTrends Awards in Atlanta, January 13th. Please VOTE today! Voting ends December 31st, 2018. We look forward to another challenging year of keeping up with the TRENDS and highlighting the great people, products, and solutions of our industry.
A Very Special Conversation with John Sublett. I had a chance to interview one of the greats in Smart building controls. Listen as I chat with the former CTO of Tridium, John Sublett. John shares stories of the early days at Tridium, as well as, how he got into the smart building controls industry, and words of wisdom he acquired along the way. I hope you enjoy this episode of ControlTrends People, which was recorded shortly before John left Tridium.
Controls-Con 2019 — May 2-3, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Early Bird Registration Ends 1/1/2019. The time has come. Registration for Controls-Con 2019 is officially LIVE and the best time to register is now! Controls-Con is a bi-annual conference proudly presented by Cochrane Supply & Engineering that explores the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Controls, Building Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).
LOYTEC Building Management and Control Solutions — Introducing the LIOB-585 I/O Controller. LOYTEC LIOB‑585 I/O Controllers are IP-enabled, compact, programmable automation stations for LonMark Systems and BACnet/IP networks with physical inputs and outputs and integrated graphical visualization. 6 UI, 2 AO, 5 DO (5 x Triac 0.5 A), 1 Pressure Sensor.
Episode _004 Next Generation Innovation: Future Proof Your Business. In this episode of Next Generation Innovation, your host Aaron Gorka, from Ant Technologies, shares a talk he gave at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum smart buildings conference. The topic was How to Future-Proof Your Business. Listen to get great insights from the Young Gun perspective. As the business climate in HVAC and Smart Building Controls get’s even more competitive, this is a very timely talk. Great work Aaron.
IoT Cyber Security Heads up from the National Cyber Awareness System: Securing New Devices. During the holidays, internet-connected devices also known as Internet of Things (IoT) are often popular gifts—such as smart TVs, watches, toys, phones, and tablets. This technology provides a level of convenience to our lives, but it requires that we share more information than ever. The security of this information, and the security of these devices, is not always guaranteed.
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Sun, 23 December 2018
Episode 296: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 23, 2018 features ANT Technologies’ Aaron Gorka, who podcasts his inaugural episode of Next Generation Innovation: Meet Four Emerging Leaders. Also, we have Cybersecurity expert Kevin Smith, CTO of Tridium; DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funding update; Brad White, President, SES Consulting provides expert testimony to Canadian House of Commons; and New Deal for Buildings to host 2019 AHR EXPO BAS Cybersecurity Breakfast Meeting.
Kevin Smith, CTO of Tridium, talks Cyber-threat Trends and Cyber-security Awareness! Harden Your Smart Building Against Cyber Threats. Niagara Framework — Your Head Start on the Journey to Cybersecurity. There are now more devices that connect to building control systems than the last generation of building engineers could have ever imagined — more consumer- and occupant-owned mobile devices, more enterprise software systems, and more IP-enabled edge devices. Now, you can connect more things together to build a great occupant experience.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer. As part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately $37 million, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million.
Brad White, P.Eng, MASc, President, SES Consulting Inc. Provides Expert Testimony to Canadian House of Commons that a Revolution in Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings is Achievable. SES Consulting Inc., ControlTrends Awards Young Gun Emeritus, had the unique opportunity to provide expert witness testimony to the House of Commons, Canada’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources. Click here to view full session.
The New Deal for Buildings to Host AHR EXPO Breakfast Meeting to Advance BAS Cybersecurity. The New Deal for Buildings is hosting a Cybersecurity Summit at the AHR Expo 19 in Atlanta GWCC (Room B310) on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The Summit will bring together industry thought leaders to review the current status of cybersecurity in the BAS industry.
Episode 3 Next Generation Innovation: Meet Four Emerging Leaders. Ant Technologies’ Aaron Gorka takes over as the host of The Next Generation Innovation Podcast. Through interviews and conversations with the smart building and HVAC young guns (younger superstars) in our industry, Aaron will get unique perspectives and insights from these emerging leaders.
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Sun, 16 December 2018
Episode 295: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 16, 2018 features our interview with ACI’s Tech Support Manager, Matt Buchholz, who is a finalist for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards Technical Support Person of the Year. Next up, Aaron Gorka, Innovation Manager at Ant Technologies, joins us with a discussion about what’s new with the Next Generation Innovation (NGI) Videocast/Podcast. Belimo creates customer value CESIM; Contemporary Controls announces new BASstat Series of BACnet-compliant thermostats; and ACI’s Interface Devices save you Time and Money.
Our first ControlTalk NOW interview is with ACI’s Tech Support Manager, Matt Buchholz. Matt shares valuable insight into his early entrance into the HVAC and BAS industry coming on board with ACI directly out of college. Matt also recollects the best advice he’s received from his mentors, and offers some great advice to those who are new to the industry. Patience, persistence, and a good ear for details are all so important, because a full understanding of all the issues will identify the problem and lead to the solution.
Belimo’s CESIM — Small Devices, Big Impact — Creating Customer Value with CESIM. Belimo’s CEO, Lars van der Haegen and his team explain their simple, yet powerful and all-encompassing philosophy in creating customer value with CESIM, which is the Belimo-method to innovate building technology with sensors, valves, and actuators. CESIM ensures Comfort, Energy Efficiency, Safety for people and their property, while also ensuring easy Installation, commissioning and reduced Maintenance efforts. Click here for more information.
Contemporary Controls Announces New BACnet Wi-Fi and MS/TP Compliant Thermostat. Contemporary Controls continues its mission of “Building on BACnet” by introducing the BASstat series of BACnet-compliant wired or wireless communicating thermostats that are BTL Listed to ensure effortless integration into BACnet/IP (Wi-Fi) or BACnet MS/TP (EIA-485) networks. BASstat thermostats are suited for single or multi-stage heating, cooling and ventilation binary output control applications such as RTU or AHU.
Matt Buchholtz Demos ACI’s Interface Devices — Solving Problems while Saving You Time and Money. ACI Interface Devices: Solving Problems While Saving You Time and Money! ACI manufactures an extensive line of Interface Devices designed to solve problems. Many of our interface products are used to convert one signal type to another saving you time and money on retrofit projects.
Aaron Gorka, Innovation Manager at Ant Technologies, is excited about his stewardship of the Next Generation Innovation (NGI) series, and the opportunity to introduce many of the “Young Guns” shaping the future of our industry. Absolutely interesting dialogue! From mentorship, reciprocity, and the occasional need for a simple pat on the back, Aaron introduces us to a few of the emerging leaders he has met along the way during his global campaign to bring Ant Technologies‘ paperless technology to the forefront.
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Sun, 9 December 2018
Episode 294: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 9, 2018 brings us another week closer to the 2018 ControlTrends Awards. Vote today, and be sure to pass the ballot on to your colleagues and network. Voting ends at midnight 12/31/2018! Check out these great solutions: Optergy’s new Help Desk Live is now available; EasyIO’s Wireless FW-14; Siemens’ Desigo Control Point: Operate and Monitor; Distech’s Eclypse Connected VAV Series; Lynxspring’s Technology and Solutions featured at AHR Expo 2019, and Stromquist University’s Intro to Smart Buildings Controls Part 2.
NEW Optergy Help Desk Now LIVE. The new Help Desk Ticketing feature is now live on the Optergy Partner Portal. Users are able to access this feature via the Help Desk tile on the home screen OR from My Account -> Help Desk. This new feature will allow users to keep track of their open/outstanding tickets and will have the ability to link to a site, providing better transparency and support history. This will enable Optergy to provide you a higher level of support into the future.
2018 CTA Awards Innovative Wireless Product of the Year Finalist — EasyIO FW-14. The EasyIO-FW series is a free programmable controller ideal for all kind of applications such as Fan Coils, AHU’s, room applications, stand-alone applications etc. Ideal also for vertical markets such as schools and retail to have extended IO for the FG+ series without any downtime during install as the network can be wireless. This will open definitely the small and medium building market were shorter downtime and save on labor and hardware are key.
Siemens Desigo Control Point: Operate and Monitor with Touch Panel and Web Interface. Desigo Control Point is an end user-focused operating and monitoring interface that is accessible via a touch panel, desktop, tablet or smartphone. It provides cost-effective operating and monitoring functions for small- or medium-sized buildings. For large buildings, Desigo Control Point can serve as a room or equipment interface.
ECLYPSE Connected VAV Controller Series — Robust and Compact Design for Your VAV Applications. Introducing Distech Controls’ new ECLYPSE Connected VAV Controller series. Benefit from ECLYPSE empowered connectivity, and implement a reliable, redundant Wi-Fi mesh network with Connected VAV Controllers, ideal in offices and large open spaces alike, or choose Connected VAV Controllers with Power over Ethernet, providing unique installation and maintenance cost savings.
Lynxspring to Demonstrate Technology and Solutions Empowering the Edge and the Cloud at AHR Expo 2019. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, software and hardware platforms for smart buildings and device-to-enterprise integration and applications, today announced they will be demonstrating new technology and solutions that are empowering the Edge and the Cloud for system integrators, OEMs and end users during AHR Expo 2019, January 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Lynxspring will be exhibiting in the Building Automation & Control Showcase in Hall C, Booth #C5352.
Part Two: Introduction to Smart Building Controls. In this six part smart building controls training series, we will introduce you to the world of building automation controls. If you are new to smart building and building automation controls, this video training series will give you a solid understanding of this exciting branch of HVAC controls. We will try to post a new episode every week, click here for episode one.
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Mon, 3 December 2018
Episode 293: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 2, 2018 features owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, who discusses the theme of his December edition of Automated Buildings and the upcoming training sessions at the 2019 AHR EXPO. Product, Solutions and Event Updates from Functional Devices, Johnson Controls, CyberPower Systems, Belimo, Stromquist Smart Building Controls DDC Training, Tridium University, 2019 Haystack Connect Conference, and LOYTEC Building Management System.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who continues his edge-ucation campaign. As an industry, we are at “The Edge of Change,” and Ken explains why. Also, great preview into the upcoming training sessions at the 2019 AHR EXPO in Atlanta. Automated Buildings is hosting nine free training sessions. Review and schedule your attendance to these worthwhile training sessions!
Introducing Functional Devices DIN Rail Mount Relay in a Box. The Functional Devices RIBR Series are DIN mounted 10 amp pilot control relays. The Functional Devices DIN Rail Mount Relay in a Box ® features a removable socket relay for easy replacement as well as a 10 amp contact rating and comes in 10-30 VAC/DC or 24 VAC coil voltages. These multi-coil voltages are suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Johnson Controls — The Story of GLAS — The Clearly Smart Thermostat. GLAS provides you with the information you need to help make your home healthier. The smart thermostat monitors relative humidity, total Volatile Organic Compounds (tVOCs), and equivalent CO2 (eCO2) levels indoors. It even reports pollen and air quality outdoors – especially helpful for asthma or allergy sufferers. And with features like fan runtime options, smart circulation, and smart ventilation, you’ll have more control over your air quality than ever before.
CyberPower — Choosing a UPS System 101: The Fundamentals. New to the world of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems? Consider this CyberPower Systems UPS buying guide your introduction to the basic concepts behind UPS Systems and which type will work best for your requirements. What is a UPS System? A UPS, at its most basic, is a battery backup power system that supplies power long enough for equipment to properly shut down when utility power fails. It helps prevent loss of data and minimizes the stress a hard shutdown causes on your electronic equipment.
Belimo: From Design to Delivery, many Hands with one Intention – Complete Customer Satisfaction. Belimo has earned the place of the market leader by valuing ingenuity and craftsmanship and never resting on our accomplishments. Very simply, we strive to build damper actuators, control valves and sensors that solve comfort and energy challenges, perform flawlessly and earn your trust through a long and productive life.
Part One: Introduction to Smart Building Controls. In this Six Part smart building controls training series, we will introduce you to the world of building automation controls. If you are new to smart building and building automation controls, this video training series will give you a solid understanding of this exciting branch of HVAC controls. We will post a new episode every week,so check back for episode two.
Tridium University: Don’t miss these eLearning promotions offered through December 14! Don’t get stuck in vacation traffic with planes, trains and automobiles this season. Instead, improve your Niagara 4 skills with our eLearning offerings at an amazing, discounted price. All of our eLearning paid-offerings are discounted at approximately 25% off from Monday, November 26 through Friday, December 14, 2018.
Project Haystack Announces Additional Sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference. RICHMOND, VA. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 29, 2018: Project Haystack, a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the addition of three more sponsors of its 2019 Haystack Connect Conference. Altura Associates is a Gold sponsor, BAS Services & Graphics is a Silver sponsor, and ControlTrends is a Media sponsor.
Visualize and Operate with LOYTEC’s LWEB-900 Integrated Building Management System. The integrated building management software LWEB-900 provides a user interface to manage and operate a LOYTEC building management system. LWEB-900 is a highly flexible and scalable solution which accompanies you from installation and configuration of LOYTEC devices (L-INX Automation Servers, L-IOB I/O Modules and Controllers with IP connectivity.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ December, 2018 Theme: The “Edge of Change.” In his December edition of Automated Buildings, editor/owner Ken Sinclair gets edge-ier than ever — with his theme: “The Edge of Change;” which, as Ken explains, “deals with the edge of building emotion, changing collaborative connection communities, and their Edge-ifcation in the Era of Connection.” Ken’s contributing authors provide additional edge-insight.
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Sun, 18 November 2018
Episode 292: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending Nov 18, 2018 features interviews with two industry experts: Scott Cochrane, president of Cochrane Supply and Engineering, a multi-award-winning company and a leading Industrial IoT Supplier, and Arthur Alter, VP of Business Development at Acuity Brands, who tells us that DGLUX is back, and in a big way. Also, the 2018 ControlTrends Awards Finalists have been announced — Vote today! 2019 AHR Expo Product Preview Released; Honeywell’s new CIPer Next Generation IP Controller line; Comfy Joins Siemens Building Technologies; and CyberPower offers Power Solutions for Every Environment.
Announcing the 2018 ControlTrends Awards Finalists! Congratulations to all of the finalists! We thank our ControlTrends Community for the largest nomination engagement ever, with participation from over 40 countries. And, very special thanks to all of our sponsors! Now, the final voting phase begins. Please use this link to cast your vote — and make sure to pass this voting link along to your colleagues and communities to vote as well. We look forward to seeing you January 13th, 2019, in Atlanta.
Our first guest on ControlTalk NOW is Scott Cochrane, president of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a multi-award-winning company and a Leading Industrial IoT Supplier. Scott gives us an update on Master Systems Integrators and how their businesses are expanding; yet, their hardware sales are down. You need to listen why! Next, a review of innovative technology: AI and Indoor Positioning Sensing, and last but not least, a preview of Controls-Con 2019.
2019 AHR Expo Product Preview Released: AIR-CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS & PRODUCTS. The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof. Badge Registration for AHR 2019 is OPEN!
Honeywell’s New CIPer Next-Generation IP Controller Line is a Game Changer in the Building Automation Industry. Honeywell’s new CIPer Next Generation IP Controller line is a game changer in the building automation industry. Offering a complete line of IP Controllers utilizing native Niagara Work Bench; VAV to Plant Control with only 4 SKU’s; and a Secure IP Network using FOXS. CIPer Network Architecture also features Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), IP Video connection to BLAN, and Simplified Engineering. Get ready for the future of IoT in buildings with this powerful new architecture.
Our second guest on ControlTalk NOW is Arthur Alter, VP of Business Development at Acuity Brands, who explains their realignment with Lucid, and tells us that DGLUX is back in a big way, providing a superior Building Visualization Development Platform that allows you to leverage all your data sources in a single, unified development environment using browser-based technology, that delivers a fast and responsive development environment using HTML5.
Comfy Joins Siemens Building Technologies — The Pursuit of Creating Perfect Places Continues. Great video discussion with Eike-Oliver Steffen, Head Solution and Service Portfolio at Siemens Building Technologies, and Andrew Krioukov, CEO & Co-Founder, Comfy, as they talk about the future of buildings and creating perfect places. Siemens Building Technologies would like to see buildings become active assets, which requires a much better people-building interface, which Comfy provides — because Comfy connects people to their physical environment.
CyberPower — POWER YOUR WAY Solutions for Every Environment. CyberPower manufactures home office and professional-grade UPS systems, PDUs, surge protectors, mobile chargers and connectivity products for consumers and IT professionals. As an industry leader, we’re committed to providing a full range of power management products and solutions to help you power, monitor and safeguard critical equipment and data.
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Mon, 12 November 2018
Episode 291: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Nov 11, 2018 is one of our most exciting and anticipated CTN’s of the year, as we announce the finalists for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards! Congratulations to all of the nominees and all of the finalists! We thank our ControlTrends Community for the largest nomination phase engagement ever, with participation from over 40 countries. Our sincere apologies to Cyber Power and Therese Sullivan, who both made the finals and were not announced on the broadcast (due to Eric’s poor eyesight). Cyber Power made the finals for Peripheral Vendor of the Year and Innovative Wireless Product Solution of the Year. Therese Sullivan was recognized as a finalist for the ControlTrends Women of the Year. Finally, very special thanks to all of our sponsors! Now, the final voting phase begins. Please use this link to cast your vote — and make sure to pass this voting link along to your colleagues and communities to vote as well. We look forward to seeing you January 13th, 2019, in Atlanta. Our other posts this week include: Siemens RDS 110 — Smartest Thermostat Yet; 2018 Honeywell Momentum Voice of Customer Wrap-Up; Project Haystack Announces Sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference; and Learn How to Protect Your Facilities from Network Security Breaches webinar from IoTium.
Congratulations to all of the finalists! We thank our ControlTrends Community for the largest nomination engagement ever, with participation from over 40 countries. And, very special thanks to all of our sponsors! Now, the final voting phase begins. Please use this link to cast your vote — and make sure to pass this voting link along to your colleagues and communities to vote as well. We look forward to seeing you January 13th, 2019, in Atlanta.
Siemens RDS110 — Smartest Thermostat Yet — 6 Powerful and Accurate On-board Sensors. Understanding your needs with smartness! The Siemens Smart RDS110 Thermostat has been developed to provide professional control and operation of heating applications. With its clean design it fits perfectly into every interior. It is always in touch with its surroundings thanks to six powerful and accurate sensors: temperature, humidity, light, proximity, presence and organic particle detection.
2018 Honeywell Momentum Voice of Customer Wrap-Up! ControlTrends closes its video coverage of the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Event with a Voice of Customer wrap-up with Mike Schwan, Regional Manager and Rob Thompson, Technical Services Manager, Total Controls, a division of RSD, and Pat Marsala, President M & M Controls, and Jeff Ashe, Vice President, Electrical Automation Services, provide an in-depth recap of the 2018 Honeywell Momentum.
Project Haystack Announces Sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference. Project Haystack (https://www.project-haystack.org), a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the first nine sponsors of Haystack Connect 2019 are J2 Innovations, Key2Act. Bueno Systems, Conserve It, KMC Controls, SkyFoundry, Lynxspring, Automated Buildings and Memoori Research.
Learn How to Protect Your Facilities from Network Security Breaches. Attend this webcast and learn how to determine who is on your network, and what they’re doing there. Review strategies to control. monitor, manage and audit all vendor access to critical systems across a building portfolio, and protect a facility’s data, infrastructure, and assets from cyber attacks.
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Sun, 4 November 2018
Episode 290: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Nov 4, 2018, features Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, who is joined by Adam Haynes, Sr Product Owner and Justin McCullough, Chief Innovation and Product Officer, with the Facility Solutions Group, one of North America’s top Master Systems Integrators. Next up, we have Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who discusses his November edition theme: “Edge-ification.” Register now for the upcoming TridiumTalk Webinar on Niagara 4.6 System Database Features; Siemens delivers Maximum Hydronic System Efficiency; and Honeywell’s Steve Hoffman’s interview “What You need to Know About IP Controls.”
Our first ControlTalk NOW interview is with Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, who introduces Adam Haynes, Sr Product Owner and Justin McCullough, Chief Innovation and Product Officer, of Facility Solutions Group, one of the largest and most prolific Master Systems Integrators in North America. FSG has over 2000 employees at its 33 branch locations across the U.S., that offer a wide array of lighting, electrical, and advanced control systems. FSG specializes in reducing your energy consumption to improve your bottom line. Take control of your business’s future with control technologies from FSG.
Our second ControlTalk NOW interview is with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who discusses his November edition theme: “Edge-ification.” We know from last month that “Edge-ification” is the process of moving intelligence and control to the Edge. A host of industry experts are chiming in on this all-important conversation, as the IoT heavy-weights hone their sites on the HVAC and BAS markets.
TridiumTalk: Niagara 4.6 System Database Feature Webinar — Nov 8, 2018, 11:00 AM, EST. The release of Tridium’s Niagara 4.6 introduced the ability for a Niagara Supervisor to examine all the Niagara devices in the Niagara Network and pull up Entity data (tags and relations) into a new System Database. During this TridiumTalk, a high level view will be provided of the System Database feature including setup and configuration of the system indexer.
Siemens’ Hydronic Flow Optimization: How to Maximize Hydronic System Efficiency. This Siemens Hydronic Flow Optimization video makes a strong case for using Siemens’ PICV in conjunction with their BT300 VFD series for maximum occupant comfort and energy savings by assuring accurate flow changes are made when needed.
Honeywell Momentum’s Steve Hoffman: What You Need to Know About IP Controls. We had a chance to catch up with Honeywell’s Steve Hoffman at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Event. Steve works with consulting engineers making sure they understand the value Honeywell brings to the Smart Buildings Controls market. In this video, Steve shares what we need to know about IP controllers and what makes Honeywell’s new IP controllers special.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ November, 2018 Issue: Our Next Two Semesters of Edge-ifcation. In Ken Sinclair’s November edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, we continue our quest down the Edge Rabbit Hole. We know from last month that “Edge-ification” is the process of moving intelligence and control to the Edge. Ken’s interview with John Petze takes us even deeper into our understanding of “edge-ication” or more correctly, “by computing at the edge,” we are referring to performing essential data acquisition and computation functions as close to the data source as possible.
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Sun, 28 October 2018
Episode 289: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending October 28, 2018
Episode 289: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending October 28, 2018 features our extensive video coverage of the 2018 Honeywell Momentum, held in Orlando, FL. Lots of great interviews with many of the contractors, distributors, and Honeywell executives in attendance. We are also joined this week by special guest Therese Sullivan, Director Channel Marketing at Tridium. Therese explains Edge 10 economics and applications. Project Haystack 2019 Conference dates are May 13-15, 2019 in San Diego, CA. More information to follow. And, Opertgy’s P864 Controller is now available for your next Smart Energy Monitoring and Control project.
Haystack Connect 2019 will take place May 13-15, 2019 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Haystack Connect provides a unique, open-forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.
Our guest on this week’s CTN is Therese Sullivan, Director Channel Marketing at Tridium. Therese explains the Edge 10 ROI is there! And, it’s time to get data out of the historic, older, smaller, and more pedestrian buildings — that couldn’t justify a costly investment before, now — represent a great opportunity. The Edge 10 is a perfect fit for these buildings and with additional features like Niagara’s Bulk Deploy, it’s even easier than ever.
Honeywell Momentum 2018 Day 1 Opens with Innovation Evangelist Terry Jones: “Disruption and Innovation are Two Sides of the Same Coin.” Some 400 of Honeywell’s top distributors, integrators, and contractors joined together inside the Crystal Ballroom of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Expectations were high. Keynote speaker Terry Jones, Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director, and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager, quickly met and exceeded all expectations.
Honeywell Momentum 2018 “You’ve Got Connections” Day 2 Features Cybersecurity Expert — Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO & Chief Architect.Honeywell Momentum 2018 Day 2 featured Cybersecurity Expert — Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO & Chief Architect. Breakouts continued throughout the day, with sessions including: IP Controller Programming, Niagara 4 Security Updates, Sales Acceleration, and Analytics on the Edge. The evening ended with a Gala Celebration and the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Awards Dinner, which recognized Honeywell’s top Distributor and Contractor Performers.
2018 Honeywell Momentum Executive Summaries from Mike Keller and Michael Garceau. Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director, and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager shared center stage to deliver Honeywell Building Technologies’ State of the Union Address, taking past problems and operational issues head-on, they then unveiled a host of transformative innovation and technology that nailed the event’s themes of Momentum, Connections, and It’s a New Day at Honeywell. Two great video interviews, with more 2018 Honeywell Momentum video coverage to follow.
Optergy’s P864 Edge Controller Provides Smart Energy Monitoring and Control. Introducing the P864 Edge controller that operates building equipment autonomously and expands up to 8 IO modules total (144 hardware points). Connectivity is made easy via BACnet IP (PoE), MS/TP, and MS/ TP routing. Applications include HVAC, central plant, lighting and hydraulic systems control and monitoring.
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Mon, 22 October 2018
Episode 288: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending October 20, 2018
Episode 288: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Oct 20, 2018, comes to you from the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL, where our coverage of Honeywell’s 2018 Momentum Event begins with interviews with rising industry star, Phil Zito, CEO, Building Automation Monthly (BAM), and veteran Building Automation Systems and Security Integrations expert, Roger Rebennack, CEO, Jackson Control. Contemporary Controls featured at Building Automation Training; Belimo Demand Control Ventilation Webinar; and Connect-Air’s Wire & Cable Division Focuses on Wire and Cable Distribution for HVAC, Security & Fire Alarm Systems.
Honeywell’s Momentum 2018 Conference theme is “You’ve Got Connections,” and is dedicated to next-gen building innovations. ControlTrends is amidst a network of over 400 elite distributors, integrators, contractors, product experts, and exhibitors for three days of business-building insights and a chance to interact with the latest products and solutions. Day 1 will begin early AM with a General Session, followed by a myriad of Breakout Sessions and Vendor Trade Show.
Our first ControlTalk NOW interview is with Phil Zito, CEO, Building Automation Monthly (BAM), who previews BAM’s fast-track training options. BAM is all about increasing the profitability of your building automation business. BAM provides online building automation training that increases the ability of your building automation employees to execute their jobs as profitably as possible. Check out BAM’s online courses that will provide the skills that your employees need — to execute their building automation work as profitably as possible.
Our second ControlTalk NOW interview is with Roger Rebennack, CEO of Jackson Control. Very few people in our industry possess Roger’s passion, innovation, and dedication to the security sector of enterprise security integrations. The team at Jackson Control have taken Threat Level Management and Shooter Detection Systems to the next level. Jackson Control is now the Honeywell National WEBs N4 Security Distributor and Solutions Design Center.
Connect-Air’s Wire & Cable Division Focuses on Wire and Cable Distribution for HVAC, Security & Fire Alarm Systems. Since 1978, Connect-Air, now part of the Genuine Cable Group, has been a leader in supplying electronic cable and cable assemblies. In 2015 Connect-Air was acquired by EIS, Inc., a North American Distribution Leader in the electrical industry, and part of GPC, a Fortune 200 Company. Connect-Air is now part of EIS’s Genuine Cable Group, which includes Seacoast Electric, Cobra Wire & Cable, and Electro Wire.
Belimo Demand Control Ventilation: Indoor Air Quality & Energy Savings Webinar, Wed, Oct 31, at 1:00 PM EDT. Register now for Belimo‘s Demand Control Ventilation Webinar and learn how you can maximize your Indoor Air Quality & Energy Savings. What exactly is demand control ventilation and how does it help my building? Join Belimo for a webinar to learn how using demand control ventilation helps you to have better indoor air quality and improved energy savings. By utilizing Belimo’s humidity, temperature, air quality, and air differential pressure sensors accurate measurements will ensure optimal HVAC system performance for the life-cycle of a building.
Contemporary Controls BAScontrol22 and BAScontrol Toolset Featured at Building Automation Training. Contemporary Controls is excited to announce that their BAScontrol22 and BAScontrol Toolset were utilized at a 4-day course on Building Automation Systems (BAS) taught at the newly completed International Training and Conference Center in Cosby Texas. This 237-acre facility is the largest and most comprehensive training facility for union Operating and Stationary Engineers in North America.
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Sun, 14 October 2018
Episode 287: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending October 14, 2018
Episode 287: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending October 14, 2018 features our how to get yourself “Edge-You-Cated” interview with Automated Buildings’s owner and editor, Ken Sinclair. Midway through the interview we are joined by one the top Master System Integrators in North America, Hepta Systems’ Chief Information Officer, Jason Houck. Make your 2018 ControlTrends Awards Nominations today! Read your October Cybersecurity Month updates; How do I size the correct damper actuator, from Belimo; and Honeywell’s LCBS-T offers Simple, Efficient, and Future-Ready HVAC Control.
Make Your Nominations Now — for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards! It is time to nominate your favorite people, products, solutions and companies, for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards. The top 5 to 6 in each category will move on to the ControlTrends Awards finals. If you don’t already see your nominee on the ballot, or don’t already see a nominee in a category, please use the other option, and write in your choice, we will then add them on to the ballot.
This week’s ControlTalk NOW interview begins with Ken Sinclair’s discussion of his October edition of AutomatedBuildings.com and recent travels abroad to Italy. The October edition is nothing short of punderful. Ken’s deliberate play on words delivers yet another deep deliberation on humanized interactions, integrated and deployed with the hatching technologies. Midway through the interview, we are joined by one the top Master System Integrators in North America, Hepta Systems’ Chief Information Officer, Jason Houck, who shares his most recent experiences and insight. This is a must watch interview!
Cybersecurity Month Update: California Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Strengthening the Security of IoT Devices. In an effort to keep the ControlTrends Community in the loop during Cybersecurity Month, here is an interesting update on how IoT devices including microwaves, toys, thermostats, and security cameras are to be securitized. Of particular interest was the My Friend Cayla Smart Doll.
From the Belimo Support Center: How do I Size a Damper Actuator? How do I Size a Damper Actuator? The “10 questions” method for sizing and selection found in the attachment is recommended. It takes into consideration the total damper area, blade and seal construction, and air velocity as well as various actuator requirements such as supply voltage and control signal. For a more in-depth explanation of damper actuator sizing and performance you can download our Damper Application Guide.
Honeywell’s LCBS-T — Simple, Efficient, Future-Ready HVAC Control!When it comes to HVAC system control, different customers have different needs. With more than a century of building control experience and the resulting unmatched breadth of product, Honeywell gives our partners the flexibility to deliver the right solution to their customers every time. As a continuation of this product breadth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we will be making our LCBS-T Commercial Economizing Thermostat available as a stand-alone product with tools to help you sell to your customers.
VYKON Edge Controller 10 is a Single-tool Infrastructure with the Ability to Create Smarter, More Efficient Systems, and World-class Security. VYKON Edge Controller 10 is an IP-based field equipment controller powered by the Niagara Framework®. VYKON Edge Controller 10s drive applications such as zone temperature control, and the operation of fan coil units, single-stage air handling units, water-source heat pumps and more. VYKON Edge Controller 10s run the full Niagara stack, with 10 points of on-board IO and IO-R-34 expansion capability. VYKON Edge Controller 10 licensing supports three devices and 50 total points to harness the full power of Niagara at the edge.
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Category:2018 ControlTrends Awards -- posted at: 10:25pm EST
Sun, 7 October 2018
Episode 286: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending October 7, 2018
Episode 286: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending October 7, 2018 features our interview with Dan Preston, Director, Independent Distribution Channel, North America, who brings us on-line with all “systems go” at Johnson Controls. Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair’s releases his October edition; Your 2018 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot is ready; The New Dialogue in Smart Buildings from Mark Petock;October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month; Learn How to do KMC Connect Customs Applications; and Vykon Integrated Analytics, Enterprise Security Updates, and More — are here!
2018 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot. It is time to nominate your favorite people, products, solutions and companies, for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards. The top 5 to 6 in each category will move on to the ControlTrends Awards finals. If you don’t already see your nominee on the ballot, or don’t already see a nominee in a category, please use the other option, and write in your choice, we will then add them on to the ballot. Make sure not to check the option 1 box — if you are the first to write in a candidate, as this will result in an error code saying “too many choices.” Just un-click the Option one box, and your ballot will work.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Johnson Controls‘ Dan Preston, Director, Independent Distribution Channel, North America, who brings the ControlTrends Community up-to-speed with the JCI Roadshows (already underway); JCI’s two most recent acquisitions: Triatek and Lux Products Corporation; Verasys: JCI’s red hot product line for the Light Commercial Building Space; and JCI’s portfolio of FX IP Controllers.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ October, 2018 Issue, Features a uniquely “Edge-You-Cation” Editorial. Ken Sinclair’s October edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, is nothing short of punderful. Ken’s deliberate play on words delivers yet another deep deliberation on humanized interactions, integrated and deployed with the hatching technologies — and how they are soon to reside within the smart and holistic building space, with its occupants and AI-enabled edge devices.
The New Dialogue in Smart Buildings, Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring. Published in Linkedin on September 27, 2018. Commercial real estate operators and building owners are adapting to the change in building automation technology that is occurring in the industry. Innovation has reshaped how we manage, operate and interact with our buildings and facilities. Connected systems, data and analytics is broadening our conversation in the world of smart buildings — engaging not only facility operators in the discussion, but the C-Suite as well.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a collaborative effort between DHS and its public and private partners—including the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—to raise awareness about the vital role cybersecurity plays in the lives of U.S. citizens. NCCIC will be participating in NCSAM through weekly posts in the Current Activity section of the NCCIC website.
Learn How to do KMC Connect Custom Applications. In this webinar, Building Genius, Tom Joslin, shows us Custom Applications in KMC Connect. KMC Connect Operator Workstation is a configuration software tool with which you can configure KMC BACnet controllers for a building automation system. Key time-saving features of KMC Connect include: Build jobs offline and then deploy them on-site with a single click. Use the wizards to quickly and easily configure alarms, schedules, and trends on native BACnet devices. Choose from a library of hundreds of HVAC applications, with pre-configured setups for KMC controllers and accompanying documentation.
VYKON Integrated Analytics, Enterprise Security Updates & More are Here! VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.1 brings the ability to create and run energy reports to the end user. The seven new energy report templates available with this release are configurable from the web UI and can be saved for future use. New HTML5 Analytic Web Chart and Analytic Web Table widgets that improve visualization capabilities are available with this release. Analytic Web Chart and Analytic Web Table are configurable from the browser view. The Analytic Web Table supports multiple analytic bindings.
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Mon, 1 October 2018
Episode 285: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending September 30, 2018
Episode 285: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 30, 2018 features guest interviews with Gina Elliott, VP, Americas, EasyIO, Inc., who brings us up-to-date on all things EasyIO and Brian Lovell, M.Ed., Co-Principal Investigator at National Science Foundation BEST Center, who has some really good news for our industry. Belimo HVAC Sensors: Seamless Integration that perfectly compliments their Actuators and Valves, and AHR Expo Announces 2019 Innovation Award Winners.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Gina Elliott, VP, Americas, EasyIO, Inc. Gina started her IoT career in the converged IT solutions side of the business and as has since worked in the design consulting for multi-system integration and interoperability of smart buildings, as well as developing channels specific to ITOT products and solutions. Her collective expertise in marketing, channel development, business development, program management, and design will serve Gina well as she strives to take EasyIO Americas products and solutions to the next level.
Belimo HVAC Sensors — Seamlessly Integrated — Perfect Compliment to Actuators and Valves. Belimo sensors offer trusted reliability, easy installation, and seamless integration with major BMS and designed with an innovative screwless snap-on cover housing that allows for easy commissioning and provides NEMA 4X / IP65 protection. The range includes accurate sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, VOCs, and flow in pipe, duct, and outdoor applications.
AHR Expo Announces 2019 Innovation Award Winners. WESTPORT, Conn., September 27, 2018 – Show Management today announced the winners of the2019 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition.. Each year, products in 10 different categories are recognized for being some of the HVACR industry’s most innovative products, systems and technologies. Winners will be featured at the Show in Atlanta in January 2019. Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated each award entry based on its innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact. Winners from each award category will be formally recognized during the 2019.
Our second ControlTalk NOW interview is with Brian Lovell, M.Ed., Co-Principal Investigator at National Science Foundation BEST Center, who brings some exciting news about two programs that will bring tremendous attention and support to our industry as we face potentially catastrophic manning shortages of HVAC technicians and Building Automation Systems integrators.
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Mon, 24 September 2018
Episode 284: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending September 23, 2018
Episode 284: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 23, 2018 features our interview with Building Automation expert, Daryl Clasen, LOYTEC Americas’ Sales Manager. Get your Greenhouse’s CO2 levels right with ACI’s aSENSE-GH; Johnson Controls Con is Hitting the Road!; IoTium Tees Up to Take Off with Series B Funding; KMC’s Commander offers an easy way to turn a BAS Platform into an IoT Platform; and NIST releases “A Methodology for Determining Forensic Data Requirements for Detecting Hypervisor Attacks” for review.
Need to Monitor CO2 in Greenhouses? Here is how to do it! What is one of the fastest growing industries that needs a lot of controls and control strategies? I will give you a hint: the product is grown in green houses, and the lights, temperature, humidity and CO2 must be spot on. Companies like EASY IO have stepped up to the plate with the control side of the solution. Blue Ridge Technologies can get you dialed in on the lighting, but what about the CO2 monitoring? Here is the ACI solution you need to know.
Johnson Controls Con is Hitting the Road! Taking it to the Streets! The Road Shows will provide opportunities for attendees to listen, see, and experience the Controls Product offering by Johnson Controls, while also providing hands on training, instruction, and certification in the following product areas: Facility Explorer, Verasys, Refrigeration, Johnson Controls Critical Environments (Triatek), Series III VFD, and Selection Navigator.
IoTium Tees Up to Take Off with Series B Financing. Santa Clara, Calif. – September 19, 2018 – ioTium today announced that it has closed $13.6 million in Series B financing. This new round of investment brings the company’s total funding to $22 million and validates the strength of the company’s Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure solutions for IIoT, a vision actualized within industrial Fortune 500 deployments worldwide. The funding was led by continued investment from March Capital Partners. Honeywell Ventures, John Chambers’ JC2 Ventures and Hanna Ventures joined existing ioTium investors GE Ventures and Juniper Ventures in the round.The KMC Commander: The Easy Way to turn a BAS System into an IoT Platform. KMC Commander Install with E-Solutions: YMCA IoT Integration. In this video KMC’s Tim Vogel, and E Solutions, TJ Terrell, show us how easy it is to take an existing BAS system and turn it into an Iot platform by installing the KMC Commander. As you can see in the video, this solution is very well thought out, and easy to install. So if your customers are asking more from the BAS systems you are servicing, think KMC Commander.
Our ControlTalk NOW interview with LOYTEC Americas’ Manager, Daryl Clasen gives us fresh insight into LOYTEC’s formidable intelligent building automation products are ideally suited for small to mid-size building applications. LOYTEC takes room automation and tunable lighting to the next level — and the LIOB‑585 I/O Controller is one of the most versatile, all-in-one controllers on the market: IP-enabled, compact, programmable automation stations for LonMark Systems and BACnet/IP networks with physical inputs and outputs and integrated graphical visualization.
Founded in 1999, LOYTEC electronics GmbH today ranks among the leading European providers of intelligent networked control products for building automation. LOYTEC develops, manufactures, and distributes router and gateway solutions, embedded Automation Servers and I/O Controllers, the room automation system L-ROC, DALI lighting controls, the VAV system LIOB-AIR, and also graphical user interfaces in the form of touch panels or via PCs or mobile devices.
For Whom it May Cybersecurity Concern: A Methodology for Determining Forensic Data Requirements for Detecting Hypervisor Attacks. Although a Methodology for Determining Forensic Data Requirements for Detecting Hypervisor Attacks notice may not seem to be of immediate importance to the ControlTrends Community, Cybersecurity requires a dutiful and relentless awareness, especially as we become more dependent on Cloud hosted services. The Nist website is a vital source of critical information available at your fingertips!
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Sun, 16 September 2018
Episode 283: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending September 16, 2018
Episode 283: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 16, 2018 features a cursory review of the 2018 CGNA Synergy Conference in Chicago; Elon Musk’s AI and the Future Podcast; Contemporary Controls heads to the Honeywell October Momentum in Orlando; and Functional Devices introduces their brand new logo. Stay tuned for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards nomination phase, which will begin shortly! Get ready to nominate the industry’s best products, solutions, vendors, Master Systems Integrators, and more.
Elon Musk on AI and the Future: How will this Change Smart Buildings? In a rare podcast interview Elon Musk, joins Joe Rogan (one of my favs) among other things they discuss the future of AI and how it will effect everything and everyone (yes, Ken Sinclair, even Smart Buildings). This is intriguing, scary, thought-provoking, and controversial. This is when Elon Musk allegedly smokes pot during the interview and sends Tesla stock tumbling.Caution: please beware there is lot of bad language and behavior in this video, but it’s worth it in my humble opinion.
Contemporary Controls’ September Control Network Newsletter: Latest Innovations, Technical Tips and Product Updates. Industrial Ethernet University 15-Year Anniversary: For the past 15 years, the Industrial Ethernet University (IEU) has been teaching proper protocols and applications through self-guided lessons. To celebrate its anniversary, IEU has been updated with a new look, to better present the educational material.
RIB Functional Devices — Introducing Our Brand New Logo We want to make it clear that, although we may look new and different, nothing has changed under the hood. We will still be providing you with the same top quality customer service and American made products we always have. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in Functional Devices’s story, and we’re very excited to finally be sharing it with all of you!
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 10:42pm EST
Mon, 10 September 2018
Episode 282: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending September 9, 2018
Episode 282: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 9, 2018 continues with its international flavor with reportage from Tuscany, Italy. HVACR industry update and best States for technicians to work in; Register for Johnson Controls’ Custom Solution Webinar; EasyIO releases updated Education & Training Announcement and Advanced Class Training Schedule; and Project Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2018 edition call for Contributions.
HVACR Careers: Choosing the Right State — The Top States to Work in. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training and large numbers of service calls should head to Ohio or California, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR compiled by Emerson. (Source: Becky Hoelscher, AC & Heating Connect| Aug. 17, 2018)
Johnson Controls Integrated Comfort Solution Webinar: 6 Way Valves, Actuators & Terminal Units: The Efficient HVAC System Choice for Your Building. Building owners today are seeking a new solution with greater accuracy and more precise control of their HVAC system for improved efficiency and energy-savings. Join us for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 20 at 1pm CST to hear why terminal units paired with a six-way valve and a 270 degrees proportional actuator is the right choice for an energy efficient building.
EasyIO’s Education & Training Announcement and Advanced Class Training Schedule. Education & Training: Before you purchase any product from EasyIO from an authorized partner, you must complete our CPT training. You may find upcoming training classes here or contact an authorized partner. You may also familiarize yourself with our online CPT training videos on this page. If you are new to HVAC and controls technology, the BEST program is a collaboration of nationwide colleges that provide beginning to advanced training and other resources.
Project Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2018 Call for Contributions. Project Haystack is excited to announce that the next issue of Connections Magazine is in development and will be published in early January 2019. The Connections Magazine reports the news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and provides updates on the development of working groups, new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and use case stories from the community working together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.
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Sun, 2 September 2018
Episode 281: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending September 2, 2018
Episode 281: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 2, 2018 is a truncated version of CTN from Eric’s hotel room in Rome, Italy, where we are joined periodically by his daughter, Evelyn Grace. Check out J2 Innovations’ Building Technologies Innovation Recap; Blue Ridge Technologies takes you from broken to BACnet in 4 hours; Belimo 5-Step HVAC Retrofit Webinar; BASSG’s new Niagara-Intesisbox Gateway; Optergy’s Proton 2.0.6a update is now available; and Ken Sinclair’s September edition of Automated Buildings is a must read.
J2 Innovations — Building Technologies Innovation Open Finalist — Check out the 2018 Recap. This week, we were honored to present and compete at Building Technologies Innovation Open 2018 as one of their finalist teams. The BT Innovation Open is an event organized by Siemens and designed to foster innovation for their building technology division.
Blue Ridge Technologies Solutions — Shows You how to go from Broken to BACnet in 4 Hours. Blue Ridge Technologies manufactures proven energy management solutions with a focus on Unified Lighting Control. Our solutions complete the Building Automation System. The Blue Ridge approach ensures our solutions are delivered, not merely sold, while our Wide-Open design offers unparalleled versatility.
Belimo Webinar – 5 Steps to HVAC Retrofitting. 5 Steps to HVAC Retrofitting: Many commercial, health-care, and school buildings experience inefficient HVAC system performance. Problems can include complaints concerning occupant comfort, increasing operation costs, and system maintenance issues. Frequently the culprit is either non-functioning or underperforming damper actuators or control valves.
BASSG’s Announces New Tridium Niagara – Intesisbox Integration Gateway for VRF and Ductless Split Systems. BASSG Announcement: Tridium Niagara Framework driver released for the integration of over 30 brands of Ductless Split and VRF HVAC systems using the IntesisBox WIFI gateway. Alper Uzmeler of BASSG in Austin, TX has successfully implemented the driver required to facilitate the connectivity to the IntesisBox.
Optergy Announcement: Proton 2.0.6a is Now Available! Optergy is pleased to announce the latest Proton update which includes new features, improvements, and fixes. Click here to view release notes. Proton is an innovative software based building controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application suitable for use with mobile devices. This economical software manages up to 100 BACnet , Modbus devices or Meters , and has built-in database, programming & tools.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ September, 2018 Issue, “Building Better Bots Mindful and Open.” Self-learning Machine Vision Rising to Best of Edge Bot Breed! In his September edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair concludes that “the most important component of the open movement is opening our minds while growing younger.” Ken also cites Self-learning Machine Vision as the newest and most cost-effective Edge Bot Capability yet. Read more!
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Sun, 26 August 2018
Episode 280: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending August 26, 2018
Episode 280: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 26, 2018 provides advanced insight into the 2018 ControlTrends Awards, which will be held at Atlanta’s prestigious Fox Theatre — the perfect venue for the event. Marc Petock, our Master of Ceremonies, joins our discussion about the ControlTrends Awards and provides application information and product insight into some new Edge-to-Enterprise products and solutions available from Lynxspring. Also, don’t miss DOE’s free Smart Grid webinar coming up this week!
In The News: Lynxspring Announces New Cellular Router. Lynxspring, Inc. (https://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, and edge-to-enterprise integration, announced today the availability of a new 4G LTE Onyxx® CE121 Cellular Router.
Smart Grid: Introducing the Grid Project Impact Quantification Tool – Updated Link. Make Informed Grid Investments. Make Informed Grid Investments! Join this Advanced Grid Research webinar on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM Eastern. Register Now! Insight into how grid technology performs can be tough to get quickly! Result — like cost and energy savings, peak shaving, ramping requirements and fossil fuel usage — depend heavily on the usage, energy mix, geography and consumer behavior.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 8:57pm EST
Sun, 19 August 2018
Episode 279: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending August 19, 2018
Episode 279: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 19, 2018 delivers a host of industry news and updates, featuring another FlashBack Friday: What Scotland and Smart Buildings Have in Common. Lots new at EASYIO Americas; Lynxspring brings on two new business development partners; Tridium Technical Bulletin: Cybersecurity advisory; and Belimo Distributor Zone Valve Webinar.
EasyIO Americas — Lots New! New Customer Solution System, Product Spotlight – The MIG-FE Gateway, Case Study and More. To better serve our partners, we have implemented a new tool for support requests. This will enable us to utilize our global team to provide 24/7 service, ensure that no request is overlooked, measure our effectiveness, and identify recurring problems. For all non-partner requests, we will notify your support department. Support Ticket.
Lynxspring Announces two New Business Development Managers Join Their Technology Solutions Partner Team. LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – August 14, 2018 – Lynxspring, Inc. (www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, and edge-to-enterprise integration, announced today that two new business development managers have joined their Technology Solutions Partner team. Joining Lynxspring are Guerry Matthews, who will be responsible for business development in the US eastern region, and Danny Kelsey, who will be responsible for business development in the southwest region of the US.
Tridium Technical Bulletin: Cybersecurity Advisory affecting Niagara AX- and Niagara 4-based Systems. Dear valued partner, in June of 2018, Tridium incorporated a number of fixes to security vulnerabilities in Niagara AX and Niagara 4 through security update releases. Click to read the technical bulletin. Two of these vulnerabilities, which are affecting Niagara systems on Microsoft Windows platforms, were reported to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). An Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Advisory has been issued.
FlashBack Friday: What Scotland and Smart Buildings Have in Common? As we prepared for the EASY IO Global Event in Manchester, England in 2017, we made a stop in Edinburgh, the home of the Scottish Enlightenment. We believe we are in a Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance and explain the parallels as we explore Edinburgh, and explain what is relevant to what is happening in Smart Building Controls.
Belimo Distributor Zone Valve Webinar — Tue, Aug 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT. In this 30 minute webinar, you will learn how the Belimo ZoneTight Zone Valves are designed for maximum efficiency in tight spaces for both pressure dependent and pressure independent zoning applications. The features and benefits from installers perceptive, competitor analysis, inventory, along with the promotional items available to you. A Q&A session will follow. This webinar is available only to Belimo Distributors.
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Sun, 12 August 2018
Episode 278: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending August 12, 2018
Episode 278: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 12, 2018, finds automatedbuildings.com’s Ken Sinclair stepping in as co-host for the vacationing Ken Smyers, who is in Mexico (confounded with intermittent internet).
The fascinating Lawrence Ampofo, one of the worlds foremost authorities on digital mindfulness, joins us as this week’s ControlTalk NOW guest. We dedicate the entire episode to this globally recognized expert. In our discussion with Lawrence, we learn what digital mindfulness is, why it is relevant, and most importantly, how the ControlTrends Community can apply the ideas presented in this podcast to the smart buildings they serve.
Lawrence Ampofo, PhD, is the founder of Digital Mindfulness, a global community of companies and professionals uncovering the value of creating time well spent digital experiences, He is at the forefront of the group of companies and thought leaders around the world raising awareness of the potential of humane technologies. He works with enterprises, startups and developers to build time well spent digital experience for users, and meaningful engagement for businesses across a range of channels (mobile, IoT, social media, digital transformation). He has presented his work on social media intelligence at Oxford University, NATO, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as global marketing conferences and private events. He has given keynote speeches on behaviour design, time well spent experiences and digital wellness at such places as Google, Spredfast Smart Social, and The Guardian.
His first co-authored book, Innovations in Digital Research Methods was published by Sage in 2015. Thank you Lawrence for helping enlightening our smart buildings community.
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Category:Building Automation and Integration -- posted at: 10:10pm EST
Sun, 5 August 2018
Episode 277: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 5, 2018, continues its inquiry into the humanization of buildings — talking a deep-dive around Ken Sinclair’s August editorial theme, the “Building Whisperer.” Honeywell announces Momentum 2018 — You’ve Got Connections!; 2018 Energy Exchange and Buildings Summit in Cleveland, OH; Facilo’s Rajavel Subramanian and Awair’s Ronald Ro new product video interviews from the Realcomm20 Launch Pad; and don’t miss J2 Innovations’ most recent edition of FIN News.
Honeywell Momentum 2018 | YOU’VE GOT CONNECTIONS * October 21-23 * Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld. More Insights. More Innovations. Claim your place at Momentum 2018, the conference dedicated to building innovations. Join product experts, distributors, integrators, contractors and exhibitors for three days of business-building insights and a chance to interact with the latest products and solutions. There’s also plenty of time for great food, drinks, networking and a round of golf in beautiful Orlando.
2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit! Cleveland, OH * August 21-23. Only 3 weeks left until the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit! Still need to register? Sign up today! With over 200 education sessions and workshops, a trade show, and access to experts from all over the industry, the 2018 Summit is more packed than ever with advanced looks at the energy efficiency processes, technologies, and strategies that are changing the marketplace. Check out the full agenda here and we will see you in Cleveland!
Will “Building Whisperers” Humanize our Buildings? Read Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ August Edition to find out! In his August edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair encourages us to make the same leaps of faith in technology — in our professional lives that we make without hesitation in our personal lives — to keep current with the future of our industry. Excerpt from Ken’s August editorial: “What are Building Whisperers? Those who adopt a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the Building’s relationship with its humanistic purpose based on rapidly evolving views and understandings.”
Smart Building Control is a Global Game: New Products from Facilio. Over the last several years, Ken and I have noticed and reported, the influx of new smart building control players from Silicon Valley. This year, at RealComm|IBcon, we were amazed at how many smart building providers from around the world showed up with noteworthy smart building solutions. One such example is Facilio. We had the pleasure of interviewing Facilio’s Rajavel Subramanian at RealComm|IBcon’s New Product Launch Pad.
Meet Ronald Ro – He will change the way you look at Sensors: Get Awair! We met Ronald Ro at the Realcomm|IBcon launch pad. And we are very glad we did! As you can see in the video, Ronald and his team at Awair, have re-imagined air sensors and created a sensor that tracks invisible fine dust and chemicals in air and gives a personalized recommendation to help occupants stay safe and healthy. Think this will play in the $300 part of the 3-30-300 metric?
Realcomm CIO & Property Tech Forums Announced: Sydney, London, Toronto, NYC & More! Realcomm Conference Group, a company focused on exploration, education and collaboration at the intersection of technology, innovation and commercial and corporate real estate, is pleased to announce the 2018 Fall schedule for the CIO & Property Tech Forums. The Realcomm CIO Forum series is open to CIOs and other senior IT professionals.
J2 Innovations FIN News – July, 2018 Highlights. Build Dashboards Quickly in FIN Stack. The FIN Stack development team has been working on a solution to creating dashboards in FIN and is excited to announce a solution! The team has pre-designed and put together a variety of easy-to-use charts and gauges, each with their own configuration wizards.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 4:19pm EST
Sun, 29 July 2018
Episode 276: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending July 30, 2018 features another field interview update from Aaron Gorka, Innovation Manager, ANT Technologies; Sentient Buildings’ David Unger at Realcomm20/IBcon Live; Vykon releases Niagara 4.6; Honeywell Name Reveal: Resideo; Blue Ridge Technologies’ Dennis Swaboda’s BACnet Journal article: BACnet and Total Environmental Control; and don’t miss this week’s Flashback Friday: The Beatles and the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance video.
Sentient Buildings’ “Building Awareness” at Realcomm20/IBcon Conference — Conference Live Launchpad Interview with David Unger ControlTrends learned about Sentient Buildings at the Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Product Launchpad. Sentient Buildings provides Cloud-Connected Controls and Gateways for Building Monitoring and Control Systems — transforming the built environment delivering real-time “building awareness” through the application of IoT technologies connected to smart controls and gateways reporting to cloud platforms.
VYKON Announcement: Niagara 4.6 is Here — Modernize Your Framework to Save Time, Effort and Money! Dear valued partner, Tridium has released Niagara 4.6, a significant advancement in our open framework. Niagara 4.6 provides fertile ground for developing applications that drive building automation systems forward and help businesses take full advantage of the IoT. Niagara 4.6 (184.108.40.206.4) follows the internal release of Niagara 4.5, a build used internally for testing and validating technology upgrades found in this newest release.
Honeywell Homes Name Reveal: A Message from Michael G. Nefkens, President and CEO, Resideo. As you’ve heard from previous communications, Homes and ADI Global Distribution will be spinning off from Honeywell to become an independent company. We expect the spin to be completed by the end of 2018. Many of you have been wondering how we’ll continue to deliver on the heritage and reliability of a great brand like Honeywell and have asked what will the brand become after the spin. In this letter, I’m excited to share with you the new corporate name of the Homes business, how we will go to market using the Honeywell name and a little background on the development of the name.
Listen in to some great heads-up interviews with ControlTrends Young Gun, Aaron Gorka, Innovations Manager, ANT Technologies, and four guests: Nick Benton, Manager Professional Development, HARDI. Columbus, OH; Jake Charleston, Territory Manager, Charleston, Inc. Omaha, NB; José Loubet, Owner, Rafacciones Loubet. Tijuana, Mexico; and Raul Ruiz, Owner — Refaccionaria Ruiz., Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. ANT Technologies are providers of paperless, cloud-based, operational technology for HVAC & Control Contractors. Technicians love this paperless solution that simplifies the business end-of-the-stick, and allows them to focus on maintenance. ANT Technologies solutions add more value!
BACnet and Total Environmental Control: Shining a Light on BAS Controls. With all the conversation about the 3-30-300 metrics and Ken Sinclair’s thoughts on the humanization of buildings and the new ways occupants and buildings will interact, it was interesting when I came across this article from the team at Blue Ridge Technologies (published in the recent edition of the BACnet International Journal).
Flash Back Friday: The Beatles and The Smart Building Controls Renaissance. Ken and I first noticed the controls Industry was in a renaissance period in Paris, at the EASYIO Global Conference. Sitting at a side walk cafe, drinking cafe au lait, discussing what we had seen and heard from the participants at the event,it became apparent that the smart building controls world as we had known it was changing and would never be the same. Over the next year, we noticed how quickly things had changed, and it was at the at EASYIO Global Conference in Manchester, that we confirmed that the New Age and Smart Building Controls Renaissance had indeed arrived, and there was no turning back.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 11:48pm EST
Sun, 22 July 2018
Episode 275: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending July 22, 2018 features interviews with Therese Sullivan, Director of Channel Marketing at Tridium, and Alper Uzmezler, Managing Partner, BASSG and Founder of Anka Labs. Contemporary Controls introduces their new EIGR Routers; Lynxspring offers Analytics at the edge; Acuity’s Lucid delivers a data and analytic platform; Why Project SandStar could change the Smart Building Controls world forever; and a message to contractors from Honeywell’s General Manager, Mike Garceau.
Contemporary Controls News: New Product — EIGR Routers Add OpenVPN Server Functionality. The EIPR-V routers have supported the OpenVPN client functionality to provide secure remote access using the RemoteVPN service. The newly released EIGR routers support this functionality but also can be configured to as an OpenVPN server. Setting up an OpenVPN server on your own is not a trivial task. It involves setting up a root certificate authority and generating certificates and keys for the OpenVPN server and for each client device that intends to connect to this server.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Therese Sullivan, who in her new role as Tridium’s Director of Channel Marketing, tells us how she still monitors the technology quakes emanating from the Silicon Valley, while taking a deeper focus on the Voice of the Customer. Therese also brings us up-to-speed on tagging, mobile first, bulk deploy, and the increased efficiency between the supervisors and controllers — features of Tridium’s Niagara 4.6 impending release.
Lynxspring Edge-to-Enterprise Solution Now Offers Analytics at the Edge for the Building Environment and Operational Systems. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, and edge-to-enterprise integration, announced today the full release of their Onyxx® SkySpark® Edge Analytics solution which embeds SkyFoundry’s SkySpark® Everywhere Analytics software in the Lynxspring Onyxx® Hardware platform.
ControlTrends’ Ken Smyers gets the 411 on Acuity’s Acquisition of Lucid at Realcomm20/IBcon. Ken Smyers digs in at RealComm|IBcon and talks with the team at Lucid about how their products will add to the great product portfolio Acuity Brands already has like DG Logik and Distech. Lucid provides a data and analytics platform to make data-driven decisions to improve building efficiency and drive energy conservation and savings. Its SaaS-based BuildingOS platform enables owners, operators, and occupants to gain powerful insights into the operations of their buildings, providing the ability to make them more efficient and improve the performance of the people and businesses utilizing these strategic assets.
ControlTalk NOW second interview is with Alper Uzmezler, Managing Partner, BASSG and Founder of Anka Labs. Alper tells us about Sandstar, an initiative that combines two open industry standards, Sedona and Project Haystack, which replaces hardware dependent code with self-describing haystack-based tagging. Alper follows with a demonstration and explains that the key to AI-infused PID loops is clean data. The next step is to develop the Sandstar ecosystem. Community participation is welcome!
Why Project SandStar Could Change The Smart Building Controls World Forever. If ControlTrends’ Young Gun, Alper Üzmezler, managing partner at BASSG, is correct with his theory that the way DDC software is done today is redundant — costly and inefficient, and if he can deliver the promises of Project Sandstar, then the smart building controls world as we know it — is getting ready to change forever. What Sandstar allows — is for independent Direct Digital Controls to merge Sedona with Haystack — into a seamless whole, which according to Alper, means you would eliminate the need for each individual manufacturer’s software.
Honeywell Building Controls 2018 Contractor Guide Book. A message from Mike Garceau, General Manager – Honeywell Brand: Dear Honeywell Contractor, Honeywell has a long tradition of working with independent contractors and integrators to provide complete, successful building control solutions. And thanks to your hard work and partnership, we feel our channel-to-market approach is the strongest it’s ever been. That’s why we’re committed to investing in the tools and resources and introducing more partner benefits — such as Contractor Pro Rewards — that help make you a success each and every day.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 9:37pm EST
Sun, 15 July 2018
Episode 274: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending July 15, 2018, features Ken Sinclair, owner and editor Automated Buildings, who shares some more of his amazing industry voyage (viewers and listeners will be richly rewarded). Siemens puts the pedal to the metal on its way to “Perfect Places” — adding Building Robotics and Comfy to its J2 Innovations and EnLightened acquisitions. Kele acquires MI Controls; Belimo Fire Protection Scenarios Video; Microsoft’s perceived 30,000 foot participation in the Smart Buildings Space is really hovering at an altitude closer than you may think; Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Interview with Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio; and more!
Why Siemens bought Comfy and how they will make “Perfect Places.” We have been talking about Siemens’ acquisition of Comfy for a while. We have wondered just what the two companies will create. In this video we get clarity on how Siemens and Comfy will work together to create “perfect places” and perfect environments for people who inhabit smart commercial buildings. Eike-Oliver Steffen, the Head of Solutions and Services Portfolio Siemens Building Technologies, and Andrew Krioukou, CEO and Co Founder of Comfy, discuss their shared vision in this enlightening video.
Kele Acquires MI Controls. This just in: Kele has acquired MIControls, Inc., co-located in Seattle and Portland, OR. According to Kele President and CEO Richard Campbell: “This strategic move enables us to serve our customers in the Western United States better and faster by locating products closer to you. Nothing changes in how you do business with us today. We will be working through the integration with MIControls in the coming months. You can expect the same great service you already receive from Kele but with even faster delivery once the integration is complete.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ July 2018 Issue, “Building Emotion.” In his July, 2018, edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor, Ken Sinclair suggests it’s time for us to create “an emotional sense of our building space.” Siemens CEO, Matthias Rebellius agrees — because we spend up to 90% of our lives in buildings. We know that art and architecture trigger our emotions, but will buildings ever evoke their own emotions? Ken Sinclair believes there is need for “An improved relationship between the physical, the virtual and the emotional world.”
Belimo – Fire Protection Scenarios — Great Visual Presentation of Motorized Fire Dampers versus Non-motorized Fire Dampers. More Performance. More Value. More Safety. Technology that Saves Lives! Belimo fire and smoke damper actuators are designed for operation in smoke and combination fire and smoke dampers in ventilation and air-conditioning systems with a torque range from 18 in-lbs to 180 in-lbs @ 350°F.
Watch (and or listen) to our amazing ControlTalk NOW conversation with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken reviews his Automated Buildings‘ July edition, important take-aways from his Helsinki excursion, some of his most recent 20 year industry journey, most of which is digitally documented, and then brings us to the crest of change and digital mindfulness and building emotions. Ken leaves us with one possible solution: instead of trying to make humans more technically savvy, make technology more human. Great industry insight and conversation.
What Ken Sinclair and Julie Miner have to teach you about your next Smart Building Controls Opportunity. One of the really cool things about ControlTrends, is that we get to go to great conferences like Real Comm IBcon and talk with insightful people like Jim Young and Ken Sinclair. We get to see trends unfold and are hopefully able to convey these to the ControlTrends Community in such a way that our insights can prepare you for the next turn in the road and the next opportunity. Well listen up, because putting great controls and analytics in a building are not going to be enough. It is going to be about the experience that the building creates.
Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Interview with Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio. ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio at the Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Product Launchpad. Facilio is new to the North American market and is seeking to develop a channel with Niagara partners. Facilio offers a great facility management product for buildings in the 50,000 to 100,000 square foot range.
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Category:Automated Buildings -- posted at: 8:09pm EST
Sun, 1 July 2018
Episode 273: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending July 1, 2018, features a discussion with industry expert, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President at Lynxspring, Marc Petock, who provides unique insight into this week’s industry events and trends challenging and changing business as usual. 2018 Realcomm|IBcon interviews continue with Microsoft Azure’s Group Program Manager, Abundant Power Group, and Cyber Pro. 2019 AHR Expo returns to Atlanta — and AHR announces the call for nominations for the prestigious 2019 Innovation Awards. Celebrate National HVAC Technician’s Day, and Honeywell introduces two new products.
AHR Expo Returns to Atlanta for the First Time Since 2001, Clay Stevens, AHR Expo Show Manager, “We are thrilled to be back in this great city for the first time in 17 years.” The AHR Expo will return to Atlanta for the first time since 2001 for its 2019 Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. HVACR accounts for billions of dollars in revenue and is a key economic driver for the state of Georgia, with U.S. Department of Labor projections indicating it will see nearly 20 percent growth in the coming years. With this booming HVACR market, the region is a top location to host the next AHR Expo.
AHR Expo Announced — 2019 Innovation Awards — Call for Entries! he awards call attention to the products, systems and technologies that have set elevated standards for the industry’s responsible and effective use of its resources. Here’s some additional info: Submissions are due by July 31, 2018; Entries should demonstrate innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact; and Categories include: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments; and ventilation.
Microsoft’s Group Program Manager of Azure IoT, Bert Van Hoof and Willow’s CEO and Co-Founder, Josh Ridley at 2018 Realcomm|IBcon. Bert Van Hoof tells us about Microsoft’s ability to help influence what “SMART” means in the smart building context and how their new Azure platform capabilities, which Microsoft refers to as Spacial Intelligence, are helping their partners realize their innovation goals in new global markets. Willow’s CEO and Co-Founder, Josh Ridley, explains that without a Digital Twin, you don’t really have a user experience. Willow is about the digital environment for a physical world. Great Willow demonstration follows.
Cyber Pro: Smart Power Supply. No matter how good your smart building controls are, if the power coming to them is off, the controls won’t work the way they should. Get the power right and you are on your way to creating a great smart building controls system. We had the chance to catch up with Dan Niewirowicz,CEO at Next Device, LLC, about CyberPower. CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), rack enclosures, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers, and connectivity products.
NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY: With the days heating up, June 22nd is a perfect day for National HVAC Tech Day! Why should we show appreciation for our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Technicians? Though a variety of home heating and cooling techniques have existed since ancient times, central heating and air as we know it was born in the early 1900s. New inventions like the residential air conditioner and advances in older technologies, such as the thermostat and blower-equipped furnaces, gave Americans greater control over their indoor comfort than ever before.NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY – June 22! Belated Congratulations and Thanks for a Job Well Done!Making Buildings Smarter: Catching Up with Abundant Power at 2018 RealComm|IBcon. had a chance to meet Derek McGarry, the Head Building Performance Engineer at Abundant Power. Abundant Power out of Charlotte, North Carolina, provides solution focused services, great customer service, and profit driven outcomes so that their customers get the most value out of Analytics, and as we all know making data actionable and useful is easier said than done. After hearing what Derek has to say, I believe that Abundant Power knows how to use data to make buldings smarter. And with great smart building controls integrators like McKenney’s, Atlanta, using their product, they are keeping very good company. Just Announced: New Products from Honeywell.. Honeywell is excited to announce the launch of two new lines of pressure sensors (P7650 and P7635) and a new line of current sensors and switches! The pressure sensors offer enhanced features and directly replace their P7640 pressure sensor. These easy to install current sensors will replace Honeywell’s existing line of current sensors. For more information click here.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
Mon, 25 June 2018
Episode 272: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending June 24, 2018 brings us to the mid-year point of 2018 (already). Stay on top of the HVAC and Building Automation industries: Get your Niagara 3.8 and Niagara 4.4 updates; Great interviews from 2018 Realcomm|IBcon with Distech’s Ryan Sen and Charles Pelletier, and KMC’s Scott Taylor; Contemporary Controls’ new line of EIGR Gigabit IP routers allow faster routing throughput. and EasyIO’s ultimate mini Wi-Fi controller opens up a wealth of new opportunities; and, for those who were unable to attend the NS 2018 Niagara Summit, voila, here’s your opportunity to watch the Day 1 Keynote speakers.
Tridium Technical Bulletin: Niagara AX 3.8 Update 4/Niagara 4.4 Update 1.Dear VYKON partner, New updates for Niagara AX (3.8 update 4) and Niagara 4 (4.4 update 1) are available on Niagara Central. The Niagara AX 3.8 Update 4 release (3.8.401) includes several fixes an important vulnerability mitigations for cybersecurity protection of Niagara AX systems, including, but not limited to, an important revision of the Java Virtual Machine that fixes critical security vulnerabilities.
Distech’s Ryan Sen and Charles Pelletier Demo the UniTouch APP at 2018 Realcomm|IBcon. ControlTrends joined Distech’s Ryan Sen, Director, Customer Experience, and Charles Pelletier, Global Product Manager, at the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon vendors exhibit to get a firsthand demonstration of Distech’s new UniTouch APP, which truly gives the occupant total control of their space — using their Bluetooth connected mobile device to control their temperature setting, lighting/dimming preference, fan speed, CO2 reading, blind positioning, and scene selection — all from the palm of their hand!
KMC’s VP of Business Development, Scott Taylor Interview from 2018 Realcomm|IBcon. Our ControlTrends interview with KMC’s VP of Business Development, Scott Taylor, at the vendor show at the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference was a great opportunity to hear the latest from KMC Controls, who offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive array of options that allow contractors to use the right-sized and right-priced software tool, namely, the KMC Commander, for small to mid-sized buildings.
Contemporary Controls New Products Announcement: New EIGR Series of Gigabit IP Routers Introduced. The Contemporary Controls’ EIGR series of Gigabit IP Routers are being introduced with features beyond our popular EIPR series of 10/100 Mbps IP routers while retaining the EIPR’s ease-of-use. Besides gigabit speed on both LAN and WAN ports, the new line of EIGR Gigabit IP routers allows for faster routing throughput, VPN server in addition to VPN client, and outdoor temperature operation. In addition to the basic EIGR-E model is the EIGR-V offering the choice of OpenVPN client or server.
EasyIO The Ultimate mini Wi-Fi Controller that Opens up a Wealth of New Opportunities. The ultimate mini Wi-Fi controller that opens up a wealth of new opportunities for you. That’s what the new EasyIO FT-04 controller is going to be all about. In this newsletter we share the preliminary datasheet and a few benefits of the FT-04 with you, so you get to know more about it’s features and capabilities.
Niagara Summit 2018 Day 1’s Keynote Speakers: Tridium’s President and General Manager, Jim Bland and CTO, Kevin Smith. Following the dazzling electronic imagery of the Niagara blue spread of connected data through a city landscape on three-screen wide presentation, Tridium’s Jim Bland, President and General Manager, takes the wand from the cyber maestro of the screen and hands it, figuratively, to the expectant audience of over 1000 global Niagara Community members — challenging them that NOW — is the time to really think outside the box.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 12:07am EST
Sun, 17 June 2018
Episode 271: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending June 17, 2018 features an interview with Ken Sinclair (recently returned from Helsinki, Finland), who delivers an amazing account of the European thought process when it comes to our common denominators: buildings, occupants, and trends. Aaron Gorka travels to Minvalco, MN, where ANT Technologies trains on paperless solutions; Dwyer Instruments designs and manufacturers innovative controls, sensors, and instrumentation solutions; CUBE brings compelling efficiencies and cost savings to systems integrations contractors; and Honeywell sunsets their W7752G2000 fan controller.
Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings (automatedbuildings.com) proved his reputation as a building automation prophet and seer (proof paragraph from 1999 to follow) a long time ago. Our ControlTrend’s interview with Ken (recently returned from the Nordic Smart Building Convention) presents an informative update on the ways other parts of the world go about their business of making Property-Tech’s supreme variable — the occupant — happy and more productive. Plus, a quick review of Automated Buildings’ June edition.
Proof Paragraph: ” In 1999 we started AutomatedBuildings.com, during the dot-com days, we wrote, we have selected this article to be in our first launch issue because we think it sends us all a wake-up call as to how significant the internet is going to be in the future. The concept of a large building as an internet identity with its own web address is now the latest step in presenting and managing your Automated Buildings.”
Dwyer Mission Statement: “To continuously improve our position as a Global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative Controls, Sensors and Instrumentation solutions.” We work tirelessly to get it right. That’s why Dwyer holds over 650 technical patents and that number grows every year. We are an enthusiastic group of people headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana with satellite locations around the globe. We take great pride in the intellect and integrity of our employees who are passionate about the work we do, the products we develop and the industries we serve.
How Can Smart Building and HVAC Contractors be More Efficient and Save Money. As we begin our video tour of the 2018 RealComm|IBcon conference held last week in Las Vegas, we begin with a company we were not familiar with — Cube. In this video, Hector Hernandez, the CEO of Cube, tells us about his software and how it saves contractors major dollars by making sure all the data needed to run a successful smart building or HVAC contracting business is in one place and easy to access.
ControlTrends Young Gun, Aaron Gorka, Innovations Manager, ANT Technologies, providers of paperless, cloud-based, operational technology for HVAC & Control Contractors. Aaron (back from his honeymoon) conducted training at Minvalco, with John Hyden, and Archer Mechanical. Technicians love this paperless solutions that simplifies the business end-of-the-stick, and allows them to focus on maintenance. ANT Technologies solutions add more value!
Honeywell W7752G 2000 Fan Coil Unit to Be Discontinued. As Honeywell adds new and improved controllers to their product portfolio, they need to let older products go. So heads up: the W7752G 2000 Lonmark Fan Coil unit is being discontinued. If you need some of these reach out to your local Honeywell authorized distributor to buy any inventory they might have. A better option would be to have your local Honeywell distributor recommed a good replacement controller. Although, I found many of these on eBay, I would steer clear of that option ( no warranty, no tech support, and you have no idea were the controller has been). As my dad use to say, “trouble cost more than quality”.
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Sun, 10 June 2018
Episode 270: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending June 10, 2018, features an amazing capture of the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference from Las Vegas with recaps of Day 1 and Day 2 and interviews from a host of industry experts: Stephen Johnson, McKenney’s Inc., Leroy Walden, Highrose Consultants; Ron Zimmer, CABA; Richard Campbell, Kele; Michael Garceau and David Witherspoon, Honeywell; Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings; Leon Wurfel, BUENO; Courtenay Dill Glander, Lucid Design Group; Steven Guzelimian, Optergy; Josh Bradshaw, Built Alpha; Alper Üzmezler, BASSG and Anka Labs; Scott Meunch and Ryan Schlotfeldt, J2 Innovations; and Therese Sullivan, Building Context.
Steven Guzelimian Tells us about Optergy’s New VRF Application Document. Hi Guys, we just came out with a great new application data sheet for VRF and making those buildings smarter. Check it out, we elevate the VRF buildings and help consultants and contractors get more scope of work. Variable Refrigeration Flow (VRF) has become very prevalent in recent years as an efficient and effective HVAC technology. This technology dramatically changes the market for those accustomed to installing controllers on equipment like AHU, FCU, VAV, chiller and boiler plant and other traditional equipment requiring control.
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Spring 2018 Issue of Connections Magazine. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – June 5, 2018 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the fourth issue of their Connections Magazine.
Realcomm|IBcon Day 1 Begins with Realcomm Lifetime Achievement Awards — Bob Sulentic, President and CEO of CBRE Shares Views on Digital Transformation. Realcomm|IBcon set new records in both attendance and exhibitor participation as it celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary. As Jim Young, CEO and Co-founder remarked, its not a conference anymore, it’s a community event that is transforming the industry. Realcomm|IBcon began with a powerful message from keynote speaker Bob Sulentic, President and CEO of CBRE. Hype is not sustainable; technology must be embedded, commercial, and make important client impact. Realcomm Lifetime Achievement Awards followed recognizing the visionaries that have helped transform the Commercial, Corporate, and Institutional Real Estate industries. The daylong business tracks were followed by the Digie Awards.
Realcomm|IBcon Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan! Pre-Con Event Opens to over 2000 Attendees! Realcomm’s founder and CEO, Jim Young, opened 2018 Realcomm|IBcon’s PRE-CON Event to a crowd of over 2000 of the most creative, forward-thinking, and insightful commercial and corporate real estate professionals from around the world. The PRE-CON Events included the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate CyberSecurity Forum, the 15th Annual CIO Rountable, the COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit, the Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp, and the Smart Buildings Integrator Summit, the Higher Education Smart Campus Summit, and the Smart Building Leadership Forum.
Realcomm|IBcon Day 2 “The Age of Acceleration” Theme Continues — This Community is Changing the World! Forget the fire hose. Day 2 at the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference was hourly eruptions (like the Mirage Casino 1/2 mile away) of technology and innovation tracks that included the latest smart business practices — to the most up-to-date information on cybersecurity. ControlTrends got to experience the entrepreneurial spirit of Conference Live firsthand as we hosted a portion of the “Launch Pad” that introduced and promoted products, applications, and solutions from all over the world.
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Category:2018 Realcomm|IBcon -- posted at: 4:43pm EST
Mon, 4 June 2018
Episode 269: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending June 3, 2018, features a review of the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference in Las Vegas; updates on Johnson Controls’ Verasys Plug-and-Play Control System for Light Commercial Buildings; Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue: “Tagging the World of Data;” WHVACR 15th Annual Conference Registration; and IntesisBox Gateways offer easy-to-use and reliable solutions for system integration and control of Smart Buildings.
Johnson Controls’ Verasys® Plug-and-Play Control System for Light Commercial Buildings. Reduce Your Total Cost of Ownership: Easy-to-use controls maximize energy savings and extend equipment life—reducing operating costs. Gain Maximum Efficiency Up Front: Plug-and-play controls system cuts installation time and complexity. Simple interface delivers vital building data for immediate control of your environment. Secure remote access makes it easy to manage your building from anywhere.
Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue: “Tagging the World of Data”. The Spring 2018 issue, which is our fourth issue, of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is published! It is growing in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data produced by smart, connected devices and equipment systems.
WHVACR 15th Annual Conference September 19th-21st, Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. JOIN US AS WE DEFY GRAVITY IN Denver, Colorado! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Register before Aug. 1st and save $25 off of you registration cost. Register Now! Don’t miss the Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference as we explore: “Defying Gravity” Join us for this exciting event as you reconnect with old friends and network with other women leaders in the HVACR industry.
IntesisBox Gateways Easy-to-Use and Reliable Solutions for System Integration and Control of Smart Buildings. IntesisBox offers a wide range of products to facilitate communication between different protocols. Based on the most used standard protocols, such as BACnet, EnOcean, KNX, LonWorks, Modbus, DALI, MBUS and many more, IntesisBox helps you integrate most of the devices currently in the market related with Home and Building automation.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 2:23am EST
Tue, 29 May 2018
Episode 268: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 27, 2018 features an interview with Siemens’ Senior Sales Manager, Josh Felperin, who tells us about Siemens’ two latest acquisitions: J2 Innovations and Enlightened, and some of the exciting things we can expect from Siemens in the near future. We have an urgent call for ControlTrends Community help for Sarah Felperin (read below). Honeywell releases new WEBs-N4.4 software; Blue Ridge Technologies Bill Dunkelberger explains Unified Lighting Control; Ken Sinclair’s Digital Mindfulness podcast; EasyIO updates; and mark your calendars for the January 13th, 2018, ControlTrends Awards at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
With its unique functionality and intelligent cloud services, the Belimo Energy Valve sets new standards for automatic optimization and offers an all-round care-free package. Belimo created a new product category with its introduction of the Belimo Energy Valve. This control valve continuously optimizes the water flow, automatically adjusts it to current climatic conditions and eliminates the so called Delta-T syndrome. Since its market launch in 2012, the Belimo Energy Valve has won 20 awards from industry organizations worldwide.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Siemens’ Senior Sales Manager, Josh Felperin. Josh brings us up-to-date with some of the exciting developments at Siemens, particularly Siemens’ recent acquisitions of J2 Innovations and Enlightened. Josh also addressed the changing face of distribution and the concept of value over volume; and Siemens’ new indoor IAQ combo sensor.
A call for ControlTrends Community help. On April 20th, 2016, Sarah Felprin suffered a fractured skull paralyzing the right side of her body. Josh, and the Felperin family are looking for our help in raising funds for Sarah to receive Stem Cell Therapy, which is 100% out of pocket. Please visit Sarah’s GoFundMe site listed below. The Felperin family greatly appreciatesyour support. https://www.gofundme.com/sarahfelperinNew Honeywell WEBs-N4.4 Software. Honeywell announces the release of the WEBs-N4.4 software packaged with Spyder, Stryker, Venom and BACnet FF Tstat programming tools. This release supports both legacy and the newer WEB-8000 controllers. Main Features: Single-Sign On (SSO); HTML5 Views for Scheduler and Alarm console views have been updated using HTML5, completing the last User views on the Java Applet needing to be updated; Performance improvements: WEBs-N4.4 now has server side caching, optimized HTML5 HX profile and an updated internal workbench web browser; Haystack Dictionary: and much more.
Blue Ridge Technologies’ Bill Dunkleberger Explains Unified Lighting Control at the the 2018 Niagara Summit. Unified Lighting Control: One network, one service provider, and one front end — lighting control from the network’s user interface down to each zone. Bill and his team provide a very powerful and easy to use lighting solution. Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network. This network consolidation eliminates surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control.
Ken Sinclair on Digital Mindfulness Podcast. If you watched or listened to Episode 267 of ControlTalk Now, you know that Ken Sinclair, the founder of Automated Buildings, was a guest on Lawrence Ampofo’s podcast. Ken talks to Lawrence about the potential for buildings to become more digitally mindful to improve the lives of people who are more connected and work from multiple locations. Click here to hear the podcast.
EasyIO Update: EasyIO FW-Series Controllers and FS-32 Controllers Communicate with MQTT Protocol! We have some exciting news to share with you all. The topics in this newsletter are: MQTT in EasyIO controllers; EasyIO offices in the UK; New website; EasyIO attends Relevant Solutions’ Trade Show & BBQ Lunch; Recap ARBS show in Sydney; and Upcoming training courses in the US, Canada, the Netherlands.
2018 ControlTrends Awards Date and Location! Mark your Calendars for January 13th, at Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre. ControlTrends is excited to announce the 2018 ControlTrends Awards will be held January 13, 2019, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, at Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre. ControlTrends Awards attendees will enjoy a sumptuous banquet style plated dinner and a fully inclusive beverage and bar package that will allow sponsors the perfect opportunity to host their customers and staff (the Sunday night before the AHR Show) at the most exciting and entertaining industry celebration of the year.
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Sun, 20 May 2018
Episode 267: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 20, 2018 keeps the ControlTrends Community’s finger on the industry’s pulse as Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, bring us up-to-date with “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,” and the possibility that the flood of IoT technology may have reached its first high water mark. Siemens acquires J2 Innovation; Realcomm|IBcon 2018 sells out exhibit floor; and Scott Hamilton, VP of Sales is excited about Distech Controls.
INNNOVATE 14 is HERE! Siemon has been busy curating content for the latest Innovate magazine and are glad to release Issue 14! The magazine provides insights into the key technologies powering the Internet of Things, Power over Ethernet Computing and the Siemon ConvergeIT benefits as part of our robust Digital Lighting Partner programme. We also cover key product updates including our market leading Z-Plug, LightBow Termination Kit, Base 8 Plug and Play System and much more. Click here to get the magazine.
Scott Hamilton, Distech’s New VP of Sales is Excited about the “Passion of the People Behind the Products.” ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Distech’s new VP Sales for North America, Scott Hamilton. Scott believes Distech and Acuity bring together a true unified solution for the total integration of lighting and HVAC, offering a game-changing sensory network that provides increased productivity and optimal energy efficiency. Scott is excited about the passion of the people behind the products at Distech.
Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Announcement from J2 Innovations: We’re pleased to announce that our longtime customer, Siemens is acquiring J2 Innovations! Siemens will be investing in our future as an independent company with our own business goals and objectives. J2 Innovations will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Realcomm|IBcon 2018: Hundreds of Technology Products & Services Under One Roof! | Sold-Out Exhibit Floor. The energy and enthusiasm for this year’s 20th Anniversary event is unprecedented! We hope you will be joining us and hundreds of the best and brightest real estate industry professionals as we celebrate 20 years @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation.
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Category:Automated Buildings -- posted at: 4:07pm EST
Sun, 13 May 2018
Episode 266: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 13, 2018 features a provocative discussion about the evolving role of the two-step distributor as fulfillment centers, cloud-based services, smart device applications, and a host of disruptive elements challenge the distribution industry. More coverage from 2018 Niagara Summit with Controlco’s Kodaro onPoint Analaytics; Rethinking VAV Controllers: The Easy IO Way; Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum; Tridium University Update; ALC Field Partner of the Year Award; and don’t miss Cochrane Tech Services Global Launch of RAVEN!
Rethinking VAV Controllers: The EasyIO Way. Many people in the Smart Buildings Controls Industry believe that Jim Stiber of Control Consultants, Inc., might be the best of the best when it comes to VAV controllers and VAV systems. In this video Jim shares his impression of the new EASY IO FW-8V control solution. The EasyIO-FW series is a new breed of high performance, freely programmable, wireless Wi-Fi Sedona controllers. It has never been easier to extend your BMS because of its wireless possibilities.
Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity – Be a Part of the Industry’s Largest Forum! With the conference quickly approaching, we wanted to share with you the agenda (see below) for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum. Much of the content for this Forum was developed from the ongoing work of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium. Over the past decade, weaponized code delivered by malicious actors has evolved to be one of the greatest threats to our country’s welfare and economy.
Tridium University Update: Don’t Miss These Training Courses Offered Through July 2018. Tridium University is offering a wide variety of training courses across the world in the coming months. Our award-winning instructors and certified training partners stand ready to help the global Niagara Community innovate with Niagara solutions. Through July, you can find in-classroom training in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, India, Thailand and Australia.
ALC Announces Field Partner of Year at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. Congratulations to Control Service Company out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for receiving the Field Office of the Year Award at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. For more than forty years, Control Service Company (CSC) hasprovided Building Automation and Energy Management solutions to hundreds of customers throughout Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. They have demonstrated the ability to harness the latest technology & resources to deliver systems and services that ensure occupant comfort while optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability.
Controlco’s Chip Cummings at the 2018 Niagara Summit– Presenting KODARO onPoint Packaged Analytics. Controlco’s Chip Cummings tells the ControlTrends Community about the KODARO’s packaged analytics for contractors, which is coupled with the TOSIBOX for an encrypted secure network, and OPTIGO, for speed of light data processing and integrity, and the Dell Edge Gateway with ported Niagara 4. Visit KODARO for more information.
Join Cochrane Tech Services for the Global Launch of RAVEN, May 16th at 3:00 PM EST. Ready. Set. Launch. Don’t miss the OFFICIAL global launch of RAVEN, a world-first product in the building controls industry. Pre-register now for this virtual product launch taking place 5.16.18 at 3PM EST, to include product information and details on how you can be among the first to take building capabilities to the next level. Register Here!
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 6:29pm EST
Mon, 7 May 2018
Episode 265: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 6, 2018 features an in-depth interview with CGNA’s Executive Director, Mike Sackett, and Director, Business Development, Jim Hayman, who review highlights of the 2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference held in Huntington, CA. Stromquist celebrates National mall Business Week; Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS); Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit; and Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings May Issue, “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.”
Stromquist & Company Celebrates National Small Business Week and Unveils the New Stromquist Website. Every year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Stromquist was established in 1951 as a wholesale HVAC controls distributor. The business has grown significantly since then, but it has remained a family-owned company, proud to be a Small Business.
Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS) at the 2018 Niagara Summit. The 2018 Niagara Summit was the perfect venue for Roger Rebennack and Jackson Control to launch their Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS), a highly advanced and comprehensive Niagara security integration solution that delivers the full benefits of Threat Level Management and Shooter Detection System (sensing and alarming).
Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit. Neptronic’s Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile wall mount controllers and sensors, featuring the new CMMB-IP controller. Neptronic manufacturers a variety of Multi-App controllers, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ May Issue “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.” In his Automated Buildings’ May Issue, entitled “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,” owner and editor, Ken Sinclair explains the term “Digital inclusion,” which is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Accordingly, Ken states: “We need to build digitally inclusive communities for each of our buildings.”
2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference — North America’s Elite Distributors Celebrate 35th Anniversary.
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Sun, 29 April 2018
Episode 264: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Apr 29, 2018 introduces Atlanta’s newest debutante and future ControlTalk NOW host, Ms. Evelyn Grace Stromquist, as we capture the Zeitgeist of Niagara Summit 2018 — presenting a unique compilation of interviews beginning with Neptronic’s CFO Biagio Di Lorenzo, followed by industry perspectives from Systems Integrators Jim Jancse, Renick Brothers and Casto Technical’s Charlie Gibson. Distributor insight is next up with Broudy Precision’s Joe Chandler and RSD’s Mike Schwan and Rob Thompson. Activelogix’s Jack Berryhill, Tridium’s Laura Kevitt, and OTI’s Brian Turner add much more! More ControlTrends coverage to follow!
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 11:39pm EST
Sun, 22 April 2018
Episode 263: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending April 22, 2018 is co-hosted by Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, as we do an in-depth review of the 2018 Niagara Summit. This ControlTalk NOW will be invaluable to those interested members of the Niagara and Haystack communities that were unable to attend. Day 1 and 2 summary interviews with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security, and Kevin Smith, CTO, offer some great insight to Tridium’s pending release of N4.6, Edge 10.0, and Bulk Deploy. The Future will be open, connected, always On. EasyIO is ready for the future, are you?
Niagara Summit 2018 Connecting the World Begins with a Festive Reception in Champions Square. The Niagara Summit 2018, held New Orleans Hyatt Regency, began under very festive and favorable conditions inside the Champions Square — as the world’s top Niagara Systems Integrators, Systems Distributors, OEMs, 3rd Party Solutions providers, and End Users — all gathered for the gala event. Also held earlier in the day, were the Niagara 4 Training Session and Developer Boot Camp. The masquerade masks were provided compliments of Cochrane Supply, who hosted a Masquerade Ball celebration later in the evening.
CEO and President Jim Bland Re-ignites the Spirit of Tridium! DAY 1 at Niagara Summit 2018. Following the dazzling electronic imagery of the Niagara blue spread of connected data through a city landscape on three-screen wide presentation, Tridium’s Jim Bland, CEO and President, took the wand from the cyber maestro of the screen and handed it, figuratively, to the expectant audience of over 1000 global Niagara Community members — challenging them that NOW — is the time to really think outside the box, Disney example provided. The possibility of failure should no longer restrain the efforts to achieve the spectacular possibilities and payoffs of innovation.
Kevin Smith Tridium’s CTO Reviews DAY 2 at Niagara Summit 2018. Tridium’s CTO, Kevin Smith possesses advanced and distinguished expertise in the fields of Cybersecurity, Semantics, Analytics, and Software Development. When Kevin Smith talks, people listen — and for good reason. That’s why we were delighted when Kevin joined ControlTrends in summarizing DAY 2 of Niagara Summit 2018. Kevin touches all the new Niagara bases as he hits this interview out of the park (his affable style of engagement almost outdoes his technical prowess). The Niagara Framework and team are strong, getting stronger, and committed under great leadership. The Niagara Community and ecosystem are growing world-wide and leading the way with innovation.
The Future will be Open, Connected, Always On. EasyIO is Ready for the Future, are You? EasyIO leads the future of Building Automation with smarter, faster, and greener concepts and controllers. This newest video release captures the driving spirit behind EasyIO’s philosophy to master and exploit emerging technologies that are pushing expectations and performance to higher standards, while eliminating costs and barriers to implementation.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 8:23pm EST
Sun, 15 April 2018
Episode 262: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending April 15, 2018, features an interview with owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, who gives us insight to the Automated Buildings’ April Issue entitled “Meta-Morphing Mashup.” Niagara Summit 2018 begins today with an evening welcome reception. Stay tuned for more ControlTrends coverage. If you are coming to the summit make sure to visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products in Booth 418, and Contemporary Controls BASautomation Products in Booth 318. And be sure to check out the Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center VIDEO Tour
ControlTrends interview with Automated Buildings owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, tells us about his April edition of Automated Buildings: “As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid Meta Morphic Mashup.” Now, what the heck is Meta-Morphing Mashup? Listen in to find out.
Visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products Booth 418 at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by the newest and a very exciting booth 418 of Niagara Security & Video Products technology to see what’s new! The latest in Niagara Enterprise Security & Video offerings to help you once again promote the Intelligent Building solution by extending the framework with a new and improved offering N4 Security & Video products.
Final Details Before Heading to Niagara Summit 2018. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Niagara Summit! Registered guests are invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and can join attendees for meals on Monday and Tuesday. For access to the Niagara 4 training session or Developer Bootcamp on Sunday, and the breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday, guest registrations would have to be changed to attendee.
BASautomation Products at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by booth 318 to see our latest BASautomation products, including our BASpi, the BAScontrol series and the always popular BASrouters. Be sure to let us brag a little about our BASrouter obtaining BTL certification.
Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center — Take the Tech Center VIDEO Tour. ControlTrends had the unique opportunity to meet with representatives of Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center recently and tour their state-of-the-art Technology Center, which sets a new precedent in training excellence. The video says it all.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 1:05pm EST
Sun, 25 March 2018
Episode 260: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending March 25, 2018 features visionary Jim Young, Founder and CEO of Realcomm Conferences. Register now to take advantage of ControlTrends’ discounted rate for Realcomm20, at the Cosmopolitan, June 4-8, Las Vegas. Young Gun Aaron Gorka, Innovations Manager, ANT Technologies, introduces the ControlTrends Community to the CMPX Show and more. Great demo from Mike Glenn, Penn Controls, who is celebrating its 100th Anniversary! Gina Elliott joins EasyIO as VP of the Americas. Belimo releases New Globe Valve Assemblies with a Webinar; and make sure to register for the Iotium/Intelligent Building Cybersecurity Webinar.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Jim Young — founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world’s leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Stay tuned for more important updates and other conference information as it becomes available. Register now — using our ControlTrends’ discount code.
Young Gun Aaron Gorka,Innovations Manager, ANT Technologies, providers of paperless, cloud-based, operational technology for HVAC & Control Contractors, brings the ControlTrends Community up-to-speed with the CMPX Show (with over 500 exhibitors) that was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, March 21-23, as well as introducing two other prominent Young Guns: Lawrence Beauchamp, Arrow Electronics and Mark Riley, Track GPS Fleet Management. Great question and answer session — and great assessment of our industry. Thanks Aaron, we look forward to your next update!
EasyIO News Update: Gina Elliott Vice President of the Americas. Gina Elliott has joined the EasyIO team as Vice President of the Americas. Throughout her career, Gina has worked to develop GTM strategies for emerging technologies in IT and OT. Gina started her “ITOT” career as a VAR for converged IT solutions and has continued to work with emerging technologies. Transitioning to OT in 2007, Gina has worked in design consulting for multi-system integration and interoperability of smart buildings.
Belimo’s New Globe Valve Assemblies — Greater Force & Flexibility! Webinar on Wed, April 4 at 1:00 PM EDT. Belimo now offers a full range of NPT pressure compensated globe valves. The new G2 and G3 with ANSI Class VI leakage and 100:1 rangeability provide accurate modulation at low flow. Belimo globe valve actuators incorporate Multi-Function Technology to allow for easy and flexible field configuration. Register today to learn more about Belimo’s new globe valve assemblies.
ControlTrends and Michael Glenn, Penn Refrigeration Business Development Manager at Johnson Controls review two exciting new controls from Penn Controls, who is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Eric and Mike review the A525 Series Electronic Refrigeration Controllers with Adaptive Defrost, which manages cooling, defrost, alarms, communications and costs, offering a wide range of options that allow for customized control functions. The Quick Response Expansion Valve (QREV) with Precision Superheat Controller (PSHC) form an electronic solution that will maximize evaporator efficiency and save energy by maintaining target superheat, regardless of outside conditions.
Live Webinar: Building Cybersecurity is a Legacy Building Risk — Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8 am PT/ 11 am ET. It’s not smart buildings – but any commercial building built or renovated in the past 30 years are what you should worry about. Before the smart buildings concept, digital, Internet-connected controls systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and elevators have been installed and managed by non-IT persons from architects, engineers, contractors and property managers. Without IT best practices, much-less cybersecurity requirements, there is significant exposure to: Life Safety Risks, Equipment Failure, Productivity Loss, Network Hopping, and Brand Damage.
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 8:05pm EST
Sun, 18 March 2018
Episode 259: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Mar 18, 2018 begins with a uniquely insightful discussion with seasoned industry experts: Jason Houck, CIO, Hepta Systems and The Panel Shoppe, and Leroy Walden, President, Highrose Consultants, LLC. — both of whom, emphatically recommend attending the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference this June in Las Vegas. Lynxspring released their 7″ HD Touchscreen Display; Contemporary Controls wishes you a Happy National Pi Day; Tridium NS18 Calls for Niagara Innovator Award and New Product Showcase entries; ControlTrends Beatles Tour Re-wind; and Dent Instruments wants to see you at this year’s GLOBALCON in Boston.
ControlTalk NOW interview with seasoned industry experts Jason Houck, CIO, Hepta Systems and The Panel Shoppe, and Leroy Walden, President, Highrose Consultants, LLC. — both of whom, emphatically recommend attending the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference this June in Las Vegas. The focused journey began with recollections of what building automation was like in its earliest days, advances through the proliferation of technology particularly, computer-based technologies, and then, offers tenable solutions to many the of multifaceted challenges yet ahead.
New Product Release: Lynxspring’s 7″ HD Touchscreen Display. As previously announced, Lynxspring’s new high-definition, 7″ touchscreen display is now available. This display has a wide range of use in HVAC, lighting, energy, commissioning, troubleshooting, servicing and IoT user experiences. The intuitive, easy-to-use Lynxspring TSD 7 has been priced to match the economics for use in small building environments and for multiple-display points in larger environments.
Contemporary Controls bids You Happy National Pi Day! In honor of National Pi day, we’re celebrating the Raspberry Pi, which was created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a way to make computers more accessible to people all over the world. Contemporary Controls strongly supports the vision of using open hardware and software to make technology more accessible to everyone. As part of our vision for open control, we’ve created the BASpi I/O board for Raspberry Pi, which turns your Raspberry Pi into a BACnet-networked, Sedona-programmable controller with 6 Universal Inputs and 6 Relay Outputs.Across the Universe with Ken and Eric. I saw a wonderful movie last night called Across the Universe. It is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s and features 34 compositions originally written by members of the Beatles. It reminded me of the EASY IO Global Conference in Manchester England, and the trip Ken and I took to Liverpool. As you can see in this video, Ken and I explore the places were the Beatles grew up and got started. We reflect on how Smart Building Controls are in a phase very much like music was in England in the early sixties right before the Beatles and others broke the rules and changed music forever.
NS18 Call for Entries: Niagara Innovator Award and New Product Showcase. Enter today for the chance to be recognized at Niagara Summit 2018 for your innovative projects and new products! About the Niagara Innovator Award: Innovation is what the Niagara Framework® is all about. Every day, the Niagara Community turns possibilities into realities using this powerful platform. The Niagara Innovator Award offers you a chance to spotlight your projects that exemplify innovation, creativity and collaboration. A panel of community members and Tridium employees will review the entries and select the Top 5.
Dent Instruments Wants to see You at GLOBALCON in Boston! March 21-22 at the Hynes Convention Center. Learn about the new PowerScout HD! Stop by the DENT booth #310 to see the new PowerScout HD Multi-Circuit Energy Submeters. Download your FREE EXPO PASS! If you’ve considered adding the PowerScout meter to your toolkit, do not miss the opportunity to see us at the show. We’ll have expert staff on-hand to answer your in-depth product questions. Learn how the PowerScout can help you achieve your energy management goals in 2018 and beyond.
Realcomm|IBcon 2018 JUNE 6 – 7, 2018 | THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS — Early bird rates expire 5/1/2018. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Only 79 days until Realcomm 2018! Dynamic Education Programs, Solution Provider Expo, LIVE Interviews, Tours, Networking – these are just a few of the many things that keep Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate, Institutional and Government IT, Facilities, Energy, Sustainability and HR Professionals coming back to Realcomm year after year! Register today!
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Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 6:09pm EST
Sun, 11 March 2018
Episode 258: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending March 11, 2018 features an interview with Alper Üzmezler, BASSG’s Managing Partner and CTO of Anka Labs. Alper takes us on a deep dive into Sandstar, an open-sourced offering from Anka Labs. Check out Honeywell’s e7 Hotel Thermostat; Scott Hamilton joins Acuity Brands’ Distech team; Johnson Controls announces Verasys “Turning Up the Smart” Roadshow — coming to a city near you; Watch 8 More Minutes of Magic with the 2017 ControlTrends Awards extended video, which captures the most exciting night in the HVAC industry; and make sure to read Therese Sullivan’s “Shaking Value Chains and Channeling New Voices in BAS.”
Honeywell is Making Your Hotel Room Smarter with the e7 Smart Thermostat. You already have a smart home, and now, you can have a smart home away from home. Thanks to the launch of Honeywell’s next-generation thermostat for the hospitality industry, you’ll now be able to control the temperature not only of your bedroom, but of your hotel room, too. Meet the new Inncom e7 Thermostat (otherwise known as the e7), heralded as the first enterprise-grade environmental control and energy management solution that also features Amazon Alexa integrations.
Acuity Brands’ Distech Controls Appoints Scott Hamilton as Vice President, Sales. Brossard, QC, March 5, 2018 – Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, is pleased to announce a recent addition to the company’s leadership team: Scott Hamilton joins Distech Controls in the role of Vice President, Sales. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Scott will be responsible for sales channels across the Americas, Australia and Asia, as well as the organization’s OEM channel and Distech Controls Energy Services.
Johnson Controls Announces Verasys “Turning Up the Smart” Roadshow. Verasys® is a new kind of plug-and-play building control system with less complexity and more capabilities to help expand your business and service opportunity for your customers. The best way to fully appreciate this system, is by seeing it in action. The best way to see it in action, is by seeing it live. That’s why we’ll be crossing the U.S. to share it with everyone on the Verasys Roadshow.
2017 ControlTrends Awards HighLight Video Extended Version. Watch eight minutes of magic as we present the 2017 ControlTrends Awards video that captures the ControlTrends Awards ceremony and night in the industry for the superstars and heroes of the HVAC and Building Automation industries. The 2017 Top Gun Awards recipients were recognized, as was the 2017 Petock Award winner Trevor Palmer, Distech/Acutiy Brands, and the ControlTrends Awards Hall of Fame inductees.
Shaking Value Chains and Channeling New Voices in BAS. The unifying forces within the HVAC and Building Automation industries are changing. The universal laws and assumptions we held as champion truths, are no longer valid. Even the gravitational fields that kept the “constellation of value” constant in our channels — are in full flux. New galaxies are forming and steering your way through these new strong and weak interactions may be be dicey. The following article by Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, will help to explain why.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Alper Üzmezler, BASSG Managing Partner and CTO of Anka Labs, who begins with an overview of Sandstar, open-sourced offering from Anka Labs. Alper then goes into several demos. BASSG has been involved in commercial building informatics for over a decade, delivering realistic renderings, dashboarding, energy analytics programming, integrations, and other services. BASSG makes a vital contributions to the open-protocol controls industry. BASSG offers a variety of solutions for multi-protocol data transport, data visualization libraries, an editor for custom UI development, and HTML5 block programming tools — and delivers these tools as a unified environment. In mid-2016, BASSG delivered their first generation Edge Analytics Controllers (EACs) to the market.
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Sun, 4 March 2018
Episode 257: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Mar 4, 2018, prefaces Ken Sinclair’s March edition of Automated Buildings, and features an Optergy update interview with Steve Guzelimian, President — followed by an informative round table discussion with CABA President & CEO, Ron Zimmer and HGA’s Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS. Much more follows: EasyIO’s February Newsletter; Roger Fradin’s appointed as Honeywell’s new Chairman of the Board for Homes and Global Distribution; and ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack, and Brick Schema announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling.
2018 Nordic Smart Building Convention — HELSINKI, FINLAND, June 6th & 7th, 2018. BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE JUNE 6-7. 2018 HELSINKI, FINLAND. “This is more than an event! It’s an ecosystem that brings leading tech pioneers and industry influencers in Real Estate and Construction together.” Nordic Smart Building Convention is supported by an advisory board of highly regarded industry professionals. Click here for more information.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings March, 2018 Theme: “Transparency Transformation.” n his March edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor Ken Sinclair examines the dichotomy of yesteryear’s intentionally proprietary self, contrasted against the open and transparent self, which is becoming the default building mindset. There are still many more minds to go, but the IoT-fueled digitalization of our industry is advancing the transparency transformation at a barely discernible warp speed.
ASHRAE’s BACnet Committee, Project Haystack and Brick Schema Collaborating to Provide Unified Data Semantic Modeling Solution. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack, and Brick Schema announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.
Honeywell To Appoint Roger Fradin As Chairman Of The Board Of Homes Spinoff. Honeywell announced that it will appoint former long-time company executive Roger Fradin as the Chairman of the Board for the Homes and Global Distribution business spinoff announced last year. Fradin will start immediately to help Homes transition into a separate, stand-alone business. “In Roger Fradin, we are appointing a terrific leader to act as Chairman of our Homes and Global Distribution business once it separates from Honeywell,” said Honeywell president and CEO Darius Adamczyk.
EasyIO February Newsletter: Our New European Office, Meet Our Newest Employee — and New Training Opportunities! Highlights and Topics of our February newsletter: A new Europe office and address change; Introducing Brian Cline, U.S. Support Engineer; FW-series is perfect for FCU applications; EasyIO on the road to the UK, Italy, and Sweden; and the New CPT Tools & EasyStack training courses.
Optergy Enterprise + Proton — Tenancy Application Datasheet. Optergy tenancy provides building automation contractors a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves from other contractors by bundling more project scope. Optergy tenancy enables building owners to recover utility costs through billing of tenants for electricity, gas, water, thermal energy (chilled & hot) and after hours air-conditioning override. Optergy produces consumption reports in CSV and PDF or can automatically issue a formal invoice to building tenants.
ControlTalk NOW’s interview with Optergy’s President, Steven Guzelimian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Steve tells us about some of the outside the box BMS the Optergy Apps have to offer. Optergy is giving service providers more scope and more service opportunities within the building space. New Application Data Sheets; New Case Studies (2 for now, more coming each week); and Optergy News (Blog).
ControlTalk NOW’s Round Table Discussion with Ron Zimmer, CABA President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), email@example.com; and Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS, Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, HGA Architects and Engineers, firstname.lastname@example.org. Great discussion on several industry initiatives, disruption, collaboration, and the greatest headwind of them all: FEAR.
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Sun, 25 February 2018
Episode 256: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 25, 2018 features our interview with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director Vykon Automation, Energy and Security. Ed believes this upcoming Niagara Summit in New Orleans is the most important and featured-packed summit yet. Also, coverage of the Siemens 2018 Partnership Summit in Las Vegas, and if you like Lon, you’ll love Loytec.
Welcome to the 2018 Siemens Partner Summit! Theme Focuses on People, Passion and Partnership. Siemens’ 2018 Partner Summit, held at the palatial J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, began with Josh Felperin’s warm appreciation and welcome extended to the multitude of Siemens Solution Partners, Siemens leadership, and Siemens product experts. Josh stressed that this year’s theme was a deep focus on people, passion, and partnership.
Siemens Partner Summit 2018 Day 2 — Looking Forward: In Our Market & Portfolio. Siemens Partner Summit 2018 Day 2 opened with Dick Pope’s Looking Forward: In our Market & Portfolio, Doug Anderson’s Digitalization of Marketing, and Anika Adams’ Trends in Compliance. The Partner Summit broke into numerous workshops that included Winning with Productivity; Smart Spaces: Leveraging New Trends in Occupant Engagement for Competitive Advantage; and Positioning Your Business to “Win the Room.”
This week’s ControlTalk Now interview is with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director Vykon Automation, Energy, and Security. Ed is one of the most respected and venerated experts in the realm of smart buildings integration. This upcoming Niagara Summit, in New Orleans, April 15-17, has it all! Visionary speakers, new technology vendors, and four great tracks including: a developer’s boot camp track, applications track, business track, and a advanced technology track. Register NOW!
If You Like Lon — You will Love Loytec. We focus so much on BACnet these days that we sometimes forget about Lon. We still come across lots of government jobs that use Lon as their preferred network. One of the best kept secrets when it comes to Lon controls, is a company called Loytec. As you can see in this video, they make quality controllers and accessories. We have had very good success at Stromquist & Company with Loytec, and can speak very highly of the brand.
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Sun, 18 February 2018
Episode 255: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 18, 2018 features our interview and cyber security discussion with two of our industry’s most venerated experts from Intelligent Buildings, Darryl Benson and Fred Gordy. Darryl and Fred offer the ControlTrends Community some astute advice and pose an interesting question to system integrators: Do you want to maintain the cyber security risks or turn them over to the end-user? Tridium’s Jim Bland gives us 4 good reasons to attend the 2018 Niagara Summit; and more product announcements from Siemens, Belimo, and Lynxspring.
Tridium’s Jim Bland Gives 4 Important Reasons to Attend Niagara Summit 2018. Excitement is building for the Niagara Summit, the largest building automation open system summit in the world. Tridium will be unveiling the latest Niagara innovations from edge to cloud. Click to watch Jim Bland, Tridium’s President and General Manager, give the top reasons to attend this year.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Intelligent Buildings‘ cyber security experts Darryl Benson, VP of Solutions, and Fred Gordy, Director of Cyber Security, who discuss the methodologies and best practices that give an organization, especially those with a large portfolio, a structured approach to manage cyber security. In many cases, we have created “an environment of convenience,” where there are too many superusers and passwords don’t expire. End users must manage all the devices on their networks, requiring verification and enforcement with all the service providers with access to those networks. Don’t miss the great insights from Intelligent Buildings!
Siemens Building Technologies New Economizer Controller Video and Installation Video! These Siemens videos will give you important insight into an effective energy savings idea, review easy-to-install procedures, and walk you through the setup of Siemens’ new economizer products. The second video will show you where the equipment is connected to the controller and how to set the shut-off temperature set points.
Innovation Meets Energy Efficient Design: Belimo 6-Way Pressure Independent Valve, Webinar on Wednesday, February 21 at 1:00 PM EST. In this 30 minute webinar you will learn about the new Belimo 6-Way ePIV and its innovative design for more energy efficient operations. This pressure independent control valve features heating and cooling circuits that are hydronically decoupled allowing each sequence to be controlled individually by the actuator.
Lynxspring’s New Product Announcement: Introducing the TSD 7 Touchscreen. Lynxspring is pleased announce the immediate availability of our new Lynxspring TSD 7, a high-definition, 7″ touchscreen display for use in a wide range of HVAC, lighting, energy, commissioning, troubleshooting, servicing and IoT user experiences. This adds another dimension to Lynxspring’s commitment to providing complete edge-to-enterprise and IoT solutions for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration.
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Sun, 11 February 2018
Episode 254: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 11, 2018 features two of our industry’s most prominent voices: Ken Sinclair, editor of Automated Buildings, who reviews his February edition, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, who provides detailed insight to KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit and several key AHR breakouts. Important update for the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans; 2018 AHR Expo report — AHR posts the records; Registration links provided for CABA’s Intelligent Building Council webinar and Lynxspring’s upcoming Niagara 4 templates webinar; and on a very special note, watch the 2017 ControlTrends Awards, in its entirety!
February’s 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Niagara 4 Templates, February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM CST. Dear Lynxspring Business Partner, 30 Minutes with Lynxspring, our monthly Webinar series hosted by Lynxspring subject matter experts and special guests, returns Wednesday, February 21st at 12:00 CST. Amanda Toomey, a member of our Training Team, will discuss creating Niagara 4 templates. Click here to register.
Niagara Summit 2018: New Breakout Sessions Added! New Orleans, Hyatt Regency, April 15-17, 2018. planning is well underway for Niagara Summit 2018. We’ve recently added new breakout sessions that are packed with Niagara best practices, case studies and training. At Niagara Summit 2018, you’ll: Learn from the pros in the Developer Bootcamp and gain hands-on knowledge and practical tips for developing on Niagara 4; Learn about new business opportunities, trends and more from Niagara Community thought leaders in the Business Track and much more. Register here!
ControlTalk NOW interview with two of our industry’s most prominent voices: Ken Sinclair, editor of Automated Buildings, who reviews the theme of his February edition, and Therese Sullivan, editor of BuildingContext.me. Therese gives us a detailed account of KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit and several key AHR breakouts she attended.
You are Invited to Experience the Entire 2017 ControlTrends Awards Show — Special Viewing Tomorrow! Did you miss all the excitement of this year’s ControlTrends Awards? No worries, you can see the entire show on a live re-broadcast! We will be streaming the entire show tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 8th at 8:00 PM EST. Just come to controltrends.com and click on the post. Check out this preview video to get a feel for what happens when the superstars of Smart Building and HVAC Controls Industry come together to celebrate the best of the best!
These 2 Falcon Heavy SpaceX Rockets are Landing! Reusable, Refuelable Rockets for Space Travel is a Reality! Watch the historic Falcon Heavy launch and the incredible and flawless landing of two the Falcon Heavy’s booster rockets. Watch all of the video! But, the simultaneous landing occurs around minute 30. The extraordinary implications are that reusable, refuelable rocket ships make continuous space travel, from one point to the other — and back, as well as the exploration and habitation of Mars very likely — and no longer the science fiction fare of H.G. Wells.
2018 AHR Expo is Record-breaking — Smashes Six All-time Highs! By any measure, the 2018 AHR Expo, was an unparalleled success, setting six all-time highs including more than 72,000 in total attendance and 49,995 registered visitors, both records. When the 70th edition of the world’s largest HVACR marketplace convened in Chicago in January, four additional records were set, including the number of exhibitors, square feet of exhibit space and countries represented.
Intelligent Buildings Council (IBC) Webinar Tuesday, Feb 13, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM ET Special 30 Minute Presentation “Tax Incentives for Green Buildings.” CABA Board member and IBC Chair, Trevor Nightingale (National Research Council), IBC Vice-Chair, Harsha Chandrashekar (Honeywell International Inc), IBC Vice-Chair, Robert Lane (Robert H. Lane & Associates Inc.) and IBC Vice-Chair, Bob Allan (The Siemon Company) are pleased to announce that the next CABA IBC meeting will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 12 Noon – 1:30 pm ET by webinar. Agenda, slide deck and other supporting documentation will be attached at a later date. Register here!
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Sun, 4 February 2018
Episode 253: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 4, 2018 features our 2-minute teaser video of the 2017 ControlTrends Awards — and we have video coverage of KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit; Ken Sinclair’s February, Automated Buildings; Altura Associates wins the 2017 Project Haystack Award; Optergy’s Proton wins the 2017 Innovative Product of the Year; and Schneider Electric introduces new Pelco Video Solutions via iPortal.
Optergy’s Proton, 2017 ControlTrends Awards Innovative Product of the Year Co-winner!Optergy Proton, winner of the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Innovative Product of the Year, thanks you for supporting Optergy nomination for the ControlTrends Awards. In 2017, Optergy was nominated in a number of categories. Optergy takes product innovation very seriously and we aim to help all buildings into Smart Monitoring & Control at a fraction of the price of the next best alternative.
Look What’s New at Schneider Electric! The Vault: New Year, New Pelco Products in iPortal. New Year, New Pelco Products in iPortal. We are pleased to announce the availability of Pelco’s Video Solutions through iPortal. Pelco’s Video Solutions include: Fixed IP Cameras; PTZ IP Cameras; Panoramic IP Cameras; Specialty IP Cameras; Analog Cameras; Video Management Systems; Mounting Hardware & Accessories. Visit www.pelco.com for product guides, brochures, and specifications.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings February, 2018 Theme: Building Brains — AI is the Brain, IoT the Body. Speaking with the Face and Voice of Digital Transformation. n the February edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces us to his digital twin, Robo Ken, who foresees (in the very near future), buildings full of powerful, low-cost edge devices — armed with AI and Machine Learning capabilities, that will accelerate the digital transformation of our industry — at an alarming pace.
Congratulations to Altura Associates Winner of the 2017 Project Haystack Award. Altura Associates is this year’s honoree for the work that they have done to apply Haystack across numerous projects that deliver improved performance for building owners and operators. Accepting the award on their behalf at the 2017 ControlTrends Awards is another leading member of the Haystack community, Alper Uzmezler of BASSG.
Highlights and Interviews from the 2018 KMC Genius Summit. The KMC Commander is Calling! Congratulations to a Summit well done! Richard Newberry, Tim Vogel, and team KMC Controls delivered another three-part agenda of product and technical training, motivation and industry insight, and networking and entertainment in a compressed and energized two days of Genius Summit at Chicago’s luxurious Langham Hotel. The best news yet, is that KMC Controls is ready to share the majority of the breakout sessions that were filmed. They will be available in the coming weeks… stay tuned!
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Sun, 28 January 2018
Episode 252: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 28, 2018 features the 2017 ControlTrends Award winners, as well as coverage of KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit event, and Ken Sinclair’s Sixth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory. Must read Tridium Technical Bulletin: Mitigating “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Vulnerabilities; Brett Pascone wins the 2017 EasyIO Wireless Controller Application of the Year; and News Releases on LonMark International Award Winners for 2017 and CyberPower’s new UPS System.
Welcome to Chicago and the KMC Genius Summit! KMC Controls once again hosted its semi-annual customer event, the 2018 KMC Genius Summit at the beautiful Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, KMC re-equipped its customers with product knowledge, best practices training and a heavy dose of innovation. As KMC prepares to launch its latest iteration of the KMC Commander IoT platform, partners couldn’t be more thrilled to attend the event. KMC provided two fantastic keynote headliners Mike Abrashoff, Friday and Josh Linkner, Saturday. In addition, Rick Lisa, Intel, and Luis Alvarez, Alvarez Technology Group gave keynote presentations.
ControlTrends Awards Announces the 2017 CTA Award Winners, Young Guns, Petock Award Recipient, and Hall of Fame Inductees. Sunday evening, the 2017 ControlTrends Awards took front and center stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago. Marc Petock and Kimberly Brown co-hosted the ControlTrends Awards ceremony the superstars and heroes of the HVAC and Building Automation industries. The 2017 Top Gun Awards recipients were recognized, as was the 2017 Petock Award winner Trevor Palmer, and the ControlTrends Awards Hall of Fame inductees. Photo and video highlights to follow!
In The News: CyberPower Introduces UPS System Designed for Building and Industrial Automation. Shakopee, Minn. – January 22, 2018– Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., a leader in power protection and management products, today introduced an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system designed to protect building and industrial controls and devices from power failure, interruptions, over-voltages and surges. The CyberPower BAS34U24V protects controller and server platforms, networking devices, data loggers, remote facility monitors, and other equipment from power disruptions to avoid loss of vital data and service failures.
Meet Brett Pascone, Northeast Services, Winner of the 2017 EasyIO Wireless FW-Series Application of the Year. Brett Pascone (middle) and Daniel Edelman (right), of Northeast Services, join Frank Witmer (left), Chief Engineer Support, Broudy Precision, at the ControlTrends Awards in Chicago, January 21, 2018. Brett Pascone was the winner of the 2017 EasyIO Wireless FW-Series Application of the Year Competition and his prize was an all-expense paid, round trip ticket to the 2017 ControlTrends Awards in Chicago.
Tridium Technical Bulletin: Mitigating “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Vulnerabilities. Mitigating Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities. Dear valued partner, On January 3, 2018, a group of researchers from Google Project Zero, Cyberus Technology and several universities revealed two major flaws in computer chips that could leave a huge number of computers and smartphones vulnerable to security concerns. Called “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws exist in processor families and could allow an attacker to read sensitive data stored in the memory, like passwords, or look at what tabs someone has open on their computer. Researchers indicate almost every computing system – desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers – is affected by these flaws.
LONMARK INTERNATIONAL AWARDS “BEST OF YEAR” WINNERS FOR 2017. AHR EXPO, Chicago, IL. Jan. 22, 2018- LonMark® International, a non-profit international association recognized for the certification, education and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, today announced the winners of its “Best of the Year” awards for 2017. LonMark certified products, people and companies have been the basis for thousands of open, interoperable systems across the globe. These annual awards reflect the vision and innovation shared among the members of the LonMark community.
Ken Sinclair’s Sixth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory — A Panel of Industry Thought Leaders Deliver a Successful Session! Moderator Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings, was joined by a panel of veteran industry experts: Marc Petock, Trevor Palmer, Troy Davis, George Thomas, and John Petze at the Sixth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory held at the AHR 2018 in Chicago. The session was very well-attended by a mixed audience of Manufacturers, Building Owners, Engineers, System Integrators, and HVAC Contractors.
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Sun, 14 January 2018
Episode 251: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 14, 2018 features an insightful interview with Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair. Final preparations are being made for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards, which will take place this Sunday, January 21st, at the Hard Rock Cafe on 63 W. Ontario Street. Stay tuned for the 2017 CTA Winners’ List, Video coverage from Vlad Chaloupka, and a host media collateral. Also, in this week’s ControlTalk NOW: Belimo Webinar previews 2018 AHR EXPO; ControlTalk NOW Rewind with Rauline Ochs; WHVACR’s AHR Meet and Greet Invite; Jason Houck’s and Ron Victor’s Smart Buildings Webinar; and, Is Alexa for Business the Answer?
Belimo Webinar – Delivering Innovative Solutions – 2018 AHR Expo. Join us for a 30 minute webinar to preview the innovative solutions that Belimo will showcase at the AHR Expo, January 22-24 in Chicago, IL. Visit us at Booth #4136. Click HERE to register for the webinar on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM EST. Belimo has earned the place of the market leader by valuing ingenuity and craftsmanship and never resting on our accomplishments. Very simply, we strive to build damper actuators, control valves and sensors that solve comfort and energy challenges, perform flawlessly and earn your trust through a long and productive life.
ControlTalk Rewind with Rauline Ochs — Channel Inflection Point Expert Explains Operational Technologies’ Roadmap. ControlTalk Rewind Rauline Ochs is one of the most eye-opening interviews of 2017! Rauline is a high-performance sales and marketing executive with The Channel Company, who possesses a 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.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken starts his 2018 editorial campaign off with the intriguing proposition that we have a digital opportunity to recreate a softer version of ourselves and our industry: “We are all involved in today’s digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good. This month’s issue talks about how we can improve our image as we digitally transform and inspires us all to envision what the world will see when we pull the string on our transformation mask to expose our new inner selves to the world.” Click here to read the rest of Ken’s January 2018 editorial.
Women In HVACR Invites You to WHVACR’s Meet & Greet — Tues Night 6:30pm @ Margaritaville Restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier! lso, be sure to visit WHVACR @ Booth #7060! Additionally, WHVACR is proud to sponsor four educational sessions at this year’s AHR Expo. Don’t miss these great speakers: Stocastic Marketing Presents: Solve Your Tech and Marketing Problems with One Metric; HomeService Chats Presents: Methods to Find and Keep Residential Technicians, Plumbers, and Electricians;Online Access Presents: Web Marketing: What Works, Doesn’t Work, and is Changing; and The New Flat Rate Presents: The Future of The Billable Hour.
Join CIO Jason Houck for a Smart Buildings Webinar! January 18, 2018, at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET. While the benefits of energy and sustainability, operational efficiency, and enhanced occupant experience are compelling, even the most experienced commercial, corporate and institutional organizations face significant barriers related to security, deployment complexities, and data visibility. Join Jason Houck, Chief Information Officer for The Panel Shoppe and Ron Victor, CEO and Founder, IoTium and learn how smart building solutions are creating a new paradigm of connectivity and disrupting the building industry.
In the Almighty Pursuit of Efficiency, Is Alexa for Business the Answer? In the almighty pursuit of efficiency, Alexa’s powers to liberate people from menial mental chores and keep entire organizations on-time and on-track reading from the same script does have extraordinary benefits. But, is it much more than a digital intercom system — that we essentially already have three versions of — that have gone by the wayside due to digital disuse? Penny, for your digital thoughts.
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Sun, 7 January 2018
Episode 250: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 7, 2018 features our interview with Dan Flaherty, Vice President of Sales, Acuity Brands|Distech Controls and Lance Patterson, Sales Support and Engineering, Distech Controls. Marketing Collateral of the Year Videos from EasyIO and Optergy; Ken Sinclair’s January edition of Automated Buildings; BASSG’s Year 2017, in review and 2018 forecast; Flytrex Drone Delivery System; Optigo’s Visual BACnet; Niagara Summit 2018 Registration has begun; Johnson Controls’ GLAS thermostat; and Belimo Solutions: From Design to Delivery.
EasyIO’s “The Rules Have Changed!” Entry for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. EasyIO’s The Rules Have Changed! Entry for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. EasyIO’s goal is to eliminate the massive cost for building management systems by introducing multiple-protocol energy management controllers. Although we recognize the intimate relationship between profitability and quality, we know that our Partner’s success is ultimately depending on the well-being and innovative character of its engineers.
2017 has been a Huge Success for BAS Services and Graphics! Reflections from Alper Uzmezler & BASSG Team. 2017 has been a huge success for BAS Services and Graphics. Success has been on multiple fronts. We have completed our HTML5 conversion off Niagara framework modules basmaker. Within the year basMaker has been standardized for a multinational car manufacturer, in a well known university campus as well as usage extended within top 10 energy utility company.
Optergy’s Proton — Innovation in a Building Controller. Optergy’s Proton is an innovative building controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application. This economical product manages up to 100 BACnet or Modbus devices, and has built-in programming & tools.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings January, 2018 Theme: The Face of Digital Transformation 2018. Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, starts his 2018 campaign off with the intriguing proposition that we have a digital opportunity to recreate a softer version of ourselves and our industry: “We are all involved in today’s digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good.
Meet the Flytrex Drone Delivery System – a Delivery Solution which will Elevate Your Business Sky High. Every so often, the disruptive deployment of technology seems to kind of sneak up on us — in part, because it is impossible to know about all things relevant and their progress at all times; and in part, because it is difficult to project the rate of adoption and the impact of these seemingly innocuous, yet inevitable game-changers.
ControlTalk NOW guest interview is with Dan Flaherty, Vice President of Sales, Acuity Brands|Distech Controls and Lance Patterson, Sales Support and Engineering, Distech Controls. Dan and Lance update us on unifying the building controls and lighting controls industries, and how traditional system integrators or distributors and electrical channels working more closely together to provide better service to the construction community and ultimately the building owner. Distech is leading the pack with IP controller technology with their ECLYPSE controller, which is up for many ControlTrends Awards.
Optigo’s Visual BACnet — Shining a Light on Princeton’s Network Problems. After 6 weeks of stadium lights turning on in the middle of the night and waking up nearby residents, Princeton University turned to Visual BACnet to solve their problems. When he first opened up Visual BACnet, Controls Engineer Gary Brancato discovered serious problems with the network.
Niagara Summit 2018: Register NOW to Secure the Early Bird Rate! Register now to secure the early bird rate! Join us April 15–17 in New Orleans for the premier conference focused on the Niagara Framework® and new industry-leading technologies. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about how Niagara is shaping the future of connected devices and systems, along with what’s fueling Buildings, Industrial IoT and other important technology trends.
Johnson Controls — The Company that Invented the Room Thermostat Just Reinvented It! We’d like to introduce you to GLAS® from Johnson Controls. GLAS is a beautiful smart thermostat that helps create a space that is efficient and healthy. It offers a translucent, responsive interface that is the perfect blend of form and function. GLAS showcases simple, adaptive technology that creates delightful interactions with its clever user interface.
Belimo Solutions: From Design to Delivery, Many Hands with One Intention – Complete Customer Satisfaction. Belimo has earned the place of the market leader by valuing ingenuity and craftsmanship and never resting on our accomplishments. Very simply, we strive to build damper actuators, control valves and sensors that solve comfort and energy challenges, perform flawlessly and earn your trust through a long and productive life.
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