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.
The post Episode 252: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending Jan 28, 2018 appeared first on ControlTrends.
Direct download: CTN_252_ControlTalk_Now_The_Smart_Buildings_Podcast.mp3
Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 3:15pm EST
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.
The post Episode 251: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending Jan 14, 2018 appeared first on ControlTrends.
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.
The post Episode 250: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending Jan 7, 2018 appeared first on ControlTrends.
Direct download: CTN_250_ControlTalk_Now_The_Smart_Buildings_Podcast.mp3
Category:ControlTalk NOW -- posted at: 10:23pm EST