ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Building Controls Podcast

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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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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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 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 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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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 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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