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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