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Distech Controls Ranks #68 in 2015 Edition of the Branham300 Recognition
as one of the top Canadian ICT firms comes shortly after being selected
as one of the country's best managed companies
IoT platform revenues will grow to 2.4 billion worldwide in 2020 Broadly
speaking, most IoT platforms fall into one of the following three
categories: connectivity management platforms, device management
platforms and application enablement platforms.
KMC Announces Platinum Sponsorship of Cochrane Supply Niagara Summit The Summit will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on June 4th and 5th, 2015.
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Echoflex introduces new wireless plug load controller Building
on Echoflex's complete line of self-powered wireless switch and sensor
products, the controller has a switched bottom outlet and constant
voltage top outlet.
EtherCAT Technology Group and OPC Foundation Join Forces to Focus on Common Interfaces for Industrie 4.0 and IoT Both
organizations agree that their respective communication technologies
complement one another perfectly: EtherCAT as the real-time capable
Ethernet fieldbus for machine and plant controls, leveraging the
EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP) for lean data exchange between
masters, and OPC UA as a platform for scalable communication with
integrated Security by Design, enabling encrypted data transfer up to
MES/ERP systems and into the cloud.
EnOcean Alliance demonstrates integrated intelligent control at LIGHTFAIR 2015 Cross-vendor
system approach based on the leading EnOcean wireless standard
converges lighting and HVAC to achieve optimal synergy effects of
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces Stand-Alone Room Control Douglas
Lighting Controls is launching the new Dialog Room Controller, a
stand-alone lighting control device for offices, classrooms and defined
Your Invitation to ICONICS Worldwide Customer Summit 2015 June 29 - July 2, 2015, Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA, USA
New Releases from Belimo! Belimo is celebrating 40 years in business and operating from our new Belimo Americas headquarters!
Don't Miss the Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp, June 8 This
informative program will take you from 0 to 60 on the road to
converting your existing buildings to smart, connected,
high-performance, intelligent buildings.
Shorenstein Properties Selects EnerNOC's Energy Intelligence Software National Commercial Real Estate Firm to Better Manage Energy Expenses and Streamline Reporting Across Portfolio
Belimo University - Efficiency Through Training Belimo
University offers a comprehensive line of HVAC controls training from
online to instructor led programs tailored to meet your needs.
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Sharpen Your Sustainability Knowledge with ASHRAE's New Sustainability eLibrary. This
collection includes every ASHRAE eLearning course on sustainability, so
you can choose the topics you want when you need them.
CBRE Group, Inc. Acquires Environmental Systems, Inc. ESI Enhances CBRE's Facilities and Energy Management Services
Energy Control Technologies announces spin-off of sensorFact Services Energy
Control Technologies, Inc. (ECT) is announcing today that it has
officially formed a new company called sensorFact Services, Inc.
(sensorFact) in an effort to allow their newly formed cloud-based
services group to better focus on its targeted market, the emerging
Internet of Things (IoT).
Announcing the 2nd Annual Smart Building Integrator Summit This
pre-conference event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center in San Antonio on June 8th from 1:00-6:00pm and will be open to
system integrators and consultants from HVAC, IT, AV, Multimedia,
Digital Signage, Lighting, Security and Industrial controls who are now
ready to go to the next level in intelligent building design and
Customized Mobile Apps Configured
by a Reliable Controls Authorized Dealer, the myControl mobile app
offers fully customized mobile interfaces to any Reliable Controls
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KMC Announces KMC Connect Configuration Software KMC
Controls, a leader in building automation systems, today announced the
upcoming release of its new KMC Connect configuration utility for the
KMC Conquest line of BACnet direct digital controllers.
BACnet Global Road Show in Seattle We
welcome you to celebrate the 20th ANSI anniversary of the BACnet
standard and its many applications involving intelligent building
management, HVAC, smart grids and the Internet of Things by attending
the BACnet Global Roadshow on April 21, 2015.
Connexx Energy's Anno Scholten will be a panelist on the OpenADR Webinar Series Connexx
Energy's Anno Scholten will be a panelist on the OpenADR Webinar Series
entitled OpenADR and Its Impact on Building Control Systems on April
21, 2015 - 8am PDT.
Global ZigBee STB Market to Grow at 20.89% CAGR by 2019 The
global ZigBee STB market is expected to witness significant growth
because of some trends that are expected to exert a positive influence
on the market during the forecast period.
Science Building saves $1.2 million in annual energy costs while
maintaining environmental safety ventilation requirements The
University has a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
below 2006 levels, by employing energy conservation measures in its
buildings across campus.
Global Building Management System Market 2015-2019 The analysts forecast the Global BMS market to grow at a CAGR of 8.18 percent over the period 2015-2019.
KMC's Richard Newberry Appointed to IBCon Advisory Council KMC
is a platinum-level sponsor of the bi-annual Realcomm IBCon conference,
which will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas
from June 9th through June 10th, 2015.
Progea USA Announces New Bosch Rexroth MLPI Driver for Movicon 11.4 The
development of a native driver for the Bosch-Rexroth devices allows
connectivity between SCADA/HMI and field control devices with greater
efficiency, reliability, performance and a drastic cut in development
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Detailed Schedule of Sessions and Speakers for Haystack Connect Announced! The
two-day conference brings together an all-star lineup of industry
professionals from the intelligent buildings, Internet of Things, and
Energy Management fields.
Beckhoff Automation Surpasses 500 Million Euro Mark with 17% Increase in Revenue PC-based control technology assures market growth and delivers a working technological foundation for Industry 4.0
Building Automation Systems (BAS) Market: Insights, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends Analysis and Forecast to 2021 More stringent regulations are expected to be implemented in future which would drive the market for BAS.
KMC Announces KMC Connect Lite Mobile App The
app, available for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile, allows for fast,
simplified configuration of KMC Conquest controllers via Near Field
Communications (NFC) technology - without the need for specialized,
Continental Control Systems Releases the Fast Power Option on the WattNode Modbus for PV Production Feed-In Limiting Option FP provides power updates every 200 milliseconds, allowing for a utility feed-in response time of 500 milliseconds
KMC Announces KMC Converge Niagara AX Application The application, featuring mobile-friendly HTML5 graphics (KMC Converge GFX), can be licensed to any open workbench.
Stefan Hoppe Named OPC Foundation Vice President In
this new position, Hoppe will take a global leadership role in the
effort to position OPC-UA as the worldwide standard for
interoperability and IoT (Internet of Things) communication.
Realcomm Education Program Announced! 7 Tracks - 30+ Sessions
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Schneider Electric Announces Updates to StruxureWare Building Operation Software for SmartStruxure Solution New software enhancements provide secure and intelligent monitoring, control and management of critical building systems
NREL Fills Key Leadership Role for Energy Systems Security and Resilience Dr.
Erfan Ibrahim has joined the Energy Department's National Renewable
Energy Laboratory as director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and
Resilience for NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate.
2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence(CAAI2015) August 23-24, 2015 in Phuket, Thailand
Opto 22 Adds Event Notifications and Lower-cost Options to groov Event-based
notifications in new groov 3.0 is one of many new features that also
include new screen development tools, simulated tag database, and entry
Belimo Releases Belimo ZoneTight Zone Valves Belimo's
ZoneTight zone valve product range sets new design and performance
standards for both pressure dependent and pressure independent zoning
Belimo Releases ZIP Packs - A Drop In Economizer Replacement Solution SelectPro is a quick and simple tool for accurately sizing and selecting valves, actuators, and replacement solutions.
ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Collaborate to Aid Development of Connected Home Products Agreement Opens Doors for ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to Run on Thread Networks
KMC Announces KMC Conquest BACnet Router The
router is a key component of KMC's new Conquest line of BACnet direct
digital controllers and appliances designed to connect building
automation systems to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Albireo Energy Acquires Sky Technologies, Inc. Acquisition Expands Albireo Energy's Enterprise Energy Services
and C40 Release Landmark Green Building City Market Briefs Highlighting
Sustainable Building Policies in 66 Cities Around the Globe More than half of the C40 cities featured have enacted green building policies
BCA Announces NCBC Keynote Presentation Gateway to the Future of Commissioning - The Path that Lies Ahead
The Most Comprehensive Program on the Topic of Smart, Connected, High Performance, Intelligent Buildings IBcon Education Program Announced! 6 Tracks - 30+ Sessions June 8-10
NFMT High-Performance Buildings June 1-3, 2015 Fort Worth Convention Center
COR Advisors April Webcast - Integrated Energy Analytics Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT Secure Data Collection, Intelligence, and Action
FST Biometrics Launches Mobile and Portable Biometric ID Solutions FST Biometrics Launches Mobile and Portable Biometric ID Solutions
ABB, Bosch and Cisco establish open-software venture to unify smart home technology International
joint venture mozaiq operations GmbH to offer an open protocol smart
home software platform for all home appliances, devices and services,
to simplify the experience for home owners
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Talent Attraction and Retention My
belief is that to be a truly successful integrator you have to master
talent management; attraction, retention and development, and you have
to build expertise in organizational development. - Paul Oswald,
President, Environmental Systems, Inc (ESI)
Haystack Connect What is it and Why Should I Attend? - Submitted by The IBB mystery drummer
Smart Building Technology Spending Projected to Triple by 2018 Annual
shipments of wireless sensor network devices are expected to increase
by more than 600% within the next five years, with the top three
markets in energy management, smart lighting, and safety/security. -
Karina Wright, Marcom Writer, Reliable Controls
Top 10 Reasons for Smarter, Unified Building Control Systems A
truly intelligent building is one whereby systems do not just
integrate, they converge - Geoff Olsen, P. Eng., LC Sales and Program
Manager, Lighting Controls, Distech Controls
Building Operations Opportunities and Issues - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC
Easy Wins in Building Data Collection At
Building Robotics, we believe that the data should be owned by the
customer, and that the basic systems and protocols used to gather that
data should be open, with open-source implementations existing
alongside proprietary ones. - Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, CTO &
Co-Founder, Building Robotics, Inc.
Making Device Data Self-Describing to Enable Seamless Integration across Multiple Applications Project-Haystack
has become the leading solution for making data-self describing so that
it can be easily used across applications. - Marc Petock, Vice
President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy, Member Board of
Haystack Enabled Energy Efficiency Environment
had Haystack tags added and because the points that are tagged were
standard on all of our builds, we had everything necessary to export
data to any external application. - Kevin J. Tock, Director, Product
The Mockingjay in Nest Exploring
the dystopian side of Venture Capitalitist-led Silicon Valley, where
the culture has us rooting for young start-ups, until we start jeering.
- Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd
Unlocking Energy Efficiency with Haystack On
my inaugural trip to Haystack, I expect to find companies such as
these. My mission will be to find the appropriate set of collaborators
to turn energy efficiency into a mass-market product. - Christopher
Naismith, Energy Efficiency Engineer, Learning Manager, SES Consulting
BI (Business Intelligence) Solutions for Building Automation Applications Should Be a Thing of the Past Your
experience may also include the use of BI (Business Intelligence)
solutions such as SAP's Crystal Reports and Microsoft's SSRS (SQL
Server Reporting Services), both still widely used in building
automation applications. A variety of Excel plugins are also a common
solution for report generation. - Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing,
Ocean Data Systems, makers of Dream Report
Three Forces that will Determine the Future of the Security Business Forces
that need to be addressed when security product manufacturers are
reviewing their business model for the next five years. - Allan McHale,
The 7 Deadly Sins of Facility Energy Management The
journey begins with understanding - you need to measure before you
manage, make the invisible obvious, and generally walk before you run.
- David Doll, Industry Principal, Facility Analytics, OSIsoft
Sales Growth in 5 Easy Steps Take
your sales back into the black by assessing your current sales
structure. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo
AHR Expo Rolls into Chicago Biggest Show Ever - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Control System Retrofits Many
buildings though are operating with the same control systems that were
installed when the building was constructed, ten or more years ago. -
Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence
Creating Self-Learning Cultures How
do we create them? How do we use them to increase the value of our only
assets â€” our people? - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
Smart Converged Building Network The
SCBN facilitates both communication and sustainable power
connect-to-facility based systems/edge devices (HVAC, Metering,
Lighting, Access, CCTV). Converging all IP devices. - Bill MacGowan
P.Eng., CEM, Director, Smart Connected Real Estate, Cisco Canada
The Spirit of Project Haystack In
preparation for this interview, I re-watched the 23 minute
ControlTrends video that captured the spirit of Project Haystack. - Ken
Smyers, VP and Co-Owner, DMS Controls Group, LLC
The Coming Impact of LED Lighting on Controls We
have reached the point where we can put the lighting controls in the
LED fixture, or directly above it or beside it. - Doug Ford, CEO,
Touch-plate Lighting Solutions
Make Centralized Facility Management (CFM) Work For You There
are a number of issues at play today when it comes to economically and
reliably managing core facility-based operations. Centralized Facility
Management (CFM) aims to address operational challenges by gathering
performance data across all facilities to foster better
decision-making. - Tom Willie, CEO, Blue Pillar, Inc.
Stop the Ride I Want to Get Off! KISSing Complexity Goodbye. Part 1 - Dr. Bill East PhD, PE, F.ASCE, Prairie Sky Consulting
The Self-Learning Power in Your Company Wiki How
internal company Wikipedia allows Creating Self-Learning Cultures while
the company statement of culture and belief attracts self-learning
Local History of Building our DDC Industry Several
British Columbia start-ups that are now highly successfully
international companies owe their start to a team of visionaries, who
were focused and were resolved to get high performance controls in BC.
Direct Digital Control Tech Training Be sure to follow this open online discussion on our LinkedIn Group.
Across My Desk Every
month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and
newsletters that cross my desk on their way to AutomatedBuildings.com.
Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we
can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog
bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop.
New Products for April A brief description of some new products for the industry.
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