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04/30/2016

11:08 AM
Delta Electronics Announced Its Subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V. and Delta Controls Have Entered into a Definitive Agreement Delta Electronics announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V. (DEN), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Delta Controls Inc. (Delta Controls), a leader in building automation, at a price of 220 million Canadian Dollars. This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of May, 2016. 
04/30/2016
11:07 AM
Distech Controls to Join Acuity Brands Distech Controls Inc. an innovation leader in building automation and energy management solutions based out of Quebec, Canada, today announced it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a leading provider of intelligent lighting solutions. 
04/30/2016
11:06 AM
LOYTEC to Join Delta Group for Smarter and Greener Building Automation Together Delta Electronics, Inc., a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, and LOYTEC Group today jointly announced that Delta Electronics' wholly-owned subsidiary, Delta Electronics International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., has acquired shareholdings in Loy Tec electronics GmbH and Innocontrol electronics GmbH (hereinafter referred to as LOYTEC) for 72 million Euros (approximately NTD 2.6 billion) on April 28, 2016. 
04/30/2016
11:05 AM
GE's Current Buys Networked Lighting Firm Daintree Networks for $77M General Electric's Current has just made its first acquisition, purchasing networked building startup Daintree Networks for a reported $77 million (AUD$100 million). 
04/30/2016
11:04 AM
Project Haystack Adds New Members Demonstrating Continued Acceptance of the Organization's Standards for Semantic Modeling and Tagging of Device and Equipment Data The new Project Haystack Associate Member companies are: Arup, Connexx Energy and Intellastar Technology. 
04/30/2016
11:03 AM
Calendar Notice - 2017 AHR Expo The World's Largest HVACR Marketplace - Monday, January 30 - Wednesday, February 1 - Las Vegas Convention Center 
04/30/2016
11:02 AM
Bluetooth mesh-controlled light engine is the world's first for tunable white linear luminaires Adding a comprehensive BLE interface enables end users to wirelessly configure, control and manage linear luminaires to produce dynamic, coherent and fully tunable lighting schemes seamlessly. 
04/30/2016
11:01 AM
New Research from ASHRAE Outlines Measures to Reach Toward Net Zero Application of 30 specific energy savings measures across all building types and climate zones resulted in cutting energy use by nearly half, according to results of newly approved research funded by ASHRAE. 
04/30/2016
11:01 AM
Enlighted Launches EM 3.6; Next Generation Energy Manager Delivers Best In Class Security, Supports Title 24 Compliance Check and Color Tuning 
04/30/2016
10:57 AM
LG Electronics Introduces New LED Lighting Wireless Control Technologies LG Electronics USA has expanded the breadth of its industry-leading LED lighting controls and luminaires featuring ZigBee integrated wireless technology.

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04/22/2016
05:19 PM
DGLogik Becomes Dell IoT Solutions Partner DGLogik, Inc. a rapidly growing software company for the Internet of Everything in the San Francisco Bay Area, today, corroborates technology advancement within the IoT industry by becoming Dell IoT Solutions Partner. 
04/22/2016
05:18 PM
Introduction of Wireless Parking Garage Lighting Controls Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic Group, will introduce its DLC Bluetooth Fixture Controller & Sensor at Lightfair International 2016, April 26-28 in San Diego, California. 
04/22/2016
05:17 PM
OCEASOFT Joins the LoRa Alliance and Launches its First Sensors Compatible with the LoRaWan Wireless Protocol Oceasoft designer and developer of smart connected sensors for the industry, announces that it has joined the LoRa Alliance and is releasing a line of wireless temperature and humidity sensors compatible with the LoRaWan protocol. 
04/22/2016
05:16 PM
CxEnergy 2016 a Huge Success in Dallas Most Attendees, Exhibitors, Certification Exams Administered in Event History 
04/22/2016
05:14 PM
Enlighted CEO Joe Costello to Keynote IoT Forum at LIGHTFAIR International 2016 Enlighted, Inc., the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, will play a key role launching LIGHTFAIR International's first IoT & Smart Lighting Forum, a new one-day series designed to explore the impact of IoT and how it relates to smart lighting. 
04/22/2016
05:13 PM
New White Paper from PointGrab Highlights Deep Learning Technology Benefits for Building AutomationLeveraging deep learning and other new technology advancements, edge analytics sensors can provide unprecedented intelligence about building usage and occupant behavior 
04/22/2016
05:12 PM
Workplace Data Unlocked in New JLL-Enlighted Partnership Companies enter into strategic global agreement that redefines the interaction of people and the workplace through smart building technology

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04/19/2016

10:09 AM
EnOcean Alliance at LIGHTFAIR 2016: A growing ecosystem for integrated building automation Seamless integration of battery-less sensors and switches with local controllers, gateways, and building management systems build a network for integrated control, meeting individual requirements 
04/19/2016
10:08 AM
KMC's Richard Newberry to Participate in Intel's North American Board of Advisors Intel's Board of Advisors is comprised of Intel customers and technology partners from select vertical markets who are considered leaders in technology and the Internet of Things. 
04/19/2016
10:07 AM
Qorvo to Acquire IoT Solution Provider GreenPeak Technologies Adds ultra-low power, short range wireless connected home and IoT offerings to its expanding RF portfolio 
04/19/2016
10:07 AM
Daintree Networks and Osram Sylvania Team for Open Standard Wireless Lighting Control OSRAM Connected Lighting Module (CLM) is Daintree Networks' ControlScope and ZigBee Home Automation Certified 
04/19/2016
10:06 AM
Invite to Attend AEE West Coast EMC Energy Conference in Seattle As a member of this AEE group, we'd like to extend an invitation to you to attend the West Coast EMC being held May 25-26 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
04/19/2016
10:04 AM
Schneider Electric Expands Partnership with KGS Buildings Company extends its collaboration with KGS to deliver greater building analytics capabilities and facility services


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04/08/2016
01:49 PM
KMC Videos and Documents Win Society for Technical Communications Publications Awards! Support for KMC Controls new Conquest line won two awards at the Chicago chapter of Society for Technical Communications on March 10, 2016. 
04/08/2016
01:49 PM
Alerton and Ibis Networks partner to improve control of electricity plug loads in buildings Building owners and managers now have a way to save up to 40% of their electricity costs at the plug level by monitoring and managing appliances and devices plugged into outlets. 
04/08/2016
01:47 PM
Gain Knowledge of Contemporary Controls' Sedona Application Editor (SAE) With SAE Videos The SAE allows for graphical development of control applications for Sedona devices such as Contemporary Controls' BAScontrol20, 22 and BASremote, along with Sedona devices from other manufacturers. 
04/08/2016
01:46 PM
Schneider Electric Introduces Cloud-Based Integrated Security Management System AccessXpert empowers on-the-go security professionals, improves business efficiencies 
04/08/2016
01:45 PM
OPC Foundation Announces OPC UA Open Source Availability By open sourcing the OPC UA technology the OPC Foundation is now enabling easy access to the technology by academia and research organizations, as well as many suppliers and end-users that would like to assess the OPC UA technology as part of early adopter and feasibility analysis. 
04/08/2016
01:44 PM
FIN Works Great With Niagara This month we began a series of videos to show you just how easy it is to incorporate FIN into your existing and future Niagara projects.


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04/01/2016

11:56 AM
IoT Uprising or IoT Revolution? Taming Unruly Data at Scale - Dr. Michael Georgescu, Director of Research, Ecorithm 
04/01/2016
11:55 AM
Open, What Does It Really Mean? To make it happen, Smart Building controls vendors, developers, and integrators could follow the example of the smartphone to create new and truly open systems. - Fred Gordy, Intelligent Buildings LLC. 
04/01/2016
11:54 AM
Open Source is the New Marketing Developers that participate in open-source communities benefit from the opportunity to 'try before you buy.' - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
04/01/2016
11:54 AM
"ControlTrends India" The game-changing online building controls community in India -- to help the nation achieve its ambitious 100 smart cities! - Sameer Pradhan, Director, ControlTrends India 
04/01/2016
11:53 AM
A Need to Refine Business BAS Suppliers will Need to Refine Business Models to Win BIoT Business - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori 
04/01/2016
11:53 AM
Systems Integrators: Tools to manage your business - Louis-Nicolas Hamer, Eng. VP Customer Solutions, Soljit 
04/01/2016
11:52 AM
The Extinction of the Craftsman Perhaps instead of the extinction of the Craftsmen we're experiencing the extinction of people who want to learn a technical skill, serve their time and work their way up. - Todd A. Finnegan, President, ACS Services, LLC 
04/01/2016
11:51 AM
Constructing Construction Specifications Years ago buildings were designed and constructed using 16 specifications; currently the updated Master Format has 48 specifications slots covering everything relevant to a building. - Jim Sinopoli PE, LEED BD+C, RCDD, Managing Principal,Smart Buildings LLC 
04/01/2016
11:51 AM
How Will the IoT Create More Intelligent Buildings? With an IoT-enabled intelligent building, you can build any service to bring old processes into the 21st century. Your imagination is really the only limitation. - Dragan Boscovic, CEO, VizLore, Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
04/01/2016
11:50 AM
BACnet to Haystack Data Pump The device provides direct network communication, data exchange along with protocol translation of BACnet points to manageable Haystack points. - Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
04/01/2016
11:49 AM
Wi-Fi Controllers Transform and Open Industry Building Clouds Opendiem Suite and strati-fi technology revealed - Bob Wallace, Building Clouds 
04/01/2016
11:49 AM
What is Commander KMC developed the solution in conjunction with Intel and Dell to provide an open, secure, and scalable product for analyzing and visualizing building data, and for providing remote troubleshooting and control of those systems. - Nathan Kehr, Marketing Manager, KMC Controls 
04/01/2016
11:48 AM
High-Performance Buildings and Workplaces Event An event concept focused on the main components of high-performance buildings: connectivity, sustainability, efficiency and comfort. - Wendy Dietzler, Vice President, Education & Conferencing, Trade Press Media Group 
04/01/2016
11:47 AM
Smart Building Owner 'must do' projects Ensure your selected technologies are both 'open', by means of protocols and databases, and 'connected', by means of a consolidated data backbone. - Shaun Klann, Vice President of Business Development, Intelligent Buildings, LLC 
04/01/2016
11:46 AM
Smart Commercial Buildings 11th May 2016 - 13th May 2016 Location: Denver - Colorado - USA - Joseph Bocchiaro III, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group 
04/01/2016
11:46 AM
Control Hardware Manufacturer and Software Developer Our groov product lets facility managers and systems integrators quickly create and deploy secure mobile interfaces to building automation systems. It uses Internet of Things technologies like HTML5, requires zero programming, and includes event logging and notifications via email or text if an event occurs. - Matt Newton, Director of Technical Marketing, Opto 22 
04/01/2016
11:45 AM
Controls Course A resource for technicians wanting to deepen their understanding of how automation equipment communicates and how to fix it when it doesn't. - Matthew Scheffel, Controls Course 
04/01/2016
11:44 AM
Phil on IoT Exploring the World of IoT - Part 2 - Phil Zito, Senior Technology Program Manager, Johnson Controls 
04/01/2016
11:44 AM
When Online Marketing Fails What happens when your online marketing stops delivering for you? - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing 
04/01/2016
11:43 AM
Systems Integration Much of the challenge in making integrated systems work falls to the controls contractor / systems integrator. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group 
04/01/2016
11:40 AM
Project-Haystack Open for Mashing "This new digital publication welcomes existing and future Project-Haystack members with news, background media, tutorials and resource links." - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
04/01/2016
11:35 AM
IBcon 2016 Preview Now in its fifth year, IBcon - The Smart, Connected, High Performance Intelligent Buildings Conference, has grown to become the world's most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. 
04/01/2016
11:34 AM
Death of the Controls Industry Be brave and ask for something truly open that provides you with access and choice. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
04/01/2016
11:34 AM
Opening 2 Open I am extremely pleased with the industry input to our April theme "IoT Disruption Transforms and Opens Industry" 
04/01/2016
11:33 AM
Harbouring Smart Systems Harbour Research has prepared an amazing map of our future. 
04/01/2016
11:32 AM
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. 
04/01/2016
11:31 AM
New Products for April A brief description of some new products for the industry.
 
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