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Articles - August 2003
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Internet-based Energy and Security  Most industry proponents believe that energy, security, and IT technology 
are converging-with the Internet taking center stage. 
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc.

The Rising Need for Unbiased Market Research  With an increasing number of hardware, software and solution options, the biggest challenge is staying informed. Frank Capuano, Strata Resource, Inc. 

Managing Your Building as an Enterprise  Imagine a new generation of building automation systems that will increase profits and pay for themselves. Now, imagine leveraging your existing systems and infrastructure. Brian Jones, Marketing Consultant, The S4 Group, Inc

How To Estimate Job Costs For Profit  As a business person you too need to reduce your risk to an acceptable level, and to do that you too need to accurately estimate your job costs.  Clifford McGarvey, BAS Estimator, Inc.

The Connected Home’ Event Preview  ‘Linking services to products for tomorrow's lifestyle’  Ian Johnson, Junction PR 

Metamorphic Markets  We cannot expect our traditional markets to lead to our future business model; we must morph our identity and methodology to capture the new opportunities of today's Metamorphic Markets. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

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A Snapshot Of A Changing Industry - Building Control & Homeland Security  In the near term, the homeland security threat to buildings will force the long anticipated integration of building control, fire and security system to truly act as a single, intelligent system in buildings. Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Inc. 

Practical Considerations for Using Wireless I/O Technology  The combination of today's wireless I/O devices and field survey tools, along with a modern facility management system, offers a practical way to control and monitor difficult to wire inputs and outputs with minimum risk and experience. Guy Zebrick, Kele

Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers  There are four basic criteria that need to be considered when selecting a web serving solution in order to maintain maximum benefits with the engineering, commissioning and future maintenance of projects. Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited

How to Build Automation Control Systems for the Future (and the Past)  A future SCADA system will embrace the use of XML code and free software. The focus will be on producing the most cost efficient "Black Box" for the customer's specific installation and to produce the best XML based HMI. Robert Holmström, Botech AB

BACnet Rapid Development Toolkit  Components that can be used to develop a BACnet application. Chris Gurtler www.SCADAEngine.com

XML Spells Connection to the Future  An open letter to the Building Controls Industry turned into a reality. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

XML Update From Chicago Meeting June 3rd  Helping us find facility managers, energy managers, asset managers, property managers, etc. who would be willing to participate over the next 2 - 3 months would be great. Paul Ehrlich, Business Development Trane GCC, and Chairman of the XML/Web Services Guideline Cttee.

Past Favorites 

Reliable Controls August

July
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com XML Spells Connection to the Future
Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers 
June
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company "IT" Could be the Start of Something Big
May
Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc  Ventilation Codes 
April
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company  Controlling Convergence
March
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com  It is Time to Upgrade your DDC System
February
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc Web-Based Automation
January 2003
David S. Dougan, President & Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc.  ASHRAE STANDARD 62 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Analysis and Recommendations
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM  A "Black Box" 
December
Thomas Zaban, P.Eng., VP Marketing, Reliable Controls  BACnet - A Marketing Perspective
November
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Real-time Energy Dashboard™ 
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Industry Focus Shifts to Web Convergence
October
Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation  Web Accessible Control Systems - Lessons Learned
Jonathan Buckley  VP, Marketing & Business Development & Jay H. Hartley, Ph.D. Senior Software Engineer, Netbrowser Communications Your Building Management System May Be Compromising Your Company's Security
September  
Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation Web-Based Control Systems - Doing more with more
Jim Henry, National Marketing Manager, Electromation, Australia Specifying Control Systems
August 

Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com Web Based Facilities Operations Guide


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