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07/30/2008
05:38 PM

Lynxspring Announces JENEsys snap!

---a web-based, automated environmental and energy control application for light commercial buildings

07/30/2008
05:37 PM

Keynote Speakers and Conference Tracks Announced for GridWeek 2008

Author and Journalist Jeremy Rifkin and Others to Keynote

07/30/2008
05:35 PM

Release 1.0 of the S4 Open: OPC N2 Router and S4 Open: N2 Switch

We are pleased to announce that release 1.0 of the S4 Open: N2 Switch and the S4 Open: OPC N2 Router are now complete.

07/30/2008
05:34 PM

Contemporary Controls Interviews H. Michael Newman - the "Father of BACnet"

In this Interview Newman Discusses the Development of BACnet, its Greatest Strengths and Much More

07/30/2008
05:33 PM

AKCP launches Daisy-Chainable Temperature Sensor

The AKCP daisyTemp is a daisy-chainable temperature sensor solution designed for efficient temperature monitoring.

07/30/2008
05:32 PM

Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces versatile multi-location residential vacancy sensor

The RH-250 residential wall switch sensor is more versatile than any other product on the market, allowing customized control options including automatic-on operation from selected locations.

07/30/2008
05:31 PM

CRG Logics, Inc. Utilizes KEPServerEX for Connectivity on Plant Floor

Kepware fulfills application and connectivity needs at CRG Logics, Inc. with the award winning, OPC Certified KEPServerEX communications

07/30/2008
05:30 PM

InduSoft Certified by AT&T for Mobile Applications

InduSoft's CEView HMI/SCADA software is certified for use on applications involving Java, Palm, Blackberry, Windows Mobile 6 and other handheld devices.

07/30/2008
05:29 PM

West Marine Pilots Energy Management Solutions from Site Controls

Boating retailer reports significant monthly energy savings at pilot stores

Activelogix - Periscope
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07/25/2008
02:27 PM

Kermit the Frog Would be Happy: It's Getting Easier to be Green

National organization and state lawmakers from across the country take steps to use more renewable energy and recyclable materials at meeting in New Orleans

07/25/2008
02:27 PM

Grid-Interop Ensuring Smart Grid Interoperability

Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2008 - Call For Papers

07/25/2008
02:25 PM

With Tripled Memory and Doubled Speed, Alerton's VLX-PLATINUM Makes Data Centers and Central Plant Applications Possible

The VLX-PLATINUM offers more than triple the memory of the current VLX controller to accommodate more BACnet objects such as alarms, schedules and trendlogs as well as more room for DDC programming.

07/25/2008
02:24 PM

Workshop on Defining the Pathway to the California Smart Grid of 2020

The Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program staff will conduct a public workshop to seek comments prior to releasing the Defining the Pathway to the California Smart Grid of 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP).

07/25/2008
02:23 PM

FieldServer Technologies SlotServer for ControlLogix Communications Interface Module - 2008 Automation Fair

Easily link building automation protocols to Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC

07/25/2008
02:22 PM

Site Controls Announces Asset Acquisition of Excel Energy Technologies

Acquisition will enhance Site Controls' technology base and grow retail footprint

07/25/2008
02:21 PM

Etienne Veilleux, President and CEO of Distech Controls, Selected as Finalist for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.

The Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards, the world's most prestigious for business achievement, honor the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world, recognizing those individuals who excel at growing and sustaining market-leading businesses.

07/25/2008
02:20 PM

Microfield's EnergyConnect Launches Relationship with Yahoo!

Company will provide Yahoo! with demand response services at its Northern California headquarters

07/25/2008
02:19 PM

Clients want improved performance from M&E maintenance contractors

BSRIA's fifth annual satisfaction survey of clients shows plenty of room for improvement for M&E maintenance contractors.

07/25/2008
02:18 PM

HVAC/R Productions of Colorado Springs introduces a new training tool, The HVAC Wiring Troubleshooting Trainer Program

This training tool is a module training program that is used to help teach HVAC/R Students how to troubleshoot heating and cooling control systems.

07/25/2008
02:16 PM

Spinwave Systems Announces New Wireless Pulse Counter for Monitoring Energy Consumption and Water Usage

Second generation wireless system for energy management, submetering, and demand response provides fast, accurate data on consumption.

07/25/2008
02:15 PM

MatrikonOPC and IBM Collaborate to Help Customers Increase Energy Efficiency

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 20 - Matrikon Inc. is proud to announce that its MatrikonOPC Server technology will leverage IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management software to help customers manage energy consumption across their businesses. IBM Tivoli software is designed to help maximize energy efficiency and reduce the costs associated with power usage in data centers.

07/25/2008
02:14 PM

Columbia Weather Systems is "Connected with Kepware"

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced that it was selected as the primary provider of device communications by Columbia Weather Systems.

07/25/2008
02:11 PM

Johnson Controls to Train Trainers on Zoning and Direct Digital Controls

To help HVACR trainers better understand Zoning and Direct Digital Controls, Mr. Terry Hoffmann of Johnson Controls will conduct a Zoning and Direct Digital Controls train the trainer at the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.

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07/21/2008
03:23 PM

AutomatedBuildings.com's 10th Year of providing online free resources

Our virtual magazine and web resource provides a searchable platform for discussion and exchange while creating opportunities for B2B for all new and existing stakeholders.

07/21/2008
03:22 PM

2009 AHR EXPO Calendar Release

Monday, January 26, 2009 - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 McCormick Place (North & South Halls) in Chicago, Illinois

07/21/2008
03:22 PM

Cerus Industrial Develops Smart Starter for Building Automation

Beaverton, OR: Cerus Industrial, a leader in motor controls for the building automation industry, introduced their intelligent Building Automation Starter (BAS) with BACnet communication for building control systems.

07/21/2008
03:20 PM

Hirsch's Strong Growth in Asia-Pacific Spurs Additional Investment

Hirsch Electronics Taps Veteran Ross Head as Asia-Pacific Divisional Manager

07/21/2008
03:18 PM

Hirschmann's 5th Semi-Annual Industrial Ethernet Seminar

September 22-25, 2008 - Potomac, MD (Metro Washington, DC) The leading seminar series for those seeking

SkyFoundry
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07/16/2008
11:41 AM

Contemporary Controls Announces More Industrial Ethernet University (IEU) Graduate Level Courses

IEU Course Addresses the Requirements of "Achieving BACnet Compliance"

07/16/2008
11:40 AM

Wonderware Selects Kepware as Endorsed Partner for Expanding Device Communications Offerings

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced that it was selected as the primary provider to extend device communications options for Wonderware's System Platform 3.0 product beyond Wonderware's own line of device communications servers.

07/16/2008
11:39 AM

2008 Grid-Interop Forum Call for Papers

The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issues this Call for Papers and Presentations and invites you to contribute to the second annual Grid-Interop Forum to be held in Atlanta, GA, November 11 - November 13, 2008.

07/16/2008
11:38 AM

Site Controls Helping Banks See Green

Sophisticated Energy Management Technology That Lowers Costs while Supporting Green Branding Initiatives to Be Featured at 2008 Bank Facilities Forum

07/16/2008
11:38 AM

BACnet Looks at Improving Standardized Communications

ATLANTA - A new standard way of representing building data will give BACnet new capabilities for standardized communications between a wide range of applications.

07/16/2008
11:37 AM

DGH is "Connected with Kepware"

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced that it was selected as the primary provider of device communications by DGH Corporation.

07/16/2008
11:35 AM

San Francisco Testing Smartphone Technology to Find Parking, Save Gas

The City of San Francisco will test 6,000 of 24,000 metered parking spaces in a program that will help drivers immediately see where there is a free parking space by using a wireless sensor network. The information will be displayed at street level or on their cell phones.

07/16/2008
11:34 AM

Johnson Controls Selects DeKalb Technical College for Collaborative HVACR Training Program

Program grooms building mechanics on leading systems; guarantees jobs for select graduates

07/16/2008
11:33 AM

Macy's Partners with EnergyConnect to Help Reduce Electric Grid Strain During Northern California Heat Wave

Leading retail company worked with demand response provider EnergyConnect to curtail electricity usage during recent heat wave

07/16/2008
11:32 AM

VH7200 series Digital Humidistat

A new look for Humidity Control!

07/16/2008
11:31 AM

Distech Controls Releases EC-gfxProgram Graphical Programming Interface

The EC-gfxProgram is a user-friendly block based programming interface that simplifies programming, reduces programming time and helps minimize programming errors and facilitate troubleshooting.

07/16/2008
11:30 AM

Hirsch's Verification Station Earns Top Products Award

Buildings magazine recognizes the innovation of Hirsch's multipurpose biometric

07/16/2008
11:29 AM

EnergyConnect, Inc. Continues to Lead PJM's Economic Demand Response Programs

Company continues to lead the way in providing region's electricity consumers with demand response opportunities that help off-set rising electricity costs

Haystack Connect 2015
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07/08/2008
12:20 PM

Videos Prove Popular with Industrial Automation Market

Opto 22 Informs and Entertains as "OptoVideos" Proliferate on the World Wide Web

07/08/2008
12:18 PM

ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Certification

Available at Testing Centers Worldwide

07/08/2008
12:17 PM

The AVD and Project Connection WHITE PAPER

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

07/08/2008
12:17 PM

Maine PowerOptions Renews Electricity Supply Agreement with Constellation NewEnergy

Delivers innovative and cost efficient electricity solutions including renewable energy and demand response to Maine's governmental and non-profit organizations

07/08/2008
12:15 PM

"Smart Grid" is the Smart Choice for Energy Security and Sustainability

New Paper from the Reform Institute Examines Benefits of a Next Generation Electric Power Grid for National Resilience and Energy Efficiency

07/08/2008
12:13 PM

Albuquerque's Own Energy Control Inc. Named "BEST OVERALL COMPANY" In The U.S.

Jack McGowan, CEO of Energy Control Inc., New Mexico's oldest and most successful energy technology company, accepted a "Stevie Award" for the Best Overall Company in the US with under 100 employees.

07/08/2008
12:13 PM

Spinwave Systems, Inc. and AscentIQ, Inc. Partner to Help Companies Reduce Their Energy Use

Complete solution for energy management combines wireless sensors and controls with a new software platform that works with financial, building automation, and business management software

07/08/2008
12:12 PM

EVT Integrates OV Ready Intelligent Video Network Protocol

Participation in the Partner Network Enables Plug and Play for all ObjectVideo Supported Hardware, Delivering Maximum Flexibility by Combining ObjectVideo Analytics with EVT's Video Management

07/08/2008
12:11 PM

Reminder: "Open Auto-DR Communication Standards" review

This first six-week public review and comment period is scheduled to end on July 15, 2008.

07/08/2008
12:09 PM

American Auto-Matrix and SGX - Listed CNA, Ltd. Consolidate their Position in Overseas Control and Automation Market through Strategic Deal

In implementing this objective of overseas expansion, American Auto-Matrix and CNA have signed an agreement through the Dubai-based subsidiary of the Group, CNA Integrated Technologies, LLC (CNA IT) to acquire a 26% stake in US-based American Auto-Matrix (AAM), a developer and manufacturer of building automation systems (BAS).

07/08/2008
12:08 PM

College of Southern Nevada Selected for Collaborative HVAC Training Program with Johnson Controls

Program grooms building technicians on leading systems; guarantees jobs for graduates

07/08/2008
12:07 PM

Introducing Matrox M-Series - graphics cards for stretched desktop applications powered by industry's first true quad GPU

New M-Series has more memory and cross-platform flexibility to drive multiple-monitor business applications with exceptional performance.

07/08/2008
12:06 PM

Ethernet Direct Awarded With Four Municipal Wastewater Treatment Projects In Taiwan Using HME-621

A radical improvement to the treatment of both domestic and industrial waste waters, together with the implementation of integrated solid waste management is a key focus of these projects.

Lynxspring
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07/01/2008
01:31 PM

Making Sense of it All

Automatedbuildings.com has not only provided those ideas and contacts for potential partners, products and procedures to help us push our network based energy efficient strategies forward, but it has also played an important role in developing the community of industry professionals. - Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

07/01/2008
01:30 PM

The Next 10 Years

"Ken's theme for the next 10 years is about change ....I would like to propose a way of thinking that may well help you make a decision as to how to proceed". - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

07/01/2008
01:30 PM

Intelligent Middleware for Intelligent Building Systems

Richards-Zeta and Frost & Sullivan Industry White Paper

07/01/2008
01:28 PM

Water Submetering: Wireless Systems

By providing managers with real-time, automatically generated data, wireless water submetering can make monitoring, billing, and reducing water usage far easier than with traditional, manual-read submetering systems. - Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

07/01/2008
01:28 PM

Enterprise Access to Building Automation Data

Using BACnet and OPC - Darek Kominek, MatrikonOPC

07/01/2008
01:18 PM

Using SCADA Systems in an HVAC Environment

Owners of larger facilities as well as multiple building owners will surely benefit from the SCADA Systems once thought of as only for industrial process control. - Ronald D. Padilla, Vice President - Integration Services, Control Technologies, Inc.

07/01/2008
01:17 PM

Parking Garage Case Study

LonWorks Delivers Savings On Sunset Blvd - Mike Schell, Air Test Technologies

07/01/2008
01:15 PM
 

Be The Change

This year's ConnectivityWeek offered more than simply updates on building automation technology. It encouraged a new energy revolution. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

07/01/2008
01:23 PM

Words of Wisdom

Prudent advice from the pages of Practical Controls - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

07/01/2008
01:22 PM

Controlling Demand Response

A building that has been designed for demand response can readily drop electric loads with little impact on the occupants. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

07/01/2008
01:22 PM

The BACnet Puzzle

Why BACnet can be a puzzle to outsiders - and why it matters. - Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International

07/01/2008
01:20 PM

Newton's Fall

Efforts to solve traditional building-grid interactions as command and control interactions will fail if they leave out the human and social factors. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

07/01/2008
01:14 PM

A "visionary" and I discuss embracing change

Keith E. Gipson, CTO, PhoenixESG 2008 Buildy Vision Award winner - I've been very blessed to be able to express and demonstrate my passion for buildings and our industry throughout my career.

07/01/2008
01:14 PM

Demand Response in Ontario

Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Rob Reale, Constellation NewEnergy - Demand Response (DR) is a relatively new concept in Canada with Ontario being the first Canadian Province to establish a DR Program

07/01/2008
01:12 PM

Building Information Modeling

Willem Kymmell, Architect, Assoc. Prof. in Construction Management at Cal. State Univ. Chico - All the concepts boil down to 'better understanding through better visualization', and 'better understanding allows better communication'.

07/01/2008
01:11 PM

Low power wireless networks

Cees Links, Chief Executive Officer, GreenPeak Technologies - Our new Emerald GP500C is the only IEEE 802.15.4 standard compliant chip available today with extreme low power features that enable energy harvesting solutions for wireless sensor networks. 

07/01/2008
09:43 AM

ZigBee for Energy Management

Robert LeFort, CEO Ember - According to The Brattle Group technologies like ZigBee can help reduce peak electricity demand by at least five percent over the next few years. This reduction could save consumers more than $3 billion in annual electricity costs, and help reduce the $50-$100 billion in losses that businesses suffer each year due to power outages and brownouts.

07/01/2008
09:42 AM

Emerging Demand Response Opportunities

Bob Zak, President, Powerit Solutions - Some very small changes in our consumption behavior, widely adopted, would ease our energy concerns to a level that is almost unbelievable.

07/01/2008
09:41 AM

Advanced Multi-Display Capabilities

Liv Stewart, Sales Representative for Critical Decision Systems, Matrox Graphics Inc. - A remote graphics unit that provides the ability to remotely power up to 4 digital or analog displays; 6 USB devices, such as keyboard and mouse; and audio peripherals, such as speakers and/or a microphone, up to 820 ft form the host computer.

07/01/2008
09:40 AM

The most read articles of the last Ten Years

Ken Sinclair - This is the comprehensive list of the last ten years of your favorite articles rated by most reads. The page is worth a quick view just to grasp the subject matter covered and depth and width of the data we as an industry have created.

07/01/2008
09:38 AM

"Green" issue of Rexel's POWER OUTLET magazine

Joe Salimando - For this special issue, Rexel expanded the publication's size (from 108 pages to 162) -- and told me to make as much of it "green" as possible. As a result of that direction from my client, there are more than 90 pages of "green" editorial in this issue.

07/01/2008
09:37 AM

CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum

Jeff Seewald - The CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum attracted systems integrators, consultants, suppliers, building owners, and academics interested in intelligent building technologies and practices, and the corresponding delivery of efficiency and sustainability.

07/01/2008
09:36 AM

New Products for July

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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