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06/24/2008
11:43 AM

"Raising BACnet to the Next Level" Will Help OEMs in Making Their Building Automation Projects Successful

Brochure's CD Contains a Wealth of Information as a Means Toward Reduced Costs and Improved Performance in Your BAS

06/24/2008
11:41 AM

Hotech Edge adopts Ember's ZigBee technology for its G-Mesh wireless hospitality applications

LONDON and BOSTON, June 24, 2008 - Hotech Edge, a leader in wireless building management networks, has developed and implemented a range of innovative wire-free building security and energy conservation applications for the hospitality industry based on Ember's ZigBee networking technology.

06/24/2008
11:40 AM

Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads

ATLANTA - Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. $600 million in energy costs. That's the potential savings represented by 100,000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. More than 88,000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January.

06/24/2008
11:38 AM

Cypress Systems' Non-Invasive Gauge Reading Solutions Automate Reading of Manual Dial Gauges

The patent-pending Wireless Gauge Reader simply clips on to the front face of an existing gauge in minutes, at less than half the cost of alternative systems. It does not require removing old gauges, breaking pressure seals, performing leak checks, running wires or interrupting the underlying process.

06/24/2008
11:38 AM

HGI - Home Gateway Deployment to hit 30 Million by 2009

HGI to present on rise of intelligent home devices at CONNECTIONS US 2008

06/24/2008
11:37 AM

ZigBee Smart Energy: The Standard for Energy Efficiency Available Now

Public Availability Will Accelerate Development of New Energy Management Products

06/24/2008
11:36 AM

Kepware is Named as Technology Partner for Itron Inc., a Winner of Managing Automation's 2008 Progressive Manufacturing 50 Awards

The Progressive Manufacturing 50 Awards Program recognizes 50 projects that have leveraged technology to create business value in at least one of the eight core disciplines defined by Managing Automation as critical to business success in the years ahead.

06/24/2008
11:35 AM

Wonderware Announces 2008 WonderWorld Global Industry Conferences Focusing on Customer and Partner Innovation

Global Sponsors Include Microsoft and Mitsubishi Electric

06/24/2008
11:34 AM

LONMARK Testing Program Reaches yet Another Milestone

LONMARK International's Professional Certification Testing Program recently hit another big milestone. The test, which was first launched in January 2007, has now reached over 200 individuals!

06/24/2008
11:33 AM

TXU Energy Unveils iThermostat

It replaces a customer's old thermostat with one designed to manage home energy use, save money and help the environment from any device connected to the Internet. It also allows TXU Energy to manage electric use during periods of peak energy demand.

06/24/2008
11:31 AM

CDC Appoints New Project Manager and Project Engineer to Support Company Growth

Intelligent building company expands team to meet increased demand

06/24/2008
11:29 AM

Phoenix Ronald McDonald House Integrates Security, CCTV and Facility Management with Vykon

To make the facility's building controls and security system integrate with each other and to provide a comfortable and safe environment for occupants, Tridium and its West coast distributor, Controlco, donated their Vykon Facility Automation and Security solutions to the new House which is scheduled to open June 23.

06/24/2008
11:27 AM

Tridium Honored with Prestigious 2008 "Digie" Award

Company's Sedona Framework Recognized for Most Innovative And Best Use of Technology

06/24/2008
11:27 AM

Explore the Modern Smart Electric Grid: GridWeek 2008 Info

GridWeek 2008: September 23-25, Washington, D.C.

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06/19/2008
11:38 AM

Lantronix Launches Improved Website

The new site offers simplified navigation, improved messaging and sales tools

06/19/2008
11:36 AM

Bosch and NetApp Partner to Provide Customers with Proven Storage Solutions for IP Video Surveillance

- Global partnership aligns leaders in storage and video surveillance. - Agreement links research and development, sales and support teams. - Companies are positioned for success in IT and security market segments.

06/19/2008
11:36 AM

Building Information Modeling

New Book Shows How to Improve Planning and Management on Any Construction Project with Powerful BIM Tools

06/19/2008
11:34 AM

Gridlogix and Others Team Up to Offer Timely, Innovative and Needed Demand Response Alternatives to Increasing Oil Costs and Electricity Rates

Building owners in America can now take control of their electric costs, conserve energy, reduce emissions and possibly even get paid to do it. With the advent of $130-a-barrel oil prices, Gridlogix joined the NewEnergy AllianceSM, a group founded by Constellation Alliance, LLC, a subsidiary of Constellation NewEnergy, to help building owners participate in demand response energy programs

06/19/2008
11:34 AM

Beckhoff Automation Releases Speed Control I/O for Pump and Fan Motors

Beckhoff KL2791 Bus Terminal saves energy via efficient control of single phase AC motors

06/19/2008
11:33 AM

Minicom Introduces KVM.net II - Centralized Remote Access System

Centralizing Remote Access to all your Distributed IT Assets such as KVM, Serial, Power, Network Devices

06/19/2008
11:32 AM

Johnson Controls and USEA hosts 19th Annual Energy Forum

This nonpartisan event helps raise awareness of the technical, economic and political solutions available to improve energy efficiency.

06/19/2008
11:31 AM

Springfield Technical Community College Selected for Collaborative Program with Johnson Controls

Program attracts and grooms building technicians on leading HVAC systems

06/19/2008
11:30 AM

InduSoft Launches Certified Integrator Program

Indusoft provides incentives for system integrators worldwide

06/19/2008
11:29 AM

LonMark's Professional Certification Training Comes to Denver, CO - June 25th

The LONMARK Professional Certification Training Class is designed to cover various areas of the LONMARK Professional Certification Testing Program.

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06/12/2008
12:15 PM

Building Intelligence - Intelligent Middleware

Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. (RZ) has partnered with Frost & Sullivan to compose an industry White Paper focused on assessing the need for Intelligent Middleware and Intelligent Building Systems (IBS) solutions.

06/12/2008
12:14 PM

Minicom to Showcase PowerOnCableâ„¢ at InfoComm 2008

Minicom unveils the only comprehensive player to screen solution for the Digital Signage industry by adding a Power management system that increases Lifespan/Slash power Costs of LCD, Plasma and Projectors

06/12/2008
12:13 PM

Green Mechanical Council Becomes AHR Endorsing Association

The Green Mechanical Council (GreenMech) has become an endorsing association of the 2009 AHR EXPO, January 26-28 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

06/12/2008
12:12 PM

GreenPeak launches the Emerald GP500C communications controller

GreenPeak introduces the first ultra low power transceiver-centric communications controller chip for wireless sensor networks

06/12/2008
12:11 PM

ZigBee sets new bar in hotel efficiency and guest experience

Ember and Bartech enable smarter minibars and cooling units in hotel rooms

06/12/2008
12:10 PM

Arch Rock Adds OEM Version of Wireless Sensor Network

PhyNet OEM Edition Allows Integration of Low-power Mesh Networking Directly into Sensing/Control Devices

06/12/2008
12:10 PM

2009 AHR EXPO Calendar Release

Monday, January 26, 2009 - Wednesday, January 28, 2009

06/12/2008
12:08 PM

Russian Energy Provider Orders 80,000 Additional Echelon Smart Meters

With this latest order, the project has increased in size to approximately 180,000 networked meters.

06/12/2008
11:59 AM

Matrox to showcase Extio F1400 remote graphics unit at the 2008 Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions for professional markets such as finance, digital media, medical imaging, industrial, and enterprise computing.

Cimetrics
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06/06/2008
12:32 PM

AirTest introduces LonWorks(R) sensors to expand market opportunity

AirTest's CO(2) transmitters are used in buildings to save energy by controlling ventilation based on actual occupancy.

06/06/2008
12:31 PM

Diagnostic Agent for Building Operation

CTEC-Varennes of Natural Resources Canada has announced a call for an expression of interest for the development and commercialization of its software prototype DABO TM Diagnostic Agent for Building Operation.

06/06/2008
12:29 PM

3D Symbol Library for The Building Controls Industry

Quality Automation Graphics announced their latest 3D symbol library for building automation systems. The pieces and parts library is available for most building automation systems.

06/06/2008
12:28 PM

EnergyConnect, Inc. Launches Strategic Alliance to Provide Demand Response Services with Veolia

Agreement Provides Customers with Access to Innovative Demand Response Services

06/06/2008
12:27 PM

Johnson Controls 1895 Energy Control System Named ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

The invention of the first reliable and economical multi-zone temperature control system in 1895 by Johnson Controls founder Warren S. Johnson led to massive growth at the company and helped launch the modern building controls industry.

06/06/2008
12:26 PM

Site Controls to Participate in The Virtual Energy Forum's Exclusive Online Event

Sustainability event to focus on solutions and best practices for corporate energy-efficiency

06/06/2008
12:25 PM

Record Breaking ConnectivityWeek To Return to Santa Clara in 2009

ConnectivityWeek 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, June 8-11

06/06/2008
12:24 PM

Energy Efficiency Education Display

Lynxspring, Inc. and Quality Automation Graphics, along with NextWindow, LTD announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on a buildings energy efficiency education display (EEED). This product is used for displaying a buildings real time, historical, or simulated energy efficiencies.

06/06/2008
12:24 PM

Tridium Lauded by Frost & Sullivan...Again

Tridium has been selected by Frost & Sullivan to receive their 2008 North American Remote Monitoring Services Global Excellence of the Year Award.

06/06/2008
12:22 PM

CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum

June 17, 2008 - Las Vegas

06/06/2008
12:21 PM

Distech Controls Founding Member of the EnOcean Alliance, Establishing the Wireless Standard for Green Buildings

The EnOcean Alliance is a global consortium of companies working to further develop and promote self-powered wireless monitoring and control products for sustainable buildings.

Activelogix - Periscope
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06/01/2008
11:01 AM

My 10 Takeaways

from ConnectivityWeek in Santa Clara, California - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

06/01/2008
11:00 AM

ConnectivityWeek Show Daily

The following articles appeared in the ConnectivityWeek Show Daily newspaper, published the week of May 19, 2008. Each article contains additional information that could not be included in the original publication due to space limitations. - Frank Capuano, Strata Resource Inc acted as manager, editor and photographer for the daily show newspaper for Clasma Events

06/01/2008
10:59 AM

We need a bigger boat!

Focusing just on building systems or even just controls is simply not going to cut it, the vision outlined at the first BuilConn in 2003 was too narrow. - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

06/01/2008
10:57 AM

oBIX is alive and kicking...

The people who know oBIX best have been going out and doing things with oBIX. Many of these projects are large. - Toby Considine, Chairman oBIX

06/01/2008
10:56 AM

Wireless Energy Management:

Transforming the Energy Costs of the Smaller Building - Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

06/01/2008
10:55 AM

Sharpening The Axe

Four Tips for your Controls Contracting Business - Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

06/01/2008
10:54 AM

Data Center Retrofit Now Able to Handle High-Density Server Applications

Contemporary Controls' BAS Switch Handles the Traffic Without "Choking" Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

06/01/2008
10:53 AM

Lambeau Field - A Success Story

Lambeau Field Benefits from Building Automation System Interface - Erin Tudjan, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Eagle Technology, Inc.

06/01/2008
10:51 AM

Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards

Six years of research, development, and demonstration have led to these standards. - Girish Ghatikar, Mary Ann Piette, & Sila Kiliccote, Demand Response Research Center (DRRC), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)

06/01/2008
10:51 AM

Controls + IT + Integrate Evolve

Integrating to the World of IT - David Oshoway, President, Energetic Concepts Ltd

06/01/2008
10:50 AM

Verizon Communications

Cogeneration System Monitoring and Energy Management - Case Study - David Crump, Marketing Communications Opto 22

06/01/2008
10:49 AM

BACnet Change of Value (COV)

The BACnet COV system is not a mandatory part of the protocol. Each vendor decides if they want to support it. - Peter Chipkin, Partner AGP Support Group.

06/01/2008
10:48 AM

Unitary Controllers Primer

Typical applications utilizing unit (zone) level control. Part 2 of 3 - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

06/01/2008
10:47 AM

Stop throwing it away - Energy Recycling

Once you start thinking about waste heat as a resource, it will lead a long way from where you started. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

06/01/2008
10:46 AM

Campus Automation Presents Unique Challenges

Multiple interfaces makes campus-wide optimization, data mining, and energy and operational analysis difficult. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

06/01/2008
10:45 AM

Open Source for Open Systems - Follow up to ConnectivityWeek

Anno Scholten, NovusEdge - I would like to start a community called OpenLynx where I would like to bring these and several other open source initiatives together to discuss how we can all collaborate on a common goal for our industry.

06/01/2008
10:44 AM

ConnectivityWeek 2008

Peter Kelly-Detwiler Senior Vice President, Energy Technology Services, Constellation NewEnergy & Leighton Wolffe Vice President, Alliances and Strategy for Constellation NewEnergy - ConnectivityWeek was very significant as it incorporated seven different industry events under one roof for the first time, including DR-Expo.

06/01/2008
10:43 AM

What is OPC and how will it play a key in the future of Building Automation?

Tom Burke, President, OPC Foundation & Sean Leonard, VP Products, MatrikonOPC - OPC is a communication standard for the transfer of process data to the decision makers in real-time.

06/01/2008
10:41 AM

Openness and the Energy Connection

Mark Hunter, Founder, Integration Systems Ltd Corporation (ISL Corp.) - Our mission is to lower the barriers to so called sophisticated building control systems for upgrading to "Smart or Intelligent" Buildings.

06/01/2008
10:40 AM

Why is security an important issue in smart metering?

Jim Alfred, Director Product Management for Certicom Corporation - Moving from automated meter reading to advance metering infrastructure, smart meters and Home Area Networks of smart energy devices create new security challenges for metering companies and consumers alike.

06/01/2008
10:39 AM

ISA Training Course Introduction to Building Automation Systems (EA15)

Ken Sinclair - I was asked by ISA to provide input plus a review of their New Building Automation course. I am extremely impressed with the course that Ken Kolkebeck has put together. Once the usefulness of Ken's course is realized I feel it will likely become the standard for Building Automation Systems Training for our industry.

06/01/2008
10:37 AM

Record Number of Attendees and Sponsors "Carry the Vision Forward" at the 2008 Niagara Summit

Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc. - Three day conference brings together record number of attendees and sponsors focusing on technology for driving smart devices, connecting machines-to-machines and delivering pervasive automation solutions.

06/01/2008
10:37 AM

5 Essential Steps to Recruiting the People You Want

Jeff Dickey-Chasins, VP Marketing, MEP Jobs - MEP Jobs is the leading supplier of jobs and skilled industry talent for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industries.

06/01/2008
10:35 AM

2008 Buildy Award Winners

Frank Capuano, Manager - Buildy Awards - ConnectivityWeek hosted the 5th annual Buildy Awards, attracting an impressive gathering of Intelligent Building, Access Control, HVAC, Lighting, IT, Green Buildings, Intelligent Home, Industrial solution and power grid experts.

06/01/2008
10:33 AM

IBB Review

Frank Capuano, Editor - The Show Daily - The daily event paper produced for ConnectivityWeek - The Interoperable Blues Band (IBB), now in its 5th year, continues to bring together the industry like no other event can.

06/01/2008
10:31 AM

New Products for June

A brief description of some new products for the industry,

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