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06/25/2009
10:34 AM

Milestone Takes Openness to the Next Level with the Universal Driver

Even wider choice of network cameras with fast, basic device support in XProtect open platform IP video management software

06/25/2009
10:30 AM

ZigBee, HomePlug Alliances Previews Future Direction of Smart Energy HAN Standard

Smart Energy is Key Smart Grid Standard and Champions Consumer Control

06/25/2009
10:29 AM

New Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules Support Next-Generation DisplayPort Technology

These latest GXMs incorporate the next-generation display interface standard, allowing users to benefit from DisplayPort technology on two or three displays.

06/25/2009
10:28 AM

Cypress Envirosystems' Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Wins Prestigious Buildy Award for Smart Devices

Device Honored for Enabling Smart Grid Auto Demand Response for County of Santa Clara Buildings

06/25/2009
10:27 AM

Crestron and FieldServer Technologies Announce Partnership

FieldServer Gateways Link Crestron Systems to Other Building Automation Systems/Devices

06/25/2009
10:26 AM

Sensus MI and Target Corporation Win Buildy Award for Best Building Connectivity Implementation

The award is presented to the integrator, building owner or consultant with the most progressive building, supporting the vision of whole building integration and intelligent buildings.

06/25/2009
10:25 AM

New Intelligent Package Unit Controller Saves Energy, Reduces Installation and Maintenance Costs

This new intelligent controller/thermostat offers sophisticated control options, application flexibility, and simple configuration in a compact, easy-to-use package.

06/25/2009
10:15 AM

AFCON is "Connected with Kepware"

AFCON Partners with Kepware for Device Communications

06/25/2009
10:14 AM

Intelligent infrastructure achieves substantial energy savings

"Technology in the form of an intelligent infrastructure is fundamental to the building industry today, as it enables efficient monitoring and management of energy consumption, resulting in energy savings, reduced operating costs and an improved bottom line."

06/25/2009
10:12 AM

Smart Grid in New Mexico the next Silicon Valley?

New Mexico's Smart Grid role attracted 200 technology companies to Albuquerque for a 2007 national conference.

06/25/2009
10:11 AM

New Publication Provides Energy Efficiency Guidance for Hotels

When visiting your next hotel this summer, check to see if energy efficiency is on the amenities list. If it's not, it should be.

Alerton
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06/19/2009
12:07 PM

Demand Response Can Lower U.S. Peak Demand by 20% If Barriers can be Overcome According to Study Led by the Brattle Group

The report draws upon a variety of data sources to estimate demand response potential for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia under four scenarios.

06/19/2009
12:06 PM

Interim Smart Grid Roadmap is out

NIST has published the interim smart grid roadmap, a guide for standards development to encourage interoperability and innovation in the distribution and use of [electrical] energy.

06/19/2009
12:05 PM

New, Truly Intelligent Dashboard "Prophet Energy" for Energy and Resource Analysis by DGLogik and CSI3

Intelligent data analysis engine combined with a sophisticated end user interface offers effective energy monitoring solution to the building automation industry

06/19/2009
12:04 PM

Tridium's Niagara Framework Surpasses 150,000 Milestone

Software Platform Continues Significant Momentum with Growing Global Adoption and Expanding Deployment Portfolio

06/19/2009
12:03 PM

Optimum Energy Secures $4.5 Million to Fuel Company Growth, Accelerate Sales of HVAC Energy Efficiency Software

Leveraging the success of OptimumHVACTM, third-generation heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) energy efficiency software introduced in October 2008, this financing will be used to respond to broad scale demand from the market.

06/19/2009
12:02 PM

Barix IP Control and Automation Devices Provide Remote Monitoring Solution for Isolated Alaskan School District

Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announced that Lake and Peninsula School District in southwest Alaska is using Barix Barionet IP control and automation devices to remotely monitor the HVAC, electrical and other critical building systems at 14 schools across a remote, 400-square mile section of the state.

BACnet International
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06/15/2009
01:20 PM

OPC Foundation Analyzer Devices Integration (ADI) Demonstrated at ACHEMA Exhibition.

The OPC Foundation has announced the successful demonstration of data exchange between applications using the OPC UA Analyzer Device Integration (ADI) information model at the ACHEMA Exhibition in Frankfurt Germany, May 11-15, 2009.

06/15/2009
01:18 PM

The OPC Training Institute announces online webinar: Benefits of OPC Training

The OPC Training Institute (www.opcti.com), the world's largest OPC training provider, announced that it will present the online webinar: Benefits of OPC Training, for instrumentation, engineering, information technology, and automation professionals, on June 30, 2009.

06/15/2009
01:17 PM

FDI Project Team Achieves Development Milestones

The Steering Committee of the Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) Cooperation Team (ECT) announces that their technical team has achieved important milestones in its effort to develop a common solution for field device integration (FDI).

06/15/2009
01:16 PM

S4 Gateway News - BACnet-N2 Router Interoperability and Field Testing

The S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router is being field tested at a TAC Andover Controls site, a Teletrol site, and at an Alerton site.

06/15/2009
01:15 PM

Saelig Introduces Low Cost, Low Power Design & Development Platforms

Models offer design shortcuts and added flexibility in embedded and network oriented applications

06/15/2009
01:15 PM

Leaders in smart grid interoperability recognized by the GridWise Architecture Council

Individuals advance tomorrow's electricity system

06/15/2009
01:14 PM

Easy-to-use, cost-efficient energy management with Virtual Extension wireless mesh networks and TI technology

TI smart grid solutions are the preferred choice of VEmesh Wireless Mesh Networks

06/15/2009
01:13 PM

Telvent Partners with Surveillance System Provider Longwatch

Industry leaders combine expertise, integrate systems for improved infrastructure security and facility and personnel efficiency.

06/15/2009
01:11 PM

Virtual Congressional Visits Day Hosted by High-Performance Buildings Caucus Coalition

The building industry is encouraged to reach out to Congress to promote high-performance buildings during an upcoming High-Performance Buildings week.

Cimetrics
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06/13/2009
12:07 PM

Top Tips for Making the Most from the Virtual Energy Forum

Join business executives, policy makers, and thought leaders at the Virtual Energy Forum, the online-only two day energy conference.

06/13/2009
12:06 PM

MatrikonOPC expands global reach with regional office in United Kingdom

Having a local office in the UK will facilitate greater access to MatrikonOPC's world-class connectivity software, OPC training, and services for both current and prospective clients.

06/13/2009
12:05 PM

Kepware Awarded Maine "Technology Company of the Year"

This award is presented to an outstanding company that, beyond offering a specific innovation or achievement, contributes significantly to Maine's reputation as a cutting-edge technology state.

06/13/2009
12:04 PM

BACnet International and Trade Press Media Partner to Produce Facility Decisions Conference & Expo 2009

Expanded Event To Gather 2,000 Facilities Management Professionals

Activelogix - Periscope
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06/06/2009
10:18 AM

Matrox to Showcase Remote Graphics Technology at 2009 Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium

Matrox Graphics, provider of the most extensive range of multi-display graphics solutions for process automation systems, will demonstrate the Extio F1400 multi-display remote graphics unit (RGU) at the Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona.

06/06/2009
10:17 AM

Quality Automation Graphics Releases Symbol Library Version 2.0

Quality Automation Graphics, an industry leader in the design of building automation system graphics announces the release of version 2.0 of their popular symbol library for building automation systems (BAS).

06/06/2009
10:16 AM

Veolia Energy Provides Sustainable Services to New Skyscrapers in Baltimore's Waterfront Revitalization

Veolia Energy enters long-term agreement to provide sustainable heating and cooling services to the new Four Seasons Hotel and Legg Mason Tower

06/06/2009
10:16 AM

Minicom Launches New Open Management System for Remote Access to Mission-critical Servers and Network Devices

IT administrators now have a secure yet easy way to centrally manage the mix of remote access services while saving on costs.

06/06/2009
10:15 AM

Bosch Launches IP-Ready Fire Alarm Control Panel with Scalable Design

The FPD-7024 delivers faster alarm reporting over local or wide area networks and reduces operating costs for end users by eliminating the need to purchase multiple phone lines for their central station monitoring services.

06/06/2009
10:13 AM

4th Edition of eBook "Digital Signage Planning Guide" includes "SPEED" program materials to be released at InfoComm09.

Lyle Bunn, who is well-known for his commitment to education in the Digital Signage industry, will release the 4th Edition of the "Digital Signage Planning Guide" CD Rom eBook at InfoComm09 in Orlando on June 16th.

06/06/2009
10:12 AM

Grid-Interop 2009 Call for Papers and Presentations

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 third annual Grid-Interop Forum to be held in Denver, CO, November 17-19, 2009.

06/06/2009
10:11 AM

Round the Clock OPC Support now Available

MatrikonOPC is pleased to announce that OPC Support is now available 24/7. Customers all over the world will now be covered in their time zones thanks to globalized support centers.

06/06/2009
10:10 AM

OPC Training Institute chosen to provide training for Citect by Schneider Electric

OPCTI's comprehensive workshops provide automation and IT professionals with a proven training program that enables them to quickly take on the challenging task of establishing a robust communication infrastructure.

06/06/2009
10:06 AM

BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009 Offers Solutions to Business Owners during the Economic Downturn

Thailand's IMPACT Exhibition Management Co Ltd in collaboration with Singapore's CMC Exhibition Services Pte Ltd organised the industry briefing to exhibitors, as well as companies and organisations interested to participate The Building Maintenance and Asset Management Expo Asia 2009, 3-5 September, 2009.

06/06/2009
10:05 AM

Register Now to Gain an Expert's Introduction to Building Automation Systems

ISA's NEW, expert-led, real-world-based course will give you a broad introductory understanding of Building Automation Systems

06/06/2009
10:02 AM

Certicom's Device Authentication Service Ships Over One Million Certificates for ZigBee Smart Energy Devices

Certicom Corp., the global leader in smart energy security technologies, announced that its Device Authentication Service for ZigBee Smart Energy has shipped more than one million certificates for smart meters and ZigBee Smart Energy networked devices to help utilities and their customers enable more efficient energy consumption.

The S4 Group
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06/01/2009
01:39 PM

Don't Shoot The Messenger!

Let's spread the word that achieving and maintaining ultra-efficient building energy system operation is possible, but to do so requires change. - Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

06/01/2009
01:38 PM

Building Information Modeling Continues to Grow in Green Building

Adding Ease to Displaying Building Energy Efficiencies - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

06/01/2009
01:37 PM

Are New Real Estate Risks Creating The "Tipping Point"?

Now the risks of doing nothing different may be even greater than rewards of being progressive. - Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, IntelligentBuildings

06/01/2009
01:35 PM

Thermal Imaging

a key to locating HVAC system leakage - Colin Plastow, Industrial Product Manager, Fluke

06/01/2009
01:35 PM

Future of Building Automation

with IP Version 6 & cloud networking - Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.

06/01/2009
01:33 PM

Web Based CMMS Systems

Efficient, Mobile, and Environmentally Friendly - David Knight, Sales/Marketing Rep, Web Work by Tero

06/01/2009
01:32 PM

240 And Counting...

The number of speakers at ConnectivityWeek has now surpassed the total number of attendees at the first BuilConn - Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

06/01/2009
01:31 PM

Building Automation Networks

This article provides insight to the evolution to date of Building Automation Networks to Enterprise and Web based networks and on into cloud computing. - Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

06/01/2009
01:30 PM

OPC EXPO comes to Connectivity Week!

Join us at the OPC EXPO in Santa Clara, CA, June 8-11 - Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

06/01/2009
01:29 PM

Selecting Sensors for BAS

A tutorial on choosing the right temperature sensor for the right job - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

06/01/2009
01:28 PM

"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"

A Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence - Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International

06/01/2009
01:27 PM

The State of the Building Automation Market

"who makes the best building automation system?" - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

06/01/2009
01:26 PM

Conversation between Intelligent Buildings and Smart Energy

As I write this, the Interim Roadmap for the Smart Grid has not been published. What follows is my view of how this area will develop. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

06/01/2009
01:24 PM

The Reinvention Convention

On June 9, 2009, I will be in Santa Clara, California over seeing the presentation of several sessions on "The Reinvention of Building Automation". - Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

06/01/2009
01:22 PM

The Green Building Power Forum

The Green Building Power Forum (GBPF) will be looking at several trends including dc power and distributed control standards for commercial buildings, wireless controls in low-voltage dc-powered infrastructures, and simplified power line carrier controls in dc-powered commercial buildings. - Jeff Shepard, Founder of the Darnell Group

06/01/2009
01:21 PM

www.YoungEnergy.org Network - Smart Grid is an Enabler

The smart grid is an enabler of intermittent resources and greater energy efficiency. I'm excited to participate in this transformative time in history. - James Bickford, Co-founder, Valence Energy

06/01/2009
01:20 PM

www.YoungEnergy.org Network - Distributed PV generation and the smart grid

Photovoltaics (PV) needs the help of smart grid technologies to reach the market penetration levels required to be a major transformative player in moving the US into a clean, electricity-based economy. - Lon Huber, Energy Policy Associate, Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRISE)

06/01/2009
01:18 PM

www.YoungEnergy.org Network - Key Pillars of a Third Industrial Revolution

The five key pillars of a Third Industrial Revolution are aggressive energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage technologies, buildings as positive power plants and a smart grid that allows consumers to also be producers. - Drew Johnston, Policy Aide, Austin City Council

06/01/2009
01:17 PM

The Role of OPC in the New Generation of Building Automation

Initiatives such as Green Buildings, Smart Grid and others all reinforce the need for intelligent building solutions that integrate all building functions; environmental control, intrusion detection, access control, lighting and energy management. What role does OPC play in providing interoperability among these aspects? - Sean Leonard, VP Products, MatrikonOPC

06/01/2009
01:16 PM

Open Automated Demand Response

How can Automated Building vendors take advantage of OpenADR to automate their Smart Grid market participation? - Ed Koch, Co-Founder and CTO of Akuacom

06/01/2009
01:15 PM

OpenADR Collaborative

The goal of the Collaborative is to foster effective deployment of Dynamic Pricing, Demand Response and Grid Reliability by facilitating and accelerating the adoption of OpenADR. - Olcay Ungun, Open ADR Collaborative Initiative

06/01/2009
01:14 PM

Annual Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey

A survey of North American decision makers who are responsible for managing, reviewing or monitoring energy use within their organizations. - Clay Nesler, VP Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls

06/01/2009
01:13 PM

Using the Internet for Energy Management

The key challenge in building automation for our customers boils down to information management. - Dan Kubula, Vice President of Marketing, Site Controls

06/01/2009
01:11 PM

Interoperable Blues Band @ConnectivityWeek

The lineup is better than ever and the level of participation is expected to double from last year. - Leighton J. Wolffe, Vice President of Alliances and Strategy, Constellation NewEnergy

06/01/2009
01:03 PM

Converging IT and Energy to Create Green Buildings

This session brings together a diverse set of speakers with strong IT and Energy experience to talk about the latest trends and developments in this space.

06/01/2009
01:02 PM

Buildy Awards - ConnectivityWeek 2009

The 23 finalists can be found on the ConnectivityWeek web site.

06/01/2009
01:01 PM

Energy Efficiency in Buildings Recommissioning

This recommissioning project is achieving substantial energy savings while improving the comfort of building occupants year-round.

06/01/2009
01:00 PM

Google PowerMeter Partners

A Google gadget that can show consumers their personal electricity consumption right on a home computer.

06/01/2009
12:58 PM

New Products for June

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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