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.
electronics giant Toshiba will buy Swiss meter maker Landis+Gyr.
The deal was
announced Thursday after a few weeks of feverish speculation. Click to
for Toshiba's post-acquisition plans and why we may see even more
activity in the smart grid space.
The Integration Guide to AV Control
Systems is a special supplement to Systems Contractor News
integrators with advice, product news, and how-to tips about AV control
EnOcean - the Energy Harvesting Wireless Standard
for Building Automation. Energy-efficiency & Flexibility "Enabled
90.1-2010 energy standard gets tough The
ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 energy standard, adopted as an energy code in many
in the U.S., contains comprehensive requirements for lighting controls,
a dramatic revision intended to make it 30% more energy-efficient than
Comments on new standard by LCA
BACnet and LonTalk Work Together? The short
answer is "yes," but there are some important factors to consider:
Eight definitions of ‘smart buildings’
So what exactly are “smart buildings”? The simple answer is
that there’s automation involved somehow that makes managing and
operating buildings more efficient. Pinning down an exact definition,
though, isn’t easy in a sector that’s evolving so quickly. Here’s how
various organisations define — for better or for much worse — “smart
Build a BACnet compliant specification, online, free
Specifications are open and
non-proprietary and based on ASHRAE Guideline 13-2000, with options for
utility provides streamlined
process for large-scale Metasysİ integration projects.
As most of you
already know, S4
puts a lot of effort into building relationships with each of the BAS
manufacturers, and their dealer or branch network, to make sure that
systems work well together and the delivery of support to mutual
seamless. Performing interoperability testing is part of that process.
our testing with Alerton
Envision it became evident that their BACnet Client implementation
a different approach to discovering and mapping points for BACnet
we saw in most other BACnet clients. Envision uses a model based on
templates for BACnet devices instead of a point level discovery process
most frequently see.
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