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03/28/2008
11:16 AM

eFit Financial Partners with Brivo to Offer 24-hour Access Control to its Health Club Customers

Brivo XML integration improves eFit customers' satisfaction and bottom line

03/28/2008
11:00 AM

Siemens Building Technologies Teams with Quality Attributes Software to Expand Sustainability Offering

Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. has expanded its sustainability product offering to include the industry leading educational touchscreen kiosk software, GreenTouchscreen, developed by Quality Attributes Software, Inc. (QAS).

03/28/2008
10:59 AM

Axis adds EVT to its Application Development Partner Program for Fully Integrated Network Video Solutions

Axis Communications, a global leader in IP-surveillance, and EVT, a provider of video management software, announced that EVT has been awarded Member status of the Axis Communications Application Development Partner program.

03/28/2008
10:58 AM

Register and Save on Spring Semester CAP Learning System Online

12 May - 11 July 2008

03/28/2008
10:57 AM

Building Maintenance & Asset Management Expo Asia 2008 Attracts Positive Interests

In fact, exhibition space is now over 50% booked and the event is well on track for a successful launch in Bangkok on 25th - 26th September 2008.

03/28/2008
10:56 AM

Fire and Smoke Detection Devices Poised for Intelligent Growth

The North American fire and smoke detection devices market continues to witness steady growth, thanks largely to new innovations in both technologies and products.

03/28/2008
10:55 AM

Chicago's Merchandise Mart Selects TAC for Clinton Climate Initiative Energy Savings Project

Under the agreement, TAC will implement energy reduction initiatives as part of CCI's global Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing facilities.

03/28/2008
10:54 AM

Zensys Announces Strategic Investment Led by Panasonic's Venture Group

Zensys will use the funding to further its push into the Global Home Automation and control marketplace.

03/28/2008
10:53 AM

Mango DSP Partners with Steelbox Networks to Deliver Analytic-Enabled Intelligent Video Networks

Mango DSP's Raven servers to be integrated in Steelbox's Video Networks for Multi-Analytics processing capabilities

03/28/2008
10:52 AM

Cisco and MRCB to Establish First-of-Its-Kind Intelligent Real Estate Centres in Malaysia

Tenants and Patrons of MRCB's KL Sentral Development and the Penang Sentral Will Soon Live 'the Connected Life'

SkyFoundry
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03/20/2008
03:21 PM

Xcel Energy announces first Smart Grid City in the nation

Boulder, Colo., to be fully integrated smart electricity city

03/20/2008
03:20 PM

Vaisala Offering Humidity Measurement Educational Seminars

Humidity Measurement & Training Seminars offered in major cities throughout the United States

03/20/2008
03:19 PM

FOA Creates New Certification For "Fiber Optic Network Design"

This certification covers the particulars of how fiber optic networks are designed within the context of complete communications systems or construction projects. It is intended for contractors, installers, architects and engineers, project managers and all others who are involved with projects that include fiber optics.

03/20/2008
03:18 PM

CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia Return to Showcase World Leading Digital Convergence Experience

Singapore from 17 - 20 June 2008.

03/20/2008
03:16 PM

ZigBee makes electric outlets smart

plogg smart meter brings energy saving wireless intelligence to homes and buildings

03/20/2008
03:15 PM

MatrikonOPC Tunneller now embedded with Inductive Automation's FactorySQL Platform

The addition of MatrikonOPC Tunneller to FactorySQL enables users to easily overcome DCOM configuration issues and provide seamless and secure connectivity to OPC networked solutions.

Haystack Connect 2015
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03/14/2008
02:37 PM

Microfield's EnergyConnect Announces Substantial EnergyReserve Corps Registration

Successful enrollment campaign is anticipated to generate significant revenue for 2008 and additional long-term contracts for leading demand response technology provider

03/14/2008
02:35 PM

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Endorses HomeConn 2008

The Inaugural HomeConn welcomes HomePlug Members to Santa Clara

03/14/2008
02:34 PM

FCC Certification for MACH-Stat

Reliable Controls is pleased to announce that the MACH-Stat and MACH-Stat-ND were recently granted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) CFR 47 Part 15 Class A and Part 15 Class B certification.

03/14/2008
02:33 PM

Belimo Introduces Quick Running Family of Actuators

Whether in heating or cooling circuits, ventilation, extraction or VAV systems - the new quick running actuators open and close air dampers at top speed.

03/14/2008
02:32 PM

Texas City Implements $800,000 Energy Saving Performance Contract

TAC Guarantees in Excess of $100,000 in Annual Savings

03/14/2008
02:32 PM

Spinwave Systems and Abintra Partner to Make Workplaces More Efficient, Flexible, and Collaborative

Implement new wireless-based space usage study to find ways for offices to use fewer resources and keep workers from being cubicle-bound

03/14/2008
02:31 PM

BSRIA acquires Proplan

BSRIA recently aquired Proplan, global market research specialists in the building environmental controls, fire detection and security sector, from i&i Limited.

03/14/2008
02:29 PM

Z-Wave Alliance to Make Big Splash at EHX Spring 2008

25 Z-Wave Alliance Members Exhibiting - Interoperability Wall in Demo Alley Offers Opportunity to See Z-Wave in Action

03/14/2008
02:28 PM

Kepware's KEPServerEX incorporated into HP Dynamic Smart Cooling

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its product, KEPServerEX, has been added to HP Dynamic Smart Cooling, a data center cooling offering from HP. In addition, Kepware has joined the HP Data Center Solution Builder Program.

03/14/2008
02:27 PM

Intelligent buildings and automated building systems sector gets its own show

Building Technology Asia, 2- 4 July 2008. Singapore

03/14/2008
02:26 PM

The ABB E-Clipse Bypass option for the ACH550 Series VFD receives BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) approval and listing

First and only bypass to earn stamp of approval, to date

03/14/2008
02:22 PM

Generation KNX at light+building 2008

KNX is presenting new applications (energy efficiency, audio/video, smart metering) new transmission mediums (IP/Ethernet) and a new ETS version (3.0f).

Lynxspring
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03/07/2008
03:47 PM

Assess Your Cyber Security Risks with this ISA Web Seminar

Cyber Security Risk Assessment for Automation Systems When: Thursday, 3 April 2008, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

03/07/2008
03:46 PM

Microsoft to Showcase Software Applications for Next-Generation Networks at IEC's SOFNET in London

The International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) SOFNET 08 serves as the first conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to the impact of network integration by uniting software, next-generation technologies and service providers

03/07/2008
03:45 PM

LonMark Ineternational Announces Successful Completion of Worldwide Seminar Tour

Spanning nearly 11 months, the tour visited 52 cities around the world in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, with nearly 4000 people signing up for the event. The final seminar concluded in Dubai, UAE on March 4, with over 125 people registering.

03/07/2008
03:44 PM

LonMark Offers 1-Day Training for Professional Certification Test

For the first time, LONMARK International will offer a full day of training in preparation for the LONMARK Professional Certification Testing Program.

03/07/2008
03:43 PM

Recent Alerton News

Daniel Picchi, Alerton's New Global Sales Support Leader, Brings Energy and Expertise to International Sales Program

03/07/2008
03:42 PM

ELUTIONS Honoured with Frost & Sullivan Award for Exceptional Product Line Leadership

The 2007 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Leadership Award in the European HMI market is presented to ELUTIONS Inc. in recognition of the company's successful introduction of new, advanced products into its already extensive product line.

03/07/2008
03:41 PM

GridWise Architecture Council elects new members

Three noted energy and information technology experts have been elected to the GridWise Architecture Council, a group sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system.

03/07/2008
03:40 PM

Bosch Acquires Extreme CCTV

Strengthening its position in video surveillance

03/07/2008
03:39 PM

Spinwave Systems and CebyC Implement Wireless Sensor-Based System with Potential to Significantly Reduce CO2 Emissions

Wireless sensing and online monitoring are core of system that can help to reduce energy costs and positively impact bottom line

03/07/2008
03:37 PM

LONMARK International to Co-Host Green Intelligent Buildings Conference in Baltimore, April 2-3, 2008

Engineering Systems, a monthly magazine under the BNP Media umbrella, is partnering with LonMark International in an effort to bring the latest in green, energy efficient control system design to a targeted audience of building owners, developers, and facility managers, as well as mechanical, electrical, and operating engineers.

03/07/2008
03:36 PM

Hudson Valley Community College Selected for Collaborative Program with Johnson Controls

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

03/07/2008
03:35 PM

Tridium's Niagara Framework Surpasses 100,000 Instances

Leading device-to enterprise software platform reaches milestone

03/07/2008
03:33 PM

Engenuity's Tracy and Kim Markie Win Arizona Small Business Development Center "Success Award"

The Markie's nomination was sponsored by John Henry Smith, CAPP (Comprehensive Action Plan Plus) Manager, an organization directed by the AzSBDC and Maricopa Community Colleges. The award honors not only the entrepreneurial success of the couple, it also recognizes the positive impact the company has had on their community and Arizona's economy.

Delta Controls
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03/01/2008
11:24 AM

Pushing Green into the Black

Self-powered Wireless Controls Build Financial Cases for Green Buildings - Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc.

03/01/2008
11:23 AM

How Energy Revolution Affects You!

As in previous revolutions, social change will be significant, impacting everything from our daily lives to commerce and politics. - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

03/01/2008
11:22 AM

The Number One Thing That Will Grow Your Business in 2008

The time for Energy Engineered Systems (EES) is now because the traditional construction process is broken and it is hard to deliver value without EES. - J ack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

03/01/2008
11:21 AM

The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters

In order to meet the challenge of energy management within buildings, maintain and increase the performance and asset value, buildings systems will need to dramatically increase devices that can sense, monitor, measure and manage energy loads and consumption, and weave that data into management reports that provide actionable information. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

03/01/2008
11:19 AM

Oops! I Missed a Point

Use your existing Ethernet infrastructure and save money, time, and aggravation. - Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager, Contemporary Controls

03/01/2008
11:18 AM

BACnet and Interoperability

A coming of age - Rocky Moore, Marketing Lead, American Auto-Matrix

03/01/2008
11:17 AM

Simply the Best User Interface

The telephone continues to hold claim to the most convenient user interface. - Ron Poskevich, General Manager, Lumisys

03/01/2008
11:17 AM

Innovative touch screen technology for BAS

The graphics have to be a little bigger and links, like sequence of operations callouts, require larger navigation links. - Dan McCarty, Quality Automation Graphics

03/01/2008
11:16 AM

An intelligent energy demand management system

....that automatically predicts, regulates, and lowers peak demand for industries without compromising the operation of connected equipment. - John Reed, Media Relations, Powerit Solutions, Inc.

03/01/2008
11:15 AM

Build Green and Stay Green with OPC

To fully achieve efficiency and stay Green for the long run, building systems need to be monitored and maintained. If it can be measured, it can be managed and OPC supplies the means to do both. - Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, MatrikonOPC

03/01/2008
11:13 AM

Helping China Grow a Greener Future

China's Ministry of Construction (MOC) estimates that China will double its current building stock by 2020. The vast majority of these projects are large - commercial office buildings between 100,000 and 150,000 m2 and residential developments that span more than 500,000 m2 of construction area. - Mike Williams C.Eng. FCMA, MCIBSE, MSyI, Managing Director, Founder CDC - Central Data Control

03/01/2008
11:12 AM

Design and Implementation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure

This article provides an overview of the AutoDR field tests and implementation activities from 2003-2007 and focuses on the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automating DR. - Mary Ann Piette, Sila Kiliccote, and Girish Ghatikar Demand Response Research Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

03/01/2008
11:10 AM

Spokane International Airport Eliminates Paper Process

Spokane International mainly had problems tracking maintenance information. The main concern in the maintenance department was tracking labor hours spent maintaining airport equipment. - Eagle Technology, Inc.

03/01/2008
11:09 AM

LEED provides creditability to Smart Building Automation

Smart building encompasses the integration of all of the systems in the building, this additional level of commissioning should be a requirement to ensure the benefits of integrated building technology systems, and in the process, pick up one LEED credit. - Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

03/01/2008
11:08 AM

SOB - the Service Oriented Building

My passion is web services interfaces to the engineered world to let embedded systems be full participants in the enterprise. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

03/01/2008
11:07 AM

How Safety Devices (Should?) Affect System Components

Simple, albeit important, rules of thumb regarding equipment failsafe modes. - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

03/01/2008
11:06 AM

Green Intelligent Buildings - a Brief History

The original concept of Energy Management, which later became Building Automation, started in earnest as a result of the OPEC oil embargo in 1973. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

03/01/2008
11:05 AM

The Focus at Automated Logic

Lauren Kolb, Executive Vice President, Automated Logic Corporation - The latest strategic focus at Automated Logic involves building company-owned, customer-focused branches in select markets that enable us to continue our goal of bringing leadership, innovation and simplicity to the complexities of building controls.

03/01/2008
11:04 AM

MEP Jobs

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

03/01/2008
11:03 AM

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference

April 2-3, 2008 Hyatt Regency Baltimore - Engineered Systems Magazine

03/01/2008
11:02 AM

The Energy Imperative

Gregg Dixon, Senior VP of Sales and Business Development, EnerNOC - Energy management is more than just good for the environment and local communities - it's primarily good for the bottom line.

03/01/2008
11:01 AM

Industry Certification

Jim Sinopoli, Principal, Sinopoli and Associates - There is definitely a need for manufacturer-independent certification to legitimize and provide credibility to the industry.

03/01/2008
11:01 AM

The Virtual Building Operations Center

George B. Huettel, PE, President, Cyrus Technologies, Inc. - A VBOC approach towards building controls is not only more user friendly for the average tenant or consumer of information, but it is kept up and running by the outsourced supplier.

03/01/2008
11:00 AM

Vote Buildy in 2008

Frank Capuano, President, Strata Resource Inc - The Award for an Industry of Innovation and Intelligent Connections

03/01/2008
10:58 AM

The Interviewer gets Interviewed

Contemporary Controls. for their newsletter The Extension.

03/01/2008
10:57 AM

No! It's not just a sensor!

Trevor Palmer, Viconics - The latest innovations from our engineering team have been the integration of a passive infrared motion detector directly into the cover of our VT7000 series thermostats.

03/01/2008
10:56 AM

The Use of Industrial Ethernet Requires Knowledge

Joe Stasiek, Contemporary Controls - Contemporary Controls' Virtual Industrial Ethernet University (IEU) Offers Graduate Level Courses

03/01/2008
10:55 AM

March New Products

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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