Haystack Connect 2019
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08/01/2020
11:18 AM
August - Building Communities of Trust Comments by Ken Sinclair Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
11:15 AM
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Quote, Sir Winston Churchill More than structures? We are creating environments of trust. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
08/01/2020
11:14 AM
BAS Trek An Ongoing Mission to Explore New Smart Building Opportunities - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
08/01/2020
11:13 AM
Metering – the basic step to optimisation “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” for metering, we should add one more statement before it “if you can’t collect it, you can’t measure it,” - Monika Musielak, Product Manager, Global Control 5
08/01/2020
11:12 AM
Strategies for a Safer and More Humane Built Environment The great news is that we have the technology to make our buildings safer and adaptable in order to minimise transmission of COVID-19 - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer
08/01/2020
11:11 AM
FeverWarn According to the CDC, they recommend some form of temperature monitoring device be implemented before entering a manufacturing facility, commercial/business space, or school - technology from MachineSense (www.machinesense.com).
08/01/2020
11:10 AM
Creating ‘clean economy’ jobs Today we’re going to talk about job creation - Lindsay Baker Sustainability & social imp
08/01/2020
11:08 AM
Jump into the Monday Live! Conversation Here are some interesting pull quotes from just one show – and it happens every week. - Therese Sullivan, Customer Marketing Leader, Tridium Inc. Contributing Editor
08/01/2020
11:08 AM
Occupancy Analytics Becoming an Essential Building System in the Post-COVID Era - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
08/01/2020
11:06 AM
Solving the skill shortage gap, forever. We are not only looking at a skill shortage gap, but also the skill transfer/knowledge transfer gap. - Nicolas Waern, "The Building Whisperer"
08/01/2020
11:04 AM
Energy Storage Key to Carbon Neutral World in order to support the economics of renewables, energy storage allows for the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later time and is the key to ensuring a carbon neutral world. - Ron MacDonald, President, CEO, Zinc8 Energy Solutions
08/01/2020
11:02 AM
Taking Charge of Your BAS Career in the Age of Pandemics in the Age of Pandemics …the fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain (unless we are threatened.)- Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
08/01/2020
11:01 AM
A Year of Innovation I have been impressed by many of the forward-thinking companies who are changing the way that we work, live and play. I like the Remix - Manny Mandrusiak CD.Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Contributing Editor
08/01/2020
11:00 AM
Building Communities of Trust Trust is the new currency, a commodity we need to create as part of our remote renaissance. - Ken Sinclair JUL 23, 2020
08/01/2020
10:59 AM
Creating Outcome-Based Platforms of Trust The new corporate mandate requires that all employees be assured that they are safe at home, at the office, and in the in-between. - Ken Sinclair JUL 09, 2020
08/01/2020
10:58 AM
Self-operating building BrainBox AI offers a unique technology, combining deep learning, cloud-based computing and autonomous decision-making to support a 24/7 self-operating building. - Andy McMahon, Channel Sales Director, BrainBox AI
08/01/2020
10:57 AM
Epidemic Mode 75F incorporated CDC and ASHRAE guidelines for HVAC operation during a pandemic into its control sequences. - Bob French, Chief Evangelist, 75F
08/01/2020
10:56 AM
Implementing a Building Analytics Solution It’s great to learn – and pass on the lessons – from those organizations that have been successful. - Ricardo Moromisato, AScT, CEM, CopperTree Analytics
08/01/2020
10:56 AM
Collaboration between EnOcean and Aruba The core competencies of each company and how this joint effort can have a major benefit for building owners and facility managers.- Troy Davis, VP Sales, EnOcean
08/01/2020
10:53 AM
The BACnet Institute Now Offers Free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) All of the courses on The BACnet Institute online learning environment offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and as well as Professional Development Hours (PDHs). - Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director, BACnet International
08/01/2020
10:51 AM
Overview of Strato Automation You can build your own widgets on top of your BMS system to meet your specific market needs. - Michel Lemieux, VP Sales & Marketing Strato Automation
08/01/2020
10:49 AM
Strategies to deliver a low carbon future Future trends in the Smart Building industry for a sustainable future - Michael Lotfy, Vice President Smart Buildings, ABB
08/01/2020
10:47 AM
Steve's review of Monday Live! This event is one more way to help us get through the pandemic and prepare for a new normal in commercial buildings post-COVID. - Steven E. Jones The S4 Group, Inc.
08/01/2020
10:45 AM
Building Communities of Trust Unabridged version Trust is the new currency, a now commodity we need to create to embrace our remote renaissance. - Ken Sinclair,Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:44 AM
Creating Outcome Based Platforms of Trust Unabridged version This new corporate mandate requires that all employees be insured that they are safe at home, at the office, and in the in between. - Ken Sinclair Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:43 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop - Ken Sinclair Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:42 AM
New Products New Products for August

Delta Controls
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07/31/2020

08:57 AM
Contemporary Controls - EIGR-C3 Gigabit Cellular Router Now Available We are now shipping the EIGR-C3 VPN Router which allows for cellular, secure VPN connection to remote sites where a wired connection is not an option.
07/31/2020
11:54 AM
Johnson Controls Launches Highly Accurate, Contactless, Skin Temperature Scanning Solution This contactless and highly accurate solution will be another tool in the first line of defense for building owners and operators as part of their pandemic safety measures.
07/31/2020
11:54 AM
Seeq Expands Support for Microsoft Cloud services Seeq introduces connectivity for Microsoft Azure Data Explorer high-speed data queries and Power Automate low code/no code workflow service.
07/31/2020
11:53 AM
63 Percent of Automation Engineering Professionals Believe Industry Standards Will Be ‘Extremely Important’ in the Future: ISA Survey The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently surveyed 290 people in the automation engineering field to discover their thoughts on industry standards.
07/31/2020
11:52 AM
New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy With this, full data integration, monitoring, and control is enabled between factory floors and building facilities.
07/31/2020
11:49 AM
Coster Group adopts J2 Innovations’ FIN Framework for its next-generation of plant and building control solutions J2 Innovations has partnered with global controls specialist, Coster Group to embed FIN Framework (FIN) into a new generation of plant and building control solutions.

Lynxspring
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07/19/2020

06:21 PM
Presenting the 25th Annual ARC Industry Forum Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World - February 8-11, 2021 - Orlando, Florida
07/19/2020
06:20 PM
New Belimo Room Sensors - The Foundation of Comfort The Belimo Room Sensors measure temperature, humidity, and CO2 in a wall-mounted design offering high accuracy and fast response.
07/19/2020
06:19 PM
Shopify, Canadian Government Launch Initiative to Help Small Businesses Grow Online Amid Covid-19 Shopify has partnered with the federal government to launch a new initiative called Go Digital Canada, aimed to bring more Canadian small businesses online and support them in the new era of digital transformation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/19/2020
06:18 PM
Reliable Controls releases RC-Studio® 3.7 This easy-to-use, easy-to-learn BACnet Advanced Workstation (B-AWS) allows you to develop a customized graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling any application at any scale.
07/19/2020
06:16 PM
New analytics focused on air quality ratings and peer comparisons Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS) is helping customers around the world prepare for the safe reopening and continued maintenance of their buildings – where people live and work – through touchless elevator technologies, purification products including ultraviolet (UV) and other germicidal lighting, predictive maintenance and other innovations designed to combat the spread of germs and promote social distancing.
07/19/2020
06:16 PM
Aircuity Upgrades Dashboard with New Analytics Features New analytics focused on air quality ratings and peer comparisons
07/19/2020
06:14 PM
ONVIF Streamlines, Expands Interoperability Work with Open Source Development ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are widely used as common communication interfaces between devices and software clients, such as IP surveillance cameras, video management software and physical access control systems from different manufacturers.
07/19/2020
06:12 PM
Lynxspring Adds 433 MHz and 868 MHz Options to Its JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Wireless Sensor Controller The JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller works with ProBuilder/Niagara Workbench software, standard Niagara 4 programming tools and Fox Protocol, and easily connects to a Niagara Supervisor, an Enterprise, and the Cloud.
07/19/2020
06:11 PM
BACnet International Announces Launch of New Course on The BACnet Institute Course provides insight and best practices for specifying BACnet products and grants CEUs


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07/13/2020
02:41 PM
Aruba joins EnOcean Alliance Opening New Opportunities for Hyperaware Smart Buildings and Accurate Digital Twins When used together, the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure and EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions enable customers to create hyperaware smart buildings that are cognizant of, and responsive to, their changing operating environment and occupant needs.
07/13/2020
02:41 PM
Leading Technology Alliances Unite Behind IP as Secure Backbone for Building Automation BACnet International, KNX Association, OCF, Thread Group and Zigbee Alliance join forces in the new IP-BLiS initiative
07/13/2020
02:39 PM
The Future Isn’t what it used to be: Occupied Space in the COVID-19 Era The Energy Management Association (EMA), announced that it’s teaming with education facilities engineering association APPA to conduct a webinar that offers a deep technical and practical exploration of occupied space issues and needs in the coming post-COVID-19 future.
07/13/2020
02:38 PM
Johnson Controls Introduces Open-Source Energy Analysis Software For Targeting Building Efficiency Retrofits The easy-to-use, open source BETTER tool allows building owners and managers to rapidly convert readily available monthly building energy consumption data into specific recommendations for improvement.
Global Control 5
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07/04/2020

05:53 PM
ASHRAE's First-Ever Virtual Conference Is Proving to Be a Success With an initial 2,505 registered participants, accessing 92 technical sessions, live forums with speakers, leadership updates and networking events, the 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference is proving to be a huge success.
07/04/2020
05:51 PM
Echoflex Solutions releases flush-mount version of Elaho Room Controller The flush-mount version comes with a locking cover to prevent unauthorized access, making it ideal for classrooms, offices, houses of worship, and all general-area lighting needs.
07/04/2020
05:50 PM
Johnson Controls Commits to Equipping Buildings with the Right Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Shared Spaces As cities, states and countries begin to reopen, people that live and work in buildings will need assurance building owners and operators are taking every precaution to ensure health and safety, starting with the air they breathe.
07/04/2020
05:44 PM
New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy HMS Networks announces a new Intesis™ protocol translator for communication between PROFINET PLCs on factory floors and Building Management Systems with BACnet IP/MSTP.
07/04/2020
05:39 PM
BACnet International Achieves IACET Accreditation
07/04/2020
05:37 PM
EMA Conducting Webinar on Utilizing Digital Replica of Building Data Digital Twin Tech Opens Door to Integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

BACnet Institute
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/01/2020

01:46 PM
July - Enlightenment of our Renaissance. Comments by Ken Sinclair Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com
07/01/2020
01:45 PM
Benefits Realization with Digital Twins “Innovation doesn’t start with the future. It starts with the now and continues into the future” - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
07/01/2020
01:44 PM
Looking to Hire or Get Hired? The BAS Job Market, Summer 2020 - it’s complicated! - Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
07/01/2020
01:43 PM
Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do. Tell Me What You Can Do - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring
07/01/2020
01:40 PM
Reinvention, Rebirth, Renaissance Should we move to more online training? - Emma Eynon, Co-founder, Fantom Factory
07/01/2020
01:38 PM
The Data Privacy Debate Has Not Changed But The World Has The reality is that the same kind of data these systems would collect in the name of pandemic-control presents incredible value beyond that purpose. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
07/01/2020
01:36 PM
COVID-19 and the way forward for the building automation industry Thinking about our new normal, and how buildings can evolve to help keep us safe and secure - Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks
07/01/2020
01:35 PM
The Death of a Temperature Control Salesman From pneumatics to IP WTF... can you explain it in your eyes? - Scott Cochrane President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
07/01/2020
01:31 PM
Cimetrics Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Cimetrics developed a document summarizing the ASHRAE and CDC recommendations with respect to cost (both installation and lifecycle), effectiveness, and other considerations, as well as provides examples of how Analytika is used to support shutdown and reopening. - Hadas Webb, CEM, Managing Director of Analytics, Cimetrics, Analytika
07/01/2020
01:29 PM
Reinvention, Rebirth, Renaissance I chose the word Renaissance in this title to delineate the significant, positive break with the old and issue a welcome to the new era. Ken Sinclair, contractormag
07/01/2020
01:27 PM
Embracing Enlightenment The five core values of the Enlightenmnet were: happiness, reason, nature, progress, and liberty. Ken Sinclair, contractormag
07/01/2020
01:26 PM
Selling through a Pandemic Making yourself the answer to someone’s problem during a pandemic is a great way to become a trusted advisor.
07/01/2020
01:24 PM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
07/01/2020
01:23 PM
Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Device Data Tagging and data modeling have numerous benefits in the Buildings industry. In a recent blog, we discussed the challenges
07/01/2020
01:22 PM
Reinvention Rebirth Rensaisance I see many positive sides to Not Normal. I myself am not normal as you have likely observed and I chose the word Renaissance in this title to delineate the significant positive break with the marking of a new era. Unabridged version
07/01/2020
01:19 PM
Embracing Enlightenment Unabridged version It is a process we are working through now to make not normal the new normal.
07/01/2020
01:12 PM
New Products New Products for July
07/01/2020
12:24 PM

The S4 Group
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NiagaraMods Launches Reflow A reimagined experience for Niagara 4 Building Automation Systems
07/01/2020
12:22 PM
UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. A recent Markets & Markets report estimated the Digital Twin market will grow from $3.8 billion in 2019, to $35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%.
07/01/2020
12:21 PM
IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products.
07/01/2020
12:20 PM
Our SkySpark eLearning is now available to buy through your SkySpark suppliers For new SkySpark users, we offer SkySpark Analyst for immediate online training.
07/01/2020
12:19 PM
Making smart buildings a reality: Trend Control Systems expands its intelligent building offering Introducing Trend's new building energy management controller, IQ X and enhanced building Supervisor interface, IQ VISION
07/01/2020
12:17 PM
Reliable Controls named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers Our commitment to a triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit informs all aspects of day-to-day operations, including the provision of a healthy, socially responsible working environment.
07/01/2020
12:16 PM
National Institute of Building Sciences 2020 Conference Moves Online This August Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition will be a powerfully compact event, focusing on technology, workforce, resilience and COVID-19
07/01/2020
12:15 PM
Chipkin Announces an Update to the CAS BACnet Stack - Enhanced Support for Trend Log BIBBs This update provides added support for these BACnet BIBBs: T-VMT-I-B and T-VMMV-I-B
07/01/2020
11:56 AM
Douglas Lighting Controls® Announces Dialog System Approved by DesignLights® Consortium and Qualified Products Listed Under Network Lighting Controls DesignLights® Consortium’s Networked Lighting Controls QPL identifies systems that are eligible for utility rebates and incentives by meeting minimum benchmark technical requirements.

SkyFoundry
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06/01/2020

05:02 PM
"Researching & Reinventing Not Normal"
06/01/2020
05:02 PM
Beyond Buildings and "Rurality"
06/01/2020
05:01 PM
Data and Analytics Covid-19 Challenge
06/01/2020
05:00 PM
Mitigating coronavirus transmission via HVAC
06/01/2020
04:59 PM
Partnership of Autonomous Vehicles with Autonomous Buildings


Haystack Connect 2019
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06/01/2020
04:59 PM
Labs Can Teach us About Safely Returning to Offices
06/01/2020
04:58 PM
Intelligent Buildings in the COVID-19 Era
06/01/2020
04:57 PM
The Virtual Reality of the “New Normal”
06/01/2020
04:57 PM
Introduction to Fan Coil Units
06/01/2020
04:56 PM
Haystack Connections PDF Spring 2020
Delta Controls
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06/01/2020
04:56 PM
ABB’s Cylon Acquisition Accelerates
06/01/2020
04:55 PM
Creating a Touchless Office Environment
06/01/2020
04:55 PM
"Automation Industry’s Past, Present, and Future"
06/01/2020
04:54 PM
Platform for Assessing Cybersecurity
06/01/2020
04:54 PM
Digital is the New Normal


Lynxspring
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06/01/2020
04:53 PM
COVID-19 New Normal is Not Normal
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
Research, Reinvent, Recreate, Reboot - Repeat if Necessary
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
CABA IBC meeting presentation COVID
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
ControlTalk May Reboot/COVID
06/01/2020
04:51 PM
https://www.mondaylive.org/past-shows



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06/01/2020

04:50 PM
My LinkedIn Shares
06/01/2020
04:49 PM
My Twitter Tweets
06/01/2020
04:48 PM
2020 AHRExpo PDF and Videos
06/01/2020
04:48 PM
COVID-19 New Normal Not Normal
06/01/2020
04:47 PM
COVID 19 - Research, Reinvent, Recreate, Reboot
06/01/2020
04:46 PM
Across My Desk
06/01/2020
04:44 PM

Global Control 5
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05/31/2020
05:47 PM
How is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?
05/31/2020
05:46 PM
Facilio launches REbuild, a powerful new toolkit, to help real estate owners confidently restart property operations.
05/31/2020
05:09 PM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-WebView 3.13

05/22/2020
03:02 PM
Belimo releases new Pressure Independent Piping Packages SelectPro is a sizing and selection tool for accurately selecting valves, actuators, sensors, and replacement solutions.
05/22/2020
03:00 PM
mCloud Combines AI with Particle Control Technology to Seek and Destroy COVID-19 in Buildings Through the Company's AssetCare platform, mCloud offers a complete automated solution enabling restaurants, retail, long-term care, and commercial facility operators to use AI to continuously drive indoor air quality that meets or exceeds commercial building standards established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (“ASHRAE”).

BACnet Institute
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05/15/2020
03:11 PM
Envoy helps workplaces reopen safely with new free product, Envoy Protect Workplace tech company secures $30M in new financing and lands major exec hire as it doubles down on efforts to make workplaces safe for return
05/15/2020
03:11 PM
U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy USGBC outlines path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses, governments and communities prepare for a post-pandemic world
05/15/2020
03:10 PM
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Spring 2020 Issue of Connections Magazine The Connections Magazine Spring 2020 reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and documents how their mission "Making Data Easy to Work With", is addressing one of the most important challenges of the entire building and facilities management industry.
05/15/2020
03:09 PM
BIG Digital Launches SafeChek Entranceway Technology Canadian technology leader to provide entranceway monitoring and communication solution to support safe business openings and operations during COVID-19
05/15/2020
03:08 PM
ASHRAE Offers COVID-19 Building Readiness/Reopening Guidance ASHRAE's recommendations for reopening buildings are outlined in the frequently asked questions section of its COVID-19 Resources webpage.
05/15/2020
03:07 PM
J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, launches FIN Edge2Cloud - a new easy, secure, open, scalable way to connect to building automation and IoT systems. J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework - the next-generation software platform for building automation and IoT applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product to support users of FIN to easily access building data, and service and upgrade their FIN-based building automation systems remotely and securely.
05/15/2020
03:04 PM
Lynxspring Announces New Onyxx® XM 34IO-B Modular, Input/Output Extender Module for JENEsys Edge and Niagara JACE Controllers The Onyxx XM 34IO-B and Lynxspring's Edge Enabled portfolio of embedded controllers, gateways and extender modules are ideal for use in commercial buildings and industrial facilities, both new and retrofit, for multi-site environments and equipment such as air handling units, roof top units, boilers, fan coil units and heat pumps.
05/15/2020
03:03 PM
COVID-19 to Accelerate Adoption of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches: Robotics, Digital Twins, and Autonomous Freight ity governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. This is reflected in the deployment of a range of technologies for new use cases during the current emergency
05/15/2020
02:59 PM
CaGBC study highlights gaps in zero carbon training for building-industry professionals Canada has committed to reaching a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, intending to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The building sector has an opportunity to play a crucial role in meeting these targets.

The S4 Group
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05/01/2020

01:45 PM
"Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption" Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
05/01/2020
01:44 PM
PRESSURE!!!!! Controlling and reporting temperature, humidity and airflow have never been more important for a building to operate safely. - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
05/01/2020
01:44 PM
Global Control 5 hits the U.S. Market with iSMA Solution for BAS - Pawel Szarmanski, Product Manager, Global Control 5
05/01/2020
01:43 PM
Rethinking Building Automation for the Remote World a pandemic perspective - Prabhu Ramachandran, Co-Founder & CEO, Facilio Inc.
05/01/2020
01:43 PM
Building Health in Time of Pandemic How COVID-19 will change the way we think about the built environment - Natalie Patton, Project Manager, OTI
05/01/2020
01:42 PM
The BAS Job Market as of May 1, 2020 The good news is that there are still plenty of open BAS jobs. But it does mean there are fewer jobs to choose from. - Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:40 PM
The Edge The Edge is the means to connect, collect, process data, and take actions at the sensor, controller, and equipment levels (the device-level) rather than in the Cloud or at the Enterprise. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:38 PM
The Times They Are a Changin' "Come gather 'round, people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters, around you have grown. And accept it that soon you"ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin' and you better start swimmin', or you"ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin' "Bob Dylan, 1964 - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:38 PM
The New Normal Achieving a True North Star(s) Strategy - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:37 PM
Why Smart Healthy Buildings Will Become the "New Normal" "It will be imperative that employees, tenants and building occupants feel safe and comfortable going back to a healthy and clean office." - Harry Smeenk & Ben Steinberg Tapa, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:34 PM
What Makes a Strong Smart Home Solution? The smart home requires a suitable home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled from any internet-connected place in the world using a mobile or other networked device. - Pedro Pachuca, Director of IoT Wireless in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group
05/01/2020
01:33 PM
Imagining the "Pandemic-Smart" Buildings of the Future The time has come for the many great minds of the smart building industry to look ahead, and spare some innovative thinking for the next pandemic that will sweep the world. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
05/01/2020
01:33 PM
Building Occupancy Data Reveals the Extent of the US Lockdown The occupancy data provided by our smart buildings is giving us visibility on what happened, and the same data will also provide visibility for social distancing and cost-saving measures to help us emerge from this crisis. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
05/01/2020
01:31 PM
View from America: OT interoperability - the key to intelligent buildings - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC)
05/01/2020
01:30 PM
Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption So, what will that global reboot look like? - Ken Sinclair, contractormag
05/01/2020
01:30 PM
Adopting Adaption - Achieving Antifragility The ongoing global pandemic has shown us all how fast we can adapt for survival. - Ken Sinclair, contractormag
05/01/2020
01:29 PM
Monday Live! The urgency of the moment requires us to be agile, this group put together Monday Live! in about a week. - Anto Budiardjo, "Facility IT Evangelist"
05/01/2020
01:27 PM
Post Pandemic Building Readiness - It won't be back to 'normal' - Rick LeBlanc, Operating Partner, Huron Capital Partners
05/01/2020
01:26 PM
3D-Printing and No-Code-Platforms and Digital Twins, oh my! There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently, that which should not be done at all." – Peter Drucker - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:25 PM
Facilities Maintenance Management System (FMMS) We're building solutions that will help propel current FMs into the future while developing tools that tomorrow's FMs will feel comfortable interacting with to help future-proof your buildings. - Scott K. Hoffmann, MBA, National Sales Director, Corrigo
05/01/2020
01:24 PM
The Edge The Edge is the means to connect, collect, process data, and take actions at the sensor, controller, and equipment levels (the device-level) rather than in the Cloud or at the Enterprise. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring
05/01/2020
01:23 PM
Making People Count in A Crisis – Memoori Speaks to Density - Andrew Farah and Memoori
05/01/2020
01:23 PM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
05/01/2020
01:22 PM
REOPENING YOUR WORKPLACE Great online resource to help
05/01/2020
01:21 PM
"Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption" Being resilient and making people count while Adopting Adaption needs to be part of our "Global Reboot"
05/01/2020
01:20 PM
Adopting Adaption - Achieving Antifragility Unabridged version It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.
05/01/2020
01:19 PM
New Products New Products for May


SkyFoundry
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04/30/2020

02:09 PM
New Belimo Clear Edge Platform for On-Site Energy Valve Optimization The Clear Edge is an analytical device that leverages the data from all installed Energy Valves in a BACnet Building Automation System (BAS).
04/30/2020
02:08 PM
Automated Logic Expands OptiFlex Line of Building Controls The new B-BCs join the OptiFlex family, Automated Logic's current generation of flexible, scalable building controls for the WebCTRL building automation system.
04/30/2020
02:07 PM
Leica Geosystems and Geomap cooperate to facilitate digitising facility management Supporting customers globally in the digitalisation of facilities and asset support services
04/30/2020
02:06 PM
ASHRAE Issues Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings Expanded Guidance Available on ASHRAE’s Newly Updated COVID-19 Resources Webpage
04/30/2020
02:04 PM
Bridgetek Introduces New PanL Hardware for the Controlling of Smart Devices It serves as a means to deliver smart switching capabilities, via one of the system’s PanL HMI touch displays.
04/30/2020
02:03 PM
Announcing the CxEnergy 2020 Virtual Experience! CxEnergy Virtual is an online platform that allows co-presenting organization members and conference registrants to access live and pre-recorded technical sessions that were originally scheduled to be presented at the CxEnergy 2020 Conference and Expo.
04/30/2020
02:02 PM
A Smart Alliance: QualityLogic + SunSpec Alliance Partner to Expand the Testing and Certification of Smart Energy Resources The SunSpec Alliance and QualityLogic, Inc., two of the leading players in advancing the integration of distributed energy resources into distribution utility operations, today announced the approval of QualityLogic, Inc., as the first SunSpec Authorized Test Software Provider. QualityLogic, an industry leader in software testing tools and services, has been working closely with SunSpec on its CA Rule 21 CSIP certification program since 2018.
04/30/2020
02:01 PM
ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Established ASHRAE announced a Society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics.
04/30/2020
02:01 PM
Zigbee Alliance and DiiA Collaborate to Standardize DALI-Zigbee Gateways Organizations to Develop a Gateway Specification and Certification Program for Lighting-Control Networks that Utilize DALI and Zigbee-Based Products
04/30/2020
01:57 PM
EMA Teams with Affiliate AABC, Member Companies to Provide Pandemic Building Webinar Managing Facilities Through the Pandemic: Energy Saving Tips for Facility Operations Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern

Haystack Connect 2019
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04/09/2020
10:00 AM
Reliable Controls releases SPACE-Sensor EnOcean and SMART-Sensor EnOcean Accesspoint The SPACE-Sensor EnOcean delivers a wireless temperature sensor solution made easy with the energy
harvesting technology of EnOcean. The SMART-Sensor EnOcean Accesspoint opens the door for integration of a wide variety of EnOcean wireless sensors and output devices with the Reliable Controls system.
04/09/2020
10:00 AM
New rCMSB Wireless Occupancy and Daylight Sensor Answers the Market Demands for a Discrete Sensor with Simple Installation Acuity Brands Lighting (NYSE: AYI) has launched the rCMSB wireless battery-powered ceiling mount sensor from nLight, a contemporary and small-sized occupancy and daylight room sensor that disappears into the ceiling space.
04/09/2020
09:57 AM
MiraOS release 2.4: Getting started with wireless mesh products has never been easie LumenRadio's focus is to develop the most resilient and Future-Proof connectivity solution on the market, but their vision is also to make it easier for development teams to implement wireless technology into their products, something that is clearly shown in the new 2.4 version of MiraOS.
04/09/2020
09:56 AM
Belimo Introduces Belimo Clear Edge Appliance Built on the SkySpark Everywhere Platform Clear Edge leverages data from BACnet-connected Belimo Energy Valves in a Building Automation System (BAS) to automatically monitor, manage and optimize water coil performance and hydronic energy consumption.
04/09/2020
09:55 AM
Seven leading Finnish companies join forces to co-create an ecosystem for smart building data KONE, Nokia, YIT, Caverion, Halton, Netox and VTT have founded an ecosystem known as KEKO.
04/09/2020
09:54 AM
Belimo releases new airflow measurement and control actuators Now available, Belimo standalone airflow measurement and control actuators with digital communications for rotary, linear, and induct applications.

Delta Controls
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04/01/2020

11:14 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways - Talking Today's Tools Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
04/01/2020
11:13 AM
COVID 19 and the BAS Systems Integrators HVAC/electrical tradesmen are essential according to the federal guidelines that many states are following. Which means we as an industry are allowed to operate during these uncertain times. - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
04/01/2020
11:12 AM
What does Yoga have to do with building systems? Unlike Yoga masters, buildings systems are inflexible, yet building conditions are highly dynamic. - Phillip Kopp, CEO, Conectric Networks
04/01/2020
11:12 AM
Removing the Umbilical Cord between Controllers and Sensors This is only possible by removing the logic from the logic controllers and putting it into standard software running on edge computing. And that is only possible by removing the umbilical cord between controllers and sensors, the wires that restrict them from taking more and better inputs. - Phillip Kopp, CEO, Conectric Network
04/01/2020
11:11 AM
COVID-19 Lockdown Leaves Empty Smart Buildings to Ponder Their Failings While we can excuse the technology for being as unprepared as the humans who made it, this strange reality we find ourselves living in poses a new challenge for the smart building industry to adapt its intelligence to. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
04/01/2020
11:10 AM
View from America: exploiting the sun's potential to save energy with KNX - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC)
04/01/2020
11:09 AM
COVID-19, the World's Biggest Remote Working Experiment is Underway The World's Biggest Remote Working Experiment is Underway - First and foremost, for this to be "a great reset" for "long-overdue work flexibility," this single global experiment has to be a success. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
04/01/2020
11:08 AM
Talking Today's Tools in the UK These tools will transcend BMS and Analytics platforms incorporating the best elements of other industry platforms and provide System Integrators and end-users with levels of flexibility, power and visibility that the industry will ultimately come to see as an expectation. - Dave Lapsley, Managing Director, Econowise Group of Companies
04/01/2020
11:07 AM
Two Protocols are Better Than NONE The feedback was important enough that I thought I should publish a revision of the article, sharing what I learned. Thanks to those in the BACnet community and LinkedIn groups who have responded to the original article. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc
04/01/2020
11:07 AM
Instructions for Effortless, Successful System Integration There are numerous communication gaps in the implementation of building technology projects and their automation. - Dipl.-Ing. Hans R. Kranz & Dr. Rupert Fritzenwallner
04/01/2020
11:06 AM
What is an HMI, and why do we need it in the BMS? Regardless of the type, the goal is always the same: to provide the User with an insight into the operation of the system or machine. - Monika Musielak, Product Manager, Global Control 5
04/01/2020
11:03 AM
The Rising Remote Workforce The exponential demand for Future-Ready Facilities. - Nicolas Waern, "The Building Whisperer"
04/01/2020
11:03 AM
Hiring (and Layoffs) in the Age of Pandemics While this is the first pandemic, chances are it may not be the last. Managing your workforce has always been a challenge; now, it will become an even greater one. - Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, Inc.
04/01/2020
11:02 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways Wireless network ways provide a future-proofed, AI-driven self-discovery schema. - Ken Sinclair/contractormag
04/01/2020
11:02 AM
Talking Today's Tools It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change. - Ken Sinclair/contractormag
04/01/2020
11:00 AM
Building Automation: What Does Open Mean? The word "open" means different things to different people, and the word's meaning is defined by the audience and its interests. - Ken Sinclair Facilitesnet
04/01/2020
11:00 AM
A Controls Company in Brazil? Mercato Brasil and Mercato BAS Supply are at different stages of their life cycles and obviously part of different market cultures. This calls for different business strategies. - Rodrigo Miranda, CEO, Mercato BAS Supply LLC
04/01/2020
10:58 AM
What an Open Edge/Hybrid Controller should look like Almost all controllers to this point are built on proprietary firmware, DDC software, and require product specific programming tools. Calvin Slater, Climatec
04/01/2020
10:56 AM
The Road to Future Ready Facilities and Digital Twin Thinking The podcast with James was a great discussion between him and me about our past, what we think about the future, and the whole idea of decoupling hardware and software. - Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer"
04/01/2020
10:55 AM
Control Trends interview & demo with Troy Harvey, CEO, PassiveLogic When you design an integrated system from the ground up, you get the chance to reinvent the fundamental principles and build value at every stage of the building life-cycle. At PassiveLogic, we take this opportunity seriously.
04/01/2020
10:54 AM
Talking Today's Tools We need to change our tools and how we use them, trading hard hammers for humanistic based softer more encompassing solutions.
04/01/2020
10:54 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
04/01/2020
10:53 AM
Nexus, a newsletter and podcast for smart people applying smart building technology
04/01/2020
10:51 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways Are our existing wired networked solutions at risk in the near future? Can wireless ways greatly enhance wired networks? The answer is "Yes".
04/01/2020
10:50 AM
New Products for April A brief description of some new products for the industry.

12/20/2019
03:13 PM
Reliable Controls Partners with Ad Hoc Electronics Reliable Controls Corporation is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Ad Hoc Electronics, manufacturer of Illumra controls.
12/20/2019
03:12 PM
Opto 22's groov EPIC Firmware 1.5.0 Adds New Visualization Features and External Mass Storage Support New groov View gadgets and functions come to groov EPIC along with external HDMI touchscreen management and USB file access
12/20/2019
03:11 PM
FacilityConneX Releases 3.5.0 Solution for Advanced Intelligent Alerting The 3.5.0 solution extends the capabilities of the VOICE Browser and offers new LIVE KPI components and deployment tools including the QuickConneX 2.0.
12/20/2019
03:11 PM
Opto 22 Releases Two More groov EPIC I/O Modules for 2019 New modules support CAN bus integration and high-density temperature sensing

Lynxspring
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12/14/2019

02:20 PM
Big Data and Smart Controls Track This track examines the use of big data, advanced algorithms, occupancy-based control strategies, data mining and other analytical techniques to economically automate buildings.
12/14/2019
02:18 PM
Switch Automation Increases New York Presence to Tackle the World's Most Pressing Challenges Switch Automation, a commercial real estate software as a service (SaaS) company, launches new Switch Dx³ (Digital Data Discovery) product and increases New York presence through participation in accelerator programs and premier real estate PropTech events.
12/14/2019
02:16 PM
Lynxspring Announces New JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller for Direct Wireless Sensor Connectivity Part of Lynxspring's portfolio of Edge Enabled products, the JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller with 34 I/Os offers the full Niagara Framework stack and a built-in 900 MHz wireless transceiver, creating a superior edge device for connecting to Monnit sensors and deploying a connected sensor network within a building environment.
12/14/2019
02:15 PM
Acuity Brands Introduces the Modulus Low Voltage Distributed Power and Control System A New Standard for Powering, Controlling and Connecting Luminaires
12/14/2019
02:13 PM
Delta to Show New PV Inverters with Advanced Connectivity and Cloud-based Monitoring at 2019 Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions', will be exhibiting at this year's EnerGaia in Montpellier, France the newly-launched M70A solar PV inverter, which offers 77 kVA maximum AC apparent power for ground-mounted and commercial solar rooftop systems.
12/14/2019
02:12 PM
Reliable Controls Releases SMART-Sensor with VOC Sensor The SMART-Sensor is a complement to any room and delivers a modern networked-sensor solution that allows you to connect with up to 10 configurable parameters related to your space.
12/14/2019
02:12 PM
IKEA Joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors Home Design Leader Cultivates Better Smart Living Through Open IoT Standards



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12/06/2019
01:27 PM
Aircuity is an Approved Vendor for NYSERDA's Real-Time Energy Management Program NYSERDA offers a 30% cost-share incentive for building owners to deploy energy management solutions such as Aircuity's platform.
12/06/2019
01:27 PM
CxEnergy 2020 Announces Preliminary Technical Program The premier event in commissioning, energy management, and building analytics and diagnostics, CxEnergy 2020, announced its preliminary technical program. The event takes place April 6-9, 2020 in San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
12/06/2019
01:26 PM
HVACR Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy Heading into 2020 AHR Expo 2020 Economic Survey and Trend Report details business projections, opportunities and important issues among all sectors
12/06/2019
01:25 PM
Reliable Controls Releases SMART-Net Relay Direct line-voltage control without the use of low-voltage pilot relays has arrived with the release of the SMART-Net Relay.
12/06/2019
01:23 PM
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. Announces Strategic Acquisition of ESC Automation Inc. ESC is a leading and highly regarded building system integrator in North America with an impressive portfolio of services including the installation and maintenance of building automation systems, security systems, HVAC systems as well as newer technologies including real time locating systems, building analytics and energy management systems.
12/06/2019
01:22 PM
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces the Conference Room Controls App to its Bluetooth Wireless System of Devices Designed for conference room and boardroom applications, the new iPad control console pairs seamlessly with Douglas Lighting Controls' Bluetooth Wireless eco-system of devices to provide a modern, large format touch screen interface for control functionality.
12/06/2019
01:20 PM
Automated Logic's WebCTRL® System Enables First of its Kind Dashboard for Critical Healthcare FacilitiesJ2 Innovations Automated Logic Corporation is collaborating with the non-profit Powered for Patients to launch a first of its kind dashboard that addresses the technology challenges associated with providing real-time or near real-time status reports for emergency power supply systems in healthcare facilities.
12/06/2019
01:19 PM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-RemoteAccess® 3.5 Simplify IT management and improve data communications security with RC-RemoteAccess, a flexible BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) solution that is scalable and affordable.
12/06/2019
01:18 PM
ASHRAE and Smart Cities Council Sign MoU to Collaborate on Advancing the Sustainable Built Environment ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations' relationship and outlining their commitment towards the advancement of a more sustainable built environment.
12/06/2019
01:15 PM
Big Data and Smart Controls Track 
Big Data and Smart Controls is 1 of 8 tracks taking place at the 2020 Winter Conference & AHR Expo.

Global Control 5
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12/02/2019

11:28 AM
Building Wireless Inside Out December Editorial - While Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020 - Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
12/02/2019
11:27 AM
Can BMS Save the World? Whether it iSMA, Honeywell, Schneider or Johnson Controls we are playing on the same team. And the stake in this game is our planet. - Oleksandr Zdir, Product Manager, Room Solution Devices, Global Control 5
12/02/2019
11:27 AM
All I Want for Christmas¦  If I were the BAS Santa for Master Systems Integrators, what toys would I put in my toy bag to give out to all the good designers, programmers and engineers out there? - Scott Cochrane, President & CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
12/02/2019
11:26 AM
Data Analytics Is About More than FDD Data analytics go beyond Fault detection analytics to address a range of financial and organizational needs - John Petze, Partner and Co-Founder, SkyFoundry
12/02/2019
11:25 AM
Digital-first Real Estate and a Wireless First Strategy - Nicolas Waern, The Building Whisperer
12/02/2019
11:24 AM
From iPhone to iBuilding Smartphone Journey = Smart Buildings Journey? - Nicolas Waern, The Building Whisperer
12/02/2019
11:24 AM
The Productivity Paradox And The Promise Of Automated Configuration - Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA, Asia, J2 Innovations
12/02/2019
11:23 AM
The Evolution of the Building Platform The age of IoT, IP and digital transformation are increasingly common across a range of industries and are revolutionizing them. No industry is immune, and most certainly, not ours. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
12/02/2019
11:22 AM
Challenging The Status Quo Facilio Inc. recognized as an innovation driven challenger in the 2019 IoT for Smart Buildings and IWMS categories by independent analyst firms - Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder and CEO, Facilio Inc.
12/02/2019
11:21 AM
B2C and B2B Marketing are Converging Will You Adapt? - Kim Salzer, CMO, Chief Outsiders
12/02/2019
11:21 AM
How Estimating is Like a Relay Race Just like there are four runners in a relay race, there are four core functions of a BAS - Hector Hernandez, Founder & CEO, Cube-USA
12/02/2019
11:20 AM
KNX as the future standard for the USA The KNX topology has no limit to the size and scale of the building - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC), Vice President, KNX USA National Group
12/02/2019
11:19 AM
The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Learning Human Smart Building - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoor
12/02/2019
11:18 AM
Bringing Together Diverse Devices We understand that building data is our future, but the myriad of diverse devices all speak different dialects of an undocumented language. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
12/02/2019
11:16 AM
Wireless Inside Out Wireless connection to the Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
12/02/2019
11:11 AM
Addressing our Education Emergency Most of what we learn comes from our preparation to teach these sessions and feedback from them. Like the saying goes, "By teaching, we learn."
12/02/2019
11:10 AM
2019 ControlTrends Awards This year we've added the Impact Solution, Impact Person, ControlTrends Distributor, and Master Systems or Distributor Executive of the Year. - Ken Smyers, ControlTrends.org
12/02/2019
11:10 AM
LoRa and the Future of Connectivity A snapshot of the IoT landscape in 2020 - Byron BeMiller, Vertical Lead, Smart Buildings, Semtech
12/02/2019
11:08 AM
Israel Proptech Global demand for Israeli innovation is on the rise, and the "Startup Nation" is in the forefront of technologies that are being adopted in the real estate sector. - Oded Eliashiv, Managing Partner of BuiltUp Ventures
12/02/2019
11:07 AM
Building Wireless Inside Out Wireless connection to the Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space, along with cost and location.
12/02/2019
11:07 AM
G5-6 WiFi6 & CBRS This alphabet soup is destined to shape your future
12/02/2019
11:06 AM
Review Of CoRETECH 2019 "Recalibration" San Jose If you missed Coretech you missed a lot. Here is a quick review with a photo essay of what you missed.
12/02/2019
11:05 AM
Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020 We are proud of our 12 Free Education Sessions @ AHRExpo 2020
12/02/2019
11:04 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
12/02/2019
11:03 AM
New Products for December A brief description of some new products for the industry.
12/02/2019
11:01 AM




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