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12/15/2018
11:55 AM
Reliable Controls Releases World's First Controller with the BACnet Lighting Device (B-LD) Profile Reliable Controls is delighted to announce that the release of the MACH-ProLight (MPL) advanced lighting controller is the first controller to be tested and certified by the BACnet Testing Laboratory to achieve the BACnet Lighting Device (B-LD) profile. 
12/15/2018
11:55 AM
AHR Expo Donates $20,500 to the Atlanta Police Athletic League through Innovation Awards Program The AHR Expo, the world's largest HVACR event, to be held in Atlanta January 14-16, 2019, is giving back to the Atlanta community with a donation of $20,500 from its Innovation Awards program to the Atlanta Police Athletic League. 
12/15/2018
11:52 AM
Enocean Market innovation at CES 2019 EnOcean presents the first self-powered Bluetooth sensor for intelligent lighting control
12/15/2018
11:51 AM
CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool - A FREE Utility for BACnet Testing Chipkin Automation Systems Inc. has developed the CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool to help automation professionals test BACnet server devices for issues that occasionally occur on sites but are hard to replicate in the lab. 
12/15/2018
11:50 AM
Automate 2019 Show and Conference Comes to Chicago April 8-11 Broadest Automation Event in North America to Explore How to "Win the Future" with Real-World Solutions and Technology Advances
 

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12/07/2018

12:31 PM
CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool - A FREE Utility for BACnet Testing Chipkin Automation Systems Inc. has developed the CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool to help automation professionals test BACnet server devices for issues that occasionally occur on sites but are hard to replicate in the lab. 
12/07/2018
12:30 PM
Call for Speakers and Technical Program Topics Announced for Haystack Connect 2019 This fourth biennial conference and exhibition will provide a unique, open forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications. 
12/07/2018
12:29 PM
TLC Engineering for Architecture is CxEnergy Gold Sponsor Presenting on "The Interdependence of MEP and Envelope Commissioning" & " Is an Audit & Retro-Cx an Rx for Energy Savings?" 
12/07/2018
12:28 PM
Lynxspring to Demonstrate Technology and Solutions Empowering the Edge and the Cloud at AHR Expo 2019Ly Lynxspring will be exhibiting in the Building Automation & Control Showcase in Hall C, Booth #C5352. 
12/07/2018
12:23 PM
Facilio raises USD 6.4 million Series A funding led by Tiger Global and existing investor Accel Strong performance, clear vision and a sharp go-to-market strategy underpin VC's choice to fund Facilio

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12/01/2018
10:50 AM
The "Edge of Change" - Editorial Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
12/01/2018
10:49 AM
The Smart Building Method A New Perspective on a Fragmented Industry - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
12/01/2018
10:48 AM
Facilities as Strategic Assets Navigating the digital transformation of Building Products and Services - Dan Diehl, CEO, Aircuity, Paul O'Malley Associates, LLC, Lou Ronsivalli, Principal, GioVantage Strategies, LLC 
12/01/2018
10:48 AM
Goodbye Work Orders. Hello Real-Time Maintenance Analytics! - Rick Rolston, CEO, BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. 
12/01/2018
10:47 AM
The Anatomy of an Edge Controller The reality is, none of these devices contain any parts that are truly proprietary or unavailable to the public. - Calvin Slater 
12/01/2018
10:46 AM
The Edge of Change The need to stay connected with other corporate communities - Leo SaLemi, Professor and Program Coordinator Building Automation, George Brown College 
12/01/2018
10:45 AM
Setting the Stage for the Smart Building Now - Steven Guzelimian, President, & Nicholas Heydon, Australasian Channel Manager, Optergy 
12/01/2018
10:44 AM
The Built Environment in 2019 In 2019, we will be driven by what I refer to as the "4 D's": digital transformation, data, dialogue, and disruption. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing ,Lynxspring Inc. 
12/01/2018
10:42 AM
Our Journey to the Edge It's not just about the technology - Monica Holbrook, System Architect, Climatec LLC 
12/01/2018
10:42 AM
Cybersecurity and Facility IT How should we look at cybersecurity risks in the age of Facility IT? - Anto Budiardjo, Facility IT Evangelist 
12/01/2018
10:41 AM
The Smart Building Method A New Perspective on a Fragmented Industry - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
12/01/2018
10:40 AM
Impact of Lighting Control Schemes on occupant satisfaction and energy - Sara Gilani, Postdoctoral Fellow, William O'Brien, Associate Professor, Carleton University 
12/01/2018
10:39 AM
The Right Tools in the Right Hands By tracking and analyzing building data and key performance indicators in real time, we have been proven to cut operational costs, improve tenant relations, increase energy efficiency and boost asset value. - Logan Soya, Founder, CEO, Aquicore 
12/01/2018
10:38 AM
Facility IT Interview with Nicolas Waern This interview is one is a series of interviews by Anto Budiardjo on the subject of Facility IT. - Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur 
12/01/2018
10:37 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering, and David Crosley, General Manager of Waibel Energy Systems. 
12/01/2018
10:36 AM
Energy Harvesting for the IoT "Battery-free by EnOcean" seal. What's it all about? - Troy Davis, Sales Director, EnOcean Inc. 
12/01/2018
10:34 AM
AHR Expo 2019 Preview Next Generation HVAC Controls: Open Hardware - Open Software - Brad White, P.Eng, MASc, President, SES Consulting Inc. 
12/01/2018
10:32 AM
BAS Design Drawings A CAD-Intensive Design is Expensive! - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
12/01/2018
10:32 AM
Mobile is the way to Go! The moral of this article is that no matter the business, big or small, it needs to be where its customer base is looking for it to continue to grow. - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project 
12/01/2018
10:31 AM
Edge-ifcation in the Era of Connection Together we are starting an interesting, important discussion and - to one degree or another - participating in the necessary disruption that is driving that transformation. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
12/01/2018
10:30 AM
Building Automation: Edge Computing Meets the Maker Movement Our November offering speaks to and is a mash up of our digital transformation. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
12/01/2018
10:29 AM
Changing Collaborative Connection Communities We are all part of several connection communities, but reorganization our existing ones and the creating our new ones is now foremost on all our minds. -Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
12/01/2018
10:28 AM
CTA Preview of Voting Ballot I wanted to see a complete preview of all my options before I got to the business of casting my votes. 
12/01/2018
10:27 AM
The Edge of Building Emotion @AHRExpo 2019 My mind is consumed with "The Edge of Change" this month's theme, This is the building emotion edge-ifcation that we will share @AHRExpo 2019 Atlanta. 
12/01/2018
10:26 AM
changing collaborative connection communities This is all important discussion needed in the necessary disruption that is driving our changing collaborative connection communities. 
12/01/2018
10:25 AM
Edge-ifcation in the "Era of Connection" Now we are in the fourth, an era of connection between our physical, digital, and biological worlds; a new phase of massive creative potential, where everyone has the power to share anything with anyone. This era brings with it an avalanche of new, creative ideas and opportunities. 
12/01/2018
10:23 AM
Across My Desk 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, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, and URL links that are about to fall off my desktop. 
12/01/2018
10:22 AM
New Products - December A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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11/30/2018

01:32 PM
Project Haystack Announces Additional Sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference Project Haystack (https://www.project-haystack.org), a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the addition of three more sponsors of its 2019 Haystack Connect Conference. Altura Associates is a Gold sponsor, BAS Services & Graphics is a Silver sponsor, and ControlTrends is a Media sponsor. 
11/30/2018
01:31 PM
The AHR Expo, Atlanta, Georgia January 14-16 Continental Control Systems will be exhibiting, at AHR 2019, booth C5050. Please visit us and see our new custom and standard NEMA 4 Meter Enclosures, our new Wide-Range WattNode Modbus Meter and our new Line-Powered Meter Module for HVAC applications. 
11/30/2018
01:27 PM
Important Announcement from Cochrane Supply It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of Cochrane Supply's founder, Don Cochrane, Sr. Don passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25th at the age of 84, and there aren't strong enough words to express the loss that is felt by his family, friends and everyone at Cochrane Supply.

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11/21/2018
11:56 AM
ASHRAE Leadership Addresses Canada House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2018) - Sheila J. Hayter, P.E. 2018-2019 ASHRAE president, and Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2018-2019 ASHRAE president-elect, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 20. 
11/21/2018
11:52 AM
Automated Logic Wins 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Award The OptiFlex virtual integrator is a software-based integration platform for data monitoring across diverse building systems. It is a scalable integration solution, ideal for large projects such as data centers, hospitals and college campuses. The virtual integrator supports up to 50,000 data points from a single computer server, eliminating the need for multiple hardware gateways, which often require costly materials and labor, and have installation limitations due to space constraints in most mechanical rooms. 
11/21/2018
11:52 AM
2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months 
11/21/2018
11:48 AM
Johnson Controls streamlines to Building Solutions with $13.2B sale According to the company, net cash proceeds are expected to be $11.4 billion after tax and transaction-related expenses.

SkyFoundry
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11/13/2018
02:27 PM
Schneider Electric announces EcoStruxure Building updates and new venture fund Next Generation of EcoStruxure Building to Drive Employee Engagement, Building Efficiency, and Sustainability Schneider Electric boosts its innovation ecosystem with 'Schneider Electric Ventures' to identify, nurture and support bold ideas 
11/13/2018
02:25 PM
BACnet International & AHR Expo 2019 There are two 'must dos' when you attend the AHR Expo: #1. Visit the BACnet International Booth #2. Attend a BACnet International Educational Session (Room B314) 
11/13/2018
02:25 PM
Smart Building Companies Announce Survey Results on the Role of a Master Systems Integrator Intelligent Buildings LLC, in collaboration with Navigant Research, Anixter International Inc., Lynxspring, Inc. and SkyFoundry, LLC, today announced the findings from their recent survey which gathered opinions from the Systems Integrator market as it relates to smart buildings and illuminates the distinctions between traditional Systems Integrators and Master Systems Integrators. 
11/13/2018
02:24 PM
Project Haystack Announces Sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org) a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the first nine sponsors of the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference. 
11/13/2018
02:23 PM
OPC Foundation extends OPC UA including TSN down to field level The OPC Foundation launches an initiative to further enable OPC UA adoption throughout industrial automation by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks

Haystack Connect 2019
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11/05/2018
12:12 PM
HVACR Economic Outlook Survey, Sponsored by AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Last year's confidence in the industry's economic outlook is forecasted to carry into 2019, with 87% of respondents anticipating positive business prospects heading into the new fiscal year. 
11/05/2018
12:12 PM
CopperTree Analytics acquires BuildPulse, creating a powerful and comprehensive building and energy data analytics company The resulting company shall operate under the CopperTree Analytics brand and will service clients worldwide from their Surrey, B.C. and Seattle, Washington offices. The combination of the two companies will create one of the industry's most powerful and comprehensive building and energy data analytics offering. 
11/05/2018
12:11 PM
Project Haystack November 2018 Updates There are several exciting Project Haystack activities and events taking place during the next several months. We wanted to make sure you were aware of all of them and look forward to your support and participation! 
11/05/2018
12:10 PM
Are you leveraging IIoT and the edge? Given the hype about IIoT and the edge, the ARCARC Advisory Group Report Advisory Group asked over 300 end users across the globe to get a feel as to the current and future state of the market. 
11/05/2018
12:09 PM
EnOcean announces consumer packaging for smart home/lighting This packaging logo will allow consumers to immediately identify battery-free, maintenance-free wireless switches and lighting products using EnOcean's energy harvesting sensors for more environmentally-friendly lighting, LED control, and smart building in the Internet of Things. 
11/05/2018
12:08 PM
CABA's "Monetization of Intelligent Buildings" Research has now been Released The CABA Board of Directors and the CABA Intelligent Buildings Council (IBC) have just completed the CABA "Monetization of Intelligent Buildings" Landmark Research Study.

Delta Controls
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11/01/2018
11:17 AM
Edge-ifcation - Editorial Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
11/01/2018
11:16 AM
Project Haystack Update There are several exciting happenings and events taking place with Project Haystack. - John Petze, Executive Director, Marc Petock, Secretary, Project Haystack 
11/01/2018
11:15 AM
Bridging the Gap from Paper to Integrated, Metered IoT Building Management - Daniel Scalisi, COO, SmartCSM 
11/01/2018
11:14 AM
Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins Platform Could Disrupt Cloud Computing for the Building IoT - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
11/01/2018
11:14 AM
Facility IT and the Future Workforce A changing workforce can only be serviced by new thinking about facilities, that's Facility IT. - Anto Budiardjo, Facility IT Evangelist 
11/01/2018
11:13 AM
EDGE-YOU-CATION: The Never Ending Story (Part 2) Teach a student 'about one thing' and they will learn it. Teach a student 'how to learn' and they will teach you. - Leo SaLemi, Professor and Program Coordinator, Building Automation, George Brown College, Toronto 
11/01/2018
11:12 AM
A City Full of Unconnected Building Networks is Not Smart The responsibility is not with the vendors competing in a free market but with the standards agencies to set guidelines that are best for the sector as a whole. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
11/01/2018
11:11 AM
Niagara Edge 10 Beta Customers Give the GO Sign to Wide Rollouts - Therese Sullivan, Customer Marketing Leader, Tridium Inc. 
11/01/2018
11:10 AM
What is Edge Computing? Edge computing is the movement of decentralised intelligence that reduces core computing environmental needs, reduces volumes of data that has to be moved and brings machine learning to the edge. - Parikshit Joshi, Lead - IoT and Data Science, Simform 
11/01/2018
11:09 AM
DX Digital Transformation (DX) is the acceleration of business and operational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the opportunities that digital technologies deliver and their outcomes. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring Inc. 
11/01/2018
11:09 AM
26 BAS Controls Technical Interview Questions (Part 2 of 2) In conversations with controls professionals over the last month, Phil Zito (Building Automation Monthly and BAS Trainer) and I have assembled a list of questions to help jump-start ideas for you. Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, LLC and Phil Zito, Founder & CEO, Building Automation Monthly 
11/01/2018
11:07 AM
Cheating "Death by 1000 cuts" The technological approach to a more sustainable future will most likely lie in harmonizing BACnet and IoT underneath a BACnet umbrella, utilizing Haystack and the likes to get things to talk together in a better way and to make it easier to apply analytics as well. Part 1 of 2 Nicolas Waern, CEO, Go-IoT 
11/01/2018
11:06 AM
Edge-ifcation - Moving the Murky Muddled Middle to the Edge It's the age-old question: centralize or de-centralize? It seems the new edge generation of technology is answering the question. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
11/01/2018
11:06 AM
Building Automation Is on a Journey to the Edge When I cannot find the words to express myself. I create my own. Here is another one: edge-ification, the process of moving intelligence and control to the edge. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
11/01/2018
11:05 AM
Edge-ifcation Meets Maker Movement The movement is a contemporary, technology-based subculture that is an extension of the DIY ( Do It Yourself ) movement. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com 
11/01/2018
11:04 AM
Use Customer Engagement to Sell The art of Vlogging by customers promotes your products for you. - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project 
11/01/2018
11:01 AM
BAS Specifications: Can Too Much Be a Bad Thing? - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
11/01/2018
11:01 AM
The Future of BACnet The BAS industry is at a turning point, with IP connectivity shifting the way we see our brick and mortar buildings. Pook-Ping Yao and Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks 
11/01/2018
11:00 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering, and Derek Drayer, President, RoviSys Building Technologies. 
11/01/2018
10:59 AM
Smart Outcomes for AHRExpo 2019 Come to check out our live demonstrations and see how Optergy workflow works; you can even connect your own laptop if you like. - Steven Guzelimian, President, Optergy 
11/01/2018
10:58 AM
Facility IT Interview with John Petze This interview is one is a series of interviews by Anto Budiardjo on the subject of Facility IT. Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur 
11/01/2018
10:58 AM
Otis Elevators on IoT and Smart Buildings How Technology Is Changing the Way We Move. - Chris Smith, VP, Service Innovation, Otis Elevator Company 
11/01/2018
10:57 AM
Smart Building Apps for Facilities Managers FMs need to be able to collaborate with their teams and solve on-site issues with third parties just as easily as if they were in the same room or at the office. - Dennis Krieger, Director of Engineering Services, Switch Automation 
11/01/2018
10:53 AM
Deploying Data Analytics at the Edge Continuing our EDGE-ucation series - When we talk about the "edge" or more correctly "computing at the edge," we are referring to performing essential data acquisition and computation functions as close to the data source as possible. - John Petze, SkyFoundry and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
11/01/2018
10:52 AM
AHRExpo 2019 Atlanta Preview Atlanta Preview 
11/01/2018
10:51 AM
"Edge-ifcation" Moving the murky muddled middle to the Edge. 
11/01/2018
10:50 AM
Edge-ifcation Meets Maker Movement The movement is changing how we think about education, our relationship with technology and the underlying way we understand the world. 
11/01/2018
10:47 AM
Across My Desk 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, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, and URL links that are about to fall off my desktop. 
11/01/2018
10:46 AM
New Products - November A brief description of some new products for the industry.


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