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06/23/2017
12:15 PM
New Brochure from Thomson Explores Smart Linear Actuation Benefits, Applications and Products The brochure explores, with help from 10 pages of detailed 3D application renderings, the unique values to machine builders to be gained from smart actuators, their use in off-highway vehicles, factory automation and material handling. 
06/23/2017
12:14 PM
US Department of Energy Selects ABM for Energy Savings Performance Contract ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announces that the US Department of Energy (DOE) selected ABM Technical Solutions for placement on its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Multi-Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). 
06/23/2017
12:13 PM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-Reporter 3.4 This fully customizable, server-based application allows you to analyze the trend and runtime data from any BACnet Internet-connected building, and generate professional performance reports, quickly and accurately. 
06/23/2017
12:12 PM
BuildingIQ Upgrades Facility Worksite to Streamline Operational Tasks SaaS Solution Closes the Loop on Issue Diagnosis, Ticketing, Triage and Validation with Energy-based Actionable Insights 
06/23/2017
12:12 PM
Aircuity Launches its 2.0 Platform for Smart Commercial Buildings Aircuity 2.0 delivers measurable savings and actionable insights 
06/23/2017
12:11 PM
The Zigbee Alliance Introduces First Multi-Band IoT Mesh Network Technology for Massive IoT Deployments The Zigbee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of Zigbee PRO 2017, the latest offering in the Alliance's flagship mesh networking technology designed to connect and facilitate interoperability between smart devices. 
06/23/2017
12:09 PM
Release of Niagara 4.3 ushers in significant innovations Tridium has released the third version of Niagara 4. Niagara 4.3 introduces enhancements that make it easier to manage and deploy templates, along with several other new features.

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06/16/2017
02:01 PM
Ruskin introduces TDP05K advanced thermal dispersion air measurement system measuring with industry-leading maximum 128 sensors The primary probe replaces the transmitter, simplifying installation. Probes are daisy-chained together - wired from probe to probe - eliminating proprietary wire connections between each probe and a transmitter box. 
06/16/2017
02:00 PM
QA Graphics Now Offers Specification Document For Their New SAS Symbol Library V5 The BAS Symbol Library v5 specification provides you with clear, concise provisions that contain the information contractors need to outline the selected components and systems that will be used within the building.
06/16/2017
01:59 PM
Opto 22 adds advanced trending capabilities to the groov mobile operator interface solution Updated groov software includes support for trending up to 5 years of data and can be viewed from almost any mobile device or PC's web browser 
06/16/2017
01:56 PM
Cimetrics Professional Services Delivers the Promise of Analytics Combining cloud-based analytics with professional services to keep smart buildings performing

KMC Controls
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06/09/2017

12:22 PM
Principals of Transactive Energy Building toward Transactive Microgrids Everywhere - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc 
06/09/2017
12:22 PM
The Skills Gap & Autodidactic Open Source Education Some speculate that there are 1,000,000 IT jobs and 500,000 facility jobs currently vacant due to a skills gap. 
06/09/2017
12:13 PM
ProSoft Technology Connects Industrial Automation's Biggest Protocols With its newest gateway solutions, ProSoft Technology is allowing companies to use their EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP-based PLCs/PACs to control their PROFINET devices. 
06/09/2017
12:12 PM
Kepware Expands Flagship Product to Offer Additional Device Connectivity KEPServerEX V6.2 streamlines data collection and increases plant floor productivity 
06/09/2017
12:11 PM
Lighting Controls Association Partners with California Community College System to Offer Controls Curriculum The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a council of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has announced a new partnership with the California Community College System (CCCS) to educate tomorrow's electrical workforce about energy-saving lighting controls throughout California. 
06/09/2017
12:10 PM
Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact? The paper was inspired by interviews with 60 built environment professionals across the globe. Each were asked to imagine what Buildings of the Future might look like and how they might be created. 
06/09/2017
12:09 PM
ASHRAE Responds to U.S. Paris Accord Announcement The recent decision to withdrawal the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord does not change or alter ASHRAE's commitment to accelerate the transformation to a more sustainable global built environment. 
06/09/2017
12:06 PM
'Expert in a suitcase' cuts power bills 10% in small commercial buildings The knowledge and expertise of a seasoned energy efficiency professional has been packed into a high-tech suitcase. 
06/09/2017
12:03 PM
Staubli and Power-Blox offer a scalable and intelligent energy storage solution Power-Blox is the first modular solar energy system, which offers alternating current up to the megawatt range based on swarm technology. This revolutionary concept also allows for a completely mobile supply and functions as a portable outlet.

Alerton
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06/01/2017
09:09 AM
"Sensing the Change" Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
06/01/2017
09:09 AM
The Sea Change is Happening IT converging with OT - Sunita Shenoy, Intel Director of Products, Industrial Internet of Things Group 
06/01/2017
09:08 AM
Haystack Connect 2017 Recap The Project Haystack standard is solving the challenge and is widely adopted and accepted, now appearing in specifications and requirements from end users that want to ensure they can take advantage of the value contained in their device data and make it actionable. - John Petze, Executive Director, Project-Haystack.org, Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project-Haystack.org 
06/01/2017
09:08 AM
Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Brought Together Real Scientists, Top Data Gurus and Leading Building IoT Professionals Project Haystack (http://www.project-haystack.org) is pleased to announce that the 3rd biennial Haystack Connect 2017 Conference held at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida from May 8-10, 2017 was a great success. 
06/01/2017
09:07 AM
Three tips that will help you improve your time management Empower your employees by delegating more responsibility. - Hector Hernandez, CEO, Founder, CUBE-USA 
06/01/2017
09:06 AM
What exactly is a "Room Controller"? This year, we launched the embedded CO2 sensor. Later in the year, we will release a wireless Temperature/Humidity/CO2 sensor and VAV specific LUA script for the SE8000. - Gina Elliott, MBA, Marketing, EcoBuildings Division, Schneider Electric 
06/01/2017
09:06 AM
Haystack Connect 2017 Interoperability for Buildings and Beyond - Adam Hise @adam_hise ahise@harborresearch.com 
06/01/2017
09:05 AM
Beyond Energy Management Building Performance Optimization Services Take Centre Stage - Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Consultant, Tomlinson Business Research 
06/01/2017
09:04 AM
Haystack Connect and IoT World Set Foot on Common Ground From Saddlebrook to Silicon Valley, everyone is talking about using data to bring order, efficiency and transparency to the operational challenges of running buildings. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
06/01/2017
09:04 AM
Filling the BeMS Training Gap Companies who truly understand the systems they have installed and their relationships are able to make best of use their Building energy Management System and help them achieve their objectives of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. - Steve Harrison, Technical Director, Optimised Learning 
06/01/2017
09:03 AM
Put Security First Security is critical - but the process of securing a traditional network is long and tiresome. - Dan Ronald, VP Product Management, Optigo Networks 
06/01/2017
09:02 AM
Let the People Rule Harnessing occupancy data from IT for optimizing HVAC operation - Brad White, P.Eng, MASc, Principal, SES Consulting Inc. & Stefan Storey, Ph. D, P.Eng, CEO, Building Scientist, Sensible Building Science 
06/01/2017
09:01 AM
Technical Presentations at Haystack Connect Provide Real Solutions for Building IoT Data Management - Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls 
06/01/2017
09:00 AM
A Manager's Guide to Millennials The need to listen to them- Millennials want to feel that they are constantly contributing, so as managers, we need to adopt a "no idea is a bad idea" attitude. Effective communication is always an essential management skill, but it is critical in managing millennials in a time of change, negotiation, and conflict. - Manny Mandrusiak, Executive Director, Q Collegeand Q Academy 
06/01/2017
09:00 AM
Upgrading Old BASs Is a Gateway in Your Future? - ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
06/01/2017
08:59 AM
The Uberization of Comfort, Satisfaction, and Wellbeing The fastest growing businesses in the world, such as Uber and Airbnb, using tools like disintermediation and price transparency, create a marketing model that brings buyers and sellers together in an efficient, regulated, and innovative manner. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuiidings 
06/01/2017
08:58 AM
Volttron! (With two Ts) The Super Robot defender of the Universe rises to save us all from yet another annoying acronym. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2017
08:58 AM
The BACnet Institute A new learning environment providing a 360-degree BACnet experience - Andy McMillan, President, Managing Director, BACnet International 
06/01/2017
08:57 AM
Indoor Air Quality How does Indoor Air Quality influence occupant happiness and productivity? - Brenna Buckwalter, Marketing Manager, BuildPulse 
06/01/2017
08:56 AM
The New Deal for Buildings We are working to simplify how building owners and managers view building systems; specifically, we are working to outline fundamental building blocks that owners should demand from the BAS industry. - James Lee, CEO & President, Cimetrics Inc. 
06/01/2017
08:56 AM
Connected Services We've introduced Connected Services, a portfolio of building-related technologies that draws from the collective power of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud applications and the deep domain expertise of Honeywell's service engineers. - Dan Ritch, Chief information officer, vice president, Connected Services, Honeywell Building Solutions 
06/01/2017
08:55 AM
Free BACnet Explorer Imagine communicating to all the connected chillers, air conditioners or boilers, seeing all your meter data in one place. - Svetlana Lyons, Project Manager, Cimetrics, Inc. 
06/01/2017
08:54 AM
Volttron with two "TT's" The Super Robot defender of the Universe rises to save us from yet another annoying acronym. 
06/01/2017
08:53 AM
AB @ RealComm/IBcon In addition to Brad and I speaking, AB is a media sponsor of event. - Preview 
06/01/2017
08:53 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop 
06/01/2017
08:51 AM
New Products for June A brief description of some new products for the industry.

BACnet International
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05/31/2017
01:00 PM
All-In-One Wattstopper Architectural Dimming Panel Addresses Time and Space Constraints in Lighting Projects This all-in-one dimming panel solution combines the LCAP panel, which offers high-density and fully configurable dimming for all lighting technologies, with an integrated circuit breaker panel, making specification and installation easy. 
05/31/2017
12:59 PM
New SMART Equipment Controller from Johnson Controls now standard on company's water-to-air water source heat pumpsUsers can access the controller with any internet browser on any device, including desktop computers and mobile devices 
05/31/2017
12:58 PM
Reliable Controls Releases MACH-ProView with TRENDview The MPV-L with TRENDview is a powerful and elegant BACne┬« Building Controller (B-BC) and BACnet Operator Display (B-OD), which provides a plenitude of attractive, high-resolution, graphical interfaces for the controlled environment. 
05/31/2017
12:58 PM
PcVue and Sentryo Partner for Advanced Cybersecurity in SCADA Technology The global partnership brings OT (operational technology) focused monitoring and cyber threat detection for ICS (industrial control systems). 
05/31/2017
12:56 PM
Maintenance Connection Releases Groundbreaking Report on CMMS ROI The report uses proprietary data from Maintenance Connection's CMMS Score survey, which collected data from 1,000 maintenance professionals about how they rate their maintenance programs and to what extent they have utilized a CMMS. 
05/31/2017
12:55 PM
Honeywell Launches Outcome Based Service A Cloud-based connected building service designed to optimize facility maintenance and management.


Cimetrics
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05/13/2017
12:19 PM
Capabilities in wireless and Human Centric Lighting solutions meet new requirements in IoT and advanced digital lighting applications. Appoints Chris Irwin as Vice-President of Sales for Europe 
05/13/2017
12:18 PM
Advancements in Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Provides Foundation for Smart Lighting InnovationCapabilities in wireless and Human Centric Lighting solutions meet new requirements in IoT and advanced digital lighting applications. 
05/13/2017
12:17 PM
CxEnergy 2017 a Huge Success Most Attendees, Exhibitors in Event History 
05/13/2017
12:16 PM
Reliable Controls MACH-ProView LCD Officially BTL Listed Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the MACH-ProView LCD (MPV-L) controller is officially listed with the BACnet Testing Laboratories. 
05/13/2017
12:15 PM
Legrand Highlights Effortless Control of Natural Light with Leading-Edge Commercial Shading Solutions As part of its expansion in commercial shading solutions, Legrand introduces Solarfective roller shades and cassette systems and full software integration with the Wattstopper architectural dimming platform at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Booth # 1841. 
05/13/2017
12:15 PM
LG Electronics and Autani Join Forces to Deliver Robust Wireless Smart Lighting Solution LG LED Lighting Fixtures and Autani Wireless Building Controls Provide Seamless Wireless Management Network 
05/13/2017
12:14 PM
Legrand Simplifies Human Centric Lighting with New Wattstopper Tunable Lighting Solutions Family of products includes advanced tunable light engines, accompanying color control switches and touchscreens, and system flexibility with multiple control options. 
05/13/2017
12:10 PM
Lightfair 2017: EnOcean now offers wireless and self-powered LED controls under the brand name Easyfit At Lightfair 2017 (Philadelphia, May 9-11, 2017), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will present its comprehensive wireless and self-powered LED controls for various open standards under the brand Easyfit. 
05/13/2017
12:09 PM
Enlighted Calls Lightfair Attendees to Move Beyond Smart Lighting to the IoT Enlighted, Inc., the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, is encouraging Lightfair International 2017 attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the distinct difference between smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Activelogix - Periscope
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05/08/2017
10:53 AM
KMC Controls Introduces New Network Capture Feature to BACnet Router A brand new feature from KMC Controls allows for simplified full-system monitoring of building networks by regularly capturing and saving network data and making the data easily accessible. 
05/08/2017
10:52 AM
B.E.G. Controls announces the development of their PureColor, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) sensor B.E.G. Controls LP, the North American affiliate of Bruck Electronic GmbH (B.E.G.), introduces the world's first stand alone occupancy sensor with the ability to change the color temperature of an LED fixture to match a person's circadian rhythm. 
05/08/2017
10:51 AM
Tridonic Demonstrates IoT System for Connected Lighting at Lightfair International 2017 net4more connects lighting fixtures to the Internet, provides digital control for energy management and enables IoT-based services 
05/08/2017
10:49 AM
Automated Logic's New High Efficiency Chilled Water System Optimizer Helps Customers Save Energy The new WebCTRL chilled water system optimizer minimizes the energy use of the entire chilled water system in a commercial building, including air handling units, fan coils and other chilled water distribution equipment. 
05/08/2017
10:49 AM
Modern Metabolic Science Yields Better Way to Calculate Indoor CO2 The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. 
05/08/2017
10:45 AM
New SiteView Energy Solution from Acuity Brands Delivers Real-Time Power Metering to Manage Energy Consumption and Costs The SiteView Energy solution takes advantage of software that is hosted within nLight ECLYPSE smart building-ready controllers, also from Acuity Brands, to help building owners track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to identify trends and savings.

The S4 Group
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05/01/2017
11:14 AM
"The Uberization of Comfort, Satisfaction, and Wellbeing" Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
05/01/2017
11:14 AM
The IoT is About Data and Haystack Connect is About How to Simplify the Use of Device Data - John Petze, Executive Director, Project-Haystack.org 
05/01/2017
11:13 AM
Location-Based Capabilities When was the last time you requested something and got it immediately, exactly where and when you wanted it? - The Comfy Team 
05/01/2017
11:12 AM
Operational Analytics, Cyber Security Tools & the Deming Way Today's operational analytics, cyber security tools, and other business intelligence software are all 'grandchildren' of the statistical process control charts made popular by Deming. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
05/01/2017
11:12 AM
Does Building Energy Analytics Really Work? Although we did not cover how building analytics could be used for improving occupant comfort, the answer is an emphatic Yes! Additionally, once the optimization measures are implemented, and faults in the building are addressed, building analytics ensures that equipment operation does not revert back to the "old ways." - Derek John Mullassery, Building Application Engineer, CopperTree Analytics 
05/01/2017
11:10 AM
A Smart Building in a Box (And a Bag) Unitary kits reduce confusion, combining all required materials into a single bag, and combining separate installation manuals into a single, project-specific set, including precise floor locations for each device. - Jason Houck, Chief Information Officer, and Mike Reed, Business Development Analyst, The Panel Shoppe 
05/01/2017
11:09 AM
Sedona Alliance at Haystack Connect 2017 he Sedona Alliance is a not-for-profit (501c) trade association created to promote Sedona Framework as an open control language for use by the public without restriction. - Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls 
05/01/2017
11:08 AM
Yes, No, Maybe So? "What's been missing is a way to objectively quantify the impact of the office environment on organizational productivity, especially where green buildings are concerned." - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
05/01/2017
11:07 AM
Virtual and Augmented Reality For Smart Buildings It seems that VR and AR are fast becoming a reality and will no doubt make our buildings even smarter. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
05/01/2017
11:07 AM
Using Analytics to Make the Switch From Reactive to Proactive How Facility Teams are Driving Change on Campus - Brenna Buckwalter, Marketing Manager & Eric Feeny, Customer Acquisition, BuildPulse 
05/01/2017
11:06 AM
Don't Miss Contemporary Controls' Technical Sessions at Haystack Connect Haystack Connect's high-quality technical sessions by industry experts get to the real issues and solutions in connecting smart devices and their data into solutions. - Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls 
05/01/2017
11:06 AM
Investing in Occupant Comfort How thermal comfort enhances productivity, and how to achieve it without sending your energy bill through the roof. - Brenna Buckwalter, Marketing Manager, BuildPulse 
05/01/2017
10:53 AM
The Importance of the OPC UA-BACnet An interest group out of Europe has resulted in a joint working group where we have been mapping the information model of BACnet into an OPC UA namespace, and mapping OPC UA into BACnet - Maggie Moore, College Intern, Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation 
05/01/2017
10:52 AM
Cisco Six Years Later We were going to build on our strengths: expanding and enabling our partner ecosystems to create relevant solutions that will transform the workplace and built environment. - Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada 
05/01/2017
10:52 AM
IoT-Enabled Buildings What does the future of IoT-enabled buildings look like and how do you think this will impact the role of a facility manager? - Steve Nguyen, Vice President, Product and Marketing, BuildingIQ. 
05/01/2017
10:51 AM
VOLTTRON An agent based open-source distributed control and sensing platform for buildings, the power grid, and the integration of the two to support the deployment of energy efficiency and grid services to increase consumer benefits. - George Hernandez, Principal Technical Advisor, Buildings to Grid Integration and Buildings Controls Research Program Manager, PNNL 
05/01/2017
10:50 AM
Sensible Building Science We are dedicated to helping building owners and managers attain comfortable and energy efficient buildings with our automated virtual occupancy metering solutions. - Stefan Storey, Ph.D. CEO, Building Scientist, Sensible Building Science 
05/01/2017
10:49 AM
Lighting Energy Controller It is mounted overhead at the centre of a zone where it will read the zone lighting level, detect vacancy and occupancy and regulate dimmable luminaires' output between 0% and 100%, as conditioned by users. - Wayne Lye, Triangle Research Int'l 
05/01/2017
10:49 AM
Company Exclusively Develops IoT Products We advertise ourselves as a one stop shop for IoT product development. There are a lot of steps in making a connected device, but you can't start the development process without a good plan in place. - Jeff Woodard, VP of New Business Development, Glow Labs 
05/01/2017
10:48 AM
Using VOLTTRON At SES, we were looking for new ways to use data to broaden our impact with energy efficiency measures in buildings. VOLTTRON is an agent based open-source distributed control and sensing platform for buildings, the power grid, and the integration of the two to support the deployment of energy efficiency and grid services to increase consumer benefits. - Nigel David, BSc, MSc, Ph.D., Lead Researcher, SES Consulting Inc. 
05/01/2017
10:47 AM
EdgeX Foundry is Vendor-Neutral, Open-Source The EdgeX platform encourages the rapidly growing community of IoT solutions providers to work together to reduce uncertainty, accelerate time to market, and facilitate scale. By using an ecosystem of existing connectivity standards and a marketplace of interoperable developer components, EdgeX will simplify IoT development and deployment for a wide variety of applications. - Matt Newton, Director of Technical Marketing, Opto 22 
05/01/2017
10:47 AM
ENERGY STAR Going Extinct? The program has been influential in the creation of jobs in the manufacturing, energy efficiency, retrofitting, and construction industries. Conversely, eliminating ENERGY STAR may potentially generate cuts to the workforce as energy costs are not as effectively controlled, subjecting companies to higher prices due to volatility in energy markets. - Jon Moeller, President, MACH Energy 
05/01/2017
10:46 AM
On-demand Economy Impacting Facilities Management The facilities management industry is undergoing a transformation, driven by technology, automation and the need for visibility, transparency, and intelligence. - Hugues Meyrath, Chief Product Officer, ServiceChannel 
05/01/2017
10:45 AM
Smart Buildings 17 The event will focus on Smart Buildings and Connected Urban Environment and will attract 150 professionals from CRE, IT, FM, HR, Architecture and Design. - Tania Gonzalez, Senior Events Coordinator, Unwired 
05/01/2017
10:44 AM
Additions to Existing BASs There's more to it than you might think! 
05/01/2017
10:44 AM
The "Make Me Happy Button" - Claiming our Piece of the Productivity Puzzle 
05/01/2017
10:43 AM
Be the Mentor to Grow BACnet Younger Only you can grow BACnet younger. It is your turn to reach out and become the mentor. 
05/01/2017
10:42 AM
Discussion on Using the Uber Model I disagree with the assertion that Uber is overstated. Vehemently so. 
05/01/2017
10:41 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop 
05/01/2017
10:39 AM
New Products for May A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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