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The latest news, articles and reviews for the Building Automation Industry.
Update of January 2001 "State-of-the-Art Capabilities in Building Automation" AHR Expo Session
Special AHR Show Preview for Automation Exhibitors to show featured products and provide news releases.
You are your Virtual Image and it is inevitable that your Virtual Image and your real identity will become one. If the last update of your web site was December 1998 you are now virtually dead. As the hewers of the new virtual world lead us into a "Java Jungle" or choose to "Flash Us", remember that your clients are simply looking for Content, Consistency, and Continuous access to the virtual you. My November column in Engineered Systems magazine provides insights on how we must stay plugged into being virtual.
contributing editors have been very busy each providing an excellent article
for this month's issue.
Hartman Designing Greener Buildings, Mc Gowan Control Synthesis
Damiano The Advantage of Direct Measurement for Ventilation
AutomatedBuildings.com's presentation "The Only Thing Constant is Change" at Andover's WW Meeting 2000 (Marco Island) expanded on concepts from our Articles and Columns. Focus was on The Net Effect, forging Velcro Relationships and Cloud Control. We were not able to tell the Andover folks anything about ecom as over 40% of their orders are processed this way. Lots of new web based products were presented plus a lot of well founded excitement about their new merger with a leader in digital video technology Integral Technologies.
Please welcome our newest advertiser Building Automation Products, Inc. (BAPI) specializes as a manufacturer of sensors for the commercial heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry.
In an effort to bring our virtual images to you faster through reduced load time we have divided The Automator home page in two. Editorial/Articles/Reviews are now on one page and Headlines, News Briefs, plus New Products are on another.
Are you having trouble keeping up with the evolving Network & Internet Standards? We have created a new section that has linkage to over 25 communication standards. Our Summary of New Industry Links allows you to quickly view who is new and happening. On Line Training and Information Resources is just the start of what I feel will grow to a useful part of our site providing access to training for the industry. Scheduled Industry Courses has also been added.
Our January 2001 AHR Show issue theme will be "State-of-the-Art Capabilities in Building Automation". Please help me determine what this might mean. Share your thoughts with our readership and session attendees on this subject.
AutomatedBuildings.com's purpose is to connect our readers with timely and new information on any automation subject, so share any of your articles, news, new products with us.
The December and January Building Automation columns in Engineered Systems will provide you more information on the "State-of-the-Art Capabilities in Building Automation" Sessions at AHR Expo Atlanta, Jan 2001.
We will be running a special AHR Show News Release Section in both our December 2000 and January 2001 issues. This presents an excellent opportunity to preview your products and concepts so our readers can visit your booth with some insight. If you are not able to be at the show this also offers a opportunity to reach that market virtually.
Check out the articles by our Contributing Editors Thomas Hartman, John J "Jack" Mc Gowan, Leonard A. Damiano and Me.
Be sure to check out this month's articles, new products and November's news releases. Our Reader Profile outlines who reads AutomatedBuildings.com.
Previous Favorites is where we add the article most viewed in the previous issues.
September/October issue favorite was Jack
McGowan, Hydroscope Inc, USA
DDC Networks:...is the question really: BACnet™ or LonWorks™?
- July/August issue favorite was Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company
The "COMFORT INDUSTRY" a 21st Century Opportunity
- May/June issue favorite was Earl Gray, Control Contractors, Inc
Achieving Control System Independence - Controls Computers and Standards
- March/April issue favorite was John Petze, Andover Controls Corporation
The Benefits of Ethernet to Building Automation
- January/February issue favorite was Tom Hartman's
HVAC Control: An Essay on Change
- November/December issue favorite was
Are Automated Buildings Converging or Colliding with the Internet?
- September/October issue favorite was Notifact Systems'
Combining Wireless Technology and Internet -- Seamlessly
- July/August issue favorite was Tom Hartman's great article prepared for our official launch.
Network Control: A New Paradigm For HVAC
This is not just a spectator sport, please send your articles, new releases and new product information to us. Click here to see article format.
Designing Greener Buildings ".....the target audience for greener design should start with the building development and property management community." Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company
Control Synthesis "There have been number of efforts aimed at creating standard bus-level protocols for automation systems. This only addresses part of the problem of creating truly interoperable systems. Our approach is to go one level higher and create a standard software framework that supports LON, BACnet and legacy systems in an open framework that is full Internet enabled" says John Petze, VP of Business Development at Tridium. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM
Patient Locating System "Intended to be a tool for emergency and acute situations, this system proved to be a useful and efficient tool even in the ordinary everyday situation where you need to provide any kind of service to a patient." Ms. M. J. Breedveld, Manager of Cardiologic Department
Achieve Real Choice with Open Systems Technology and innovation from suppliers continues to reveal new control possibilities with open systems. Phil Longhurst, Sontay Open Systems
Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills, Michigan - Case Study The Facility Office at Rochester Schools wanted an energy efficient system that was flexible for the staff to use in monitoring, troubleshooting problems and had the ability to control costs. Melinda Bartee, Alerton Technologies, Inc.
Modernization at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport Case Study More than 200,000 passengers and over 6,000 tons of baggage and freight pass through Roissy Airport each and every day. Valerie Harding, eMation
Cloud Control Looking for new opportunities? “Stick your head in the clouds.” Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
The Velcro Relationship Building Automation New Ways of Thinking - The glue that binds us is dissolving! Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Creating and Maintaining Your Virtual Image Send the message to your management; Become closer involved in the care and feeding of the corporate virtual image. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
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