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ESC Automation - 25th Anniversary

25 years in building automation and still going strong. ESC Automation formerly know as Energrated Systems celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary in October with a Gala planned at the Vancouver Aquarium October 20th. For more details on ESC and its history visit http://www.escautomation.com/resource/pressreleases.html


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Building Intelligence Tour – Kicked Off in New York

The Building Intelligence Tour, a series of seminars on the benefits of Intelligent Buildings, was launched with the seminar “Introduction to Intelligent Buildings” September 12, 13 in New York City and New Jersey. Attendees participated in a half day session that defined the processes and technologies required for Intelligent Buildings as well as the value for owners. Workshops allowed attendees to begin the process of creating an intelligent facility roadmap. Event sponsors presented information about their solutions as well as case studies on successful projects.  The seminars were presented by the Building Intelligence Group and sponsored by Trane, General Electric Security and Eagle Technology.  Additional information about the Building Intelligence Tour seminars including future scheduled events and information on sponsoring can be found at www.buildingintelligencetour.com.


Sustainability Topic of ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast

ATLANTA – A satellite broadcast is being offered by ASHRAE to fulfill its goal of promoting building sustainability as a means to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable environment while simultaneously limiting the impact on the Earth’s natural resources. Information about building sustainability principles, practices and emerging concepts will be presented in the free April 19, 2006, satellite broadcast and Webcast, Sustainability and the Building Environment. The program is sponsored by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC). Visit www.ashrae.org/greenbuildingsbroadcast for the latest information regarding the broadcast/Webcast and ASHRAE’s work on sustainability.


"BIG-RU" Association - BACnet Interest Group Russia

Jon Williamson, BACnet Conference & Expo, Chairman interview (BACnet Conference & Expo / Nashville Oct 23-25, 2005 has been translated to the Russian language and posted on "BIG-RU" web-site: http://www.bacnet.ru/ru/bacexpo/bacexpo.htm.  There is also more information about the event taken from conference's web-site which has been distributed among over 1000 Russian companies and experts in building automation area.


Connected@Home - Hear over 80 Leading Industry Speakers

Did you know that there are over 400 delegates registered for the Connected@Home Conference & Expo? That the collocated FTTH Conference & Expo has over 1,200 registered delegates? That the combined Expo Hall will feature over 140 exhibits? That the ZigBee Alliance, 1394 Trade Association, Multimedia over Coax Alliance and the Internet Home Alliance are all sponsoring this event and also are hosting their meetings and conferences in conjunction with the Connected@Home Conference & Expo? That the ZigBee Developers Conference is sold out with over 150 delegates? These people realize that to profit and grow in the Connected Home sector you need to be informed and understand the marketplace. If you are wondering what all the excitement is...please check it out and attend the Connected@Home 2005 Conference & Expo October 3-5, 2005 in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center, Las Vegas. 


LOYTEC Platinum Sponsor at LonWorldR 2005

LOYTEC has been a Silver Sponsor of the Building Open Systems Tour 2005 (BOS) taking place in 22 major cities across 16 countries in Europe. As a Platinum Sponsor at LonWorld(r) 2005, taking place in Paris between October 20th and 21st, we are at your disposal at the LOYTEC booth. LOYTEC is globally known for groundbreaking and reliable product solutions for ANSI/EIA-709 and CEA/EIA-852 networks. With products like the user friendly and cost-effective LOYTEC protocol analyzer (LPA) and the L-Switch Multiport Router - the worldwide first Multiport Router for ANSI/EIA-709.1 networks - LOYTEC has been a Trend-Setter over the years and is committed to do so in the future.


Contemporary Controls' Updated ARCNET® Catalog—Coverage of Key Technology Concepts

"ARC Control—ARCNET for Control"... the name says it all. Networking professionals having basic to expert skills can learn the fundamentals of ARCNET quickly with Contemporary Controls' revised 88-page catalog which draws on existing knowledge.  The catalog is well indexed with these sections: ARCNET—The Hidden Real-Time Network, ARC Control, Transceiver and Connector Selection Guides, Product Descriptions, Technical pecifications, Regulatory Approvals, Accessories, Power Wiring Diagrams, Glossary, and much more!  The tutorial provides the reader a solid understanding of this local area network (LAN). It emphasizes ARCNET's advantages, topologies, cable, segment lengths, transmission times, data link layer, software and standards. Visit www.ccontrols.com for more information.


PlantPROCORE Industry Experts fill crucial role as Track Leaders, Speakers and Moderators at BuilConn Europe

BuilConn tracks tell the story of IP convergence in buildings, as track leaders provide guidance. BuilConn conference sessions are designed to discuss, educate and explore the full breadth of topics surrounding the subject of intelligent buildings. Track leaders ensure that the complete story on each subject area is presented by recruiting top presenters, moderating discussions and serving as a specialized domain expert.

Track Leaders at BuilConn will include:
Bob Heile - Chair, ZigBee Alliance, Track: ZigBee Application Workshop
Anno Scholten - CTO, Plexus Technology Inc, Track: XML / Web Services Workshop
Bradley Hemphill - Managing Director, Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES), Track: Building Automation Workshop
Niek Van Dierdonck - Managing Director, UBIWAVE, Track: Product Development Strategies Based on Wireless
Alan Kell - Managing Director, I&I Limited, Track: Selling the Value of Building-IT Convergence
Pim van der Eijk - European Representative, OASIS, Track: OASIS Standards Driving Growth
Pieter Hermans - CEO, Jakajima BV, Track: Business Strategies to Leverage Wireless
Anto Budiardjo - President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc., Track: Value of Buildings to the Enterprises
John J. Mc Gowan - President, Energy Control Inc., Track: IP-Based Security & Energy Systems
Robin Duke-Woolley - Director, E-Principles, Track: M2M Applications & Adoption Practices
Glen Allmendinger - President & CEO, Harbor Research, Inc., Track: M2M Business Models & Applications

Find out more at www.builconn.com 8-10 November 2005, Amsterdam RAI


A4Vision Signs Bannerbridge PLC As Distributor for A4Vision in UK

Partnership Creates Direct UK Outlet for A4Vision 3D Facial Biometric Products with Full Technical Support and Services

Sunnyvale, California and Basildon, Essex, UK – A4Vision, global leader in advanced identification software and 3D facial imaging technology, announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Bannerbridge plc, UK supplier of identity and biometric access systems. As a full distribution source for A4Vision products, Bannerbridge will provide off-the-shelf delivery, local warranty and maintenance support, with full sales, marketing and technical provisioning to UK companies interested in A4Vision products for resale or use.


Electrodyn announces new elevator door restrictor technology

Electrodyn Systems announces the release of ElectroLock™, the first elevator door restrictor to use RFID sensors to determine car proximity to landings. Other door restrictor systems, whether mechanical or photoelectric, fall short of ASME requirements mandating that elevator car doors be secured when in transit between landing zones because they can fail in an unsafe position. The need for battery maintenance, target adjustment, and mechanical repair also make current door restrictors problematic for users.


ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Braun Elevator Company Announce Joint Venture

FRISCO, Texas – ThyssenKrupp Elevator, the elevator division of ThyssenKrupp AG and the largest elevator company in North America, announced today it has completed a joint venture agreement with Madison, Wisconsin-based Braun Elevator Company. Braun Elevator, a full service elevator company including service and new construction that primarily operates in the state of Wisconsin, has been a long time distributor of ThyssenKrupp products.


AEE Seminars

Effective Energy Management Program Development
A 6-Hour Distance Learning Seminar
Presented in 3 live two-hour online sessions
New Program Starts November 7

HVAC Controls Short Courses
Course 1: Introduction to HVAC Controls 1 two-hour session
Course 2: Advanced HVAC Control Strategies 1 two-hour session
New Program Starts November 7

Visit www.aeecenter.org for more information.


Control Solutions, Inc Jungo Launches Converged IP-PBX Gateway Software Platform for the Home and Office

San Jose, Calif.– Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of residential, SOHO and SMB gateway software platforms launched a converged IP-PBX software platform. The newly introduced IP-PBX solution is targeted at OEMs and ODMs developing carrier grade VoIP and IP-PBX gateways for cost effective high quality voice and data traffic. OEMs using Jungo software platform will be able to release to market IP-PBX gateways that minimize hardware requirements with an “all in one box” solution including dial tone, conference capabilities, transfer calls, sending faxes, leave voice mails, extension dialing with a high voice quality connection. Home and office users using Jungo’s powered gateways will enjoy new advanced features not possible on traditional PBXs, reducing total cost of ownership and increasing efficiency with simplified management and administration.


BACnet Building Automation 1.4

BACnet Building Automation 1.4 written by Hans Kranz  (in German) describes the standard for consultants, operators, engineers, architects and owners/facility managers. See http://www.cci-promotor.de/index.html?/eigenw/bacnet_waschzettel.htm


Honeywell Helps Altus Air Force Base Save $6.5 Million in Operating Costs

Energy-Retrofit Program Uses Guaranteed Savings to Improve Troop Comfort, Increase Energy Efficiency and Exceed Conservation Mandates

MINNEAPOLIS - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a $3.7 million performance contract with Altus Air Force Base in southwestern Oklahoma to deliver an energy-retrofit program that will impact more than 100 buildings across the base. The resulting facility improvements are expected to save the base $6.5 million in energy and operational costs over the next 15 years, and improve comfort for the nearly 5,000 troops and civilians it employs.


Robert Redford “Green” Building Uses CTRLink® Industrial Ethernet

Downers Grove, Illinois - The new Robert Redford Building in Santa Monica, CA, is a showcase for energy technology applications. It has now received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating, the highest available, from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Contemporary Controls’ Ethernet switch is integral to the building’s capacity to communicate energy and environmental control information. The building employs Contemporary Controls’ miniature switching hub, the EISM5-100T.  In addition to smart energy management technology, this “green” building uses recyclable materials, natural light, and saves water through capturing rain and recycling sink and shower water to irrigate landscaping and flush toilets.
The full story is available here: http://www.ctrlink.com/pdf/RobertRedfordBuilding.pdf

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