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02:03 PM

Shortage of Energy Professionals Predicted

Seventy-Two Percent (72%) of Energy Professionals Surveyed Indicate a Shortage of Qualified Professionals in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fields

02:01 PM

MatrikonOPC now offers industrial strength data connectivity for N2 devices

MatrikonOPC is proud to announce the release of the new MatrikonOPC Server for Johnson Controls N2 with compatibility to N2 and N2Open devices.

02:00 PM

Phoenix Controls Corporation and Viconics Electronics Announce Product Partnership.

Viconics Electronics Inc (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Phoenix Controls Corporation (Acton, MA) who will distribute the Viconics -VT7200 communicating thermostats to all markets through its global channel of authorized partners.

01:59 PM

SENA Technologies, Inc. (SENA) announces the release of new Bluetooth USB adapter, Parani-UD100

The Parani-UD100 is a class 1 type Bluetooth USB adapter that supports 300 meters of wireless transmission distance by default.

01:58 PM

Zivney to Lead Panel on Security Standards

Security Industry Leader Rob Zivney to Moderate Panel of Experts at TechSec Solutions

01:56 PM

Reliable Controls Among Victoria's Leading Technology Firms

The Victoria Advanced Technology Council recently unveiled its top-25 companies for 2008, and once again, Reliable Controls is a proud member of this elite list.

01:55 PM

Hirsch Teams with CoreStreet for Identity Solutions

Professional Services Leads Hirsch into Systems Integration

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11:52 AM

ASHRAE, GBI Pledge to Collaborate to Promote Building Sustainability

Through a new memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the Green Building Initiative (GBI) will work together to accelerate the adoption of sustainability principles in the built environment.

11:51 AM

Schneider Electric and Philips Launch Building Control and Energy Management System

As part of the launch, Schneider Electric and Philips will demonstrate innovative multi-vendor system components operating seamlessly in ZigBee wireless networks.

11:50 AM

Economic Stimulus Bill Reinforces Importance of Energy-Saving Standard 90.1

In the economic stimulus package just signed into law by President Obama, ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 and its energy-saving features are recognized through special funding measures.

11:49 AM

MatrikonOPC's Server Framework passes Independent Certification

All MatrikonOPC Servers are based on this Framework and now are all certified.

11:48 AM

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Tridium for Superior Product Development in Building Automation Systems

Extends Connectivity Integration, Interoperability

11:47 AM

Ethernet Direct Shares How To Choose & Deploy ZigBee Devices

Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, recently announced a complete portfolio of ZigBee devices namely ZigBee Access Points designed for LAN & WAN communications plus ZigBee Network converters.

11:46 AM

Stimulus: DoE readies $4.3 billion for smart grid

Stimulus bill sets 60-day target to craft bidding process

11:45 AM

Beckhoff Automation to Exhibit at PHOTON Photovoltaic Technology Show

Beckhoff will bring automation power to the solar power industries in March, 2009

11:44 AM

Berkeley Lab Analysis Finds Reduced Cooling and Heating May Improve Health

Research conducted at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory suggests that operating buildings more energy efficiently could have benefits for the health of occupants and, surprisingly, also for their comfort.

11:43 AM

BriefCam Delivers Unique CCTV Video Synopsis for Pelco's Top Selling DVR

BriefCam's technology, integrated with Pelco's DX8100 series of digital video recorders, condenses 24 hours of CCTV footage into a few minutes.

11:41 AM

Exploring Smart Grid Markets & Investments

Date: Mar 16-17, 2009 Venue: Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL 

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09:49 AM

Kepware Releases KEPServerEX Version 4.5

Latest Release Delivers 5 New Drivers and Enhances 39 others

09:47 AM

Reliable Controls Wins Manufacturer of the Year for 2008

February 11, 2009 - Reliable Controls was recently honored with a "BE Award" in the Manufacturer of the Year category at the 2008 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.

09:46 AM

Longwatch adds Thermal Imaging to Video Surveillance Software

Thermal images appear on HMI/SCADA screens for process monitoring

09:45 AM

MATE's Analytics Integrate with Hirsch Security Systems

MATE Adds Powerful Video Analytics to Hirsch's Velocity System

09:43 AM

Sontay, Experts in Field Controls, and Viconics Electronics Inc. team up to deliver new automation solutions to the UK market!

Montreal, Monday, February 09, 2009 - Viconics Electronics Inc (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to announce an exclusive UK market distribution partnership with Sontay who is a recognized UK leader in field control products located in Kent, United Kingdom.

09:42 AM

Challenging Economy Can't Slow Busy 2009 AHR EXPO In Chicago

More Than 54,000 Fill the Aisles in Chicago

09:39 AM

LONMARK Honors Achievements and Talents in the Controls Market

The six award categories - Best Multi-Vendor Project, LONMARK Certified Device, Infrastructure Product, Software, Industry Initiative, and Visionary - represent an exceptional group of technology developers, solutions providers, and market leaders who are dedicated to advancing the market of intelligent and sustainable controls solutions in all areas of application.

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12:32 PM

LonMark International Expands Its Member Base

LonMark International (LMI), a non-profit trade association recognized as the industry authority for certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users welcomes the following five companies to its growing member base.

12:31 PM

Identity Management Expert Joins Hirsch Electronics

Corey McKinney to Extend Hirsch's Digital Identity Infrastructure and Compliance Solutions

12:30 PM

IPSO Alliance Membership Grows 50 Percent

First Interoperability Test Event Planned For March

12:29 PM

MATE - Intelligent Video Announces Version 4.0 - a New Generation of Video Analytics

4.0 includes significant enhancements and changes to MATE's product line.

12:29 PM

Kepware Creates New OEM Offerings

Kepware Creates New Licensable Products to Deliver OPC Interoperability

12:28 PM

ARC Informatique HMI/SCADA Solutions are "Connected with Kepware"

ARC Informatique partners with Kepware Technologies as Their Primary Choice for Device Connectivity

12:26 PM

Wonderware Launches New, Open Approach with Industry Application for Facilities Management

The new application enables more efficient management of facility operations and features a library of templates, graphics, faceplates and symbols for the development of consistent, open applications across the facility enterprise.

12:25 PM

Minicom Launches New International Digital Signage Division

The division will exclusively serve the emerging Digital Signage market with innovative solutions designed specifically to enhance the delivery and distribution of multimedia content and improve ROI in the Digital Signage marketplace.

12:24 PM

BriefCam Launches First-of-its-Kind CCTV Video Synopsis Technology for Rapid Browsing and Indexing Of Captured Video

With video synopsis, one day of surveillance camera footage can be condensed into a few minutes enabling real time results at significantly reduced costs.

12:20 PM

Kanepi Innovations joins Clean Green Energy to promote Project EverGREEN Schools

Lansing, MI - Kanepi Innovations, a West Michigan-based wireless infrastructure company focusing on the development of energy conservation and building controls technology, has joined with Clean Green Energy, a collection of renewable energy generation and efficiency technologies, to partner together to enhance the Project EverGREEN Schools program. This renewable energy program is a first in the nation.

12:18 PM

LonMark International Honors Achievements and Talents in the Controls Market

Chicago, IL - LonMark International (LMI), a non-profit member trade association recognized as the industry authority for certification, education and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators and end users, is pleased to announce the winners of its Best of the Year Awards on January 27 at AHR 2009 in Chicago.

12:17 PM

The World's Largest HVAC/R Trade Show

Despite a turbulent economy and below-freezing temperatures, thousands of HVAC/R professionals from around the world filled the aisles and made the 2009 event one of the most successful AHR EXPO's to date.

12:17 PM

An Update from Eagle Technology, Inc.

What's New at Eagle Technology, Inc. for 2009?

12:16 PM

SMART-Space Controller receives Honorable Mention at Innovation Awards

VICTORIA, BC -- The highly anticipated release of the SMART-Space Controller (SSC) from Reliable Controls has already met with industry recognition.

12:14 PM

EDSA Introduces Paladin Real-Time Energy Management Advisor

Helps Assess, Reduce Mission-Critical Facility Energy Costs

12:13 PM

These ISA100 Courses Provide the Wireless Technology Knowledge You Need

ISA's comprehensive suite of ISA100 training courses can help take you from novice to expert in the emerging field of industrial wireless technology!

12:11 PM

Trust: The Primary Currency in an Open Systems World

It takes work to earn it, care to nurture it and only one poor decision to lose it. - Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International

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11:24 AM

Connected Real Estate

Cisco grows Connected Real Estate investment with EnergyWISE and Richards-Zeta Acquisition. - Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries, Cisco Canada

11:23 AM

State of the Industry - 2009

If you really want to help move our industry toward a future that works, I invite you to join with those who want a more sustainable future. - Thomas Hartman, P.E., The Hartman Company

11:22 AM

Subtle Winds of Change in Windy City

A perfect storm of change if you understand the big picture that has been a constant theme on for months if not years. - Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma

11:20 AM

Count Me In: People Counters

A Simple System for Essential Building Data - Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, PE, RCDD

11:18 AM

Robots in Every Building?

It's Closer Than You Think - Jeanne Dietsch, CEO and co-founder, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, GIS Practice Manager, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems

11:17 AM

Energy Efficiency Education Display

Greets Visitors at Iowa State Capitol: Interactive Screen Highlights Environmental Initiatives at Capitol Complex - Daniel McCarty, President, QA Graphics

11:16 AM

The Role of Networked Sensors in Boosting Energy Efficiency

To realize peak avoidance and enjoy significant associated savings, customers must know both when and where power and energy were consumed. - Roland Acra, President and CEO Arch Rock Corporation

11:15 AM

Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Ideal for Economic Stimulus Plan

Large numbers of older federal buildings with pneumatic controls can now be upgraded to Direct Digital Control (DDC) at 20% of the cost, and less than 20 minutes per zone. - Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

11:13 AM

Buildings, Industry, Automation, and Smart Grids

As wholesale energy markets have developed, and mandates for re-purchase by utilities and power grids of alternate energy such as wind and solar, your building may be a net consumer at one time and a net provider at another. - William Cox, Cox Software Architects LLC

11:12 AM

CES09 through "Digital Signage" lenses.

To view the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2009 show through the lenses of digital signage is to see a future of media interactivity, interoperability, integration and presentation... and the direction of some key players. - Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect, BUNN Co

11:10 AM

Building Automation Sustainability

Whether you view the word "Building" as a noun or a verb the real goal is Sustainability - Ken Sinclair, Editor,

11:08 AM

Control Valves - Sizing & Selection

A refresher on choosing the right valve for the right application - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

11:06 AM

Energy, Innovation, and E-Tech

Current assumptions of a paternalistic utility providing all control will not be sustained. New models of loose integration and symmetric interactions are required. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

11:05 AM

Building Automation Wishes for a New Year

As with technology in general each advance seems to reveal the need for more advances to achieve that elusive state of perfection. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

11:04 AM

The Reinvention of Building Automation (BA)

Building Automation is evolving to a web service that is greatly enhanced with online services. - Ken Sinclair, Editor,

11:03 AM

Smart Buildings: How Connected Real Estate "LEEDs" to Sustainability

Webcast - Tuesday, February 3

11:02 AM

SPEED Digital Signage Training Program

"SPEED" is the acronym for: "Structure for Planning, Explaining, Excitement and Deployment."

10:59 AM

See what you missed at AHR Chicago Education Sessions

AHR Expo and's education sessions were extremely well attended at AHR Chicago with over 400 folks coming out to listen and interact with myself, our contributing editors and speakers.

10:44 AM

February New Products

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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