June 2008

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 Invitations, Reviews and Previews


June 2008

New Products
Past Issues

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ISA Training Course Introduction to Building Automation Systems (EA15)  Ken Sinclair
I was asked by ISA to provide input plus a review of their New Building Automation course.  I am extremely impressed with the course that Ken Kolkebeck has put together. Once the usefulness of Ken's course is realized I feel it will likely become the standard for Building Automation Systems Training for our industry.

Record Number of Attendees and Sponsors “Carry the Vision Forward” at the 2008 Niagara Summit   Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc.
Three day conference brings together record number of attendees and sponsors focusing on technology for driving smart devices, connecting machines-to-machines and delivering pervasive automation solutions.

5 Essential Steps to Recruiting the People You Want  Jeff Dickey-Chasins, VP Marketing, MEP Jobs
MEP Jobs is the leading supplier of jobs and skilled industry talent for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industries.

2008 Buildy Award Winners  Frank Capuano, Manager – Buildy Awards
ConnectivityWeek hosted the 5th annual Buildy Awards, attracting an impressive gathering of Intelligent Building, Access Control, HVAC, Lighting, IT, Green Buildings, Intelligent Home, Industrial solution and power grid experts. 

IBB Review  Frank Capuano, Editor – The Show Daily –The daily event paper produced for ConnectivityWeek
The Interoperable Blues Band (IBB), now in its 5th year, continues to bring together the industry like no other event can. 

May 2008

Invitations to Connectivity Week

CSI Roundtable May 19 in Santa Clara California Ken Sinclair Track Leader
Please plan on attending and sharing your thoughts on this Convergence View of Specifications roundtable

OpenADR Workshop Invitation Santa Clara BuilConn Girish Ghatikar  LBL
The development of the “Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards” (OpenADR) that began in 2002 following the California electricity crisis will be featured in May 19th OpenADR Workshop in conjunction with DR-Expo at the Connectivity Week, Santa Clara, CA. 

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Interoperable Blues Band (IBB) headlines at Connectivity Week   Leighton Wolffe Band Master
For the fifth year, the Interoperable Blues Band (IBB) headlines at Connectivity Week. For those of you have not heard about the IBB, it is a band organized and led by Leighton Wolffe. Each year, professional touring musicians play as the house band for the evening and guest musicians who by day are CEO’s, Control Technicians, Software Developers, Keynote Speakers and others attending Connectivity Week can join in.

ConnectivityWeek Organizers Announce Finalists for 2008 Buildy Awards  Frank Capuano, Manager Buildy Awards 
Designed to increase awareness of the benefits of smart device connectivity, integration and interoperability, and honor successful implementation strategies, the Buildy Awards program celebrates the organizations and individuals who best support the vision of connected control systems to provide greater value from a technology investment.

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference  Jeff Seewald, PE, Intelligent Building Systems Engineer  Baltimore, April 2-3, 2008  Common threads throughout the conference illustrated a strong connection to sustainability, linking intelligent buildings and green buildings.

ZigBee Resource Guide and Analysts Predictions Ken Sinclair Editor
The ZigBee Resource Guide has been endorsed by the ZigBee Alliance, and focuses solely on products, applications and standards issues surrounding this exciting short-range wireless technology for wireless control in many applications.



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