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04:05 PM

IQinVision, Milestone, and Anixter Team Up to Protect Community Center

Three companies, plus integrator EPS, donate time and technology to community icon

04:04 PM

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Summit

The Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Summit will take place on the 4th and 5th of November in Amsterdam.

04:03 PM

Independent study: EnOcean-based Verde Controls Reduce Hotel Room Energy Consumption 33%.

Wyndham Hotel test results show high potential for wireless hotel energy management.

04:02 PM

Kepware Releases KEPServerEX OPC Server Version 5.1

KEPServerEX Now Delivers an OPC-A&E Interface, 3 New Drivers, and Many Enhancements

04:01 PM

3D Symbol Library for Building Controls Industry

QA Graphics, an innovative computer graphic developer specializing in building automation graphic design, has reduced the price on their 3D symbol library to better meet the needs of their customers.

04:00 PM

EnOcean Announces Dolphin Platform - World's First ASIC Modules Designed for Energy Harvesting

3rd generation wireless modules extend market-leading position via two-way communications, radically low power requirements and peerless energy harvesting capacity

03:58 PM

Kepware Releases New OPC Client Toolkit

ClientAce OPC Client Toolkit Now Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

03:57 PM

EMerge Alliance Announces First DC Power Standard for Commercial Buildings

Standard improves energy efficiency, offers integration of on-site alternative power generation

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03:09 PM

MATE Intelligent Video Integrates with Pelco Sarix Network Camera

MATE-Intelligent Video, a technology leader in video analytics, and Pelco by Schneider Electric are pleased to announce the successful integration of the Pelco Sarix network camera and MATE's Behavior Watch and Count Watch v4.2.2 products.

03:08 PM

Digi Launches All-in-One 3G Cellular Router with Wi-Fi, GPS, Telemetry and Enterprise-Class Security

New Digi TransPort WR44 provides high-speed networking for mobile hotspots, remote payment processing, remote office and other remote networking applications.

03:07 PM

ioimage and Milestone Announce Technology Partnership

ioimage video analytics appliances to run on Milestone's IP video management solution

03:06 PM

Johnson Controls and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to create Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Forum in Monaco

Inaugural conference to take place in Monaco in April 2010

03:05 PM

Google Bypasses the Smart Meter

This week on its blog, Google announced the first device for consumers that will allow them to use PowerMeter without having a smart meter.

03:03 PM

Blue Ridge Technology Becomes Silver Sponsor of BACnet International

Sees BACnet as Enabling Technology for Intelligent and Green Buildings

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01:26 PM

Moxa Partners with Kepware for Industrial SNMP

Moxa enters into a reseller agreement with Kepware for its patented iSNMP and Ping network device monitoring and management solution

01:26 PM

EnOcean Smart Grid Solutions Validated in Pacific Gas & Electric Study

Echoflex Solutions Energy Harvesting Wireless Controls Ace Demand Respond Tests

01:25 PM

E-Mon's New BACnet MS/TP Option Allows Input of Up To 38 Meter Data Parameters into Leading BAS Protocol

New option expands company's communications offering to include BACnet MS/TP over RS-485 meter connections; now available for the E-Mon D-Mon Class 5000 Government Meter; other meters to follow.

01:23 PM

Proposed High-Performance Building Standard 189.1 Draws Nearer to Publication Date

The total building sustainability package, addressing everything from design and commissioning to plans for high-performance operation, is covered in a proposed green building standard currently open for public review.

01:21 PM

Universal Powerline Association (UPA) & U-SNAP Alliance Develop Partnership to Collaborate on Providing Smart Grid Consumer Product Solutions

Under the agreement, the UPA and U-SNAP will cooperate with each other to support each group's activities and to share information to the mutual benefit of the two organizations' memberships and overall objectives.

01:21 PM

TAC is now the Buildings Business of Schneider Electric

Corporate brand migration enables the convergence of core competencies within energy management for customers worldwide.

01:20 PM

PROFI Interface Center enhances PROFIBUS & PROFINET support in North America

Users of PROFIBUS and PROFINET now have on demand access to technical resources and online support with a click of the mouse.

01:19 PM

Longwatch Video Software Supports Wonderware ActiveFactory

Video software enables operators to view Wonderware trend displays and archived video simultaneously, and move the video and trends forward or backward with a cursor.

01:17 PM

Adura Technologies Releases Wireless Lighting Controls System for Existing Buildings That Could Reduce Costs 50 Percent

Lighting accounts for about 38 percent of electrical costs in U.S. commercial buildings.

01:17 PM

The Peak Load Management Alliance Welcomes New Member Ziphany, LLC

Experienced Energy Software Group

01:16 PM

Online Development Delivers Universal Gateway Based on Kepware Protocols

New Universal Gateway Appliance Delivers Machine to Machine communications for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Controllers

01:15 PM

The BAS Remote Adds Powered by Sedona Framework Controller

Contemporary Controls, a leading manufacturer of Ethernet technologies used in automation, has added Tridium's function block Sedona Framework to the BAS Remote, thereby providing the product with controller capability.

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11:27 AM

The Real Value of Building Information, Integration and Transformation

It's not building "automation" but building "transformation" that we are after. - Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada

11:26 AM

The Niagara Framework and Energy

The biggest challenge currently facing existing buildings in reducing energy usage is the lack of manageability for efficiency and critical information about operating systems. - Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc.

11:24 AM

The Emergence of Proactive Building Management Automation

All automation systems deployed in the future will require data streams containing all available performance characteristics of a piece of equipment be made available to the customer in a highly useable format. - David Wolins, CEO Scientific Conservation

11:23 AM

Functional Mobility

Functional mobility currently provides significant benefit to millions of tech savvy users; placing access to their email, weather updates, text messaging, Global Positioning Services, telephone, etc. in the palm of their hands. - Dave Ross, iSYS Automation, Inc.

11:22 AM

A New Era of Building Automation Software

This enabling technology will prove to be a powerful tool in optimizing automated buildings even beyond the capabilities of today's state-of-the-art systems. - Eugene Mazo, Chief Executive Officer, DGLogik, Inc

11:21 AM

Five Building Inefficiencies that are Business Opportunities

Five years ago the US National Institute of Science and Technology estimated the lack of interoperability in the construction industry was costing around $16 billion per year. - Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

11:20 AM

Work Local, Outsource Local

Domestic solutions for graphics needs at a competitive rate - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

11:19 AM

ASU Gets Greener through Visibility

In our world of Greener Thinking, Universities play an important role in educating the citizens of the future. ASU takes this responsibility very seriously. - Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies

11:18 AM

Creating a Safe, Sustainable Community in a Challenging Economy

5 Ways a Well-Planned Technology Implementation Adds Value - Joy Clarke-Holmes, Director of Local Government Market & Jim Nannini, Director of Network Integration Solution Sales, Johnson Controls, Inc.

11:17 AM

Ebb and Flow of Lighting Needs Require Flexible Controls

Realize energy and cost savings with wireless lighting control systems - Kevin Braley, Communications Specialist, Orion Energy Systems

11:16 AM

You Can't Manage What You Can't Monitor

A Holistic Approach to Monitoring - Jefferie K. Mitchell, Communications Specialist, RLE Technologies

11:12 AM

Modular System Delivers Flexible Building Energy Management

This "plug and play" system delivers power by flexible modular wiring, and low voltage components are connected with off-the-shelf cabling and jacks, the entire system infrastructure can be relocated, expanded, or contracted to meet changing requirements. - Michael Cole, Product Manager Convia-enabled Products, Legrand/Wiremold

11:11 AM

Monitoring an "Energy-plus-house"

Prime Project in Sweden has chosen Botech as their partner to measure and monitor the energy use in their Energy-plus-house. - Robert Cawood, Botech

11:10 AM

Vision-based Analytics

Video Analytic technology addresses all the shortcomings of common motion sensors enabling greener energy practices for building operations. - Bob Cutting, Vice President, Product Management, ObjectVideo & Martin Verge-Ostiguy, Marketing Coordinator, Lyrtech

11:09 AM

The Cloud Beyond the Network

As more software and computer services move off-site, a look around suggests that the collaborative power of cloud computing has already begun to reign for those looking to harness real-time building information most efficiently. - Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner,

11:07 AM

Keeping our Feet on the Ground While Working in the Cloud

"If we want to continue to be leaders in this industry, we must deliver the goods today, Tomorrow is not good enough." - Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner,

11:06 AM

Understanding Specifications (Part 2 of 3)

Parts is parts, so they say - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

11:05 AM

OPC and PROFINET technologies combine for efficient light control

HVAC systems, sprinkle systems, doorway controls, could all be linked together using PROFINET, and then controlled via a protocol like OPC from any PC on the network. - Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

11:04 AM

Smart Buildings Meet the Smart Grid

Keep the Smart Grid in mind as you start to work on your next project and think about how you can make the building a smart part of the Smart Grid. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

11:03 AM

BACnet Triple Play

Three ways to win with BACnet Integration - Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

11:02 AM

IT and Facilities Managers Working Together

Data center managers must work with facilities managers to look at new buildings to expand into, upgrade current facilities, regulate temperatures, and research LEED certification. - Jill Eckhaus, CEO, AFCOM

11:00 AM

State of the Electronic Cable Industry

That's why I usually suggest to my customers that if they are installing Cat 6 or data/telecom wire, they should probably install fiber optic cable at the same time because if they need higher communication speeds later on the additional capacity is already there. - Andre Sabourin, Vice President of R&D, Cerco Cable

10:59 AM

CC-Link Communication Network

The CC-Link communication network is a high speed, high performance industrial network technology that enables devices from numerous manufacturers to communicate resulting in a fast, deterministic control system. - Charles Lukasik, Director of the CC-Link Partner Association

10:58 AM

OPC Foundation North American Certification Test Lab

Vendors will only bring software that passes the tests in the CTT (Compliance Test Tool) and the tests outlined in our supplemental documentation. - Nathan Pocock & Manny Mandrusiak, OPC Foundation

10:56 AM

Creating a Safe, Sustainable Community

A well-planned strategy combines technology, implementation expertise and funding strategies in an effort to improve the environment, upgrade technology and reduce operating expenses. - Joy Clarke-Holmes - Director, Local & Metro Markets Solutions Sales, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls

10:55 AM

2010 AHR Expo - Orlando "Building Automation and the Cloud"

Here is a sneak preview of our education sessions for AHR Expo 2010

10:54 AM

Successful Buildings under Control Symposium 2009

Participants and LOYTEC enjoyed a successful Buildings under Control Symposium 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

10:53 AM

Across my desk; ZigBee 101, New Battery, & Songdo City

Some of the Interesting stuff that crosses my desk that I feel compelled to share with you.

10:51 AM

New Products for October

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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