Contemporary Controls and George Thomas at HayStack Connect: Embedded Linux — “A Standardized Platform for IP Applications.”
George Thomas is a modest master of automation, with a long list of industry milestones reaching back to 1975, when George both established Contemporary Controls and developed the first microprocessor-based Computing Ratiometer and later pioneered and implemented ARCNET. Contemporary Controls has since grown to be a globally recognized leader in Industrial, Building, and Commercial Automation, as well as Original Design Manufacturing.
George Thomas presentation on Embedded Linux — “A Standardized Platform for IP Applications.”
Control Trends thanks Contemporary Controls once again for their generous sharing of their explanation library: Understanding BACnet and EIA-485 Technology protocols and their other Free Software Downloads.
As we take time off for this Memorial Day Weekend let us not forget and let us take the time to say Thank You to our veterans. For those living and for those gone, for those who are family and for those who we will never know, and for ALL the men and ALL the women…..Thank You. Photograph by Bill Jones… Iwo Jima Memorial Washington DC
As I prepare for my second day of training on Can2Go ddc controllers I am getting a new appreciation for EnOcean wireless products. They are energy harvesting sensors, which means you do not have to power them. So no power supplies and no batteries. This also means you can move them to different locations very easily, which makes them very flexible.
Stromquist & Company is now representing Thermokon, the leading manufacturer of EnOcean sensors. We can’t wait for our inventory to arrive, so we can start providing our customers with this great technology.
Haystack Connect 2013 Brings Together Companies, Technology and People who are Re-defining Smart Devices and Connected Systems
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA- May 20, 2013- Close to 200 technology providers, systems integrators and forward looking end users redefining smart and connected systems gathered at Haystack Connect 2013 to exchange knowledge and share experiences about smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions.
Technology continues to drive rapid change in smart building and device technologies with significant advances being driven by a community of companies [Read more...]
The sponsors for this week’s ControlTalk NOW are Easy IO, featuring the FG-32 “Beast from the East Controller”, and DG Logik’s DG BOX,Visualizing the Internet of Things. The CTA Awards Committee thanks these two Platinum Sponsors for their continued support.
Are You Playing Russian Roulette in Your Boiler Room? FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards.FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards. “The use of rebuilt or remanufactured flame safeguard equipment shall not be allowed. All boiler controls [Read more...]
Thanks to our friend Dr.Z for the second of his videos in how to read an HVAC wiring diagram. In this video he shows how to read a wiring diagram as it relates to an air condition unit. To see part one click here.
If you missed the energy efficiency and renewable energy tax credits for 2012, fortunately, you can still take advantage of them in 2013. According to the recent energy.gov blog on the Extended Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency, the majority of the appliance upgrade tax credits were continued through the end of 2013 or 2016.
The list below specifies the energy efficient home improvement and appliance additions you can make to your home in 2013 to save money on your next tax return. Application instructions for all of the Federal Tax Credits listed can be found on the ENERGY STAR® website.
Hot water is an expensive commodity, and your old water heater may be racking up your electric or gas bill on a daily basis. Heating water accounts for 14-25% of your home’s energy consumption, so a highly-efficient electric or gas water heater can save a lot of money. A new ENERGY STAR®-qualified water heater (look for the label) is eligible for a tax credit of $300, a hefty savings. [Read more...]
While standing on a foggy train platform in Pittsburgh, William Haviland Carrier was struck with the genius realization that he could dry air by passing it through water, using the spray as a condensing surface. Soon afterwards, Carrier conceived the idea of adjusting humidity by heating the spray water itself and controlling the dew point temperature of the air leaving the conditioning machine. With this, came “dew point control” which, an early company brochure announced, was “the greatest single factor in modern air conditioning.”
The “Apparatus for Treating Air,” which was granted U.S. Patent# 808897 in 1906, was the first of several patents awarded to Willis Haviland Carrier. The air conditioning device would historically impact factory productivity, building design, population trends, and, ultimately, the growth of U.S. Sunbelt cities, like Atlanta and Houston. [Read more...]