ControlTalk Now for Week Ending April 14, 2013

CTA Awards Steering Committee is the sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. The extraordinary BB King Blues Club will be the site of the 2013 ControlTrends Awards. Located in NYC’s Time Square, this famous venue promises to enhance the excitement and entertainment of the CTA’s.

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Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls: See What’s Possible in Building Efficiency — The Boom Heard ‘Round the World.Technology has had a profound effect on our lives and changed the way we do business, interact with one another, and the way we live. Where will the next great technology boom occur — Silicon Valley, Bangalore, or Eastern China?

Honeywell V49 and V88 Gas Valves Commercial/Industrial Level One Announcement concerning Hum or Chattering Sound in Honeywell Valves.

The HVAC Time Machine: DGLux and SkySpark a New Approach to Building Graphics. High-end visualization graphic user interface that zeros in on an exact event one week of data can be scanned in minutes and combined with SkySpark Analytics, which automatically finds patterns and faults (Sparks) as they are run against “your rules” of collecting data make it this simple: Click on a Spark and the DGLux HVAC Time Machine instantly redirects you to the precise time frame when your issue occurred providing you with the actionable knowledge you need to achieve maximum performance and efficiency.

BACnet Made Easy: Part 8 Understanding BACnet Compliance Achieving BACnet Compliance is the eighth in the Understanding BACnet Series from our friends at Contemporary Controls. This video explains how the manufacturer’s products are compliant to the BACnet Standard through their BACnet Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement or PIC Statement.

Nest: Back in the News — Are We Still Waiting for Smart Thermostats to Outsmart Us? The ControlTrends Community will soon be voting for the 2013 Thermostat of the Year. The Honeywell Prestige IAQ, Viconics, EnTouch, as well as the three other thermostats mentioned in the following article, Nest, Ecobee, and EcoFactor are all well recognized thermostats with an abundance of features and benefits.

NYC Venue for 2013 Contrends Awards — BB King Blues Club & Grille Times Square: The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee is delighted to announce the venue for the 2013 CTA Awards Presentation will be the fabulous BB King Blues Club and Grille located on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, near Times Square.

J2 Innovations FIN Builder: The Easy Way to Create a Central Plant Graphic. J2 Innovations FIN Builder Creates Fantastic User Experiences, Promotes Company Standards, Is Simple to Use, Saves Time and Money, and Visualizes Any Data Source. Within FIN Builder there is a special feature called central plant builder, this revolutionizes the way you build central plant graphics.

Lynxspring Live! with Anno Scholten, President of Connexx Energy, Inc.Demand Response and Open ADR presentation with Anno Scholten, President of Connex Energy, Inc. and Bruce Stimpson, VP/CIO at Lynxspring. Two industry experts discuss the energy business. Not to be confused with energy efficiency, Demand Response is a simple concept where a utility or Independent System Operator (ISO) pays an end-customer not to use energy at a peak time. 95% of Automatic Demand Response is still done manually!

Upcoming Events:

HARDI’s HR & Organizational Conference, Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa Bay, FL April 14-16, 2013
CGNA Meeting Reminder: 2013 SYNERGY CONFERENCE in Boston April 24-27, 2013.
Haystack Connect 2013: April 29 – May 2, 2013 at the Chattanoogan Hotel and Conference Center, Chattanooga, TN
IBCON Co-locating with REALcomm and InfoComm 13: June 12-13, 2013, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.

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Ken Smyers

Ken Smyers

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the CTA Awards. HVAC and Security Sales Engineer and Integration Consultant with over thirty years of industry experience.

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