ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending May 12, 2013

Easy IO and DG Logik are the sponsors for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. CTA Awards Committee thanks these two Platinum Sponsors for their continued support.

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a member of the OpenADR Alliance, is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit product information from manufactures and technology providers for equipment and services. Hawaiian Electric is pursuing a Demand Response operational strategy that will expand the company’s existing Residential Direct Load Control (RDLC) and Small Business Direct Load Control (SBDLC) Programs. Hawaiian Electric is exploring two-way communicating technologies (Virtual End Node (VEN) and Virtual Top Node (VTN))1 for residential and small business sector end-uses such as; air conditioners, electric resistance water heaters, lighting and other plug loads.

Stromquist Lunch and Learn: HVAC Controls Valves and Actuators: Join Stromquist & Company’s Tim Chamblee for this very informative class on HVAC Control Valves and Actuators.

McKenney’s Inc. Analyzes Building Sensors to Cut Energy Costs with Splunk: Congratulations to Brian Gilmore and his team at McKenneys for their successful implementation of Spluk to gather and analyze data in buildings to make them more energy efficient.

Haystack Connect Breakout Session on Energy: The Energy Breakout session had excellent speakers. This video shows Scot Duncan, from Enerliance. Scot, is a dynamic speaker, and introduced the group to some refinements on energy saving strategies that yield huge results. As one of California’s leading building controls experts, Scot backs up his claims with actual results, and a very potent energy saving platform called LOBOS.

Security Webinar: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED):Building integrators and facility managers should take advantage of this great training and security insight opportunity provided by Panasonic and ASIS International entitled: CPTED for the Modern Security Professional, May 15, 2013, 1:00-2:00 EST.

Applying the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is very effective in protecting assets as well as drastically improving the quality-of-life experience in work and living environments. Get a quick refresher on the principles, practices, and strategies of CPTED and review how they can be applied to all building types, risk threat vulnerability assessments, and critical infrastructure protection.

DG Logik Announces 2013 CTA Awards Platinum Sponsorship: ControlTrends Awards thanks Eugene Mazo and DG Logik, the global leader in Visual Analytics, for their Platinum Sponsorship for the 2013 CTA Awards Show to be held at the BB King Blues Café in NYC, January 21, 2014. Visualize the Internet of Things with Drag and Drop Programming using DGLogik’s Affordable DGBox. Now YOU can Build Visually Stunning Applications and Dashboards without Code.

John Wilder Tukey: The Pioneer of Big Data and Visualization:
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
Big Data and Data Visualization are two of the most dominating forces now shaping and steering our lives and our industry, but they’ve both had quite an interesting lineage and some very wide shoulders to stand upon. “The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” John W. Tukey Exploratory Data Analysis, 1977

John Wilder Tukey, a mathematician who first coined the term “exploratory data analysis,” was right when he suggested that the idea of visualization helps us see what we have not noticed before. That is especially true when you are trying to identify relationships and find meaning in huge amounts of collected data

ASHRAE Series Continued: Excerpts from the 1924 ASHRAE GUIDE: ControlTrends invites you to keep a continuous glimpse in review of how our industry’s engineering scaffolding was put into place and ASHRAE’s unending quest for industry standards and excellence.

Niagara Security Patches: Get Them Done! Tridium Hackers Hit Google’s Australia Office:

Upcoming Events:
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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