ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending June 23, 2013

BelimoControlTalk NOW thanks this week’s Platinum sponsors: Belimo and LynxspringLynxspring. The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee extends it deepest appreciation to these outstanding companies for their continued support.

Ken Smyers Interviews Pete Baselici from WattStopper: WattStopper’s Pete Baselici, Channel Manager of Automation Systems Integration, discusses the benefits of the DLM product platform as a bottom-up architecture or as an extension of the Niagara network.

Lynxspring Realcomm Interview: Secure Your Network with the LynxCyberPro Solution:George Hawkinson, Lynxspring’s Director of Marketing, explains how LynxCyberPro will secure your network by hardening your firewall and removing network devices from the public IP. No exposed IP devices, no exposed ports, and no need for a VPN.

ControlTrends: Ken and Eric Interview Jim Young at the Close of Realcomm IBcon 2013: Jim Young is very much like the lead character from the Dan Brown novels: Professorial, dynamic, incredibly smart, and a nice guy. At the close of Realcomm 2013 (15th year) and IBCON (2nd year) the once indefinable and uncrossable chasm of what the smart, intelligent, connected, high-performance building looks like and how it operates has been nearly crossed. The automation and technology are here; now it’s 1000% about the people and industry transformation. The rules are being broken; new job descriptions, new job titles, and the new skill sets are emerging, representing significant opportunities

Dave Lorenzini: Google Glass, VP FSG, at Realcomm 2013 “Welcome to a World Through Glass”: Dave Lorenzini, Google Glass VP FSG. The “Welcome to a World Through Glass” served as an appropriate future-now primer for the Realcomm general assembly, as did the fascinating aerial view of a city’s Real Estate status, which left little doubt that Google Glass will be soon augmenting and shaping our view of the world.

Get the Realcomm Message and See the Messengers Behind Realcomm 2013 — REvolution in Action: Immediately after the first series of amazing speakers (see below), Jim Young and Howard Berger, staged a second volley of industry bona fides that presented the general assembly with case studies of the most forward thinking, progressive, and visionary industry leaders and what the next generation of smart buildings, portfolios, campuses, and communities look like.

CRB Innovative Laboratory Design at the Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator Building: CRB: Design Innovation at its Finest. This is a great video presentation of how extensive collaboration and teamwork can take multiple system integration from conceptual stage to operational reality for maximum efficiency. The building systems include: solar water pre-heating, energy recovery inside the air handlers, efficient air quality design, daylight harvesting, and a heat pump system that uses the neighboring lake to heat and cool the entire building. The results at the Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator Building are just plain impressive: ROI in 3.2 years, Yearly Energy Savings of 45%, and Genuine Customer Satisfaction. Take a look!

ControlTalk Now Live!: For The Week Ending June 16, 2013: Live from Realcomm IBCON 2013.

Realcomm IBCON 2013: Anant Yardi — Embracing the Real Estate Technology REvolution: There are few people more qualified to share their views on the current REvolution than Anant Yardi, who founded Yardi Systems 30 years ago and has since served as a true industry visionary delivering world-class automated real estate solutions around the globe.

Good News in Business: Stacie’s post on good business vibes. I’ve been in the beautiful (and very hot) upstate of South Carolina this week, and I have been visiting some of our wholesale friends up here. One thing that I have heard over and over is that business is picking up, and that is a very good and encouraging thing to hear.

Realcomm IBCON 2013: Thornton May — A Futurist’s Perspective of the REvolution:Realcomm kicked-off this year’s conference with Thornton May as its keynote speaker. A renown futurist, author, and global educator, Thornton May has been labeled by Fast Company as “one of the top 50 brains in business.”

Ken and Eric Interviewed at IBCOM 2013: Ken and Eric discuss ControlTrends and the ControlTrends Awards.

Microsoft’s Darrell Smith and Eric Stromquist Live at IBCON Bootcamp 2013: Control Trends’ interview with Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities & Energy at Microsoft was one of the highlights of IBCON 2013. Darrell’s compelling presentation featured mega-sized results in a mega-sized application that now collects 500,000,000 data transactions every 24 hours from 125 buildings that occupy 15 million square feet and house 57,000 people.

Get the Realcomm Message and See the Messengers Behind Realcomm 2013 — REvolution in Action Immediately after the first series of amazing speakers (see below), Jim Young and Howard Berger, staged a second volley of industry bona fides that presented the general assembly with case studies of the most forward thinking, progressive, and visionary industry leaders and what the next generation of smart buildings, portfolios, campuses, and communities look like.

Control Trends Reporting From IBCON 2013: Bootcamp Delivers!As advertised, IBCON 2013 was all about converting existing buildings into smart, connected, high-performance, and intelligent buildings. The comprehensive five hour program provided both, the “new-to-the-business” attendee, as well as the more seasoned veteran, a solid review of the critical components of this rapidly changing market.

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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