ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending May 11, 2014

Welcome to this week’s ControlTalk NOW, which features interviews 2014 Niagara Summit sponsors EASYIO, SysMik, and Lynxsrping, Yardi’s strategic acquisition, Honeywell’s voice-controlled thermostat, several new product releases, SBI certification, CABA research initiatives, and more. Make sure to make your arrangements to attend the Realcomm/IBcon conference June 17-19, 2014 at the Wynn Resort, Las Vegas. Enjoy!

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level controlChoosing The Right Type Level Control: Thanks to our friends at Lesman Instruments for this excellent webinar on how to chose the correct level technology for measuring and controlling level in your industrial process. Lesman can provide you with everything from the simplest float-type mechanical switch to radar level transmitters that work in tanks obstructed by ladders, mixers, and baffles.

EasyioPremiere Sponsor EasyIO at the Niagara Summit:ControlTrends got chance to catch up with Mike Marston and his team at the 2014 Niagara Summit vendor showcase. EasyIO, who was one of four Niagara Summit premiere sponsors, showed us their EasyIO controllers and hinted that their formidable “Beast From The East Controller” might be getting a bigger more powerful brother in the near future.

Breaking News Key Shows Newsflash Broadcast OnlineBreaking News: Yardi Acquires Energy Efficiency Software Provider Enerliance: Deal will integrate award-winning LOBOS energy consumption software with Yardi’s real estate platform. Yardi announced that it has acquired Enerliance, a leading developer of energy efficiency software. Enerliance produces the Load Based Optimization System (LOBOS), an intelligent HVAC platform that significantly reduces energy consumption in large buildings and campuses.

Realcomm_IBCON-2014 Jim Young and Howard Berger preview what to expect at this can’t miss event. his June, people from all over the world will be coming to Las Vegas to meet at the intersection of Commercial & Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation. IBcon will focus on the most current case studies and issues pertaining to smart, connected, high-performance, energy efficient, hyper-operational, financially optimized and sustainable buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities. Realcomm will continue to explore innovative, efficiency driven operations and present topics such as cloud, big data, mobility, social and integrated business solutions delivered by world class speakers.

breaking news 2Smart Building Institute: Specifying Automated Integration: Division 25 (Advanced Class). Upcoming Web Classes: Specifying Automated Integration: Division 25 (Advanced Class) May 14, 2014 – Registration ends May 12. Division 25 is within the specification group of the MasterFormat and part of the Facility Services subgroup which includes fire suppression, plumbing, heating/ventilating/air conditioning, electrical, communications and electronic safety and security. Integrated automation is clustered with all the other sections in which individual building systems may be specified.

Hot key for breaking newsCABA Launches: “Intelligent Buildings and Big Data (IBBD)” and “Zero Net Energy Buildings: Building Automation Driving Success (NZEB)” The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) Board of Directors and the Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) will launch on May 8 the ‘Intelligent and Integrated Building Technologies: Market Size North America version 2 (MSNA v2). Use this link for more information on this report and how to secure one of the final Steering Committee spots.

SysmikSee Niagara Summit Premiere Sponsor SysMik: SysMik was one of this year’s Niagara Summit Premier Sponsors! They presented SCALIBUR: the world’s first truly modular controller operating Niagara 3.8 or Sedona on top of a powerful, scalable, industrial hardware. SCALIBUR is not just a controller – it’s a game changer.

SylkHow Honeywell Sylk Makes Life Easy: Check out Honeywell Sylk, the first two-wire polarity-insensitive communications bus that’s powerful enough to allow multiple types of devices to be added to a single communication wire. Sylk carries power and communications between Sylk enabled controllers and and sensors while freeing up inputs/outpouts (I/O) on the controller for more installation and programming flexibility. Sylk reduces installation time and costs with fewer cables and less copper wire to run back to the controller.

HW Com.This TV Commercial Changes Everything: I saw this commercial on TV last night. Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort is the perfect solution if you travel frequently, own a vacation home,
a business, or manage an investment property or if you are simply looking for peace of mind. Great commercial, but does it change everything in terms of how vendors could go to market? How will this effect how products get to the marketplace? How does this affect your business? Please share your thoughts in comments.

SEC-JACE-616Honeywell WEBs-AX Enterprise Security Controller 201 Exchange Program. WEBs-AX Enterprise Security Controller 201 Exchange Program The SEC-H-201/U WEBs-AX Security controller was introduced in 2007. The Honeywell exchange program has been created to allow customers that purchased an SEC-H-201/U security controller the opportunity to exchange them for an SEC-H-602 security controller at a reduced price vs. purchasing a new SEC-H-602 security controller.

LynxspringRocking The Niagara Summit with Lynxspring: Great fun was had at the Lynxspring booth during the 2014 Niagara Summit Vendor Showcase. We got to spend time with Lynxspring President and CEO, Terry Swope, who shared his views about Lynxspring’s products and philosophies.

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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  1. Doz says

    Good Show Guys. On NFL I think my Dolphins QB was 2nd in the league for face plant. Draft they went after protection for our QB. Will be a good year. Happy Mothers day

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