DGLogik Takes IoT, Building Data Technology to Las Vegas!

DG_DontMissItToday marks the 10-day countdown to one of, if not, the biggest announcements of the year for our company, DGLogik, Inc. As Gold Sponsors at 2014 Niagara Summit, we will be exhibiting our award-winning IoT technologies and showcasing our latest IoT advancements to date.

April 28, 2014 at Booth 101 in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is where big data meets advanced, REAL-time visualizations! We will be introducing the elevated, data visualization experience of our building automation systems technology to executives, building owners, engineers, developers, programmers, Niagara users and more! Our technology is continuing to advance and we look forward to continue providing innovative solutions that help shape the future of building automation through modern data visualizations and IoT technology, especially within the Niagara community.

We hope to see you there!

OTHER DG LOGIK NEWS!

DGLux Training: We are hosting a Training Session on the West Coast and East Coast!
See more details and Sign Up Soon!

New Case Studies: Our Professional Services Team has finished up a few projects! Check out what we have done!

DGBox New Features DataFlow graphic_2: DGLogik Releases Dataflow! Simplify your workflow experience and advance the interaction among your devices with DGBox’s NEW Feature – Dataflow! It’s time to update your DGBox.
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ProjectAssist Graphic Build Intuitive Dashboards with Project Assist: Project Assist will cut design and engineering time in half. It allows users to quickly start building intuitive, multifunctional dashboards. More information, bigger updates to come…

Self-Building Graphics with Auto-Built Templates: Auto-Built templates are automatic built templates that allow graphics to build themselves based on your data. With Auto-Built templates, you can have 90% of your graphic creation already done as soon as you install DGLux.

Enhance Operational Efficiency! Use DGLux Mobile QR Code reading technology to navigate your dashboards and find the most relevant information for operational efficiency! Try DGLux QR code reader today!

DGLogik Goes to Germany! DGLogik is excited to share our latest IoT Technology with Enocean at the Light + Building Exhibition, March 30-April 4 in Germany!

DGLux iOS & Android Mobile Apps! The mobile DGLux Viewer, which runs as a native application for Android and iOS, enables users to view and interact with any dashboard created inside of DGLux. Monitor, control, and analyze your BAS solutions on-the-go!

DGLux integration with SkySpark enables customers to integrate graphical presentations of systems and equipment with comprehensive analytic results. With SkySpark’s ability to identify issues that matter to your customers, tenants, and operations staff, and DGLux visualization, you can efficiently manage and analyze operations in real time.

Travel, Taxes, & Trade Shows Delay ControlTalk NOW! Today is the Last Day for 2014 Niagara Summit Awards Submissions!

ControlTalkLogo Due to travel, taxes, and trade-shows (excuses, excuses), we must apologize for missing the ControlTalk NOW dead-line schedule. We will keep the weekly events and things in good order — and we have a special guest appearance for next week’s show. See you then!

Today is the dead-line for the Niagara Innovator of the Year Award and the Niagara New Product Showcase Award and their respective prizes. With over 400,000 global deployments of Niagara in operation, 15,000 certified Tridium professionals and over 1000 Tridium developers, these new awards represent great opportunities for these businesses using the Niagara Framework to showcase their work! Submit your Innovation or Product form by April 14, 2014. Winners will be voted on by Summit attendees using crowd sourcing through the social media channels.Niagara_Summit2014

A Peek at Belimo’s New America’s Headquarters… WOW! Mt. Belimo to Open October, 2014

BelimoControlTrends reporting from Danbury, Connecticut: During a recent business trip to the Connecticut and Rhode Island areas, I made a short detour to take a look at the new Belimo Headquarters. As I departed the existing Belimo facility, which is impressive in its own right, I realized that my curiosity about Belimo’s new manufacturing facility began two years ago, when Belimo held their press conference April 12, 2012 and Belimo’s Chief Financial Officer, John Coppola, revealed the plans to construct a 200,000-square-foot building to replace the 86,000-square-foot manufacturing facility Old Ridgebury Road.

Well, my high expectations were fully met. The new Belimo facility is an impressive, ultlra-modern, and simply a massive facility that overlooks the peaceful landscape of the neighboring areas. As the Belimo manufacturing facility nears its grand opening, Belimo moves closer to releasing another powerful measure of brand-building, as well as undoubtedly securing their unparalleled future success — and growth.

Some interesting information about the color Orange:
* Physically, the color orange stimulates activity, appetite and our ability to socialize.
* Orange is a color that really stands out, even at a distance, and invites attention.
* The word orange comes from the Sanskrit word naranga. In the early Christian church, orange was a symbol of glory and fruits of the earth. It was also called the wisdom ray.
* In the practice of Feng Shui, colors hold great significance, and orange represents fire.
* Orange helps us focus our powers of concentration, and it’s also the color that’s credited with assisting us in organizing our thoughts and our things.
* An orange vehicle says you are fun loving and trendy.
* Frank Sinatra once said, “Orange is the happiest of colors.”

Help Make Vegas the New Silicon Valley

Niagara_Summit2014Niagara Summit 2014 Powered by Possibilities April 27–29, 2014, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The world of business doesn’t just benefit from innovation – it demands it. To meet that demand, we work tirelessly, pushing the Niagara Framework to the forefront of technology. This April 27-29, visit Las Vegas for Niagara Summit 2014 and see how innovation and technology are transforming the possibilities of the Niagara platform.

Register now, and secure your chances to:

• Gain insight into the technology trends that are shaping our industry, and find out how to leverage them in order to grow your business.
• Learn why open systems are making cities smarter, how big data can integrate with new technologies, and what the emergence of the Internet of Things means for Niagara users.
• Collaborate and network with a united community of peers and industry experts.

You’ll also be eligible to enter the New Product Showcase and Innovator Awards, showcasing the best new products based on or interacting with the Niagara Framework.

Please download the New Product entry form here and the Innovator of the Year entry form here. Submissions are due by April 14th.

Honeywell Announcement SymmetrE R410.2 Global Schedules Service Pack 1 is Now Available

Honeywell 180x120Honeywell is pleased to announce the availability of Global Schedules Service Pack 1 for SymmetrE R 410.2. The changes include: Improved scheduling capabilities including a redesigned schedule calculation engine, new generic software based scheduler, and a simplified scheduling interface that is more consistent with an operator’s concept of scheduling.

Enhanced download status information with a new Download Status summary that provides more detail about download progress such as the status of current downloads, time elapsed/time remaining, and failed downloads.
An improved schedule audit trail for improved diagnostics and logging for troubleshooting.

Note that this service pack includes some changes to advanced configuration settings stored in SQL Server. DailyDownloadTime changes are automatically migrated but all other settings (such as ScheduleHistoryMonths) are not migrated. If you have customized these settings ensure you review the changes and re-apply as appropriate after installation.

Before installing Global Schedules Service Pack 1, you must review the Software Release Bulletin, as this explains the installation process for the service pack and the items resolved since the original introduction of R410.2, which can be downloaded from the Buildings Forum.
Please review the Configuration & Operators Guide included in the software update package thoroughly with your customer before installing this update. Review the Base Schedules concept introduced in this package with the system operators before it is installed.
This software update requires SymmetrE R410.2 Service Pack 1.
The following documents can be downloaded from the Buildings Forum, which can be accessed by the link:

ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending April 6, 2014

ControlTalk NOW for week ending April 6, 2014 features Niagara Summit 2014 Powered By Possibilities, and Tridium’s VP of Marketing and Communications, Jenny Graves(@AllThingsJLG). Jenny brings the ControlTrends Community up-to-speed with NS14 and the Niagara Innovator of the Year Award and the Niagara New Product Showcase Award and their respective prizes (HUGE!). With over 350,000 global instances of Niagara in operation, these new awards represent great opportunities for businesses using the Niagara Framework! Submit your Innovation or Product form by April 14, 2014! Winners will be voted on by Summit attendees using crowd sourcing through the social media channels.

ControltalkNow For The week Ending April 6, 2014 from Eric Stromquist on Vimeo.

CCControlsContemporary Controls: Three Quick Facts about Our BASautomation Products: Three quick facts from Contemporary Controls: Did You Know – that BASrouters used in pairs can extend your MS/TP wiring? For example if you have a new building or a remote location and you would like to extend your MS/TP wiring to the new cabling without having to pull new wires.

Ken SinclairKen Sinclair’s April Theme for Automated Buildings — Keeping the Cloud Open. Read about the very serious concerns that automatedbuildings.com Ken Sinclair raises regarding the openness of the CLOUD and what the cloud giants may be proposing — forewarning us of how the proprietary cloud noose knot is tied. Excellent articles by John Petze, Therese Sullivan, Toby Considine, Jim Sinopoli, and more.

J2_FinbuilderJ2 Innovations — Visualize Any Data Source with One Technology: With FIN Builder you can now use one technology to visualize a variety of data sources. Whether you want data from a CSV file, Niagara, Sedona, BACnet IP, or content from the stock market, FIN Builder provides the one tool to do it all. Why is this important? You can now train employees in FIN Builder (who don’t need to understand details about Niagara, Sedona, etc.) to build the entire Graphical User Interface (GUI), lowering your total direct costs on the job.

Easy-IOEasyIO is Proud Premier Sponsor at the 2014 Niagara Summit, in Las Vegas. A message from EasyIO’s Mike Marston: EasyIO is delighted and proud, to again be a Premier Sponsor at the 2014 Niagara Summit, in Las Vegas. At this 2014 Summit, EasyIO will release many new features that have been added to its flagship FG Series range of Controllers. The FG is not to be confused with a JACE, as it is targeted at the smaller building’s market sector, however, it does leverage the Niagara Framework, and works perfectly with a JACE or Supervisor, as its Area Controller and/or Supervisor.

jennygravesControlTalk NOW welcomes Tridium’s VP of Marketing and Communication, Jenny Graves(@AllThingsJLG) — who tells ControlTrends what the new Innovation and New Product Awards are all about. Make sure to get signed up for NS14, and for those Niagara Gurus, get your submission forms into NiagaraSummit@tridium.com right away (Must be received by Tridium NLT 5:00 PM EST to be eligible)!

Johnson-ControlsJohnson Product Update: Johnson Controls Variable Frequency Drives. Ken Smyers gets the 411 on the new and improved Johnson Controls line of Variable Frequency Drives: Micro Variable Speed Drives, Open Variable Speed Drives, IntelliPass Variable Speed Drives, and Enclosed Variable Speed Drives. Johnson Controls Variable Frequency Drives from Eric Stromquist on Vimeo.

wattstopper1More Great Energy Savings Products from WattStopper — New Optional Neutral Wall Switch Sensors. Marketing message from WattStopper’s Director of Product Marketing, Carlos Villalobos: I am pleased to announce a new family of Optional Neutral Wall Switch Occupancy Sensors, featuring WattStopper’s patent pending Neutral Sense Technology. This latest innovation from the brand you can trust for rock-solid reliability allows contractors to use any of these devices for two-wire OR three-wire applications, without any special configuration.

TheSmartGridSmart Meter Investments Benefit Rural Customers in Three Southern States. April 1, 2014: Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects. Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation’s (Tri-State) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project has produced benefits for small, member-owned cooperatives and their customers in rural Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in several ways.

jade_economizerHoneywell JadeTM Economizer Firmware Update. Honeywell is continuously working to improve the Jade economizer controller. We update the firmware when we make significant changes to the product that will enhance the user’s experience. The last version of the Jade firmware was 1.07 released in 2011.

DozierAdding GM8 Energy Monitors to Entouch Thermostats: Stromquist & Company’s Dozier Mills shows you step by step how to add an Entouch GM8 energy monitoring module to the Entouch thermostats. Entouch Smart Thermostats not only provide great temperature control but do a great job monitoring energy consumption. Great job Dozier !! Keep the videos coming !!!

dglux_building_automation_iconDGLux QR Code Reader Released! “A New Technology For Enhancing Operational Efficiency.” DGLogik releases “A New Technology For Enhancing Operational Efficiency” QR Codes, the 2-Dimensional barcodes that resemble a pixelated square, are a free, open media for embedding links, downloads, geographical data, technical documents, instructions, tutorial videos and other content. The ability to apply a tag (QR Code) to your equipment which is directly integrated with your work order management systems, building automation system, and geographic location is set to become an incredibly useful tool for building operators to increase efficiency.

BillJones_2Mr. Jones Control Tech Tip: How A Maxitrol Gas Pressure Regulator Works. Stromquist & Company’s Bill Jones shares some more of his control knowledge. In this video, Mr. Jones breaks down the Maxitrol gas pressure regulator design and shows you everything you need to know to install and troubleshoot the Maxitrol straight-through gas pressure regulators.

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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DGLux QR Code Reader Released! “A New Technology For Enhancing Operational Efficiency”

DGLOGIKQR DGLogik releases “A New Technology For Enhancing Operational Efficiency” QR Codes, the 2-Dimensional barcodes that resemble a pixelated square, are a free, open media for embedding links, downloads, geographical data, technical documents, instructions, tutorial videos and other content. While QR Codes were created in the 1990’s, the technology is just now starting to take off in the United States. The square patches of black and white blocks, known as Quick Response (QR) Codes have shown up all over marketing campaigns in recent years. You can see these codes anywhere from magazines, to billboards, to truck decals, to large city building fronts. Within the construction industry specifically, QR codes are becoming more and more prevalent, but not just for marketing purposes.

The ability to apply a tag (QR Code) to your equipment which is directly integrated with your work order management systems, building automation system, and geographic location is set to become an incredibly useful tool for building operators to increase efficiency.

With mobile devices and tablets becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives, building managers understand the need for mobile BMS applications. As the number of smartphone and tablet owners continue to grow, people will continue to become more familiar with QR codes and more inclined to use them as a tool within the workplace. As mobile BMS applications become more common, these codes have the potential opportunity to become a useful tool for engineering dashboards within the building automation industry.

The ability to connect facility managers, building operators, and systems integrators with each other and multimedia digital content with a simple scan could be very useful. Leaders within the building automation industry need to embrace this new technology and start identifying opportunities where QR codes can be utilized to increase efficiency within the building automation industry. Rather than attempting to remember instructions, technical documentation, or specific equipment locations – QR codes could be the portal for the building automation industry to minimize user errors, eliminate wasted time on sites and increase workflow efficiency.

Visit DGLogik’s DGNews for more information.

Honeywell JadeTM Economizer Firmware Update

jade_economizer Honeywell is continuously working to improve the Jade economizer controller. We update the firmware when we make significant changes to the product that will enhance the user’s experience. The last version of the Jade firmware was 1.07 released in 2011.

We are pleased to announce the release of new firmware on new products assembled after April 1, 2014. Listed below are the changes from W7220 (Jade) firmware version 1.07 to version 1.11.

New Features

Added stall actuator alarm suppression to avoid nuisance alarms on dampers that do not go open the full 90 degrees. Operator can suppress the stall alarm in a range of damper motion using the PC tool.
For example, if the damper only opens 50% then the damper alarm stall would initiate. On the 1.11 version the operator through the PC MOD tool can suppress the alarm in a specified range (ex: 35% to 50% open) and the alarm will still initiate out of the selected range (ex: below 35%).

Added Discharge Air (DA) temperature alarms for lower out of range (discharge air temperature too cold) and high out of range (discharge air temperature too high) Ex: if the discharge low end of range is set for 45F and the DA goes below 45F then an alarm will initiate. If the upper end of the range is set for 80F then when the DA goes above 80F an alarm will initiate. The operator can set the range using the input buttons on the Jade or using the PC tool. Default is 45F for the low range and 80F for the high range.

Hid “Factory defaults” so operators in the field cannot go back to factory defaults unless they use the PC tool to turn on the factory default setting.

Increased Fan cfm for DCV auto calibration from 15000 cfm to 50000 cfm.

Added table to instructions for minimum position settings and checkout menu. See table.

There are 4 minimum position settings on the 2-speed fan and CO2 options and only 2 minimum positions checked out in the CHECKOUT menu. Therefore the lowest setting (VENT MIN High Speed fan) and highest (VENT MAX Low speed fan) settings are on the CHECKOUT menu. The table assists the operators in determining what will show on the CHECKOUT menu based on the speed of the fan and DCV settings chosen.

PC Mod tool software has been updated to allow the existing PC tools to communicate with the new 1.11 Jade firmware. You will need to go online to customer.honeywell.com/economizertools and download the new software for the PC tool on your computer. Follow the instructions on the PC ModTool instruction sheet. The latest software is compatible with all firmware versions of Jade.

Smart Meter Investments Benefit Rural Customers in Three Southern States

smartgrid.govApril 1, 2014: Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects. Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation’s (Tri-State) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project has produced benefits for small, member-owned cooperatives and their customers in rural Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in several ways. Customer satisfaction and services have improved; meter operations costs are down; write-offs from unpaid bills dropped in part because of a popular advanced bill payment (pre-pay) program; and lessons about how to accomplish smart meter deployments successfully were learned during project implementation

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Please forward this email to your colleagues that may be interested in this initiative or future notices email alerts from SmartGrid.gov.

More Great Energy Savings Products from WattStopper — New Optional Neutral Wall Switch Sensors

WattStopper_logoMarketing message from WattStopper’s Director of Product Marketing, Carlos Villalobos:

I am pleased to announce a new family of Optional Neutral Wall Switch Occupancy Sensors, featuring WattStopper’s patent pending Neutral Sense Technology. This latest innovation from the brand you can trust for rock-solid reliability allows contractors to use any of these devices for two-wire OR three-wire applications, without any special configuration. Optional neutral sensors are available in affordable PIR and fully featured PIR and dual technology models. They simplify ordering, installation and reduce returns.

Catalog # Description
WS-301 Passive Infrared Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor
PW-301 Passive Infrared Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor
PW-302 Passive Infrared Dual Relay Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor
DSW-301 Dual Technology Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor
DSW-302 Dual Technology Dual Relay Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor

Product features include:
• Compliant with 2011 NEC requirements, or compatible with existing wiring
• Single and dual relay sensors in 6 colors
• Fully featured to complement previously released WattStopper sensors

Dual voltage 120/277V optional neutral sensors in white and ivory will be available on April 1, 2014. The complete product line will be available May 7, 2014.

Best regards and good selling,

Carlos Villalobos
Director Product Marketing
WattStopper
408.806.1621
Carlos.Villalobos@WattStopper.com
www.wattstopper.com