Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head? OPTIGO is hosting an introduction to networking with Distech Controls that will get you caught up on the essentials of IT speak. [Read more…]
Episode 5 brings Teamwork and Performance to-the-table, for the Smart Buildings and HVAC community. We use a couple good metaphors in Sports and Music for each.
First-up is (recently Young Gun inducted) Brent Burrows and Chad Erwin from ENTEK. I performed Project Tracker Training with them and was fortunate to witness their exceptional Teamwork; we explore how they’ve become such a good Team and offer suggestions for you!
Next is my Brother, Adam Gorka and Myself! We had just finished our very-first-recording of NGI (including our rocking intro’s and a Thank You episode that’ll come-out later) and I wanted to hammer into something a little different. Among other things, we connect Musical performances with performance on a Job Site. We bounce-around-a-bit, but I think you’ll enjoy this interview; many more to come : ) [Read more…]
The smart building controls evolution is closely coupled with the internet. What has changed in the 20 years of the Internet?
Cost is down; speed is up, everything has an IP address, the Internet has become clouded with powerful microcomputers that are out on the edge, self-learning and sharing their intelligence with everyone – and everyone is continuously connected.
As this is Ken Sinclair’s, AutomatedBuildings.com 20th year of providing education sessions at AHR Expo, he is uniquely qualified to moderate this panel and report on the smart building evolution that has occurred.
In this video, Ken and the panel, pull from this evolution timeline,the significant events and milestones that are likely to be part of our next 20 years. Brad White joined the evolution at the halfway mark so he provides a fresh perspective on the smart building controls history. They share takeaways, [Read more…]
The panel of Brad White, Nicolas Waern, Calvin Slater, and Zach Nestov laid out their concepts of next generation of Open Hardware and Open Software to a standing room only crowd at their session at the 2019 AHR EXPO. The opinions from the attendees was remarkably candid and often contrary to the panel’s as the transformative changes disrupting the BAS industry naturally set many of the old-school traditionalist’s viewpoints at odds with the extraordinary economic implications of espousing open (free) hardware and software. Video of session to follow. [Read more…]
Committed to engineering a better sensor solution, ACI has launched the BN Series Temperature and Humidity BACnetTM Sensor Line. This new line has been designed to meet the sensor needs of network-based control systems. ACI’s initial offering includes single point temperature or humidity sensors along with dual point combination temperature and humidity sensors. ACI BACnetTM sensors are available in standard configurations of room/wall, duct, immersion and outside units.
Our single and dual point BACnetTM sensors offer a cost-effective solution for monitoring remote locations and can reduce the need for additional input modules or building management controllers when a limited number of inputs are available.
ACI BACnetTM Sensor Features:
BACnetTM MS/TP Communication Protocol
Dip switches to set address and baud rates
Auto baud rate detection
Connection “Status” LED
Temperature unit selection (°F, °C, K) via BACnetTM
Setting of temperature and RH offsets via BACnetTM
Conformally coated PCB (duct,immersion, and outside)
BTL Certified & Listed
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we tried to say a lot with the 2018 ControlTrends Awards, as we honored the superstars of the Smart Building and HVAC Controls world. We have lots more media to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends for all the Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls News you can use, and for updates on the ControlTrends Awards. Until then, please enjoy these images, and Click here to see the winners from this years show.
Thanks to Rob Allen for his awesome highlight video from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards on Sunday night. The ControlTrends Awards celebrate the best of the best in Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls. To check out this year’s winners, click here. We have lots more media footage and photos from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards yet to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends to see more. To view highlights of our first ControlTrends Awards click here.
The backbone of the EntroCim software suite is a single-pane interface tool allowing monitoring and control over all of a facility’s assets. Haystack Tagging turns thousands of complex data points into efficient dashboards, meaningful alarms and simple schedules. EntroCim makes it easy to perform everyday operational tasks that are cumbersome when switching among other vendors’ proprietary interfaces. [Read more…]
Law enforcement and government security experts agree that early detection and enhanced situational awareness are two critical components of any emergency response plan. Gunshot detection is a key technology to automate shot detection and report lifesaving information [Read more…]