| Guy Hughes-Wilson, Vice President of Sales – Western Europe from BBC Worldwide is keynote speaker for ACI’s MENA CMO Conference: Championing Digital Ecosystems, scheduled for the 15th to 16th May 2017 in Dubai, UAE.
Guy is the true definition of a modern marketer who is responsible for commercial revenues across all BBC platforms; (TV, online, app and mobile) for clients in Western Europe, and for leading the sales teams based in London and Paris. In the 2014/2015 year, Guy delivered 55% of the annual revenue growth.
Guy operates most effectively as a creative strategist – working with commercial partners to achieve breakthroughs for their brands by exploiting the BBC’s world class content creation capabilities, global audiences, and distribution across all platforms.
Catch Guy’s highly impactful presentation on ‘The Science of Engagement’ which is based on a BBC research that looks at the true responses that people have when looking at content (through facial coding techniques which tracks muscles in people’s faces to know their feelings) and what lessons does that give the 21st century marketer on creating engaging content.
Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of this prestigious regional gathering of marketing leaders!
Middle East and North Africa CMO Conference, themed “Championing Digital Ecosystems”addresses all the issues a modern marketer faces.
Tailored specifically with you in mind, this 2-day conference will raise the benchmark for marketers in the region. It will help you develop versatility in your role and responsibilities to become nothing but the best within your industry.
Achieve your targets quicker than ever before through practical insights and realistic case studies and be assured that 2017 will be your year.
ControlTrends had a chance to catch up with Distech at the 2017 AHR Expo. In this video Ken checks out the cool building automation controls made by Distech and gets and update on how the Acuity Brands purchase of Distech and DG Logik will affect the Smart Buildings controls world.
As we begin posting our ControlTrends coverage of the 2017 AHR show, we begin with Ken stopping by the Honeywell booth. Ken gets updates from Larry Weber on Honeywell’s new Light Commercial Buildings Controls Connect, Honeywell’s new Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control offering — giving contractors the opportunity to improve their service to their customers and grow their businesses with remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics. Roger Rebennack follows, bringing the ControlTrends Community up-to-speed on Honeywell’s WEB Security, with a deep-dive look at true integration in its most seamless form.
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As we begin our 2016 ControlTrends Awards Highlight Videos, we thought the best place to start was with the superstars of the Building Automation, HVAC, and Smart Building Controls Industry — walking the Red Carpet. One of the main reasons Ken and I created the ControlTrends Awards was to shine a spotlight on the great people in our industry and give them their well-deserved “Hollywood Moment.” And, what would a Hollywood Moment be without a Red Carpet interview?
While it has been an amazingly busy and productive year so far, many more events are on the horizon. ControlTrends will continue to post the event information as we receive notice or become aware of the event. Please note that the information is gathered from various sources, and the times, dates, and locations may have changed. Be sure to visit the appropriate website or contact the event coordinator to ensure the most up-to-date information.
April 11 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks, and Greg Holloway, Tech Support and Wireshark Guru at Delta Controls, dig into the bits and bytes of Wireshark. Learn advanced filtering, graphing, and exporting information to leverage Excel and other complementary tools.
April 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PT Sierra Monitor Corporation Upcoming Webinar: Discover Your BACnet Network Like Never Before
April 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EDT, ORANGE BUTTON INITIATIVE Public Webinar. US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain.
April 25-28, 2017 CGNA Synergy Conference, Memphis, TN
APRIL 27, 2017, 2017 Smart Building Energy Summit® Washington, DC Register Now!
May 8-10, 2017 Project Haystack 2017 Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, FL https://www.haystackconnect.org/
May 15-16, 2017 ACI’s MENA CMO Conference: Championing Digital Ecosystems, in Dubai, UAE.
May 22-23, 2017 EasyIO World Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 8-9, 2017 Control-Con Cochrane Supply Detroit, MI Register and Website
June 13-18, 2017 Realcomm/IBcon San Diego, CA https://www.realcomm.com/
Haystack Connect 2017, MAY 8TH – 10TH, 2017, Saddlebrook Resort Tampa & Conference Center. Early Bird Registration Discount: $795! The Early Bird Registration Discount expires at midnight on February 28th. The standard Registration fee is $895.
The Haystack Connect 2017 Conference will once again, bring together systems integrators, technology providers, A&E firms, OEMs and end users who are leading the way to advance smart-device applications and the power of data that is helping to create more efficient, sustainable built environment and streamline the interoperation of the systems and devices that permeate our modern world.
Haystack Connect 2017 will be the place where data and creating value from it gets real. As a sponsor, exhibitor, or speaker in one of the technical sessions, you’ll be able to provide attendees with the most concrete, factual information available. This information will help owners, operators, and systems integrators and end-users separate reality from hype. Attendees will get up-close and personal technical presentations and live demonstrations of solutions and their tangible value in order to better distinguish all the hype-filled claims that attempt to gloss over the real-world challenges you are facing.
All Conference Registrations are being handled online. Register today at www.haystackconnect.org/register. If you have any questions about Haystack Connect 2017, please contact our conference coordinator, Robin Bestel at email@example.com.
We are looking forward to a very successful Haystack Connect 2017 and seeing you there!
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LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI (PRWEB) JANUARY 10, 2017. Lynxspring, Inc. (http://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, cyber protection, and device-to-enterprise integration today announced they will be demonstrating their new edge-to-enterprise and IoT solutions and service offerings for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration at the AHR Expo 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 30 through February 1, 2017. These solutions will be demonstrated in Lynxspring’s Booth # C1680 in the Building Automation and Control Showcase.
Lynxspring has developed a portfolio of JENEsys® Edge™ Controllers, based on the Niagara Framework®, and Controllers, Bridges, Data Pumps and Cellular Routers based on Lynxspring’s Onyxx® hardware platform, to deliver new edge connectivity, interoperability, data access and analytics for today’s buildings, energy management, machine-to-machine applications in IoT environments. Lynxspring has purpose-built their product solutions with open software and embedded hardware, designed to provide maximum performance, powerful processing and control at minimum cost.
“Access to information at the edge is becoming an important element within the building and facility automation and control industry, contributing to a significant shift in the way we connect, make decisions and how we manage and operate them,” said Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing of Lynxspring. “Our edge-to-enterprise technology and full product line of solutions and services fills a significant gap in helping businesses meet their performance and budgetary goals.”
More information about all of Lynxspring’s technology, products and services is available on their website at http://www.lynxspring.com/technology. Meetings during AHR Expo 2017 can be scheduled in advance by calling +1-877-649-5969 or by email at http://www.lynxspring.com/contact-us.
Embracing open software and hardware platforms, Lynxspring develops, manufactures and distributes edge-to-enterprise solutions and IoT technology for today’s intelligent buildings, energy management, equipment control and specialty machine-to-machine applications. Lynxspring’s technologies simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability and data accuracy and exchange from the edge to the enterprise. For more information about Lynxspring, visit http://www.lynxspring.com.
Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing
Lynxspring, Inc. (http://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, cyber protection, and device-to-enterprise integration today announced they will be demonstrating their new edge-to-enterprise and IoT solutions and service offerings for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration at the AHR Expo 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 30 through February 1, 2017.
Good News! This survey was sent to more than 1,400 HVACR manufacturers worldwide. Results: There is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2017. Based on the survey results, 86 percent of the respondents expect their sales to grow in the coming year.
WESTPORT, Conn., December 20, 2016 – According to a recent AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal survey sent to more than 1,400 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2017. Based on survey results, 86 percent of the respondents expect their sales to grow in the coming year. The survey consisted of nine questions, all in relation to anticipated overall market and individual business performance. Results were then compared to a similar survey sent in the Fall of 2015, which gauged Show exhibitors’ expectations for 2016.
“It is always interesting to see how trends across the exhibitor landscape continue to shift,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “We’re pleased to note the increase in responses around anticipated business growth, as well as an increase in good and excellent outlook responses regarding a majority of the HVACR industry’s various market segments. Combining these positive predictions with the fact that the 2017 AHR Expo will be the largest held in the Show’s 88-year history, we are anticipating a stellar year for business activity among exhibitors and attendees.”
Business Activity Projections for 2017
When asked to rate prospects for business in 2017, 98 percent of survey participants indicated a positive outlook. Within these responses, 24 percent answered “excellent,” representing nearly a 10 percent increase from 2016. Additionally, 54 percent responded “good” and 20 percent responded “fair,” with only two percent rating prospects as “poor” for the coming year.
Additionally, 86 percent of survey respondents said they expected their business to increase in 2017. Of these, 27 percent believed their business would increase by more than 10 percent, indicating a 6 percent jump from 2016. Respondents forecasting their business growth to be between five and 10 percent in 2017 increased five percent from 2016, to a total of 38 percent. Twenty-two percent of respondents indicated business growth of less than five percent, with 11 percent anticipating business activity to remain the same for 2017. With only two percent of respondents anticipating their business to decrease next year (compared to eight percent surveyed in 2015), overall results showed a notable uptick in expected sales for 2017.
In further qualifying sales performance, respondents were asked to share their comparative sales results between 2015 and 2016. Twenty-three percent of respondents indicated sales had increased significantly (by more than 10 percent), while 34 percent shared sales had increased somewhat (up to 10 percent) from 2015 to 2016. With 29 percent indicating their sales had stayed about the same, an additional 11 percent noted they had decreased somewhat (by less than 10 percent), and three percent indicated a sales decrease of more than 10 percent. Overall, when comparing these performance results to those anticipated for 2017, respondents generally seemed to feel they would perform as well as, if not better than, they did between 2015 and 2016.
Anticipated 2017 Market Segment Performance
Thirty-eight percent of survey participants shared that maintenance and replacement applications would provide the best prospects for business in 2017, representing a 10 percent increase from 2016 survey results. Retrofit and renovation applications, indicated by 32 percent of respondents as providing the best business prospects, decreased 10 percent from 2016. New construction held steady at 30 percent, in exact alignment with the response percentage from 2016’s survey.
Drilling down into anticipated opportunity across the HVACR industry’s various market segments, respondents were asked to rate their outlook for the following: residential; light commercial; heavy commercial; schools; non-school institutional; office buildings; lodging manufacturing/industrial; hospitals/healthcare; restaurants/hospitality; laboratories/cleanrooms; and international markets. The residential, light commercial, heavy commercial, schools, lodging and international market categories all received a greater percentage of “excellent” ratings when compared to 2016’s survey. Additionally in comparison to 2016’s responses, the non-school institutional, manufacturing/industrial, hospitals/healthcare and restaurants/hospitality markets all received a higher percentage of “good” ratings for 2017.
Overall, the light commercial market was identified as offering the most promising outlook for 2017, with 74 percent of respondents rating it as excellent or good. The hospitals/healthcare market followed, receiving a combined total of 71 percent excellent and good ratings, and the heavy commercial market came in at a close third, with a combined 70 percent of excellent and good ratings. Laboratory and cleanroom applications represented the category of least anticipated growth next year, with less than half (46 percent) of respondents indicating either an excellent or good business outlook in its regard.
Product & Technology Characteristics of Significance
Respondents were also asked to weigh in on the anticipated importance of energy efficiency, indoor air quality (IAQ), maintenance, first costs, sustainability, reliability and comfort to their customers in 2017. Reliability led in significance, with 77 percent of respondents denoting it as “very important” to customers, reflecting similar results from survey respondents in 2016. While the previous year’s survey reflected a 10 percent higher (87 percent) response regarding reliability as “very important,” this year’s survey denoted a 10 percent jump in “somewhat important” responses, equating to the same number of combined respondents indicating reliability as either “very” or “somewhat” important for both 2016 and 2017. From this, it is expected that manufacturers will continue to engineer product and systems solutions to deliver on improved reliability in the coming year.
Of additional significance was maintenance, first costs and energy efficiency, which received combined “very” and “somewhat” important responses of 98 percent, 96 percent and 92 percent, respectively. Within these categories, there was a three percent increase in those indicating first costs as “very important” when compared to the previous year’s survey results.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) followed with a combined 89 percent of respondents indicating this category as either “very important” (48 percent) or “somewhat important” (41 percent) to their customers in 2017. Most notably, 12 percent more respondents denoted IAQ as “very important” for 2017, when compared to 2016 survey results. IAQ is subsequently expected to be a category of keen interest, and one on which manufacturers will place an increasing emphasis around research and development in the coming year.
Sustainability and comfort, with combined “very” and “somewhat” important respective percentages of 88 and 87, rounded out the responses regarding factors of importance for customers in 2017. When compared to 2016 survey results, sustainability increased in overall importance (i.e. combined “very” and “somewhat” important responses) by 6 percent, while comfort slightly decreased in overall importance by three percent.
There is a saying we have all heard, “penny wise, pound foolish.” which I’ve taken to mean, “making decisions to save small amounts of money (pennies), that end up making bad sense for affecting larger amounts of money and potential liability.” In this video, created by the elite Flame Safeguard Distributors that are members of Controls Group North America, you get to experience a realistic simulation of what could happen when you take financial shortcuts at the sake of safety. Contact your nearest CGNA Distributor for assistance.
The moral of the story: Be Wise, Buy Authorized! One way to protect yourself from a possible litigious situation is to only buy your flame safeguard burner boiler controls from an authorized flame safeguard distributor. Think about it, does it really make sense to buy insurance to protect yourself in case of a boiler explosion only to find out that you have negated your protection because you are using controls that are not approved by your safety insurer?
FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards.
New burner controls must pass rigorous safety and operational tests to receive important industry certification, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approval. Many states have adopted their own codes such as CSD-1 issued by ASME. CSD-1 clearly states: “The use of rebuilt or re-manufactured flame safeguard equipment shall not be allowed. All boiler controls shall be listed as UL (underwriters laboratories), FM (factory mutual), or AGA (American gas association). (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 44-916; effective May 1, 1987; amended April 28, 2000.)”
Some of the above groups are NOT willing to approve rebuilt controls they are NOT willing to take the risk.
FACT: YOU could be responsible for the losses when a rebuilt control breaks down. Most insurance companies offer liability coverage only when the controls used are approved by a nationally recognized testing agency such as UL. Over half the states will NOT provide CSD-1 approval for rebuilt controls. Without the possible insurance protection, you could be responsible for substantial losses if a component fails and causes a boiler-burner breakdown.
FACT: Rebuilt controls do NOT incorporate new code requirements or design specifications.
Rebuilt controls can ONLY reflect the original requirements and requirements as their original date of manufacture. Other words OLD technology and safety requirements are the best you could hope for.
Another perspective regarding the negative ramifications of using rebuilt burner – boiler controls in manufacturing processes can be found in this article in the September, 2003 issue of Plant Engineering.
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