LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control: Improve service to your customers and grow your business with Honeywell’s LCBS Connect. Remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics help you better serve your customers while spending less time in your truck. [Read more…]
A message from Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell President and CEO
Honeywell Announces Planned Portfolio Changes
|Today, we announced several important planned changes to our portfolio that will position the Company for sustainable organic sales growth and margin expansion within a more focused set of end markets. You can read the details about these changes – including our intention to spin off our Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business as well as our Transportation Systems business into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies – in this morning’s press release and in our presentation to investors.|
|These are big changes for the Company, and I want to emphasize that regardless of whether an employee will remain with Honeywell or join the new Homes or TS businesses, all employees will continue to be part of dynamic organizations whose top priority is to bring value to their customers by offering technology-differentiated solutions. There will be many new professional opportunities to grow and thrive. Above all, we will be in a terrific position to continue to perform for our customers, our shareowners, and for each other. Let’s remember the spins will likely not occur until late next year and, until then, both businesses will remain fully a part of Honeywell. We must stay focused at all times on doing a great job for our customers and executing on our business plans.|
|The changes announced today follow the completion of a comprehensive review of our portfolio. We evaluated each business unit using numerous criteria, including growth outlook, financial performance, market dynamics, potential for disruption, and, most importantly, assessment of fit as a Honeywell business. We considered which businesses would benefit most from continuing to be part of Honeywell, and which would benefit from independent strategic and capital allocation decision making tailored for their evolving end markets. The remaining Honeywell portfolio will consist of high-growth businesses that are aligned to six attractive industrial end markets, driven by mega trends such as energy efficiency, infrastructure investment, urbanization, and safety. This portfolio will present us with numerous opportunities to pursue organic and inorganic growth and margin expansion through further deployment of our world-class HOS Gold operating system and the Honeywell Sentience Platform.|
|I also want to take this opportunity to welcome Gary Michel to Honeywell in his new role as HBT President and CEO. Gary will report to me and serve as a Company officer. He brings 32 years of leadership experience from Ingersoll-Rand Company, where he demonstrated a deep understanding of his customers and end markets, and the ability to translate this knowledge into technology-differentiated offerings that bring value to customers. Gary succeeds Terrence Hahn, who will move into a leadership role in preparing the Homes Products and ADI businesses for the spin and will continue to report directly to me. I would like to thank Terrence for his leadership in establishing HBT and building on our strong positions in these markets.|
|Finally, I would like to acknowledge the Honeywell Process Solutions team within Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) in advance for the work they will do to integrate the Smart Energy business into their portfolio. These businesses are a great fit with each other, and we anticipate that their combination will allow us to expand our industrial metering, control system,and software capabilities and serve a broader set of customers.|
|As a reminder, I will be hosting an all-employee global town meeting at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, October 20. Please be sure to attend, as I will provide more details and insights into today’s announcements and answer any questions you may have.|
|Thank you for all your hard work and support.|
IT IS HERE!!
The wait is over and Honeywell has officially launched their New Light Commercial Building System the LCBS Connect. Join the fun at Smart Buildings Controls Master Distributor Stromquist & Company and see what all the excitement is about!
Honeywell’s LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control. LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control Improve service to your customers and grow your business with Honeywell’s LCBS Connect. Remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics help you better serve your customers while spending less time in your truck. Features include: Monitor and troubleshoot light commercial buildings from anywhere at anytime; Operate more efficiently by remotely diagnosing problems and providing preventive maintenance; Handle issues before your customers are even aware of them; Grow customer satisfaction and retain service contracts; When you do need to get in the truck, you’ll make one trip instead of several; The efficiencies let you service more buildings without adding staff; and it’s The ideal solution for all your light commercial customers.
Reach out to your local Honeywell Distributor and ask for an invite to the Honeywell LCBS Connect roll out in your area.
LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control Improve service to your customers and grow your business with Honeywell’s LCBS Connect. Remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics help you better serve your customers while spending less time in your truck.
* Monitor and troubleshoot light commercial buildings from anywhere at anytime
* Operate more efficiently by remotely diagnosing problems and providing preventive maintenance
* Handle issues before your customers are even aware of them
* Grow customer satisfaction and retain service contracts
* When you do need to get in the truck, you’ll make one trip instead of several
* The efficiencies let you service more buildings without adding staff
* The ideal solution for all your light commercial customers
Meet the newest thermostat in the T Series family. The T4 Pro non-connected thermostats are designed to simplify product selection, install and upsell. Are you ready to meet your new favorite thermostat. GET TO KNOW THE HONEYWELL T SERIES. Meet the new thermostats and discover all the ways the new T Series fits your business to a T.
The Non-connected Solution – Designed with Contractors in Mind.
* Simple Selection: The T4 Pro replaces 8 legacy FocusPRO® & PRO Series thermostats
* Simple Installation: T4 Pro uses the UWP mounting system to standardize install process & truck stock
* Simple Upsell: Easily move customers from T4 Pro to LyricTM T6 Pro when they are ready for Wi-Fi
* Flexible Programming Options
* 2H/1C Heat Pump + 1H/1C Conventional
* Filter Change reminders
The new UWP mounting system will help you simplify your training program, install process and truck stock. Once you know how to wire and install one, you can wire and install them all
Honeywell is pleased to announce the introduction of the SmartVFD HVAC2 line of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) available to all Commercial Distributors. This new offering provides a reliable, high-performing VFD that minimizes HVAC energy consumption on fans and pumps. Honeywell’s SmartVFD HVAC2 provides maximized energy savings and monitoring capabilities at an affordable price, with quality products backed by a strong 3-year warranty and solid technical support.
The HVAC2s come with a look and feel similar to the SmartVFD Compact models, but with many new features not available with the SmartVFD Compact, including:
* SmartVFD HVAC2 extends the HP range up to 25HP to cover most HVAC applications
* Frame sizes MI1-MI3 are the same small size and footprint as the SmartVFD Compact enabling installation in tight spaces
* Motor pre-heat, expanding operation in colder environments
* Option board expansion slot – uses the same six option board as SmartVFD HVAC
*Temperature input, via option board, for PID control, motor pre-heat sensor, or just monitoring
*Limit Supervisions for more flexible control of relay outputs to external devices
* Prohibit Frequencies, for avoiding resonant frequencies that cause unwanted vibration
* Permanent Magnet (PM) motor compatibility
* DC choke on the higher horsepower MI4 and MI5 frame sizes reduce harmonics and stress on capacitors, increasing VFD life
* Other features include Modbus communication as standard, the same on-board I/O as the Compact, and models offered with EMC2 filters.
The NEW SmartVFD HVAC2 is in stock and available now for purchase.
The SmartVFD Compact will continue to be sold for the remainder of 2017. Take this opportunity to start migrating your sales from the SmartVFD Compact to the SmartVFD HVAC2.
Click here to view the complete spec sheet.
Honeywell is pleased to announce the introduction of the Advanced RTU Controls Retrofit Solution. There are an estimated 12 million Rooftop Units (RTUs) currently installed on rooftops in North America. This type of HVAC equipment utilized in more than 80% on small and medium buildings (< 50K sq. ft.) in key applications such as: schools, restaurants, retail stores, and small office buildings. Today, the majority of these buildings are controlled with standard thermostats. A significant opportunity exists to reduce the energy consumption of these existing, operating RTUs by retrofitting them with new controls. RTUs with single speed fans that are less than 15 years old, five tons or more, with a life-expectancy of at least 5 more years, are often good candidates for controls retrofits. Get the Application Guide Here!
Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the WEBs-N126.96.36.199 software that is packaged with Spyder, Stryker Venom and BACnet FF Tstat programming tools.
* This is a packaged release with Honeywell tools within the Niagara N188.8.131.52 software build.
* This release Fixes software issues after the release of WEBs-N4.2.36, including the CCN driver issues.
* There is no cost to upgrade for existing N4.x users. However for other users of AX (3.8 and below) software, please use SMA part number to upgrade to N4.x software.
Obtaining the Package WEBs Builds
You can download the WEBs-N184.108.40.206 software build from the Buildings Forum at the following location. The “Issues Fixed” document of this release can be downloaded from the same Buildings Forum location.
Honeywell BMS Specs (WEBs-N4 & WEBs-AX): http://www.arcat.com/sd/clients/honeyw.html
Building Control Systems: Buildingcontrols.Honeywell.com
Order Products: customer.honeywell.com
Order Literature: literature.honeywell.com
Who makes the best VAV Controllers on the planet? According to the global ControlTrends Community that would be Honeywell and Distech. Congratulations to these two fine companies for being selected as co-winners of the 2016 ControlTrends Awards VAV controller of the year.
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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