Ken and I got a chance to catch up with one of the hardest working people in the smart buildings controls industry, Roger Rebennack. Roger, in addition to being an access and security integration controls expert, is one of the most fun people in our industry. Roger was the first ever PID (Passion, Integrity, and Dedication) Award recipient. We discuss the “Roger Rebennack Experience” (you have to check this out) and Roger’s thoughts on the Niagara Summit and N4, and how Honeywell is taking the N4 platform to a whole new level in smart buildings controls and integration. And if that is not enough, Roger shows us why many consider him “the most exciting man” in the smart buildings controls industry. Great jog Rog!
At the 2016 CGNA Synergy Conference, ControlTrends caught up with Honeywell’s Larry Weber, General Manager Building Control Systems (BCS) Honeywell Environmental Control and Combustion. It is quite apparent that Larry and Honeywell have their hands directly on the pulse of the Smart Buildings controls renaissance. Hear how Honeywell has redoubled its efforts in the “race to the small space,” and learn about the new Light Commercial Smart Controls that Honeywell will be introducing later this year — that will reinvent how people will use data and provide service and maintain small to medium size buildings.
ControlTalk Now viewers will recognize that one of the top trends Ken and I have been tracking, is the smaller buildings being served by price-competitive smart controls that will both save energy and provide useful analytics to the small building owner. Those of us that have been in the industry a while remember when Honeywell created the LCBS solution that first delivered DDC controls to this space. Many thanks to Larry for his insights into the future of smart, small control systems.
As Industry insiders we see things like Smart thermostats a certain way. We found this outside the industry perspective from Earth 911 TV, that compares the Honeywell, Ecobee 3, and Nest. Not a bad review from someone who does not eat, drink and breath controls like the average ControlTrends viewer.
Many think that Nest owns the “cool factor” when it comes to residential thermostats. Not so fast, the orginators of the round thermostat are coming on strong with their second generation Lyric thermostat. That’s right, Honeywell, the company that, as far as we know, has built more thermostats than any other company on the planet, and advanced thermostat technology since 1885, is showing that in addition to unsurpassed technology and engineering, they know a think to two about style. Don’t settle for another pretty face. With Honeywell you get style and substance.
The Lyric thermostat uses your smartphone’s location to know when you’re away, and saves you energy. Through geofence technology, it senses your return and helps make you comfortable upon arrival. You can also manually override your current setting when you’ll be out for a few hours by using the Away button on the thermostat or in the app.
Custom Shortcuts: Create custom shortcuts for unique situations or save the shortcuts you really like and they’ll be available on your app any time you want. Customizable comfort has never been so simple.
Comfort: View and adjust the humidity levels in your home. Lyric also considers both humidity and temperature to maintain your comfort, so 72° always feels like 72°.
Smart Alerts: Push noti cations remind you of lter changes, notify you of high and low humidity levels, and warn you of extreme indoor temperatures.
Adaptive recovery: The Lyric thermostat learns your heating and cooling cycle times to deliver just the right temperature, right when you want it.
Auto changeover: When enabled, the thermostat automatically selects heating or cooling depending on the indoor temperature.
Click here to get more information on the new Honeywell Lyric.
Honeywell Pressure Independent Control Valve Training
Honeywell has a broad Control Valve portfolio and will be offering a one-hour training that is open to all Distributors and Contractors on Pressure Independent Control Valves. This training will cover:
– Common Applications
– Basic Technical Information
– Key Advantages of Honeywell’s VRN and VRW valves
– Savings Potential
– Part Number Explanation & Ordering Process
– Available Valve Resources
Honeywell will also be announcing a quarterly promotion for Control Valves at the end of training. Please join for more details.
eLearning – Save the Date!
Open To: Presenter: When: Time: Cost:
All Distributors and Contractors David Arneson, Application Engineer Tuesday March 29th, 2016
1:00 PM (Central Time)
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Free, Live Product Training!
Join us to learn about the solution HVAC installers have been asking for. The Honeywell Equipment Remote Module (ERM) is designed for use whenever it’s too costly or time-consuming to run wires from a condensing unit or boiler to control devices. The ERM eliminates wiring needs and assists in the connection of hard to access pieces of equipment, making it ideal for most installations.
Next RedLINK™ Tool – Equipment Remote Module
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. Central
With easy installation and setup at the thermostat or through the Lyric app, the updated Honeywell Lyric Round™ Wi-Fi Thermostat is the centerpiece for the connected home that customers want. Join us to learn about this new, updated platform from Honeywell.
Don’t forget! NATE contractors earn 1 hour of continuing education credit for every LIVE session they complete!
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• Voice will stream through the computer. If you prefer to dial in through a phone for the audio, you can do so at 1-866-546-3377 or through one of the numbers that appear on your screen.
Click here to download the full First Quarter 2016 schedule.
Watch as the electrifying Roger Rebennack, winner of the first ever ControlTrends PID Award, presents the 2015 ControlTrends PID Award to Mike Marston from EASY IO, and Honeywell’s Larry Andriunas. Larry and Mike were recognized by the Global ControlTrends community for their Passion, Integrity and Dedication. Congratulations, and thanks for making our Smart Buildings and Building Automation Controls Industry better.
Honeywell’s John Hutchey took home the trophy for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Best Technical Support Person Large Manufacturer. As a Product Support Specialist at Honeywell, John’s role involves supporting channel partners in sales, design, and commissioning of open-system projects, and his primary focus is supporting contractors to ensure successful integrations on the Niagara platforms. Congratulations John!
Honeywell is pleased to introduce the WEB-8000 controller supported by the WEBs-N4.1 software. This next generation controller features a new design and the ability to scale for future needs. The WEB-8000 series controllers are easy to install and expand due to its flexible capacitive licensing. This controller is very secure as all data is encrypted, including the data stored in the microSD cards.
Key Features of the WEB-8000 Controller:
1GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB Flash storage, faster and more space
USB Flash drive helps in backup and storage of stations
Flexible capacitive licensing allows for competitive pricing
Part numbers based on Devices & Points instead of resources
All licenses and stations are stored on microSD card, which makes it easy to replace bad hardware controllers
Includes standard drivers (BACnet, LON, Modbus, SNMP and KNX)
Includes WiFi connectivity, can be used as an Access Point or a Client
Value Propositions for Contractors/Integrators:
Hot pluggable expansion modules (LON, BACnet)
Tools are not required to install the controller
Improved DIN rail clip
Flexible capacitive licensing allows for competitive pricing
Less inventory to stock as capacity is via licensing
Value Propositions for End Users:
Highly secure controllers as all data is encrypted
Easy to scale and upgrade the capacity via licensing, without giving up more real estate
The controller can be used as WiFi access point or as a Client
All software and security updates are included with the software maintenance agreement
Smart Solutions for Intelligent Buildings — WEBs-AX from Honeywell is an open system building automation platform that allows you to connect all of your building’s systems rather than operate them independently – maximizing energy efficiency, reducing maintenance costs and giving you centralized control. Your Building, Only Smarter.