Catch all the excitement as the global ControlTrends Community crowns the 2016 Light Commercial Controls Solution of of the Year Award winner. In this case, it will take two crowns as both KMC Controls and Proton Optergy get recognized for their outstanding solutions.
A reminder from our friends at KMC
“As announced last year, end of life for the legacy BACnet controllers BAC-58XX and VAV’s BAC-7XXX is less than 2 weeks away. I know you may already be using the next generation Conquest controllers…but I wanted to send one last reminder.
If you need to order these devices you must place your order no later than May 1, 2017…or sooner.”
Catch all the excitement as the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Light Commercial Control System of the Year Award is presented.
Looking to do a VVT Retrofit? Our friends at KMC Controls offer several easy, cost effective ways for the control pro to get the job done.
We had a chance to stop by the KMC Controls Booth at the 2017 AHR Show. Great products, great people and a great company.
We’re the Experts! For nearly 50 years, KMC has provided state-of-the-art building automation and control solutions to a global network of system integrators and distributors. Our products are controlling buildings of all sizes and types all around the world, including the most sustainable office building in North America. Increasing control, monitoring, and efficiency demands drive the need for flexible building automation systems. Intelligent building control systems reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and improve occupant health, comfort, and productivity.
Award winning KMC Controls is proud to be a partner with Dell as the building automation industry leaps into the 21st century. The introduction of IoT to building automation systems is changing the way that occupants interact with their environment, their level of comfort, and the efficiency of buildings. Go ahead, we don’t mind if you call us building geniuses.
KMC Commander is a complete IoT platform for building automation that forms an end-to-end solution, from sensors and controllers (edge devices) to cloud-based remote management applications. Remote visualization and control are enabled via a cloud-hosted, mobile application based architecture with secure data access. The solution features embedded processing and security technology from Intel®, engineering and design collaboration with Dell OEM, and tagging and visualization software framework from J2 Innovations.
From Nashville to Chicago, and from JCI to KMC, this has been the week of Smart Buildings Controls meetings. KMC’s Genius Conference theme was “Command Your future”. KMC rolled out all the stops with a great location, great speakers, innovative ideas, and training on KMC’s new light commercial system,the Commander.
As of September 2016, KMC Controls has released block programming via the Control Basic Block editor, supported in Connect, Total Control and Niagara. The Control Basic Block editor provides a simple drag-and-drop interface to program BACnet Controllers, specifically KMC Conquest® products: BAC-5901, BAC-9001, BAC-9021, BAC-9301 & BAC-9311. By giving customers the freedom and choice to program controllers the way they want, block programming is a natural extension of KMC’s commitment to provide open, secure and scalable solutions from single-building to enterprise-level installations. But why block programming and why now?
Why Block Programming?
For many years, line-coding was the industry norm when it came to programming digitally controlled systems. It took some time to learn, but once learned, a programmer harnessed the power to build custom systems and processes fairly efficiently. As technology advanced and block programming grew in popularity, the benefits become more and more clear. Line-coding is difficult and time-consuming to learn. While block programming is still prone to human error, line-coding adds additional opportunity for syntax error such as a misplaced dot or mistaken semi-colon. Block programming handles a majority of that for you, leaving you to focus on designing the system properly.
In addition to the difficulty of line-coding, more and more talented techs are coming into the industry having never learned it. Though many if not most have had exposure to block programming. Knowing that recruiting and retaining talented employees can be a challenge, there’s no reason to add the additional road block of forcing them to learn a style of programming from scratch. Thus one of the biggest benefits of offering block programming is giving partners the choice to program as they choose.
Block Programming: KMC vs. Others [Read more…]
What do Dell and Intel have in common? Among other things they both are partners with KMC and the New Commander Smart Buildings Control System that is designed to win the “Race to the Small Space.” The Race to the Small Space is a term Kenny and I coined to describe the building automation control solutions, that companies, like KMC, are designing to provide affordable energy management and controls solutions for the over 5 million buildings in the United States that do not have energy management control systems. KMC’s Richard Newberry walks us through the KMC solutions that make buildings smarter and building automation control systems more affordable.