Honeywell Momentum 2018 Day 2 featured Cybersecurity Expert — Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO & Chief Architect. Breakouts continued throughout the day, with sessions including: IP Controller Programming, Niagara 4 Security Updates, Sales Acceleration, and Analytics on the Edge. The evening ended with a Gala Celebration and the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Awards Dinner, which recognized Honeywell’s top Distributor and Contractor Performers. Many attendees commented — that with all things considered: location, business updates, product releases, guest speakers, and breakout sessions — this was the best Momentum to date. Congratulations to Mark Schlauderaff and the Honeywell team for a Momentum well done!
Some 400 of Honeywell’s top distributors, integrators, and contractors joined together inside the Crystal Ballroom of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Expectations were high. Keynote speaker Terry Jones, Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director, and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager, quickly met and exceeded all expectations.
Terry Jones, a renown motivation rouser, set the bar high, delivering 90 minutes of pure insight and inspiration. As a founder of both Travelocity.com and Kayak.com, Jones shared some of the secret sauce know-how that built these two start-ups into billion dollar companies. Playing on a quote from L.P. Hartley, “The future is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” Jones conveyed a pressing, almost urgent message: Move! Start with small changes and risks while developing your own version of innovation — or, let the forces of disruption dictate your future.
Mike Keller and Michael Garceau then shared center stage and delivered nothing short of Honeywell Building Technologies’ State of the Union Address, taking past problems and operational issues head-on, they then unveiled a host of transformative innovation and technology that nailed the event’s themes of Momentum, Connections, and It’s a New Day at Honeywell. Day 1 continued with a myriad of Breakout Sessions that featured the New CIPER Model Controllers, Technical Tracks and related Business and Training Tracks, culminating with a good round of networking at the Vendor Tradeshow, where attendees mingled among the 14 Momentum Sponsors’ booths — well-nourished, and cocktails in hand.
Contemporary Controls is excited to announce that their BAScontrol22 and BAScontrol Toolset were utilized at a 4-day course on Building Automation Systems (BAS) taught at the newly completed International Training and Conference Center in Cosby Texas. This 237-acre facility is the largest and most comprehensive training facility for union Operating and Stationary Engineers in North America.
Students were taught using the BAScontrol22. Topics included basic control theory, wiring and connecting controllers, DDC device configuration, and HVAC/R system controls. Wire sheets were created using the BAScontrol Toolset, which was perfect for this training event. The open-source Sedona Application Editor (SAE) embedded in the toolset allowed the students to create wire sheets and configure and interconnect components to create applications. The included BASemulator allowed students to then emulate on a Windows PC the operation of any of the controllers in the BAScontrol series. They could practice on their own time, complete homework assignments, or simply improve their control sequences at their convenience.
BASbackup — the BAScontrol Project Utility, (included in the Toolset) allowed students to back-up the work they had done on the emulation platform and restore the entire project (Sedona application files and device configuration files) onto the real BAScontrol22 in the classroom and observe their application working on a real device.
Contemporary Controls is committed to open source building automation solutions to reduce the cost of implementing solutions for our customers and extend the range of applications that can interact without restrictions. We were pleased to be chosen as a partner for this hands-on training session.
Visit the BAScontrol product page to learn more.
Since 1978, Connect-Air, now part of the Genuine Cable Group, has been a leader in supplying electronic cable and cable assemblies. In 2015 Connect-Air was acquired by EIS, Inc., a North American Distribution Leader in the electrical industry, and part of GPC, a Fortune 200 Company. Connect-Air is now part of EIS’s Genuine Cable Group, which includes Seacoast Electric, Cobra Wire & Cable, and Electro Wire.
Our combined companies bring strength and position to the Wire & Cable marketplace. With an experienced staff and vast resources, Connect-Air can meet even your most difficult interconnection needs. With fourteen strategically-located warehouses, delivery and inventory is rarely a problem. Connect-Air is your wire source for material and service solutions.
Wire and Cable Division: Although Connect-Air has the ability to deliver all types of electrical and electronic cables, our main focus has always been HVAC Control, Fire and Life Safety and the Security industries. Many times the manufacturers of these products require cables that are application-specific to their communication needs. We not only stock these specific cables, but were instrumental in their original design. This is why OEM’s, Integrators and Contractors have all chosen to rely on us as their wire and cable source.
Cable Assembly Division: Connect-Air is a recognized leader in the manufacturing of custom cable assemblies and adapters. OEM customers include manufacturers of hardware for Data, Telecommunication, Medical Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, and Test/Instrumentation applications. Design, prototyping and full turnkey production capabilities are available.
Equipment: Choose from an extensive list of low voltage hardware including CooperWheelock, Firelite, System Sensor and Aiphone. Need a camera or video recording device? We can provide a variety of options. We stock a wide range of inventory at 8 locations across the country. We partner with premier manufacturers of quality security and fire alarm solutions. Our product lines are carefully selected to support our low voltage customers with both standard cost-effective solutions as well as high end alternatives. Don’t see what you need? Would you like a low voltage product stocked in your area? Ask your local Connect-Air office for assistance. Our goal is to provide you a single source for the products you and your customers demand.
Facilities: From our headquarters located near Seattle, Washington, Connect-Air coordinates the manufacturing and distribution of products from its warehouses, satellite branches and offshore manufacturing plants. Sales, administration and warehouse operations are housed in our facilities in Washington State.
We have a network of sales and warehouse facilities located in; Anaheim, Tracy, Fremont and San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Chesapeake, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Houston and Dallas, Texas and Vancouver, BC Canada.
To contact us for more information please call 1-800-247-1978.
VYKON Edge Controller 10 is an IP-based field equipment controller powered by the Niagara Framework®. VYKON Edge Controller 10s drive applications such as zone temperature control, and the operation of fan coil units, single-stage air handling units, water-source heat pumps and more. VYKON Edge Controller 10s run the full Niagara stack, with 10 points of on-board IO and IO-R-34 expansion capability. VYKON Edge Controller 10 licensing supports three devices and 50 total points to harness the full power of Niagara at the edge.
Contact your VYKON sales representative for additional details.
Preorder from VYKON for expected delivery in October to be among the first to receive shipments. Order online today!
As always, thank you for your support and partnership. We look forward to what is sure to be one of our most exciting Niagara hardware launches.
DISCOVER. CONNECT. ACHIEVE.
When it comes to HVAC system control, different customers have different needs. With more than a century of building control experience and the resulting unmatched breadth of product, Honeywell gives our partners the flexibility to deliver the right solution to their customers every time.
As a continuation of this product breadth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we will be making our LCBS-T Commercial Economizing Thermostat available as a stand-alone product with tools to help you sell to your customers. Many of our LCBS Partners have been using this product independently as it allows them to fulfill the immediate requirements of their entry level commercial customers while at the same time providing unparalleled expansion and flexibility options for the future on the easily configured LCBS platform.
LCBS-T is designed for customers who want a simple, efficient way to save on energy costs. More than just a competitive commercial thermostat, LCBS-T is the base of an expandable platform that seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of HVAC field devices or a cloud gateway with no rewiring required. It’s ready to grow as your customers’ needs and expectations change.
Contact us to find out how LCBS products can benefit you with satisfied customers and more business through add-on sales. From the simple to the complex, there’s an LCBS solution to meet your customers’ needs. Learn More.
How do I Size a Damper Actuator? The “10 questions” method for sizing and selection found in the attachment is recommended. It takes into consideration the total damper area, blade and seal construction, and air velocity as well as various actuator requirements such as supply voltage and control signal. For a more in-depth explanation of damper actuator sizing and performance you can download our Damper Application Guide.
Belimo’s SelectPro software can be used for damper actuator sizing and selection.
Belimo University also has a 30 minute webinar on damper sizing and selection.
Dear VYKON partner, ANNOUNCING NEW ANALYTICS RELEASE
VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.1 brings the ability to create and run energy reports to the end user. The seven new energy report templates available with this release are configurable from the web UI and can be saved for future use.
New HTML5 Analytic Web Chart and Analytic Web Table widgets that improve visualization capabilities are available with this release. Analytic Web Chart and Analytic Web Table are configurable from the browser view. The Analytic Web Table supports multiple analytic bindings.
Features for handling missing data have been introduced in this release. Now you have the option of enabling a calculation to estimate missing data values. This feature is valuable for roll-up calculations, tables and charts.
Normalization for area and degree-days, baseline capability, and time filter block enhancements round out the new features for this release. These features enhance the ability to compare facilities against each other, and compare current energy usage with baseline values.
Available marketing collateral for this VYKON Integrated Analytics Release include:
• Release Notes
ANNOUNCING VYKON ENTERPRISE SECURITY RELEASE 2.4
Now the full-featured enterprise security solution proven in previous Niagara versions is available on the powerful Niagara 4.6 platform.
With VYKON Enterprise Security, you can seamlessly integrate access control, identity, video surveillance, intrusion and visitor management systems with other building automation services such as lighting, HVAC and energy management all using powerful Niagara framework capabilities.
VYKON Enterprise Security features have been migrated from the AX platform to the Niagara 4.6 platform. These features include advanced threat-level management, integrated photo ID, LDAP database integration, and ISOM database API with Easy Lobby integration.
VYKON Enterprise Security 2.4 licensing is consistent with the Niagara 4 licensing scheme. Just use the same JACE 8000 and Supervisor parts you use for building automation applications and add security licensing. VYKON Enterprise Security devices are excluded from global capacity licensing.
ANNOUNCING VYKON VIDEO DRIVERS FOR NIAGARA 4.6
Milestone Xprotect® Professional, Professional+ and Corporate NVR and Axis® camera drivers are now available on the Niagara 4.6 platform. These drivers enhance your building security and situational awareness when used in conjunction with VYKON Enterprise Security or with a Niagara building automation system. When used with VYKON Enterprise Security, these video drivers enhance security by tagging video clips to events such as “Door Forced” alarms and by providing visual verification for building access. When cameras are associated with alarm points in either VYKON Enterprise Security or building automation applications, the alarm console allows the user to access both live and recorded video associated with an event directly from the alarm console.
Licensing for video drivers has been modified from the AX version to accommodate the high camera density typical of current video surveillance systems. VYKON video drivers are excluded from global capacity licenses.
The following collateral for VYKON Enterprise Security 2.4 and Video Drivers is now available:
• Enterprise Security 2.4 FAQ
• Enterprise Security 2.4 and Video Drivers Release Notes
• Enterprise Security Data Sheet
• Video Drivers Data Sheet
VYKON Enterprise Security 2.4 Certification Training in Richmond, VA – October 15-19
Get certified on the new VYKON Enterprise Security release. Space is limited, so apply now! Tridium University also offers virtual and eLearning courses for the VYKON Analytics Framework.
Updated Niagara Data Sheets
The following data sheets have been updated with references to VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.1 and VYKON Enterprise Security 2.4
We look forward to hearing from you. As always, thank you for your continued partnership
In this webinar, Building Genius, Tom Joslin, shows us Custom Applications in KMC Connect.
KMC Connect™ Operator Workstation is a configuration software tool with which you can configure KMC BACnet controllers for a building automation system.
Key time-saving features of KMC Connect include:
Build jobs offline and then deploy them on-site with a single click.
Use the wizards to quickly and easily configure alarms, schedules, and trends on native BACnet devices.
Choose from a library of hundreds of HVAC applications, with preconfigured setups for KMC controllers and accompanying documentation.
Set up continuous commissioning with the Audit application.
Quickly balance VAV units with the VAV balancing application tool.
Block or line editor for Control Basic programming.
Supports BACnet, KMD, and OPC protocols.
Click here to learn more about KMC Connect.
Published in Linkedin on September 27, 2018. Commercial real estate operators and building owners are adapting to the change in building automation technology that is occurring in the industry. Innovation has reshaped how we manage, operate and interact with our buildings and facilities. Connected systems, data and analytics is broadening our conversation in the world of smart buildings — engaging not only facility operators in the discussion, but the C-Suite as well.
Today, most have embraced the fact that technology is the game changer and is the cornerstone of operating buildings as an economic model. As the technology surrounding engineering design and energy management systems have evolved, so has the dialogue around smart buildings. Driven by digital transformation and a change in value propositions; changes in the role of facilities are shifting to create healthy, safe and productive environments.
A few years ago, the dialogue focused on energy, efficiency and lower operating costs.
So, what about now? What is the dialogue and conversations that are making their presence felt within our buildings and workplaces? How has it changed?
The following is a then vs. now comparison outlining how the dialogue has changed. While I am sure additional items may be added, this presents some of the important evolution that has occurred in the industry. Click here to see complete list!
As the landscape for smart buildings has evolved, so has the speak.
The dialogue today is no longer about the potential — rather it is about the reality of economics through driving operational value and business outcomes. The business of smart commercial buildings and facilities is moving beyond fear of the unknown and into a new era of empowerment.