Published on Jul 19, 2017. Heating and cooling account for roughly 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most families. In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40%. Johnson Controls, one of the leading providers of HVAC, Fire and Security systems in the world, is changing how spaces are viewed and controlled. As the inventors of the first thermostat, Johnson Controls has innovated once again with GLAS. Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.
Introducing a new white paper by International Data Corporation (IDC), renowned provider of market intelligence. This look at Finding Value in Your IoT Data offers insight into Internet of Things analytics solutions—including Niagara Analytics 2.0.
Determining which data is valuable and which is irrelevant is becoming a critical success factor for IoT projects. Be sure to download IDC’s new white paper, and use it to guide your business strategy and investment in an analytics solution.
The popularContemporary Controls BACnet Discovery Tool (BDT) has several new features available for download.
For those unfamiliar, BDT is a free BACnet/IP application for Windows that is easy to install and use. The vendor-neutral tool is instrumental as a means of discovering and verifying communication with MS/TP devices that are being accessed through BACnet/IP routers such as the BASrouter or the BASrouterLX. To prove our routers operate with different equipment configurations, we here at Contemporary Controls use BDT with equipment from various BACnet vendors.
This latest version of our BACnet Discovery Tool, 2.13, has several new features. Some of these new features are specific to our line of Cube I/O BACnet Modules, but can be used on other BACnet devices which support the functionality. This release provides an enhanced BACnet software tool for device discovery and configuration.
BDT 2.13.01 Release notes:
Added ability to write to Object Name property
Added ability to write to Object Id property
Added ability to view the Priority Array of an object
Added ability to write to the Relinquish Default value in the Priority Array of an object
Added ability to view the Max Master Device Object Property
Visual improvements to the Discovered Devices list
If you are already using BDT, you should have received an email with a link to the download. If you are a new user, go to the BDT product page to register for this free download.
CGNA Web Institute Training Webinar Introduces ProLon’s New FlexIO Controllers, presented by ProLon’s Daniel Kerwin, Business Development Manager. The new FlexIO controllers are available from your nearby CGNA Distributor and will enable ProLon contractors to integrate new many new options/sequences (i.e., Chiller Start/Stop; control multiple exhaust fans; enable lighting based on system occupancy; monitor humidity levels; etc) to our existing products and really expand the capabilities of ProLon, all while keeping with the ProLon premise of keeping the system simple and extremely cost effective for the mechanical contractor to implement. As always, the ProLon Focus software is free, as are the Android and Apple mobile apps, again with no annual licensing or renewal fees to access the ProLon system. Click here for more information.
This just in from the team at Belimo:
Fire & Smoke, Codes and Standards
This webinar will cover the codes and standards governing maintenance and replacement of actuators on Fire & Smoke Dampers. Review of the NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 requirements on how to properly repair dampers and replace non-operable actuators in order to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. Discussion to include International Fire Code testing requirements and UL 555 (Fire) and UL 555s (Smoke) regulations on new construction. Learn potential ways to uncover defects in your Life & Safety systems while verifying your practices are up to code.
Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 PM EDT
DGLogik has rolled out significant updates to Project Assist 2.0, enhancing the performance of your development experience, end user experience, and increased support for Niagara 4.
The update includes: Schedule interface: Enhanced support for Niagara 4; Touch-friendly enhancements: better mobile experience for alarming and Niagara 4; New widgets: BQL grid, Control widgets such as slider, toggle, and switch; Custom actions on any widget: Data actions, Navigation, Hyperlinks; Ability to duplicate Templates; and Performance improvements and bug fixes.
How is Tridium adapting and particapating in the IOT and Smart Building Controls Renaissance? Watch this conversation and see what the future holds for Tridium.
There’s a New Programmable Controller from Lynxspring! The JENEsys® Edge™ 534 IoT Controller is a fully programmable Niagara Controller with 34 IOs built-in and expandable up to 306 IOs, delivering edge connectivity, interoperability, data access and analytics for today’s buildings, energy management, machine-to-machine applications and IoT environments. Taking Niagara to the edge with real-time control, the JENEsys® Edge™ 534 Controller utilizes the same familiar ProBuilder/Workbench software, Niagara programming tools and Fox Protocol.
Did you know our new JENEsys® Edge™ 534 Controller:
* Is a Niagara Edge Controller
* Has 34 IO on-board
* Utilizes the same ProBuilder workbench software tools and Fox Protocol
* Leverages your library of applications, leverages your Niagara investments, integrates with Niagara/Fox, BACnet, Modbus, etc.
* No retraining required
* The Niagara stations are portable
* Is easy to expand to additional IOs
* Is ideal as a Plant Controller, Equipment Controller and Field Controller and small site applications
* Fits with a Field Bus and Supervisor
* Takes Niagara into smaller and mid-sized opportunities
* Is a low-cost entry point, perfect for price-sensitive applications
* Can be installed quickly and easily
* Is ideal for delivering edge connectivity, interoperability, data access and analytics for today’s building energy management systems, machine-to-machine applications and IoT environments
* Small foot-print, fast operating speeds
* Received the Best Tech Innovation Intelligent Buildings Award at iBCON 2017
* Is in hundreds of deployments already
Did you order yours yet?
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Join us as we celebrate the Beatles and stretch our Liverpool experience into what’s happening in the Smart Building Renaissance. What’s exciting about the Beatles is that they took different styles of music and made it into their own thing — that was something new, and incredible, and thrilling. As more companies get behind the idea of the Smart Building Renaissance, we will continue to see new players reordering different approaches to the variety of buildings that make up our industry with new technologies.
Congratulations, once again to EasyIO on a fantastic and successful Global EasyIO Partner Event as they delivered on all fronts: Great networking, entertainment, and above-all, the value-added additions made to their product portfolio; especially, the FS-32 and new wireless controllers with next-gen applications.
ControlTrends followed John Lennon and Paul McCartney for a short while through the streets of Liverpool, chasing down the names and places that we’ll never forget. Yet, the Beatles phenomena was that made of a team, and without George Harrison, Brian Epstein, and Ringo Starr, they might have never reached critical mass.
Please note the two video corrections: The German city referenced should have been Hamburg, not Hanover and the Church reference of St. Andrews, should have been St. James. Apologies.
One another note, as our industry moves forward, with non-traditional companies like Intel, Dell, or whomever, perhaps playing the figurative role of Lennon and McCartney, recording the new hits, not exactly of our industry, this recent experience has allowed us to better appreciate the really great accomplishments of control companies like Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Schneider Electric and the many others — who have made the comforts that we take for granted the world over, so routine and possible. Not to insinuate that they aren’t every bit in the future mix!
In this 30 minute webinar you will learn about the new Energy Valve that is now an IoT device utilizing advanced cloud-based analytics to leverage captured system data to provide savings and the most efficient operation. The Belimo Energy Valve is a pressure independent valve that measures and manages coil energy by using an embedded electronic flow meter and supply and return water temperature sensors.