Awesome video and cool new actuator series from Schneider Electric. The SmartX MG 350 is the first NEW SmartX Actuator released globally. It is designed to control two and three-way globe valves in a wide range of applications. The MG350 SmartX Actuator is the platform for the future, acting as the foundation of both a SmartStruxure™ solution and SmartStruxure Lite solution. The critical information delivered by the actuator helps the BMS operate at optimal efficiency.
Date: August 23rd, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Location: Online Webinar
Please join us as we introduce Honeywell’s latest residential products designed to better serve your business.
FROM THE HONEYWELL NEWSROOM: A recent study from Honeywell found that 9 in 10 Americans long for a connected device to automate and control features in their home when they’re out of town. In fact, more Americans (39%) worry about locking their doors than about packing essentials like toothbrushes, underwear or mobile phone chargers (36%), and one-third of Americans with a security system can’t even remember if they turned on the alarm before leaving. With Americans looking for tools to help simplify their lives, the Lyric product family offers a number of ways to be more connected and in control.
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Can a thermostat really turn on a toaster and monitor energy consumption? Not that you would want to use your thermostat to start a toaster, but you could. The bigger feature is having a smart thermostat that has the on board capacity to monitor electrical consumption and loads. We have had great success doing just this with a smart thermostat we sell by Entouch.
In this video, our Dozier Mills, shows you how to us the Entouch GN8 with the Entouch Smart Thermostat to monitor electrical loads. This information can then be shared or used to monitor building and equipment energy performance. A very cool and effective way for making your small building or home smarter. Great job Doz!
Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business: July 26, 2016, 2pm EST
More than simply building connected products, Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful – one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. Gene LaNois, general manager of Nest’s professional channel, will share his thoughts on the future of the connected home, what it means for the HVAC industry, and the important steps to becoming a smart home provider.
During this webinar, attendees will:
* Gain an in-depth understanding of Nest products
* Discover how the new “Connected Trade” removes seasonality
* Recognize how HVAC is best positioned to be the leader in this new “Connected Trade”
Forget about the gloom and doom we hear every day, check out one of the coolest new technologies to hit the street. Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Power Wall. Needless to say this will effect the way we look at Smart Homes.
The Powerwall was unveiled on April 30, 2015, with a 7 kWh Powerwall model that would retail for US$3,000 and a 10 kWh model at US$3,500. The Power wall sold out in less than a week. Musk predicted the low price would cause other storage producers to follow and there are rumblings about a version 2.
Please let us know your thoughts in comments.
Stromquist & Company’s Dozier Mills breakdowns the products from ProLon and shows you how to install the Prolon solution for either VAV or VVT applications. As you can see this is a very powerful and easy to install solution.
ProLon is a commercial/high-end residential HVAC zoning system designed specifically for retrofit and modern day rooftops and other air handling units along with their VAV zones. ProLon’s controllers are perfect for light to mid-sized commercial buildings, allowing you to group and prioritize zones to achieve the optimal performances and comfort from your equipment. ProLon products allow easy to use remote access that lets you outlook and manage your system from anywhere through a simple internet connection.
ProLon Focus is our FREE proprietary software, which lets you visualize and configure your entire zoning system in a user-friendly environment. No fees, no yearly licenses, no hassle. Also, Prolonlive is the new free web service allowing web access to any ProLon system using a smartphone or a tablet.
ProLon remains simple to use for both installer and user. The accessible yet powerful management capabilities coupled with advanced control sequences allows ProLon to fill the gap between entry-level zoning panels and full-fledged building automation systems (DDC).
If you missed the amazing Live training event from ACI on temperature sensing and sensors, no worries, we have a replay for you right here.
Yes, I know it is a bit of a play on words, but Barry Gordon and the team at ACI do not play around — when it comes to making current sensors and other products for the smart buildings controls professional. ACI has started doing live video training! We announced the first one a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, no worries, you can watch it right here, right now.
Honeywell keeps coming up with cool stuff. Yes, thermostats are cool, because there are different shapes, sizes, colors, and apps. But, look at this video to see how Honeywell takes the cool thermostat to the next level and makes it practical. No need to worry about coming home and finding out your pipe burst or a leak turned into a flood. The Honeywell Lyric will let you know before problems get out of hand. I wonder what else they will hang onto their residential thermostat network?
We had a chance to catch up with Biagio Delorenzio and Luis Melgares from Neptronic at the 2016 Niagara Summit. Great stuff from our innovative friends in Canada. As you can see in the video, the TUCB is a very flexible universal wall mount controller with built-in temperature sensor and scheduler. The unit is designed for simple and accurate control of a heat pump or other heating/cooling equipment. Its field configurable algorithms enable versatile implementation of required control sequences. but what is even more impressive is the new TRLG 24. The TRLG 24 takes all that is good about the TUCB and adds an on board humidity and CO2 sensor. This gives you the flexibility of using the controller as stand alone, or using 2 digital outputs from a master control to gain more I/O and control at the edge.
Even better, Biagio is offering free samples through ControlTrends. Check back soon, as this order form should be on ControlTrends sometime next week!