January 8, 2019, Author: Hannah Kibler. We are excited to announce that effective January 4, 2019, Functional Devices has been recapitalized by a group of investors consisting of Shorehill Capital, LLC, Ken Rittmann and certain members of the management team. [Read more…]
Thanks to Rob Allen for his awesome highlight video from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards on Sunday night. The ControlTrends Awards celebrate the best of the best in Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls. To check out this year’s winners, click here. We have lots more media footage and photos from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards yet to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends to see more. To view highlights of our first ControlTrends Awards click here.
The HVACR industry is changing rapidly. What does the future hold as buildings transform? Join Johnson Controls for an exclusive look into how its extensive portfolio of products and solutions is driving value for building owners and managers, engineers, contractors and others. [Read more…]
Danbury, CT, January 10, 2019 – Belimo Americas is excited to announce Peter Schmidlin, Belimo Chief Innovation Officer will be presenting at AHR Expo New Product Theater on Monday, January 14th at 4:45 pm in Theater A. The presentation is on Smart Connected Actuators Making Systems Transparent. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world, connecting devices to make our lives easier, safer and more comfortable. Discover the advantages at AHR Expo. Belimo will be exhibiting in the Building Automation area booth C5141. [Read more…]
In this Six Part smart building controls training series, we will introduce you to the world of building automation controls. If you are new to smart building and building automation controls, this video training series will give you a solid understanding of this exciting branch of HVAC controls. We will post a new episode every week, so check back for episode two.
It is time to nominate your favorite people, products, solutions and companies, for the 2018 ControlTrends Awards.
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Investment Led by March Capital Partners and Supported by GE Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, JC2 Ventures and Juniper Ventures Validates Strength of ioTium Solutions Deployed in Industrial Fortune 500 Enterprises Worldwide
Santa Clara, Calif. – September 19, 2018 – ioTium today announced that it has closed $13.6 million in Series B financing. This new round of investment brings the company’s total funding to $22 million and validates the strength of the company’s Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure solutions for IIoT, a vision actualized within industrial Fortune 500 deployments worldwide. The funding was led by continued investment from March Capital Partners. Honeywell Ventures, John Chambers’ JC2 Ventures and Hanna Ventures joined existing ioTium investors GE Ventures and Juniper Ventures in the round. Capital will be used to accelerate ongoing technology leadership and to fuel rapid market expansion in the U.S. and abroad.
“Since our founding, ioTium has been focused on solving the deployment complexities faced by industrial enterprises undertaking digital transformation,” said Ron Victor, [Read more…]
In a rare podcast interview Elon Musk, joins Joe Rogan (one of my favs) among other things they discuss the future of AI and how it will effect everything and everyone (yes, Ken Sinclair, even Smart Buildings).
This is intriguing, scary, thought-provoking, and controversial. This is when Elon Musk allegedly smokes pot during the interview and sends Tesla stock tumbling.
Caution: please beware there is lot of bad language and behavior in this video, but it’s worth it in my humble opinion.
Ken and I first noticed the controls Industry was in a renaissance period in Paris, at the EASYIO global conference. Sitting at a side walk cafe, drinking cafe au lait, discussing what we had seen and heard from the participants at the event,it became apparent that the smart building controls world as we had known it was changing and would never be the same. [Read more…]
If ControlTrends’ Young Gun, Alper Üzmezler, managing partner at BASSG, is correct with his theory that the way DDC software is done today is redundant — costly and inefficient, and if he can deliver the promises of Project Sandstar, then the smart building controls world as we know it — is getting ready to change forever.
What Sandstar allows — is for independent Direct Digital Controls to merge Sedona with Haystack — into a seamless whole, which according to Alper, means you would eliminate the need for each individual manufacturer’s software. If this works, the implications as a minimum, would represent a similar effect to Elon Musk’s electric car, and might be as revolutionary as the computer replacing the typewriter. [Read more…]