JCI – York Announce Affinity S1‐TTSCC02 Wi‐Fi Communicating Control Product Introduction

S1‐TTSCC02 York Affinity Wi‐FiIn JCI’s continued effort to expand their Affinity product offering, JCI is pleased to introduce the Wi‐Fi capable version of their Affinity Residential Communicating Control.

The Wi‐Fi capability provides homeowners with remote access to the control system from their Smartphone or tablet device using the IntelliComfort™ mobile app, allowing them to easily monitor the status of every enabled system device. Contractors, when given permission by homeowners, can access the automated system faults and notification alerts via email. Built‐in temperature and humidity notification alerts help to keep pipes from freezing and prevent mold. The Wi‐Fi capable Communicating Control will be available to ship the week of March 17th, 2014.

To learn more and to make sure our customers become familiar with this new product, we are encouraging you to attend one of the Sales & Technical Training webinars. We are also encouraging our distribution partners to offer similar training to their dealers and contractors. This strategy will benefit both our companies in making sure our customers are well equipped and trained to promote, sell, install, and troubleshoot this product. To accomplish this objective, we have scheduled Sales & Technical Training webinars for the dates listed below.

Please make sure you attend one of these sessions. These webinars will be recorded so you can also review the material after the webinar.

Webinar Information
March 14th, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM https://www2.gotomeeting.com/pjoin/388707034/105605877
April 4th, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM https://www2.gotomeeting.com/pjoin/137939954/105949884
April 11th, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM https://www2.gotomeeting.com/pjoin/169758730/105633064

Included with this launch package, please find a Direct Mail postcard that you can send out to your dealers encouraging them to participate in one of these webinars. We are very excited about the opportunities the new Affinity Wi‐Fi Communicating Control will bring to you and your customers. This product gives the homeowner optimum comfort while saving energy, and provides our distributors and their dealers another opportunity to increase profits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Mimoun Abaraw
Product Manager
mimoun.abaraw@jci.com

Johnson Controls Reaches Out to All Distributors: MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION

Johnson-Controls Subject: MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION. Johnson Controls requests your support to establish a collection point at all your business locations for waste mercury containing thermostats.

Dear Distributor:

Johnson Controls requests your support to establish a collection point at all your business locations for waste mercury containing thermostats. All states require the proper handling of waste mercury containing thermostats in accordance with state and federal “universal wastes” regulations in order to streamline their collection and transport. Furthermore, many states have gone beyond the federal requirements and are requiring thermostat manufacturers to implement collection programs.

Johnson Controls and 30 past or current manufacturers, support the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), a non-profit organization that facilitates and promotes the collection, transport and recycling of mercury containing thermostats. The TRC provides a recycling container, all materials needed to ship waste mercury thermostats, and promotional materials to any HVAC business, contractor and distributor upon request. If you are already collecting mercury containing thermostats, we truly appreciate your efforts. However, if the program is with another organization or waste hauler, Johnson Controls requests that you switch to TRC’s program. It will save you considerable money and it will also ensure manufacturers like Johnson Controls, meet collection quotas set by some states.

Johnson Controls is asking all distributor partners to order a recycling kit from the TRC for each business location, in an effort to collect out of service mercury containing thermostats from your customers and those generated in your business operations. To order a collection kit, simply contact Neisha Johnson 888-266-0550 at TRC or email Neisha at trc@thermostat-recycle.org. TRC will provide a recycling kit for a one-time fee of $25.00. The bin holds approximately 100 thermostats and can be filled and returned unlimited times at no extra charge. In addition to the collection container, TRC provides promotional materials (i.e. signage) and all documents needed to ship (shipping is free) waste mercury thermostats back to TRC for recycling. Regardless of how many mercury containing thermostats you anticipate could be collected, it will have a huge impact on the overall recycling quotas some states have imposed. The collection bins do not need to be full when returned annually to TRC. Even if only one thermostat is collected annually, we welcome any amount.

We believe this program will ensure your business complies with state and federal regulations, prevents mercury from entering the environment and provides a service to consumers free of charge. Please contact the TRC or Jeff Werwie – Director of Environmental Affairs, Johnson Controls, Inc. at 414-524-4757 if you have any questions.
Sincerely,

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.

Christian A. Eichmann
Director, Product Sales, North America
Johnson Controls Inc.
507 E. Michigan St., M-99, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Tel: 414-524-5254 Fax: 414-524-5030

Johnson Controls’ New FX-WRZTTB00-5 Handheld Wireless Room Temperature Sensor

JC_wireless_sensor Johnson Controls is pleased to introduce the new FX-WRZTTB00-5 wireless handheld device. With easy setpoint adjustment, the FX-WRZ Series Handheld Wireless Room Temperature Sensor provides individuals wireless control of the temperature in their hospital or personal care facility room.

Adjustability at Your Fingertips: Room temperature is a top patient issue during a hospital stay. The new device senses room temperature and allows you to remotely adjust it from anywhere in the room. The temperature setpoint is easily changed with easy-to-use up and down selector buttons. The display can be set to clearly display Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature, signal strength, and occupancy mode.

Perfect for Personal Care Facilities: The handheld device, designed for use in care facilities such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, nursing homes, and senior living facilities, can be easily cleaned with antiseptic wipes. The device can help reduce facility labor costs by letting patients control the temperature in their room, freeing staff to concentrate on other duties. It can be used virtually anywhere wireless remote temperature control is needed and is mounted securely by a tethered cable in the room.

Can Johnson Controls Win Variable Frequency Drive of The Year?

With the defending champion Honeywell Smart VFD and strong competition from others like perennial powerhouse ABB, Johnson has its work cut out in this very competitive category. Johnson Controls is nominated for eleven ControlTrends Awards including Variable Frequency Drive of The Year! Many think the Johnson Controls’ line of VFD’s is the odds on favorite to be crowned Variable Frequency Drive of The Year. Check out this video to see what makes the Johnson Controls VFD so special. And stay tuned to ControlTrends to see who the winners are at next weeks ControlTrends Awards

2013 ControlTrends VFD Award Nominee: Johnson Controls — A VFD for Every HVAC Application

Johnson-Controls Johnson Controls featured the significant additions and improvements they made to their VFD offering at the 2013 ABCS Building Championship Teams Conference. Take a look! Johnson Controls is anxious to save you and your customer energy and money on your next VFD purchase.

The Johnson Controls VSD series of variable speed drives offers a broad range of competitively priced open drives and drives with bypass, specifically engineered for Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) applications.

Johnson Controls has a selection of variable frequency drives which can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of building management systems to improve the flexibility of your HVAC systems and lower your operating costs:

Micro Variable Speed Drives
Open Variable Speed Drives
IntelliPass Variable Speed Drives
Enclosed Variable Speed Drives

Johnson Controls Rolls Out New Smoke & Fire Damper Options, Electronic Measurement, Wireless Tester

Ken and I had a chance to see what Johnson is doing to make fire and smoke dampers more efficient. A new customizable Electronic Air Measurement Station is now available and Life Safety Dampers wireless tester that reports pass/fail test information without the ladder and moving ceiling tiles. If you think Johnson Controls is on the right track, please say so in comments.

ControlTrends Catches Up With Johnson Controls Jim Mangini

We had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Mangini at the 2013 Johnson Controls Business Conference. Jim is Vice President and General Manager of Distribution and Manufacturing at Johnson Controls. The 2013 Johnson Controls ABCS theme was “Building Champion Teams.” We can gratefully assure you firsthand, that Jim Mangini, his entire staff at Johnson Controls, and all the distributors and contractors, are a “Championship Team” indeed.

About the Johnson Controls’ ABCS Conference in Scottsdale, AZ: Some 250 of the country’s top distributors and contractors attended the 3-day event, which rewarded the attendees with the most up-to-date information on: The Social Media Buzz: How to use it to impact your business; The Next Generation of the Global Workforce: A study of GEN Y; and North American Economic Forecast & Trend Analysis by Guest Speaker: Andrew Duguay, Senior Analyst of ITR Economics. Johnson Controls also recognized their top distributor and contractor performers for 2012 and 2013.

Johnson Controls Nominated For 2013 ControlTrends Awards Best Technical Support By A Vendor


We caught up with Johnson Controls Chris Lane at the 2013 Johnson Controls Business Conference. Chris offered some insights into why Johnson Controls does such a great job when it comes to providing technical support. If you think Johnson Controls should win the best technical support award, make sure you register to vote and we will sense you a ballot when it is time to pick your winners for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards.

Product Review: The Johnson Controls Variable Frequency Drive


The Johnson Controls Variable Frequency Drive is nominated for the ControlTrends Awards Variable Frequency Drive of The Year for the second year in a row. What makes the Johnson Controls VFD so special? How have they improved the product offering since the 2012 ControlTrends Awards?
Ken Smyers made sure to get the answers to these questions at the Johnson Controls 2013 Business Conference.

What Makes the Johnson Controls Asset Tool so Special?


Ever wonder why those Johnson Controls FX contractors are so price competitive? Well it starts with a great tool that reduces the time it takes to bid, submit, order, and program a building automation controls job.
Johnson Controls Robert Harland shows why the Johnson Controls FX Asset Tool is a difference maker for Johnson Controls FX Contractors.