Episode 245: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending November 12, 2017 features another great interview and discussion with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, as Ken reviews his November theme and other key industry updates. Meet Andrew Kearnes photographer, videographer, and vlogger extraordinaire; [Read more…]
Episode 244: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast for week ending November 5, 2017 features interviews with industry experts, Steven Guzelimian, President, Optergy, and Belimo’s Manager of Sensor Solutions, David Alliband. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act now allows for the hacked — to hack back. Lynxspring is on the move [Read more…]
In his November edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces the concept of Lygometry, a process of quantifying things you know that you don’t know, and his collection of “A” words, the six words we need to embrace and make part of the IoT journey we all are on. Plus, Ken Sinclair’s and Therese Sullivan’s amazing “Time line Smart Building Automation Evolution with over 100 events linking 1000’s articles of history.” Keep reading! Rewards are great! Many critically important insights from some of the sharpest minds in the HVAC and BAS industry.
Also, be sure to make your plans now to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago: The Future of Building Automation-“Data at the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Growing the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Are Master System Integrators Becoming the New Building Data Architects?,” and A panel discussion, “How will we create value from our new found edge data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?”
More Great November Articles:
“BAS’s – Inclusive Open Data-driven Reinvention,” Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Why do you need an MSI? Shayne Taker, Optigo Networks
Change Agents, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Building Automation Control Software, Nadia Adnan, Cube Management Software
The DDC is Dead, Long Live DDC! Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
What Really Matters in the Modern Workplace, James McHale, Memoori
The Data Strategy, Jim Sinopoli PE, Smart Buildings LLC
Episode 242: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast for week ending October 15, 2017, features our interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor, Automated Buildings. Ken is a true catalyst and harbinger of change, which he believes will involve our full embrace of IoT. EasyIO releases their FW wireless series challenge; Tridium introduces Niagara Cloud Backup Service and Asset Manager and publishes a White Paper on Niagara in the Industrial IoT; Lynxspring Exchange 2017 Initiatives updates; Siemens’ Ingenuity for Life video; KMC Genius Summit 2018 Hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL, January 18-20, 2018; Acuity Brands Atrius Navigator SDK video; Kele acquires distributor Control Consultants Inc.; Schneider Electric Helping JA World Student Leaders; Optergy’s leadership role in BMS for small buildings; Blue Ridge Technologies’ Completing the BAS – Unify HVAC and Lighting Controls webinar; Honeywell’s President and CEO, Darius Adamczyk, announces portfolio changes ahead; and Stromquist’s Tim Chamblee explains chiller surge.
Introducing Niagara Cloud Backup as a Service and Asset Manager now available. Tridium’s latest advancement means you can protect the enterprise from losing valuable Niagara station and configuration data, and manage your Niagara licenses from one online location. Introducing Niagara Cloud, a growing suite of services that can help you leverage the Internet of Things in new and powerful ways.
New Lynxspring Edge-to-Enterprise Business Initiatives Announced at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP solutions for building automation, energy management, IoT, equipment control and device-to-enterprise integration, made several new announcements today at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase Conference being held October 1st – 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Siemens — Ingenuity for Life Creates Perfect Places. Something drives us every day to make buildings better With people spending about 90 percent of their lives indoors, there is no place where we spend more time in our life. So buildings are far more than just four walls. They are the places where we learn the most important lessons in life, where we encounter the personalities that inspire us, where the best of our ideas are born. Buildings are the places where we spend time with the people we love. And at the end of it all: They are our homes – and there is no place in the world that feels so special to us.
KMC Genius Summit 2018 Hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL, January 18-20, 2018. KMC is proud to present the 2018 KMC Genius Summit, hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL. We’re bringing together our best partners for two days of world-class training sessions and in-depth technical product training. Not to mention evenings of fun and new networking opportunities! Attending the KMC Genius Summit will open your eyes to new possibilities and potentially revolutionize the way you do business.
Acuity Brands Atrius Navigator Indoor Positioning and Location-based Platform Service Software Development Kit (SDK). Atrius Navigator platform service Software Development Kit (SDK) unlocks location-based (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS) within mobile applications. Acquiring data from your Atrius Sensory Network, Atrius Navigator delivers precise, cost-effective indoor positioning solutions, enabling applications that redefine customer journeys and enhance business operations.
Kele, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc. MEMPHIS, Tenn. and BOSTON – Kele, Inc. (Kele) announced today the acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc. (CCI). This strategic combination highlights each company’s long-term commitment to providing industry leading products and solutions to its customers. The combined entity will operate as separate brands, but will leverage the strengths each bring.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken is a catalyst and harbinger, whose goal is to inform his readers of the future of building automation. Ken reviews the highlights of his October, 2017 Theme: “People-Powered Transformation, which is another stellar assemblage of industry expertise, insight, and a host of significant interviews and articles. Ken’s editorial message is emphatic and crystal clear: Embrace the change that is coming! Make your plans now! to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago.
Schneider-Electric Helping Junior Achievement Prepare Today’s Students to Lead Tomorrow’s World. As a non-profit organization, Junior Achievement depends on help and donations from corporations. To assist the organization, Schneider Electric® and C-Tech Controls donated an intelligent building management system, with installation, for the three Junior Achievement Biztown locations in Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.
Product Updates, Vital Links, and Latest News from EasyIO’s SK Foo. Hi all! It has been busy for us since the launching of our new products, our wireless range of controller FW series, our server spec FS32 and also our small little green module which converts one Analogue output to two Digital Output the FR-02. Since launching we received overwhelming response from customers and also our partners. We keep improving adding more features to these range of products.
Saving Time is Saving Money with Optergy BMS! Installing building management systems in small buildings can be very cost effective. For end-users it’s easy to imagine a building you know that often leaves lights or HVAC on when the system really should not be running, it’s not hard to see that small buildings can pile up huge bills. In fact much of the buildings load (~70%) can be controlled simply and economically. Visit Optergy today!
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Fall 2017 Issue of Connections Magazine. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, October 09, 2017 — The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the third issue of their Connections Magazine.
Looking for New Business Opportunities with Tridium — Check this out! You are a skilled systems integrator, and if you are like most, it seems like things are starting to slow down a bit or have just gotten more competitive, either way, there is a space that you can take you skills to that is less crowded. This IIot update, just in from the team at Niagara is worth checking out.
How California Title 24 and the other State Energy Codes Effect You and System Design. As a teacher of mine use to say, “nothing is obvious to the uninformed”. And when getting informed is free and the best of the best is teaching you, it is a time to take action and register now for something that is or will be effecting the smart buildings control pro, which is how lighting control is being changed by California Title 24. Visit Blue Ridge Technologies Unified Lighting..
Honeywell Announces Planned Portfolio Changes. A message from Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell President and CEO. Dear Colleague: Today, we announced several important planned changes to our portfolio that will position the Company for sustainable organic sales growth and margin expansion within a more focused set of end markets. You can read the details about these changes – including our intention to spin off our Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business as well as our Transportation Systems business into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies – in this morning’s press release and in our presentation to investors.
Pro Tech Tip: Understanding Chiller Surge. Join, Stromquist & Company’s, master trainer and control pro, Tim Chamblee,as he walks us through chiller surge. Tim teaches you what you need to know about chiller surge, and how to protect your chillers. Tim, with over 40 years in the HVAC service and controls business offers practical tech tips and training, reach out to him directly at email@example.com, or call him at 1-800-241-9471 to find out about his training classes, or to buy York Chiller parts. Stromquist & Company is a stocking distributor of York chiller parts and would love to help provide these parts when you have a need.
In his October edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair provides us with another stellar assemblage of industry expertise, insight, and a host of significant interviews and articles. We read Ken’s editorial message as both emphatic and crystal clear: Embrace the change that is coming!
Make your plans now! to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago: The Future of Building Automation-“Data at the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Growing the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Are Master System Integrators Becoming the New Building Data Architects?,” and A panel discussion, “How will we create value from our new found edge data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?”
Excerpts from Ken’s October editorial: “All of us are engaging in a transformation for the greater good. People-Powered Transformation will occur when and as fast as we allow it, but only when all the people it touches embrace that coming change.
We need to engage with our future. We need to unlearn and rethink our vast experiences. We need to revisit our preconceived notions of what can and cannot be changed. Discovering that your learned experiences are the new variables is very upsetting. It is, in fact, transforming.
We need to unhinge our minds and set new paths, go to lunch with the millennial generation while inviting the Centennials or even younger people that have grown up exclusively in the digital age. We need to learn what we do not know and not just keep repeating to them what we do know. We need to seek those that will lead the transformation of our industry.
Here are the birth years for each generation: Who are you? and Who are your Ken Sinclairmentors and trusted advisors?
Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 and later.
Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995.
Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976.
Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964.
Traditionalists or Silent Generation: Born 1945 and before.
Mentorship, remember, is when a more experienced person helps to guide someone less experienced, and the more experienced person is not necessarily the older one.”
Click here to continue reading Ken’s October editorial.
More Great October Articles:
Haystack Connections Third Edition, Therese Sullivan, Editor, Haystack Connections
Creating a Technology Road Map, Mike Reed, Hepta Systems
BlueRithm Introduction, Andrew Martin, BlueRithm
Analytics is Only Half the Story, Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Zigbee® 3.0: The Power of Green Power, Cees Links, Qorvo Wireless
Don’t Limit Your Microgrid, Adam Maher, CleanSpark
Partnerships & Investments in Startups, James McHale, Memoori
Starrett-Lehigh Building, Dawn Fontaine, Ripple Effect Communications
Episode 238: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending September 10, 2017 begins with our concern and best wishes for a speedy recovery for those of the ControlTrends Community affected by the hurricanes and natural disasters. We start off with a great interview and discussion with Computrols’ founders and owners Kevin and Roy Lynch and Computrols’ Marketing Manager, Scott Holstein. Additionally, we have Tridium’s Kevin Smith white paper on cyber security, Contractor Leadership Live, Ken Sinclair’s September edition of Automated Buildings, EasyIO’s FW-14 wireless controller, and a registration reminder for the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange.
Tridium’s Kevin T. Smith, Chief Architect, Cybersecurity and the IoT— Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned. New Tridium white paper from Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith now available. Much has been written about the game-changing IoT. Network-connected devices and their capabilities have become a disruptive force in the business world.
Contractor Leadership Live 2017, September 12-14, 2017 Huntington Convention Center Cleveland, Ohio. Contractor Leadership Live brings together the latest products, trends and business solutions for mechanical contractors involved in HVACR. This national event features conference sessions that educate and inspire business transformation while delivering insight on the latest industry trends that are impacting business owners and service professionals.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings September, 2017 Theme: “Getting There from Here,” The Shift of Thought and Action We Need to Make. In his omniscient September edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, Ken Sinclair, summons us to accept and respond to the inevitable changes facing our industry, and to think young and differently, as in: People-powered, self-driving buildings, from the intelligent self-learning, self-acting edge!
EasyIO is Now Wireless — The EasyIO FW-14 is a Perfect Fit for School and Retail Markets. The EasyIO-FW-14 is a new breed, high performance, freely programmable, wireless Wi-Fi Sedona controller. It has never been easier to extend your BMS because of its wireless possibilities. You will save on labor and wiring. The EasyIO-FW-14 is a perfect fit for vertical markets such as schools and retail, to have extended IO for the F-series controllers, without any downtime during installation as the network can be wireless. It’s ideal for all kind of applications such as fan coils, AHU’s, room and stand-alone applications, featuring SOX, TCOM, FGP2P and BACnet communication protocols.
2017 Lynxspring Exchange Early-Bird Deadline is September 8th 11:59PM PDT — Don’t Miss Out! he 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase will map out technology, techniques and practices specific to managing and operating today’s facilities smarter, safer, securely, efficiently and at peak performance levels. Discover leading trends, new approaches and experience real-world conversations and discussions.
In his omniscient September edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, Ken Sinclair, summons us to accept and respond to the inevitable changes facing our industry, and to think young and differently, as in: People-powered, self-driving buildings, from the intelligent self-learning, self-acting edge!
Excerpts from Ken’s September editorial: “Our smart building automation industry needs to follow the auto industry in reinventing ourselves to look and think like the self-learning software companies we are morphing into. Who will become the new Building Data Architects and the virtual building software companies of our future?
How will we create value from our new found data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?
One very positive part of our transformation is that the new feedstock of people assets “the new kids on the block” who are coming into our industry are creators and makers and very well understand IoT views plus the importance of open and standards. In addition, they dislike our propitiatory approaches and reside on the opposite side of transformation urging us to change our ways.
More Great September Articles:
So you think you know the future of IoT?, Hector Hernandez, CUBE-USA
The Wouda, Couda, and OODA of Data Engineering, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd, & Haystack Connections
Secrets to Selling Service Contracts, Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks
Best Practices for Building Analytics, Jon Schoenfeld, Kodaro
Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Learn A Lot From Personal Computing, James McHale, Memoori
BACnet Simplifies Controls Upgrade, Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Cube’s Ultimate Guide to Upcoming Trade Shows, Hector Hernandez, CUBE-USA
One of America’s “Most-Wired Hospitals, ”Scott Pinder, Alerton
Beyond Demand Response, Srinivas Katipamula & George Hernandez, PNNL
In his August edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, Ken Sinclair, takes us on a profound tour of the dogged progression towards autonomous devices and autonomous buildings. Ken’s editorial first links us to the relevant technology thought-leaders, while the body of the August edition provides an excellent array of perspectives from various industry experts. Ken even spices things up a bit with some info on CryptoCurrency, Blockchain, and Bitcoin. The once cloud-bound flow of data is in flux. The edge is fogging up, and Hey You! — Get off of my Cloud!
Excerpt from Ken’s August editorial: “The joke in our industry is that we are either moving towards or away from centralization. The latest trend sees us moving our present cloud power to the edge driven by low cost extremely powerful controllers capable of a decentralized collaboration. Although this embodies a lot of new concepts it is not that different than the microprocessor revolution of the early 1980s when the power of mainframe and mini was pushed to stand alone controllers.”
Important note to the ControlTrends Community: AutomatedBuildings.com is a cardinal source of industry knowledge that rivals any data base in the industry. As Ken Sinclair says,”The news just keeps flowing thru our web-site, and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm.”
More Great August Articles
Your Buildings’ 21st Century Edge, Alper Üzmezler, BASSG LLC., Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
The Edge of VOLTTRON’s Sword, Brad White, Nigel David, SES Consulting Inc.
Combining Energy and Building Management, Steve Guzelimian, Nicholas Heydon, Optergy
The Edge is Here. It’s Here Now. Part 2, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
High-Performance Building Operator, Jim Caldwell, California Community College System
Do You Know Your BACnet Network? Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks
Smart, IoT, Cloud Lighting Solutions, Mike Welch, Fulham Controls
Facilities Management Service Providers, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research
Automated to Smart to Cognitive, James McHale, Memoori
Keynote and Technical Session Topics, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Custom Analytics for Diverse Buildings, Mike Reed, Hepta Systems
Emerging Trends in Building Automation, Scott Holstein, Computrols
What’s New With the New Deal? Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
Work Order Management Process, Alex Ortiz, McKinstry
The Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment created HPIs to rate a building’s health, while building health into every aspect of occupied space has become (perhaps) the most predominant buzz-theme in our BAS Industry. In his July edition, Ken Sinclair, owner editor of automatedbuildings.com, has assembled a rich collection of perspectives from Building Health experts. And, the insight is utterly amazing.
Excerpt from Ken’s July editorial: “Is “Building” a noun or a verb? Yes!, both. “Building Health” is a topic that is going to dominate our future and the activating process of “Building Health” in our buildings is something we all need to do, talk about, and share/communicate with our building occupants, so it becomes the biggest part of the Happiness, Satisfaction, and Productivity puzzle.” Read more!
More Great July Articles:
Overhauling a Work Enviro Into Digital Era, Patrik Etelävuori, Tieto
Healthy and Productive Buildings, Bala Chitoor, FutureIP Labs
4 Ways to Workplace Productivity, The Comfy Team
Reconstructing into Platforms and Services, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research
Operations and Information Technology, Brian Turner, OTI
Take on the IT & OT Debate in Buildings, Anto Budiardjo, PointView, Inc
Who You Gonna Call? – Digital Twins! Anno Scholten, Connexx Energy
Highlights from Realcomm-IBcon San Diego, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Project Management on BAS Projects, Andy Martin, BlueRithm
Beyond 72 Degrees and Sunny Inside, Dan Diehl, Aircuity
Smart Buildings #SpaceAsAService, Antony Slumbers @antonyslumbers
Follow The Light to Health & Wellbeing, James McHale, Memoori
Considerations of Smart System Integration, Peter Rake, Switch Automation
The Edge Is Here. And It’s Here Now! Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
The Most Promising Union, Larry Andriunas, Kodaro LLC
Episode 226: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending June 4, 2017 throws a little Scottish Enlightenment, Manchester United football, and Beatles nostalgia into mix, along with our video coverage of EasyIO’s 2017 Global Partner Event; also featuring an in-depth interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings; Therese Sullivan’s insightful coverage of Haystack Connect; Phil Zito offers a course for Information Technology for BAS Professionals; Upcoming events include Cochrane Supply’s Controls-Con 2017 and a don’t miss RealComm|IBcon in San Diego; Webinars from Optigo (Visual BACnet) and ACI (Gas Webinar); and ControlTrends People is back with Automation Integrated’s Jeff Houpt — and much more.
The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance in Full Force — The Global EasyIO Partner Event to Begin in Manchester, UK! The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance is all about making buildings better, more intelligent, more connected, and above all, the best places possible for people to live, study, and work. Where better to begin our renaissance reference than in Edinburgh, Scotland, known as the Athens of the North, a remarkable and proud city that led the 17th century world into a new age of enlightenment.
Global EasyIO Partner Event Kicks Off with Manchester United Versus Crystal Palace Premiership Football Match. EasyIO’s origins and its global growth are success stories worthy of review. The authors of those EasyIO success stories are long-standing, well-recognized industry experts, now writing the newest best sellers in buildings automation industry — and ControlTrends is here in Manchester UK, to bring the message home.
Global EasyIO Partner Event Day 2, The Rules Have Changed! Introducing the FW Series Wireless Solutions, New Quad-Core Processor Server Class Controller. Day 2 introduced EasyIO’s World Class Leadership team spearheaded by Mike Marston, VP of EasyIO Holdings Pte Ltd., Lim Hoon Chiat, CTO/R&D EasyIO Holdings Pte Ltd., Johan Schakenraad, President & CEO EasyIO Europe, B.V. and Guido van Erp International Sales Manager, and Bullzevents. Lim demonstrated wireless wizardry for retrofits and Jim Stiber of Control Consultants, Inc., reviewed VAV and CVAHU applications for the new FW-8V. Guest Presenters included David Kipling, Vice President of Jabil Circuit Inc. (US), Andrius Jasiulionis, Automation Engineer, Helgevold Electro (Norway) and Scott Muench, VP Marketing, J2 Innovations (US).The Beatles and the Smart Building Renaissance. 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.
Free IT Video Training from Fearless Phil Zito — Phil Shares His BEST Secrets On How To Master IT and Future Proof Your BAS Career! Take advantage of this 4-part video training series from Fearless Phil Zito, of Building Automation Monthly, as he shares his experience, knowledge, and practical insight into the often intimidating world of IT. Great opportunity to learn more about IT and ensure successful outcomes when working with the IT department. Here is the link to learn more about Phil Zito’s IT for BAS Professionals course.
Happy Memorial Day and Thank You — to all the Veterans! Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Did you know: Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Source: www.history.com
Haystack Connect and IoT World Set Foot on Common Ground — Therese Sullivan, Building Context.Me. It’s a new day. Visibility is good, as dust from previous storms and battles has settled across the plane. Observers wait in the shadows. An imposing hero figure steps into the open. Everyone knows that whatever went on before—that’s over. And something new has just begun. The story of the new sheriff bringing order to a lawless place is a common plot for Western films.
EASY IO: CPT Trainings in the UK – EasyStack in The Netherlands. We are very pleased to inform you about the upcoming trainings we scheduled in June: 26 & 27 June: CPT Tools & the F-series – London (city), UK. 29 & 30 June: CPT Tools & the F-series – Leeds (city center), UK. 28-29-30 June: EasyStack – Gemert, The Netherlands.The CPT training is the best way to get to know how to work with CPT Tools and the EasyIO F-series. Training is fun and a great opportunity to meet our team, and most important of all: it’s free for EasyIO Partners.Learn How to Use Visual BACnet to Troubleshoot a Smart Buildings Controls Network. Ken and I had a chance to check out Bueno Systems and the cool BACnet troubleshooting tools from Optigo at Haystack Connect. If you work with building automation controls networks that use BACnet, this free webinar is worth checking out. From Monica at Optigo Networks: To improve energy analytics, you need a deep understanding of your building network. When Australian energy analytics company BUENO Systems used to start working with a new building, they would have no idea what was happening on the building’s network. Now, with Visual BACnet, they can assess the health of a customer’s network and ensure it is working in prime condition, well before adding their analytics.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair. In his June edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor Ken Sinclair, asks our industry at large — if we are really getting the gist of how IoT is turning the building automation industry, and us along with it, inside out. Using a slight of phrase, “Sensing the Change,” Ken then asks what makes better sense and offers the greatest value, the good old sensor on the wall, or the “smart-sensorized occupant?” P.S. Happy 50th Anniversary to Ken and Jane Sinclair!
LIVE ACI GAS DETECTION WEBINAR — Wednesday, June 7th, 10:00 AM C.S.T. as detection has been a rising topic in the HVAC industry. As a new topic of discussion, people want to know more in order to better understand the monitoring and detection of many harmful gases. In ACI’s next installment of the 2017 Webinar Series, we break down the key elements that should be used when selecting the proper products and locations of the sensors and controllers when used in your application. Hear from one of ACI’s top Technical Support Engineers at our next live video webinar. REGISTER HERE!
ControlTrends People is Back: Check out Jeff Houpt from Automation Integrated. ontrolTrends People is back! You will remember that CTP is a project I am very passionate about. On the podcast we do a deep dive into the lives of the people that make our Industry great. Previous episodes include the likes of Marc Petock, Mike Marston, Lim Hoon Chiat, Ed Merwin. I believe that success leaves clues, and that one of the best ways to get better at anything is to study the lives of people that are already masters. On this episode we talk with one of the most respected master systems integrators in Smart Buildings, Jeff Houpt. Jeff is the President and CEO of Automation Integrated based in Oklahoma City.