Episode 257: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Mar 4, 2018, prefaces Ken Sinclair’s March edition of Automated Buildings, and features an Optergy update interview with Steve Guzelimian, President — followed by an informative round table discussion with CABA President & CEO, Ron Zimmer and HGA’s Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS. [Read more…]
Episode 254: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 11, 2018 features two of our industry’s most prominent voices: Ken Sinclair, editor of Automated Buildings, who reviews his February edition, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, who provides detailed insight to KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit and several key AHR breakouts. Important update for the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans; 2018 AHR Expo report — AHR posts [Read more…]
CABA Board member and IBC Chair, Trevor Nightingale (National Research Council), IBC Vice-Chair, Harsha Chandrashekar (Honeywell International Inc), IBC Vice-Chair, Robert Lane (Robert H. Lane & Associates Inc.) and IBC Vice-Chair, Bob Allan (The Siemon Company) are pleased to announce that the next CABA IBC meeting will be held [Read more…]
Episode 236: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending August 20, 2017 features an enormously insightful interview with one of the most progressive and knowledgeable engineers in the HVAC and BAS industries, Newcomb & Boyd’s Donny Walker, PE, RCDD (Registered Communication Distributed Designer). Honeywell surges in the race to the small space with their LCBS Connect Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control, and introduces the T4 series thermostat; Altair announces its collaborations with CANDI Controls; Carrier Donates 500 Homes Comfort Systems; Don’t miss CABA’s great invite; and is a Universal Basic Income the inevitable impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The Future of Smart Building Solutions Delivered: Altair’s Carriots Analytics™ Integrates with CANDI PowerTools. Altair announces its collaboration with CANDI Controls to offer a comprehensive smart building solution that operates with industry-leading commercial gateways. The new Altair-CANDI solution combines the strength of CANDI PowerTools, which handles the complex protocol and networking problems required to securely integrate and manage edge device communications, with Carriots Analytics’ comprehensive data analytics interface, offering advanced data analytics and visualization for all types of smart building data.
Introducing the New Standard for Simple — Meet Honeywell’s T4 TH4210 Pro Thermostat. Meet the newest thermostat in the T Series family. The T4 Pro non-connected thermostats are designed to simplify product selection, install and upsell. Are you ready to meet your new favorite thermostat. GET TO KNOW THE HONEYWELL T SERIES. Meet the new thermostats and discover all the ways the new T Series fits your business to a T. The Non-connected Solution – Designed with Contractors in Mind.
Ken Smyers and ControlTrends with Siemens Manager Control Products & Systems Ray Siu. Siemens has been a world leader in the thermostat market, particularly, in Europe and Asian markets. Siemens offers an extensive line of room and zone controllers is excited about their RDG160 series for fan coil units (3-speed or ECM fan) and heat pump applications. Stay tuned for more exciting thermostat news from Siemens.
The Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on Intelligent Buildings and Multi-Dwelling Unit Buildings. Our friends at CABA have an invitation for you! This forum will examine how two large collaborative research projects (each totalling $150,000) looked at the current state of connected technologies and IoT in the intelligent building and multi-dwelling unit sectors. Mr Greg Walker is an accomplished research and business operations professional with many years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. His skill set includes biomedical science and building science research, project management, financial forecasting, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, and personnel management.
Honeywell’s LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control. LCBS Connect™ Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control Improve service to your customers and grow your business with Honeywell’s LCBS Connect. Remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics help you better serve your customers while spending less time in your truck. Features include: Monitor and troubleshoot light commercial buildings from anywhere at anytime; Operate more efficiently by remotely diagnosing problems and providing preventive maintenance; Handle issues before your customers are even aware of them; Grow customer satisfaction and retain service contracts; When you do need to get in the truck, you’ll make one trip instead of several; The efficiencies let you service more buildings without adding staff; and it’s The ideal solution for all your light commercial customers.
Carrier Donates More Than 500 Air Conditioning and Heating Systems to Habitat for Humanity. his summer, homeowners across the United States will beat the heat with the help of Carrier ductless home comfort systems and Habitat for Humanity. Carrier has donated more than 500 systems to Habitat and they will be installed in homes throughout the country to provide cooling when it’s hot and heating when it’s cold. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
ControlTalk NOW interview with Newcomb & Boyd’s Donny Walker, PE, RCDD (Registered Communication Distributed Designer) is one of the most informative interviews of 2017. Donny shares his extensive knowledge and experience of our industry, and some of the headwinds we are facing. Many of the disruptive forces making the most significant impacts to our industry are, in many cases, challenges offering the greatest opportunities. With engineers in Atlanta and Charleston, Newcomb & Boyd’s innovative engineering solutions have successfully met the needs of institutional, educational, government, military, and commercial clients for more than 90 yearsRichard Branson, Elon Musk, Ken, and Eric on Work becoming Obsolete. Ken and I have talked a good bit about “technology eating itself and making work obsolete.” Technology and artificial intelligence are advancing at a blistering pace with 3D printing and robotics. We are increasing the supply of goods at lower and lower costs with less need for human input. How soon before we have unlimited supply and no one has money to buy because jobs have been replaced by technologies.
Trade Show + Conference + Networking = See It All. LIGHTFAIR 2017. The world’s leading manufacturers will be showcasing their latest products in IoT (Internet of Things), intelligent lighting, LEDs, decorative lighting, daylighting, exterior lighting and more. Experts from around the world will be leading courses on the forward thinking topics in lighting design and technology. The global lighting community will converge at LIGHTFAIR providing unmatched networking opportunities.
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Attend the CABA Forum — this April 26-28, 2017 in Silicon Valley, and learn about the latest research in our industry from the many research analysts and research firms attending. Industry thought leaders will be providing their insights during the many technical panel discussions and during the four (4) connected home and intelligent buildings research workshops. Register Here!
Delegates will receive numerous complimentary research reports like:
CABA “Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation” Executive Summary
CABA “Connected Consumer Roadmap” Executive Summary
CABA “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of IoT” Executive Summary
CABA “Connected IoT Energy Roadmap” Executive Summary
CABA “Connected Multi-Dwelling Units and IoT” Executive Summary
CABA “Cybersecurity and the Connected Home” Executive Summary
CABA “Intelligent Buildings and Cybersecurity” Executive Summary
CABA “Intelligent Buildings and Big Data” Executive Summary
CABA “Monetization of the Connected Home” Executive Summary
CABA “Intelligent Buildings Market Sizing North America” Executive Summar
CABA “Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings” Research Report
CABA “Life Cycle Costing of Intelligent Buildings” Research Report
CABA “Zero Net Energy Buildings Controls” Research Report
ISA “IEC 62443 Standards and ISASECURE® Certification: Applicability to Building Control Systems” Research Report
OTA “Securing the Internet of Things, A Collaborative & Shared Responsibility” Research Report
“Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation” is a CABA Landmark Research Study. This topic will be discussed at the CABA Forum and also in a webinar hosted by CABA and Frost & Sullivan, Thursday, March 23, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM ET. CLICK HERE for a free registration
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Biltmore Hotel & Suites
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The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that it has completed its “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things” research project.
This landmark research study was a major initiative of the CABA Research Program, which offers a range of opt-in technical and advisory research services designed to provide industry stakeholders with collaborative research and R&D opportunities.
The CABA Intelligent Buildings Council, a core working council of CABA, commissioned the landmark research project to examine the impact of IoT related to intelligent buildings. The research report provides actionable data relevant to all segments of the intelligent building value chain, including, but not limited to: building owners, technology manufacturers, builders and developers, integrators and installers, service providers, insurance companies, industry associations and utility companies.
“CABA believes that it is critical that organizations in the building and IoT value chains have a solid understanding of the current state and future direction of the building IoT market,” said Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. “Consequently, we developed this research to provide a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of IoT related to buildings, including the state of the market, building IoT trends, business opportunities, technical barriers and opportunities, future market direction, issues and industry recommendations. Organizations participating in this project have deemed it a success.”
The report finds that IoT is not a specific device or technology, but is a conceptual framework, driven by the idea of embedding connectivity and intelligence in a wide range of devices. The report projects that by the end of 2025, there will be approximately 70 billion IoT-connected devices and that annual shipments will have reached 18 billion devices per annum.
“The ‘Internet of Things’ is a great tool to improve the efficiency of building automation systems and to change the dynamics for building management,” said Debra Becker, at Honeywell Building Solutions. “We were happy to participate in CABA’s Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of IoT landmark research study. We expect to be able to use the findings to evaluate industry direction and identify new business opportunities.”
The “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things” research project was conducted by IHS Markit on behalf of CABA. IHS Markit provides information and analysis to support the decision-making process of businesses and governments in industries such as aerospace, defense and security; automotive; chemical; energy; maritime and trade; and technology.
CABA members that participated in CABA’s Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things research project included: Cadillac Fairview Corporation, ComEd, Current, powered by GE, CSA Group, Distech Controls Inc., An Acuity Brands company, Electric Imp, Enlighted, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Hydro-Québec, InfoComm International, Intel Corporation, JLL, Johnson Controls, KMC Controls Inc., Lucid Design Group Inc., Inc., NexGen Group, OSRAM SYLANIA Inc., Philips, Panduit Corp, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Robert Bosch LLC, Schneider Electric, Siemens Industry, Inc. and TELUS.
For more information about this research project, please see www.caba.org/research. The report will be available for purchase the report after an embargo period.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading industry association that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings in North America. More information is available at http://www.caba.org/.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that its next Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum will be held April 26-28, 2017 in Silicon Valley. This year’s CABA Forum will be co-located with Intel Corporation, a CABA Board Member, at their campus in Santa Clara, CA.
Program information and registration for attendees is now available online at: http://www.caba.org/forum and highly discounted early bird pricing and hotel rates will be in effect until March. The conference hotel will be the Biltmore Hotel & Suites, where a number of event sessions will also be held.
This year’s CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum will bring together leading organizations involved in the integration of intelligent building systems and connected home technologies. CABA estimates that over 250 industry stakeholders will gather to discuss current trends in the intelligent and integrated buildings and connected home sectors.
CABA’s Forum will be an opportunity to attend the organization’s Council meetings and network with the majority of the CABA Board of Directors during the entire event. The Forum will also feature keynote speeches by Neil R. Tunmore, Corporate Vice President and Director of Corporate Services at Intel Corporation; and Aglaia Kong, CTO of Corporate Networking at Google.
The event will feature exclusive track sessions that examine: energy efficiency, industry education and training, wellness factors in the built environment, data analytics, the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity on intelligent buildings, lighting in intelligent buildings, healthcare, telemedicine and aging-in-place. CABA’s Forum will also feature in-depth workshops that will highlight results from recent major CABA research projects, typically worth $100k each.
The event will also feature exciting facility tours, which will include some of Silicon Valley’s most notable high-tech companies and buildings, like Google and Intel Corporation, along with evening networking receptions with live entertainment and the potential for recreational activities in nearby wine country. The event will also feature the return of CABA’s extremely popular “Start-up Pitch Fest” sessions, which will be moderated by Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation at Schneider Electric, and Joe Jankosky, Global Sales Leader at Intel Corporation, and that will highlight the business propositions of some of the industry’s most cutting-edge, emerging companies.
“This year’s edition of our organization’s flagship event series promises to be its best,” stated Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. “We are very excited to be in Silicon Valley, at the very heart of American innovation, to unite the best and brightest people and organizations in order to broaden knowledge and profitable relationships.”
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the event and CABA is pleased to announce that Intel Corporation is a Platinum Sponsor and that KNX Association is a Forum Sponsor. CABA members currently slated to exhibit at the Forum include: EZ Meter and the Siemon Company.
CABA would also like to acknowledge the following endorsing organizations: ALAS (Latin American Security Association), AutomatedBuildings.com, Automation Federation, BOMA Canada, Broadband Communities, LLC, Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA), Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association), Domotique News (Agence Connecticut.com), Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA), Emerge Alliance, ETA International, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, The Fiber Optic Association, HomeToys.com, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), Human Centric Lighting Society & Committee, KNX Today, LonMark International, MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standard), OpenADR Alliance, Project Haystack, The Siemon Company, TM Forum, and Z-Wave Alliance.
For more information about attending, sponsoring or endorsing the event, please contact Sashien Godakandae, CABA’s Business Development Coordinator, at 613.686.1814 x229 or email@example.com.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading industry association that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings in North America. More information is available at http://www.caba.org/.
Rawlson O’Neil King
Communications Director, CABA
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast will resume full video and podcast operations next week. Summer scheduling only permited a quick review of week ending July 17, 2016, which was another amazing week in our industry — featuring interviews with Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, WorkTechWork’s Josh Bradshaw, Lucid’s Vladi Shunturoy, Hepta Systems’ Jason Houck and Tavis Kerr, and CABA’s Ron Zimmer. Catch up on the latest product and solutions announcements from Contemporary Controls, Honeywell, Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC), and J2 Innovations. Additionally, be sure to register for SMC’s IIoT Webinar, and check out the major additions to Project Haystack’s website.
Lynxspring’s Marc Petock takes it to the Edge. Working as a roving reporter for the RealComm Conference Live team, I track down Marc Petock from Lynxspring and get the 411 on their cool new Edge devices. Smart Buildings get even smarter when information can be gathered and processed at the edge with products like the Lynxspring Onyxx. Onyxx™ is an embedded edge platform consisting of a family of modular, open, hardware, bridges and gateways supporting multiple devices across key market segments, edge to enterprise and Cloud applications.
Lynxspring Webinar Series: Java Plug-In, Applet and the Niagara Framework. 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series continues with: JAVA Plug-in, Applet and the Niagara Framework. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring,” featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th at 12:00 PM CDT. July’s Webinar looks at the JAVA Plug-In and Applet with the Niagara Framework.
Contemporary Controls — Need to Expand Your Network Quickly and Efficiently? From your network experts and solution providers at Contemporary Controls. Use our compact, high-density Skorpion 16-port plug-and-play Ethernet switch for a cost-effective solution. The unmanaged Skorpion EISK16-100T provides a data rate of 10/100 Mbps with Auto-negotiation and Auto-MDI/X making it ready to be put into service without adjustments.
ControlTrends Interviews WorkTechWork’s Josh Bradshaw. We met the very interesting and tech-savvy Josh Bradshaw at the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference in Silicon Valley. Josh tracks the technology trends from his home in Northern California, and his blog WorkTechWork is the go to place for people interested in the latest IoT technology trends. Josh covers everything from wearable technologies to smart homes and smart buildings. His mantra is “Don’t work for technology… make technology work for you.” In this video Josh gives us his thoughts on the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference.
Data, Data Everywhere! Lucid’s Vladi Shunturoy Explains. As a roving reporter for the Realcomm live team, I got to interview really cool people like Vladi Shunturoy from Lucid. Lucid brings different systems and different data streams together to make better business through better buildings. The Lucid product is used across over a billion square feet of building space. Watch this video to see why so many people use Lucid.
Honeywell Introduces TB3026 and TB3026-W Commercial BACnet Fixed Function Thermostat. Honeywell is pleased to announce the introduction of the Commercial BACnet Fixed Function Thermostat (BACnet FF). BACnet FF is a BACnet communicating controller with integrated temperature and humidity sensing that targets common controls applications such as 2-pipe/4-pipe fan coil units, roof top units, and heat pumps.
Catching Up with Master Systems Integrator Hepta Systems at 2016 IBcon Vendor Showcase. Hepta Systems, Jason Houck and Tavis, help us understand what it means to be a master system integrator in today’s smart buildings controls market. Jason walks us through the Hepta platform as it controls a million square foot building. See how they give their customers a live carbon emission reading, and other unique data points they gather. See how they use these data points to make smarter buildings. Very cool stuff from one of the bright stars in smart buildings.
CABA’s Ron Zimmer @ 2016 Realcomm|IBcon on The Smart Way to Get Useful Data. As a teacher of mine once said, “Nothing is obvious to the uninformed.” So, where do you go to get solid research data on smart and intelligent buildings, and connected homes? And, have access to competitive intelligence including the world’s largest smart buildings and smart homes research library? The answer is CABA.
Sierra Monitor: 4 Steps to Transform Your Devices into Smart, Cloud-Connected Devices. Before embarking on a journey of IIoT integration, an OEM must determine the precise business opportunities they want to achieve through the IIoT—whether that means improving service and support, knowing more precisely where all its connected devices are located and what they’re actually doing, or gaining the insights that will lead to better products. With our IIoT On-Ramp Suite, we can make it simple rather than daunting to get there. Visit Sierra Monitoring Corporation today!
Mark Your Calendar: How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices. Sierra Monitoring Corporation’s Upcoming Webinar: How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices. When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PDT. What: Have you ever installed your device into a facility and lost all visibility over it? Or, have you wondered what kind of data is sitting within your device that could help you provide better service and support to your customer?
Systems Integrator Alert: Automation Integrated Introduces GLIFF, the FREE On-line Back-up Service for Niagara and the New Service Contract-Maker, BLUEFORGE. Jeff Houpt and Chris Farve lead one of the most progressive and formidable master systems integration support services in the country. Automated Integration can radically increase your ability to sell service contracts and generate recurring revenue through the disruptive times ahead — with their next-gen asset management system BLUEFORGE.
Project Haystack eNEWS: Major Additions to Project Haystack Website. Major Additions to Project Haystack Website Includes a New Blog Feature! The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org) is excited to introduce a number of important enhancements to the Project Haystack website. These include: A new Blog feature that allows us to promote postings of general market interest to the Blog level. Check it out here: http://project-haystack.org/forum/blog.
J2 Innovations’ Jason Briggs and the Game-Changing Technology inside FIN 4.0. A lot has been going on here at J2 Innovations! We recently announced our game-changing technology FIN 4.0 along with exciting new FIN Certified Hosts platforms. Check out the video below to experience first hand how FIN 4.0 uses tagging, data modeling, and HTML 5 to fundamentally change our industry. Attention Systems Integrators! Get Jobs Done Faster and Easier — with industry leading software tools and cool applications that will help you sell more jobs.
As a teacher of mine once said, “nothing is obvious to the uninformed.” So, where do you go to get solid research data on smart and intelligent buildings, and connected homes? And, have access to competitive intelligence including the world’s largest smart buildings and smart homes research library? The answer, as Ron Zimmer explains, is CABA. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 335 strong corporate members and 5,000 individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide. Click here to get instant access to comprehensive white papers that can help you navigate the smart buildings and homes marketplace.