ControlTalk Now for Week Ending June 9, 2013

Honeywell 180x120The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee gives big thanks to Honeywell and Amy Anderson for Honeywell’s second Platinum Sponsorship. “At Honeywell, we believe it is important to listen to our customers to understand their product and business needs. We call this process Voice of the Customer (VOC).” Honeywell will be at the 2013 ControlTrends Awards — BB King Blues Bar & Grille in NYC Times Square!

Entouch Controls is More Than a Thermostat: Thanks to James Walton, from Entouch controls, for showing the crowd at Stromquist & Company’s contractor day, what a great solution Entouch has for light commercial buildings. Do you want a low cost controls solution that also [Read more…]

ControlTalk Now: Week Ending May 26, 2103

The sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW is Realcomm 2013. Be part of the REvolution — Redefining Real Estate Operations Through Technology, Automation, & Innovation, June 12-13, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Co-Locating with IBCON 2013. See RealcommEDGE here.

See The Power Of Haystack Connect Video and Haystack Connect 2013 Brings Together Companies, Technology and People who are Re-defining Smart Devices and Connected Systems: Press Release Summary: [Read more…]

Control Talk Now For the Week Ending May 19, 2013

The sponsors for this week’s ControlTalk NOW are Easy IO, featuring the FG-32 “Beast from the East Controller”, and DG Logik’s DG BOX,Visualizing the Internet of Things. The CTA Awards Committee thanks these two Platinum Sponsors for their continued support.

Are You Playing Russian Roulette in Your Boiler Room? FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards.FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards. “The use of rebuilt or remanufactured flame safeguard equipment shall not be allowed. All boiler controls [Read more…]

ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending May 12, 2013

Easy IO and DG Logik are the sponsors for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. CTA Awards Committee thanks these two Platinum Sponsors for their continued support.

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a member of the OpenADR Alliance, is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit product information from manufactures and technology providers for equipment and services. Hawaiian Electric is pursuing a Demand Response operational strategy [Read more…]

Introducing Control Trends Awards Nominee Viconics VT Series Thermostats

Viconics is one of the finalists in the 2012 ControlTrends Thermostat of the Year. Viconics has stiff competition from Honeywell, EnTouch, Nest, and Ecobee. The coveted Thermostat of The Year Award winner will be announced at the 2012 Control Trends Awards this January in Dallas,Texas.

Viconics is a manufacturer of world class products — and its VT Series Thermostats and wall mounted controllers were recognized by the Control Trends Community as some of the best solutions available for a multitude of building applications! Viconics provided the following video and post to Control Trends to introduce the Control Trends community to Viconics and their innovative thermostat:

Viconics inc. headquartered in Montreal, Canada was founded 30 years ago [Read more…]

People are talking about The 2012 ControlTrends Awards

If you check out the latest issue of Automated Buildings you will find an interview with yours truly and Ken Smyers talking about the 2012 ControlTrends Awards. Automated Buildings is a great publication and we were flattered to be interviewed.
Who will be the 2012 Controls Person of the Year? Which Variable Frequency Drive will rise to the top and be crowned “The 2012 Variable Frequency Drive of The Year”?
Can the ever dependable Honeywell Prestige Thermostat hold off new comer  Nest , or the innovative  Entouch Thermostat System  to win the coveted “2012 Thermostat of the Year”? [Read more…]

ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee member Jim Young on Building Controls Technology

Jim Young, founder and CEO of RealComm, speaks about building technology including building automation control systems in this interview with Cushman and WakeField. The Control Trends Awards Steering Committee is pleased to have such an esteemed member of our industry as part of The First Annual Control Trends Awards. Click here to register to vote. See more of Jim at Realcomm, the intersection of technology, innovation, and Real Estate operations.

Control Trends Academy Member Mike Schwan RSD Total Control

Check out Mike Schwan from RSD Total Control in Fresno California. Mike has been in the controls industry for over forty years and his experience and knowledge assures that only the best get nominated for a Control Trends Awards.

RSD Total Control is one of the premier controls distributors in the country. In addition to being a Honeywell Diamond distributor, RSD Total Control is one of Johnson Controls best distributors. If you are lucky enough to live in California be sure to check out Mike and attend one of his tech Tuesday classes. Click here to register to vote for the 2012 Control Trends Awards.

Marc Petock Announced As Master of Ceremonies for 2012 Control Trends Awards

The Control Trends Academy is thrilled to announce that Marc Petock will be the Master of Ceremonies at the First Control Trends Awards to be held in Dallas,TX. this January.
In other Control Trends Academy News, Ken Smyers of the Edward C. Smyers Company, out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will join Marc on the Control Trends Academy Steering Committee.

Ken and Marc become part of a Control Trends Awards Steering Committee of Industry leaders that includes:

Jim Sinopoli: Smart Buildings, LLC Founder, Digital Impact Award Winner
Ken Sinclair: Publisher & Owner of
Rob Murchison: Intelligent Buildings, LLC
Jim Young: Founder & CEO Realcomm
Heather Deal: Independent Marketing Consultant at HD

Stay tuned to Control Trends for all your Control Trends Awards News.