ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 4.09.28 PMGlobal EasyIO Partner Event 2015: Paris, September 20-22! EasyIO is changing the way Building Automation is deployed, while significantly reducing installation costs. EasyIO’s global partner event will unveil awesome new products and features that will further enhance building management and energy solutions — for all building types. EasyIO has already a reputation to hold up for their amazing event programming. Paris, capital city of France, city of Love and Light, is the host in 2015. EasyIO would love to invite you to their event. BECOME A SPONSOR! Join Belimo, J2 Innovations, Intellastar, SkyFoundry, and NODON as they address participants from Aulstralia, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA.

Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 3.53.09 PMBUSINESS-BUILDING INSIGHTS — Join Honeywell Building Control Systems in our mission to drive technological innovation, sustainability and profitable growth. We’re advancing the industry with unprecedented speed and power, but it’s only with you that we can transform our momentum into true success. Get ready to move forward faster, smarter, and launch a new era of success. Register Now!

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 8.42.40 AMASIS conference in Anaheim, CA, September 28 – October 1, 2015. Register today! Security Steps Up Its Game! The world’s most influential security conference and trade show, the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) will bring 20,000 security professionals together for four jam-packed days featuring: More than 200 operational and information security education sessions covering the full range of issues, from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles​. Hands-on access to the world’s best security marketplace featuring cutting-edge security products and service innovations from 600+ exhibitors.

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.31.55 PM2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum 2015, October 6-8 in Costa Mesa, CA. Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to maximize energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources. These factors plus a changing regulatory environment are driving new requirements for network resiliency, flexibility, and power quality — all of which impact the traditional utility business case.

Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 7.10.49 PMAWE headed to Asia October 17-18, 2015. Break into the Chinese AR market at AWE Asia! The world’s largest event dedicated to Augmented Reality, Augmented World Expo (AWE), has partnered with AR in China, China’s largest AR organization with over 10,000 AR developers, to bring you Asia’s biggest AR event yet, AWE Asia! This is one event you won’t want to miss.

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 8.56.47 AMThe Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference being held October 26th-28th at the Argosy Hotel and Casino, Riverside, Missouri brings together Lynxspring’s ecosystem and community of business partners, integrators, contractors, OEMs, technology partners, industry professionals and practitioners to exchange, collaborate, network and learn about today’s operating systems and solutions for operating facilities smarter, safer, securely, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels and the latest in advanced smart-device applications. Registration to attend Lynxspring Exchange 2015 is $295.00 per person. The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, workshops, exhibits, and food and beverage during the course of the conference. Register here.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 6.59.07 AMCX Luminaries To Headline G-Force Oct 26-28, 2015 in Miami. Register Now! We couldn’t contain our excitement about announcing our G-Force 2015 keynote, Josh Linkner, NY Times Best Selling Author. Josh is best known for his creativity and innovation as entrepreneur, author and thought leader. You won’t want to miss him! Get started on your CX journey by registering now for G-Force. Experience NextGen CX at G-Force!

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 9.10.53 AMNFMT Orlando Registration is Now Open: The perfect blend of solutions, strategies and sunshine, NFMT Orlando is a free conference and expo for facilities professionals wanting to better themselves and their buildings. The event takes place October 27-28, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Register here.

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 8.42.23 AMThe SGIP Annual Conference takes places in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana for 2015 at the centrally-located InterContinental Hotel. The 2015 Annual Conference promises to be filled with the latest in grid modernization and many networking opportunities for members and guests to reconnect and collaborate. AGENDA: To view the agenda, please click here. SPEAKERS: To view the list of speakers, please click here. Register now!

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 11.19.09 AMSecured Cities Show in Houston, TX November 10 – 12, 2015. The Security Innovation Awards, sponsored by Secured Cities and Security Technology Executive magazine, honor the most innovative integrated deployments the security industry has to offer. Project submissions are being sought form the following five public/private partnership sectors: Municipal/Urban Business Districts/Policing Districts, Campus | K-12 and Colleges and Universities, Healthcare Facilities & Campuses, Transportation Authorities, and General Corporate Enterprises. Click here to find out more about the award and past winners.

HardRock1ControlTrends is excited to announce that the 2015 ControlTrends Awards will be held January 24, 2016, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, located at the door step to the amazing Universal Studios. Hard Rock Live is home to music history and a most befitting venue to celebrate the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and the Building Automation industries.

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 10.05.55 AMThe World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace is headed to Orlando, January 25-27, 2016, Orlando, Florida — ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER! Register to Attend! Learn More! The AHR EXPO brings the entire HVACR Industry together under one roof to see the latest products and technology, learn about innovations & trends, and build relationships. Meet thousands of exhibitors from every segment of the industry. See the most advanced products & technology on the planet.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 6.59.56 AMRegistration is now open for the inaugural Emerging Contaminants Summit, brought to you by the same team that produces the RemTEC Summit. Unlike most environmental conferences and workshops, which include some information on emerging contaminants, Emerging Contaminants Summit will comprehensively address mitigating the presence of these contaminants across ALL environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments. Register Early & Save $200.

Ken Sinclair’s February, 2015 Automated Buildings: AHR and HVAC Industry Roundup!

KenSinclair+IBconThe February,2015 automatedbuildings.com is ready for reading and the content is a pure assemblage of relevant, need to know information, plus Ken included his coverage of the 2014 ControlTrends Awards, where H. Michael Newman and Contemporary Controls’ George Thomas were inducted into the ControlTrends Hall of Fame. Ken’s prevalent February theme is Growing our only Asset our People, and the 2014 ControlTrends Young Guns Awards brought seven amazing and talented young HVAC representatives to the stage to personify what the future of the HVAC Industry looks today, and help spread the message that to sustain our HVAC Industry, we need engage today’s talented youth in new ways.

Excerpts from Ken’s article: “I just returned from a very successful AHRExpo in Chicago. Read my review of this record breaking show of over 62,000 attendees, 10 acres of exhibits, from over 130 countries. This all flies in the face of the digital world and the Internet of Things replacing good old face to face interaction and networking.

So what was my take away from this massive show? People are our only asset, technology may come and go but at the core of the industry is the same people that have been there for years. The problem is these core people are growing older and much of the discussion at this record breaking event was that we all need to plant new people, nourish them, and help them grow.

All of our education sessions also returned the conclusion that people are the only assets. Your company’s and industry’s technologies may come and go but the people are our only true asset that remain and recreates and keeps the industry strong.”

February Articles:

Growing our Only Asset our People
Editorial – Ken Sinclair, Publisher

Commercial HVAC Optimization Technology
Mark Boliaris, Enerliance

IoT vs Culture
Harry Kohal, Eagle Technology, Inc.

Round Up the Right Data
Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd

The Errant Race to Embedded Linux Systems
Chris Favre, Automation Integrated, LLC

LEED Platinum Awarded to Reliable HQ
Karina Wright, Reliable Controls

A Smart Building Is….
Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Smarter Workplaces for the Digital Age
Vishal Mallick, Raja Bose, Performance Buildings AG

The Chinese Video Surveillance Market
Allan McHale, Memoori

ControlTrends Awards Announces the 2014 CTA Award Winners, Young Guns, Petock Award Recipients, and Hall of Fame Inductees

CTA_LOGO1 The 2014 ControlTrends Awards were held in the elegant Prairie Ballroom at the McCormick Hyatt Hotel. Marc Petock and Kimberly Brown co-hosted the standing room only awards ceremony that recognized the 2014 ControlTrends heroes and superstars of the HVAC and Building Automation industry. The awards also recognized 2014’s seven Top Gun Awards recipients and Tom Shircliff and Bob Murchison received the coveted Petock Award. The pinnacle event of the evening — Michael Newman and George Thomas induction into the ControlTrends Awards Hall of Fame. Photo and video highlights to follow!

ControlTrends is delighted to present the 2014 ControlTrends Award winners:

2014 ControlTrends Awards Residential Thermostat of the Year: Honeywell RedLINK

2014 ControlTrends Awards Commercial Thermostat of the Year: Schneider Electric SE8000

2014 ControlTrends Awards VFD Manufacturer of the Year: Siemens BT300

2014 ControlTrends Awards Wireless Product/Solution of the Year: Can2Go (SmartStruxure Lite) and Thermokon

2014 ControlTrends Awards Peripheral Product of the Year: Contemporary Controls

2014 ControlTrends Awards Lighting Integration Solution of the Year: Delta DLS

2014 ControlTrends Awards Innovative Product of the Year: Lynxspring Lynx CyberPro

2014 ControlTrends Awards Energy Savings Product of the Year: Belimo Energy Valve

2014 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation VAV Controller of the Year: KMC SimplyVAV

2014 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year: EasyIO FG-32

2014 ControlTrends Awards 3rd Party Visualization Software of the Year: DG Logik DGLUX

2014 ControlTrends Awards Building Analytics Software of the Year: SkyFoundry

2014 ControlTrends Awards Programming Software Tool of the Year: Johnson Controls FX ASSET Tool

2014 ControlTrends Awards Building Integration & Automation Software of the Year: Niagara AX

2014 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Control System of the Year: Delta Controls

2014 ControlTrends Award Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Lim Hoon Chiat, EasyIO

2014 ControlTrends Award Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Greg Halloway, Delta Controls and Greg Wilmer, Johnson Controls

2014 ControlTrends Award Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Small Manufacturer: ACI

2014 ControlTrends Award Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Belimo

2014 ControlTrends Awards Vendor of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Neptronic

2014 ControlTrends Awards Vendor of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Schneider Electric

2014 ControlTrends Awards Professionalism, Integrity, Dedication (PID) Award: Laura Kevitt, Honeywell

2014 ControlTrends Award Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Gordon Chan, EasyIO

2014 ControlTrends Award Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Nino DiCosmo, Tridium

ControlTrends HighLight: Werner Buck Inducted into ControlTrends Hall of Fame

Werner Buck’s illustrious career is punctuated by yet another award, as the former president of Belimo Aircontrols (USA) and one of the most recognized innovators in the HVAC industry, is awarded the inaugural ControlTrends Hall of Fame Award for his outstanding professional and community contributions. ControlTrends will continue its efforts to chronicle the origins, people, and legacies of our HVAC Industry.

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Honeywell Walks the Red Carpet at the 2013 ControlTrends Awards

As we prepare for another exciting and entertaining evening of ControlTrends Awards memorable moments, meet Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack, Laura Kevitt, Patty Hall, and the eventual 2013 Executive of the Year, Honeywell’s Tom Rosback as they celebrate the 2013 ControlTrends Awards at NCY’s BB King Blues Club.

On The Red Carpet With Honeywell from Eric Stromquist on Vimeo.

2014 ControlTrends Awards Highlight Week!

As we get ready for the 2014 ControlTrends Awards next Monday, January 26, 2015, we take a look back at all the good times and great winners from previous ControlTrends Awards. The ControlTrends Awards is the marquee event that recognizes and celebrates the Super Stars of the HVAC and Building Automation Controls Industry. See you in Chicago!

Control Trends Awards 2013 from Eric Stromquist on Vimeo.

Why the World Loves The Belimo Energy Valve

See why the Belimo Energy Valve is a finalist for the 2014 ControlTrends Energy Savings Solution/Product of the Year and the 2014 ControlTrends Awards Innovative Product of the Year. The Belimo Energy Valve was recognized and nominated by the world-wide ControlTrends Community. Good luck to Belimo and all the finalist for the 2104 ControlTrends Awards to be held January 26, 2015 in Chicago.

ControlTalk Now: The Smart Building Podcast Aug 31, 2014

Easy-IOControlTalk Now: The Smart Building Podcast for the week ending August 31, 2014. This week’s CTN Podcast sponsor is EasyIO, whose Worldwide Conference 2014, will take place this September 15-17, in Madrid, Spain, and is certain to be one of the premiere HVAC events of the year. This week’s Smart Building Tip is get serious about your smart share of energy savings through Tax Credits, Rebates, and Savings at Energy.Gov, EnergyTaxIncentives.Org, and Wiki’s Energy Rebate Program.

neptronic_logoControlTrends Awards thanks Neptronic, our newest Platinum Sponsor! Neptronic, founded 1976, has a rich history of HVAC industry firsts, beginning with the earliest adoption and advancement of the direct coupled actuator (DCA) conversion in the North American market. Neptronic continued its industry innovation with the introduction of the ball valve and the capacitance fail safe feature (1996 Patent) — and more recently, won a coveted 2014 AHR Expo Innovative Award for their SKD Humidifier. Even the NEP of Neptronic was prescient, meaning National Environmental Products, which highlights Neptronic’s early leadership in green technology — long before the term green became common place on the HVAC scene. Stay tuned for more ControlTrends coverage of this growing force in the HVAC industry.

Kenwithwriting.001CTN Special Guest: Ken Sinclair of Automated Buildings automatedbuildings.com. The venerable Ken Sinclair is passionate about education and the September, 2014 edition of Automated Buildings (AB) will focus on Education for our Vocation with its Back to School edition. This edition of AB will be remembered as one of HVAC industry’s most important source documents in recent times because of the educational resources and contents it brings under one view (click). Automated Buildings will be hosting four very important educational sessions at the 2015 AHR Chicago event.

J2Special Updates and Training Announcements from J2 Innovations: J2 Innovations is excited to announce the upcoming release and launch of FIN 3.0 (FIN Builder / FIN Stack / FIN Mobile)! FIN Stack is a brand new applications server technology that embraces tagging and data modeling, enabling unprecedented new functionality and Automating much of the traditional workflow.Come join the best system integrators for a FIN 3.0 Training class, which will be hosted at the J2 Innovations’ headquarters located in beautiful sunny California. Also learn first hand how our new “just works!” technology speeds job creation and produces mobile-friendly content automagically.

JCI2Johnson Controls Supports HVAC Education and Scholarships for University of Hawaii Students
More students at the University of Hawaii may pursue HVAC careers thanks to funding from Johnson Controls. The company’s recent $58,000 gift will fund scholarships and provide equipment for Honolulu Community College’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) program. The vice president for community colleges, Dr. John Morton said, “Sustainability is an important goal but also an important value for the UH Community Colleges. We thank Johnson Controls for its continued support and partnership, and for this generous gift in support of training the future workers in Hawaii’s green industries.”

Nominate12014 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot — The Nominating has Begun! The 2014 ControlTrends Awards nomination ballot is released! This is your opportunity to nominate the products, solutions, and the people that make all of the HVAC wheels go round. Based on your valuable suggestions we received over the past year, we have increased the number of categories; divided certain categories to include more products and solutions; and created criteria for large and small vendors — ultimately improving both the nominating and voting processes. Thank you in advance for your support and making Smart Buildings smarter, and recognizing the leaders and innovators of our industry leading the way with 3rd Party Visualization Software, Data Analytics, and Lighting Integration Solutions. Please forward this nomination ballot to your coworkers and colleagues.

realcomm1Don’t Miss Realcomm’s Webinar: Extreme Operations – Connecting Everything to the Network (IoT) Thurs, Sept 11, 2014 12:30 – 2:00 pm EDT: Realcomm’s Webinar: Extreme Operations – Connecting Everything to the Network (Internet of Things). Automating HVAC, lighting, security cameras and utility meters are the obvious critical areas for smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings. What about all the other electro-mechanical devices in a building that provide some type of functionality, sometimes require human interaction and have “secret data” utilized to provide insight and business value? Digital signage, elevators, escalators, parking gates, water meters, bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains and even fire extinguishers are just a few of the secondary but important systems to be discussed in this session. Register now!

appy2DGLogik, Inc. Relocates Headquarters! 1830 Embarcardero, Suite 106, Oakland, CA 94606. San Francisco, CA — August 29, 2014 — We are proud to announce that Appy has decided, mid-season, to become a season ticket holder for MLB baseball team, Oakland A’s. Due to their team’s success, as well, as DGLogik’s success, we will be relocating our office headquarters. The move allows Appy to arrive to his Premium box seats quicker while allowing DGLogik to expand their space, providing the ability to host larger training seminars and exclusively showcase latest and future technologies of all things IoT. Our office numbers and emails all remain the same.

ControlTrends Award Highlight: The 2013 HVAC Executive of the Year

This magic moment in HVAC history captured Honeywell’s Tom Rosback receiving the coveted 2013 ControlTrends Awards Executive of the Year, voted by the ControlTrends Community for his executive leadership as Honewyell’s Vice President, General Manager, Commercial Control Systems overseeing marketing, sales, engineering, and operations of a complex multi-brand, multi-channel global business. Congratulations again to Tom Rosback and Honeywell!

EasyIO Supercharges FG-20 and FG-32 Controllers — Now BACnet Client and Server Ready!

Easy-IOFew corporations have the temerity to publicly release the contents of their business model and their goal to increase their global controller sales from 2000 units a month, to 6000 units a month — in 3 years. Yet, when considering how much “open controller octane” EasyIO shares and puts into their FG-20 and FG-32 controllers, along with the ebullient “YouTube support” training maestro Mike Marston makes available, EasyIO’s exponetial growth seems inevitable. The FG-32 is running with 2 ARM Processors, Flashable SD Card, Built-in HTML5, Free drivers for Modbus, BACnet server, BACnet Client, and with the inclusion of the free CPT Programming Tool it’s readily apparent why the Beast from the East won the 2013 ControlTrends Building Automation Controller of the Year.

Video 1: Flash Controller (Firmware Update): Download here.
Video 2: YouTube, BACnet Driver explained: View here, you will need to set YouTube to HD quality or the text will not be so clear.
Video 3: Client mstp VLT device discovery: Download here.

2014_EasyIO_PartnerEventYou fancy a nice break in Madrid, Spain? – with your friends from EasyIO? – we have lots of new goodies to show you (include the Mega Beast V2 FG hardware) over an action-packed three days in Madrid, Spain. Includes Training and Developer Sessions.

More details to follow! Please put this awesome event in your calendars and diaries for 2014, and treat yourself to an unforgettable business event and experience in the of the most marvelous and beautiful cities in the world.Easy-IO

Attendee details and sign-up here.