Jason Putnam discusses with Rob Allen what Noesis can do for distributors, contractors, and OEMs that need help in getting deals done faster with greater levels of success. It’s not always about savings and ROI; often, the decision-makers need clear insight into the impact the deal will have in regards to their cash flow. Noesis offers software tools, unique financing products, and top-notch technical and service support to help their partners close one deal and move onto another. Noesis is teaming up Mark Jewell of Selling Energy, and Honeywell’s Energy and Environmental Optimization Program to take success to the next level.
ControlTalk Now for week ending September 13, 2015 has ControlTrends (in lieu of a video) packing its suitcases and video equipment bags as we prepare for coverage of the 2015 EasyIO Global Conference in Paris, France, while Rob Allen heads to Desert Springs, CA, for coverage the Honeywell Momentum 15 Conference. On to the news: ACI adds several new and innovative products and Tridium’s CTO, John Sublett presents what’s next for Tridium and the Niagara Framework. Connect to DOE’s Building America September release; CBRE Group buys Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions Business for $1.475 Billion; Plan on attending CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley, Nov 10-11; and Project-Haystack announces KNX and Building Systems Solutions as its newest Associated Members.
Check Out ACI’s Latest and Greatest Products! ACI has been a high quality manufacturer of sensors to the HVAC industry since 1991. ACI has a long-term tradition of giving back to our community and our team is very proud of the several State and Industry related awards that we have received since our inception. Our company motto is “Engineering a Better Sensor Solution” and it is the focal point of providing additional value from each and every department at ACI.
John Sublett, Tridium CTO, Presents What’s Next for Tridium. Presenting what’s next for Tridium. The Niagara Framework® is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things (IoT). Niagara gives disparate devices and systems a common language, enabling things to connect and communicate across the enterprise. Niagara is machines talking to machines talking to you — an IoT architecture that, at present, sits in the middle tier between the device level and the cloud, where integrations and local applications happen. To better understand the IoT, and why we’re extending our reach within it, be sure to watch this video. Tridium’s CTO John Sublett presents an insider’s view of how we’re unifying our IoT architecture.
Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions Business Sold to CBRE Group for $1.475 Billion. MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) announced today it has completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) for $1.475 billion. Global Workplace Solutions is one of the world’s largest providers of facilities management services. The sale includes a 10-year strategic relationship between the two companies. Johnson Controls will be the preferred provider of HVAC equipment, building automation systems and related services to the 5 billion sq. ft. portfolio of real estate and corporate facilities managed globally by CBRE and GWS.
CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley — Nov 10-11, Santa Clara, CA. Realcomm’s CoRETECH 2015 is @ the Intersection of Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, Energy, Sustainability and Technology. Don’t miss this important industry event! IMPORTANT NOTE: General Registration for this event is open only to corporate real estate executives, facilities professionals, service providers and other real estate practitioners. Technology Solution Providers and Consultants to the industry should use this sponsorship link.
Project-Haystack Organization Adds New Associate Members. The KNX Association: KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide STANDARD for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and blind control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, smart metering as well as household appliances, audio/video and many more. And, Buildings Systems Solutions: Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Building Systems Solutions provides a team approach to managing and reducing energy and utility usage, offering true open-source solutions from the most trusted and innovative names in the industry to provide integration of multiple systems such as HVAC, Security Card Access, Video Surveillance, Lighting, and Irrigation into a single unified, interoperable solution.
Global EasyIO Partner Event 2015 — Conference Highlights & Meeting Itinerary. Global 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. Sunday September 20: EasyIO Global pre-event informal gathering. Location: The Hard Rock Cafe Paris | 14 Boulevard Montmartre 75009 Paris Time: Start 9 PM – Finish 12 PM.
ControlTalk NOW for week ending July 19, 2015, features interviews with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Siemens’ Paul Gilvydis, and Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control with Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack; Fred Gordy contributes vital Cybersecurity information; TridiumTalk: Cybersecurity Webinars — three registration opportunities; and new product release and information from Neptronic and ZKAccess. Don’t miss this great video edition from Eric’s new studio!
Toss the Key with Biometric Access.Stromquist is pleased to now be a distributor for ZKAccess, manufacturers of security access equipment. As one of the largest providers in the world, they have earned a reputation for technical innovation, quality, speed-to-market and reliability. These are just a few reasons why ZKAccess is the reader manufacturer of choice for so many OEMs, software developers, integrators, distributors and dealers worldwide.
Siemens Now Offering BAS Sensors through CGNA Distributors. It use to be that if you had a Siemens Building Automation Control System you had to go to the Siemens branch to buy all your replacement parts, including sensors. Although you still have to go back to the Siemens branch or factory direct contractor to get your properitory Siemens Building Automation controllers, you now have the option of buying the communicating wall sensors from independent distributors like the ones in Controls Group North America.
DOE Seeking Prototypes & Posters for Emerging Technology Pavilion. Building Technologies Office: Calling all innovators! Apply to share your early stage technologies at Energy ConneXions’ Emerging Technology Pavilion. This event brings together leaders in the federal government and the private sector to advance collaboration, and offer viable solutions for improving outcomes and reducing costs at federal sites.
Neptronic Announces: Next Generation VAV and Fan Coil Controllers are Here! Neptronic, a leading manufacturer of HVAC Products and Solutions since 1976, is proud to announce that their game-changing Next Generation VAV and Fan Coil Controllers — are Available NOW! Huge hardware, software, and network improvements provide better precision, more application versatility, upgrades to BACnet V14, an dual menu selected BACnet or Modbus protocols. and context driven menu. Visit Neptronic today to see more features and benefits of Neptronic’s Next Generation Controllers!
TridiumTalk: Cybersecurity and Why it Matters. Join Tridium’s chief security architect, Kevin Smith, for our next TridiumTalk. Today’s cybersecurity threats are sophisticated and growing, but there are ways to prepare yourself and your customers to combat these threats. That’s why you won’t want to miss our next TridiumTalk, Cybersecurity: Why it matters.
Ed Merwin at 2015 Realcomm|IBcon. Young gun, Rob Allen, caught up with “The Godfather” (yes, he will make you an offer you can’t refuse), Ed Merwin, at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. What was the offer? Well, here is a hint, the number 4 is involved. Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways. It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier.
Are You Patching The Humans In Your Control System? Dan Kaufman, head of the Software Innovation Division for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was asked a question by Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes (view 60 Minutes segment) “Can the Internet be fixed? Or do we just have to throw this one out and build a whole new Internet from scratch, with security built in?”
Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control with Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack. Young Gun, Rob Allen welcomes the incomparable Roger Rebennack to 7 Minutes in Control. Roger, one of the most knowledgeable experts in access and security systems, shares with Rob the 5 primary reasons building owners and facility managers need to integrate access and security controls to their BAS now.
Young Gun, Rob Allen welcomes the incomparable Roger Rebennack to 7 Minutes in Control. Roger, one of the most knowledgeable experts in access and security systems, shares with Rob the 5 primary reasons building owners and facility managers need to integrate access and security controls to their Building Automation Control Systems now. But that’s not all, if you know Roger, sometimes known as the hardest working, most exciting man in building automation controls, you know that he will not be limited by any obstacles or time restrictions. Seven Minutes? I don’t think so! Be prepared to be educated and entertained by the one and only Roger Rebennack.
This program introduces the Niagara 4 Head Start bundle for current Niagara AX TCP certified professionals. This offers an early glimpse of Niagara 4’s power and flexibility, along with the opportunity to generate new business and increase revenue from your existing customer base — all at a great price. You’ll also get access to web-based training that you can complete on your schedule at your convenience.
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The Honeywell Command and Control Suite is designed to harmonize complex systems and processes so you can command and control your facility with added confidence. Seamless integration, intuitive visualization and collaborative workflows reduce operational silos and transform facility management from an operational function into a driver of business continuity and efficiency. You can tailor the suite to your building, promoting increased productivity, reduced costs and lessened risk to your business.
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Welcome to ControlTalk NOW for the week ending May 10, 2015. Fred Gordy asks if you’re ready to Pre-Act versus React and shares an incredible experience and insight into cybersecurity’s hat society; Marc Petock and Lynxspring posts: NiagaraAX 18.104.22.168 software updates and NTCP Training Update and Niagara 4 Bridge Course Updates, and Cybersecurity and the Boardroom; Sierra Monitor’s Varun Nagaraj offers Industrial Internet of Things insight and Mike Bonner unboxes and demos Sierra Monitor’s BTL Certified BACnet Fieldserver Router; Belimo valve test lab video tour; Honeywell SmartLine training; Tridium offers webinars on JACE® 8000 and Niagara 4 Licensing; and Carl Johnsen reflects on his 42 year career with Honeywell.
Lynxspring Technical Bulletin: NiagaraAX v22.214.171.124 Module Update. We want to advise you that Tridium has released a software patch for various NiagaraAX 126.96.36.199 modules. Upgrading these modules will correct the issues described in the Product Update Notification recently published for this update. If you are currently using version 188.8.131.52, please read the Product Update Notification and download the upgraded modules by clicking here and extract the files to a known location.
Sierra Monitor’s Varun Nagaraj — IIoT: The Search for Equitable Business Models. In this Sierra Monitor post (first of many), Varun Nagaraj, Sierra Monitor’s President and CEO shares his wealth of experience and industry knowledge positioned as a leader of a premiere global source of electronic communications, safety and environmental instrumentation, network products, and technical solutions. Over the last few years, many of us in the controls industry have been using the phrase “Industrial Internet of Things” or IIoT to describe the evolution of control networking in industrial environments.
Why Belimo Gets it Right: Watch the Belimo Valve Test Lab Tour. Belimo’s engineering prowess and innovation set the global standards in comfort, energy efficiency, and safety solutions. This video, previewing the Belimo Valve Test Lab, gives insight as to how such unparalleled standards are set and maintained. Belimo’s performance testing verifies that our products comply with industry and trade association specifications, including ANSI, EN, IEC, ISA, MSS, and VDI/VDE. Our testing is performed with ISO 9000 traceability.
Level and Flow Training Part 1. Learn about Industrial and Commercial Level and Flow Control metering and control with this multi-episode ControlTrends’ live training course, featuring Honeywell Marketing Manager, Tom Brands. Learn about Honeywell’s SmartLine Level Transmitter Applications and the why’s, how’s, and different ways to measure levels and become a better adviser to your customers. SmartLine Level Transmitter uses guided wave radar (GWR) technology and can measure the level of a wide range of liquid products.
Fred Gordy Asks– Are You Ready to React or Pre-Act? Critical Information Contained Within! Cyber Evangelist and Cyber Security Advocate Fred Gordy delivers another critical collection of cyber security and cyber terrorism information — as it pertains the building management systems’ world. If you don’t have a policy or internal guidance yet, print this article out and hang it on the break room refrigerator, and use it as a starting kit/tool at your next board meeting, whatever it takes to get yourself and your organization Pre-Acting!
Tridium — Discover the Possibilities: JACE® 8000 and Niagara 4 Licensing. Join us for our next TridiumTalk highlighting the Niagara Framework® With nearly half a million instances worldwide, Niagara is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things. And with the anticipated release of Niagara 4 and the JACE 8000 controller, the opportunity to achieve operational excellence is even greater than before.
ControlTalk NOW guest Fred Gordy answers questions about Cybersecurity and explains the Hat-referencing jargon used with the Cybersecurity world. Basically, white hat = good guys, black hat = bad guys, grey hats = opportunists, and red hat = good guys that challenges your system like a black hat, and identify your possible vulnerabilities. Fred Gordy is anxious to assist system integrators and facility managers with Cybersecurity issues. Please email any questions that you might have for Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl Johnsen, and His Amazing 42 Year Career with Honeywell — A Tribute. ControlTrends had a chance to spend some time with one of the great controls people in the HVAC and Building Automation Controls Industry. Carl Johnsen’s career with Honeywell spans 42 years, and it was an absolute delight to interview Carl at the 2015 AHR show in Chicago. From his early days selling and supporting pneumatic controls, to the advent of DDC controls, on to the fully integrated building automation control systems of today, Carl Johnsen met the challenges of changing technology with determined optimism and success.
Unboxing the Sierra Monitor Dual Port BACnet Router. We had the privilege to review Sierra Monitor’s BTL Certified BACnet Router – the protocol router spearheading the theme of ease-of-use. We’re sure system integrators love saving time and costs, right? Sierra Monitor introduced this great product back in January, and since then, it has gained a lot of traction in the building automation industry. It really is easy to use, with great features like DeviceFind™, their unique BACnet device discovery feature, and two RS-485 ports for connecting up to 64 devices without the use of additional line drivers.
Honeywell’s Security Controller Exchange Program. The SEC-H-201/U WEBs-AX Security controller was introduced in 2007. At the time, this platform was a good product on which to deliver the original stand-alone Web-Based security application. However, over time the security application has grown in both features and complexity and the SEC-H-201/U is no longer suitable to run the latest WEBs-AX Enterprise Security application. An exchange program has been created to allow customers that purchased an SEC-H-201/U security controller the opportunity to exchange them for an SEC-H-602 security controller at a reduced price vs. purchasing a new SEC-H-602 security controller.
Marc Petock’s “Cybersecurity and the Board Room.” Cybersecurity has taken a pole position at ControlTrends and we are grateful to the important content and contributions being provided by HVAC and BAS Cybersecurity professionals. Our industry has a long, long way to go to meet the increasing challenges of Cybersecurity, but we’re getting on track with the guidance we receive from these generous professionals sharing their expertise. Marc Petock’s post contains two very important links that bring some of the world of Cybersecurity to a needy industry’s doorstep, and terms like “Duty of Care” and a CEO’s “Tone at the Top” — as well as equations like Risk = Threat X Vulnerability X Impact, and Risk = Probability X Impact, will become increasing familiar and used in our industry — in the near future.
Lynxspring Go Further: Important NTCP Training Update, Niagara 4 Bridge Course Update. Training and knowledge exchange is very important at Lynxspring. We are committed to making each of you as effective as possible with our technologies and products so we can enable you to achieve the very best technical knowledge and expertise you can. With this in mind, I would like to remind you of our upcoming scheduled NTCP Niagara AX Technical Certification Classes (see schedule below). The goal of this 5-day Niagara AX Certification Technical Training course is to educate students to a basic level of technical expertise necessary to effectively and efficiently design, engineer, and program projects using the NiagaraAX Framework.
WEBs-AX Enterprise Security Controller 201 Exchange Program
The SEC-H-201/U WEBs-AX Security controller was introduced in 2007. At the time, this platform was a good product on which to deliver the original stand-alone Web-Based security application. However, over time the security application has grown in both features and complexity and the SEC-H-201/U is no longer suitable to run the latest WEBs-AX Enterprise Security application.
An exchange program has been created to allow customers that purchased an SEC-H-201/U security controller the opportunity to exchange them for an SEC-H-602 security controller at a reduced price vs. purchasing a new SEC-H-602 security controller.
All SEC-H-201/U security controllers that are licensed for WEBs-AX Enterprise Security 2.2 qualify for the replacement program. If the SEC-H-201/U is not licensed for WEBs-AX Security 2.2, the revision upgrade part will need to be ordered as well (SEC-H-J-REV/U). All replacement SEC-H-602 controllers purchased as a part of the exchange program will be licensed for 16 readers.
Program End Date
This exchange program will be offered through December 31, 2015.
Sales and Product Information
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ControlTrends had a chance to spend some time with one of the great controls people in the HVAC and Building Automation Controls Industry. Carl Johnsen’s career with Honeywell spans 43 years, and it was an absolute delight to interview Carl at the 2015 AHR show in Chicago. From his early days selling and supporting pneumatic controls, to the advent of DDC controls, on to the fully integrated building automation control systems of today, Carl Johnsen met the challenges of changing technology with determined optimism and success. Carl Johnsen’s enduring personal commitment and professional contributions, rendered both to the HVAC industry at large, and individually, to each of his customers — are immeasurable, and greatly regarded and respected. Carl Johnsen has set standards by which others in our industry will be measured. And in the words of another industry icon, when a person like Carl Johnsen does retire, an inestimable amount of “tribal knowledge” will leave the building when Carl walks out it doors. Best regards, Carl. You will be missed.
We’re just a week away from the Niagara Forum!Tridium has been hard at work on Niagara 4 and is excited to share their progress with the Niagara community, so they sat down with president Nino DiCosmo to give us a sneak peek at what’s to come ahead of the Forum.
With nearly half a million instances across the globe, the Niagara Framework is harnessing the power of the Internet of Things for buildings, data centers, manufacturing, smart cities and more.
With Niagara 4, the opportunity to optimize performance and achieve operational excellence will be greater than ever.
ABOUT TRIDIUM: For more than 15 years, Tridium has led the world in business application frameworks—advancing truly open environments that harness the power of the Internet of Things. Our products allow diverse monitoring, control and automation systems to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities and more. We create smarter, safer and more efficient enterprises and communities—bringing intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.