Catch all the excitement as the global ControlTrends Community crowns the 2016 Light Commercial Controls Solution of of the Year Award winner. In this case, it will take two crowns as both KMC Controls and Proton Optergy get recognized for their outstanding solutions.
Catch all the excitement as the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Light Commercial Control System of the Year Award is presented.
Episode 215: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Feb 19, 2017 features interviews with EasyIO’s VP Worldwide Sales, Mike Marston, and Automated Buildings owner and editor, Ken Sinclair. Don’t miss Therese Sullivan’s coverage of the ControlTrends Awards, Optergy’s Proton video, BACnet International’s Awards, and the new records set at the 2017 AHR Expo.
Therese Sullivan, Mike Marston, Ken Sinclair, 2017 AHR Expo Records,
Therese Sullivan’s “How 2016 CTA-Goers Made It Their Night.” By Therese Sullivan, editor of BuildingContext.me. To watch Ken Smyers and Eric Stromquist manage every detail of the ControlTrends Awards is a lesson in how to be the ultimate hosts. They made it happen on January 29, 2017, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, NV. But, as if by magic – and there was a lot of that — the party moved out of their hands and seemed to be owned by everyone else in the room at large. The way the community is embracing this event is a sure sign that the CTAs will live on for many years to come. The CTAs have become an important night to many, and serve a variety of community-building functions.A Sneak Peak at Proton Optergy. ust got this video from our friend Steve Guzelimian. Steve is bringing the Proton Optergy smart buildings solution to North America. Proton won the global ControlTtrends Awards for Light Commercial Solution of the Year, and is a viable competitor in the “Race to the Small Space“. After seeing this cool video, look for Optergy to be a competitor in the Most Impactful Video Award at the 2017 ControlTrends Awards. You can hear what Steve had to say about Optery’s North American Strategy on the November 20th Episode of ControlTalk Now The Smart Buildings Video and Podcast.
ControlTalk NOW’s first interview is a ControlTrends Awards wrap-up with EasyIO’s Mike Marston, on his way to Australia, after finishing a 2-day training session in Pittsburgh, PA. EasyIO is people, products, and applied technology on the move. Congratulations to EasyIO for winning four ControlTrends Awards. The EasyIO FW-14 wireless controller is only getting better! Register now for the EasyIO World Conference, Manchester United UK – 22 May 2017.
ControlTalk NOW’s second interview is with Ken Sinclair, who reviews the Connection Community Collaboratory session at the 2017 AHR Expo, the ControlTrends Awards, and previews the theme of his 2017 March edition of Automated Buildings “Engaging Satisfaction & Wellness.” Ever insightful, here’s a piece from Ken’s editorial: “I am in awe of the power bestowed upon us and our potential as an industry to have a significant impact on the wellness and overall satisfaction of the occupants of our automated, connected, smart, living, buildings. Increasing satisfaction and wellness by engagement means creating a dialog path that flows both ways and is a giant first step for our industry’s entry into the productivity puzzle and its lucrative paybacks.”The 2017 BACnet International Awards Presentation. As we begin our video highlights from the 2016 ControlTrends Awards, we want to give special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor BACnet International. The BACnet protocol is at the heart of so many of the building automation and smart building control systems, that we thought it only appropriate to begin with a tribute to the dedicated, hard working men and women that make BACnet so great. Ken Sinclair’s Connection Community Collaboratory at AHR Expo 2017. “Power to the People, Power to the People, Ride on…”These lyrics are in a song written by the great John Lennon. If John had known our friend Ken Sinclair or attended his Connection Community Collaboratory, the lyrics would have been more like this: “Power of the People, Power of the People, Ride on” Everyday we see technology advancements in the Smart Building’s controls market, better controllers, better software and better analytics. Is there a correlation between how good a technology can be and the people that use it? This is just one of the questions that, the ever insightful, Ken Sinclair, poses to a group of Industry Experts at this year’s Connection Community Collaboratory, entitled “The Power of People, an Industry Discussion.”
2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas Breaks Three All-Time Records For Overall Show Attendance, Size. WESTPORT, Conn., February 17, 2017 – The International Exposition Company announced today that the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held January 30 through February 1 in Las Vegas, has officially broken three of the Show’s all-time records. With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
Episode 213: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Jan 22, 2017, sets the final stage for the 2016 ControlTrends Awards to be held in Las Vegas next Sunday evening, with a special show preview with Marc Petock, Master of Ceremonies. We thank our sponsors and the ControlTrends global community at large, for making this year’s show the biggest and best ever. Also this week, updates from Schneider Electric, KMC Controls, Optigo, Contemporary Controls, Optergy, EasyIO, and the Niagara Forum London.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with Lynxspring’s Chief Communications Officer and VP Marketing, Marc Petock. Marc gives us venerated industry insight into trends impacting and disrupting our markets and the growth of the ControlTrends Awards. As the Master of Ceremonies, Marc shares his excitement as the fifth ControlTrends Awards draws near. Marc also previews Lynxspring‘s new edge-to-enterprise and IoT solutions and service offerings for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration to be displayed in Booth # C1680 in the Building Automation and Control Showcase the AHR Expo 2017.
2016 ControlTrends Awards Details for Attendees. The 2016 ControlTrends Awards will be held on January 29, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:30 at the Hard Rock Café on the Las Vegas Strip. Please note that the Hard Rock Café is not part of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The address of the venue is: 3771 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Please plan to arrive on time as we have a packed show this year that will kick off with a special treat, and you will want to be in your seat when it starts.
2016 ControlTrends Awards Finalist for Building Automation Control System of the Year: Schneider Electric Struxureware. Go beyond traditional building management systems with Schneider Electric Struxureware. Large-enterprise building professionals need a comprehensive BMS that breaks down existing silos to optimize energy consumption, maintain healthy and productive environments, update aging facilities, and provide anytime access to information.
2016 ControlTrends Awards Finalist for Building Automation Control System of the Year: KMC Controls. We’re the Experts! For nearly 50 years, KMC Controls has provided state-of-the-art building automation and control solutions to a global network of system integrators and distributors. Our products are controlling buildings of all sizes and types all around the world, including the most sustainable office building in North America. Increasing control, monitoring, and efficiency demands drive the need for flexible building automation systems. Intelligent building control systems reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and improve occupant health, comfort, and productivity.
BACnet MS/TP Trouble-Shooting Simplified with Innovative Product Integration from Contemporary Controls and Optigo Networks. BACnet MS/TP Trouble-Shooting Simplified with Innovative Product Integration from Contemporary Controls and Optigo Networks. Vancouver, BC, January 17, 2017 – BACnet MS/TP trouble-shooting can now be done remotely on demand or via scheduled analysis thanks to a one-of-a kind product integration from Chicago-based Contemporary Controls and Vancouver-based Optigo Networks. Using Contemporary Controls’ popular BASrouterLX to capture MS/TP traffic and Optigo Networks’ Visual BACnet for analysis, technicians will no longer need to be on-site to diagnose MS/TP issues.
OPTERGY Introduces New Product — Proton for Small Buildings! Small Buildings often have BIG Problems. Proton by Optergy aims to transform the market and bring building and energy management to all. If you are coming to the AHR EXPO 2017, in Las Vegas, please feel free to come by our booth for a conversation about what Optergy and its featured product is all about. You can find Optergy at booth C1075 in the Building Automation area.
EASYIO’s New Produal Peripherals. We are Proud to Announce that Produal is our New Partner for Building Automation Measurement! EasyIO is proud to announce that Produal is our new partner for building automation measurement. We are working jointly with these experts in measurement to offer you efficient, excellent peripheral products with a five year warranty. With this competent peripheral product program, we now aim to be a wide one-stop-shop for our EasyIO Partners.
Registration now open for Niagara Forum London! Sunday, 26 March 2017 – Tuesday, 28 March 2017 Park Plaza Westminster. Be sure to register for Niagara Forum London while space lasts! You won’t want to miss the premier conference about Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the chance to learn more about Buildings IoT, Industrial IoT and other important technology trends. This bi-annual event provides developers, building owners, engineers and executives the opportunity to engage with one another on a variety of issues related to device-to-enterprise applications and automation infrastructure.
Small Buildings often have BIG Problems. Proton by Optergy aims to transform the market and bring building and energy management to all. If you are coming to the AHR EXPO 2017, in Las Vegas, please feel free to come by our booth for a conversation about what Optergy and its featured product is all about. You can find Optergy at booth C1075 in the Building Automation area.
NEW PROTON 2nd GENERATION BUILDING CONTROLLER IS RELEASED: Designed for Simpler Monitoring and Control for Small Buildings
Sammamish, WA (January 5, 2017) – Optergy, a provider of building automation and energymanagement products, today announced the launch of its second generation Proton. Proton is the first building controller complete with 120GB storage that combines building and energy management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android mobile application for quick and simple monitoring and control. This economical product manages up to 100 BACnet or Modbus devices, and has built-in web based programming & tools. Users now have an economical and simple means to access their building controls and energy consumption data anytime, anywhere.
Last year it was said “Proton by Optergy became the first true open supervisor and controller that can interoperate with any BACnet unitary controller and is 100% web based. It has all the needed tools to setup, operate and maintain the system, and has all of this at economical price points,” said Steven Guzelimian, Optergy USA President. “This year we are releasing many new features to build on an already impressive product and introducing Proton to a global audience”.
Optergy is releasing at AHR EXPO 2017:
• New localization capabilities; Use Google for initial language translation and tools to refine
• New license options; Support for up to 100 devices
• New software features; Support for Mobile App, BACnet Virtual devices and more
• New applications; VPN configurations, Kiosk mode, API & more
• New hardware capabilities; Contractor friendly design and installation
• New workflow tools; All web based programming, configuration and graphics editing
• New no-cost eLearning; Learn the Optergy way, self certify at your own pace
Economics for the Contractor:
• Less expensive than the next best alternative
• Better competitive position
• All-inclusive hardware, software and license
• Free eLearning and updates
• Ease of deployment/everything is in the boxRich End-User Experience:
• Visualization, automated reports, built-in features
• Easy to learn and self-manage
• All tools included in the system
• Web and mobile device connectivity
• No subscription fees
Key benefits of the PROTON Building Controller:
• Economical building controller that sits side by side or on top existing HVAC/Electrical systems
• Simple licensing based on number of devices with unlimited points (10/20/50/100). No ongoing fees!
• Robust database that can store years of analytic data
• Easily connect and manage any BACnet or Modbus device, including schedules, trends and alarms
• Save time – Secure remote connectivity, for installation, updates, and maintenance
• No extra effort – Built-in BACnet IP, BACnet MSTP, Modbus IP, Modbus RTU for improved connectivity
• Productive – HTML5 programming utilizes web to create control logic that do not require a thick client
• Accessible – Seamlessly move from big screen to a small screen phone using a feature rich mobile app
• Accountability – Unlimited users, each with their own privilege and unique navigation, all events logged
• Intuitive – Add video content, html (web pages), energy reports and to create rich visualization
• Value – Built in applications for Energy Management, Building Control, Facility Management
• Engage users with scrolling message content, video, and mobile app messaging
Proton 10 is the basic solution for a complete building automation system that supports up to 10 connected BACnet or Modbus devices in a building. Small building owners can get started with this simple and economical building control solution with Proton 10.
Proton 20 features all the essential base features of Proton 10 and adds support for up to 20 connected BACnet or Modbus devices. Proton 20 also includes scrolling display support, essential for users to communicate with their desired audience such as tenants or visitors through public displays.
Proton 50 features all the essential base features of Proton 20 and adds support for up to 50 connected BACnet or Modbus devices. Proton 50 adds 3 tenants for use with after-hours tenant billing and utility billing.
Proton 100 features all the essential base features of Proton 50 and adds support for up to 100 connected BACnet or Modbus devices. Proton 100 adds supports for 10 tenants.
Optergy is a technology company dedicated to improving the business of managing facilities with tools to improve efficiency, performance and processes, whilst providing key stakeholders with the information and reporting to make informed strategic decisions. From the simplest building, to the largest complex enterprise, our client base is extensive and includes professionals ranging from the education, healthcare, commercial, retail and government sectors. Optergy is a wholly owned business by the Oberix Group Pty.
You can learn a bit more from Optergy.com or please feel free to reach out to me at +1-425-233-2052 (voice & text), firstname.lastname@example.org
AboutOberix GroupAustralia, UK, Malaysia, Singapore & USAOberix has over 200 permanent staff while sustaining a unique and thriving culture through a devotion to continuous learning, reinvention and adaption, all united with the desire to realize our customers’ needs and stay ahead in technology, project planning, delivery and service.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Dec 18, 2016 begins with special thanks to two of our Platinum Sponsors: Optergy and Panel Shoppe. We have amazing interviews with Blue Ridge Technology’s President Bill Dunkelberger, Distech’s Vice President, Sales & Energy Services, Dan Flaherty, and ControlTrends People Episode 6 with EasyIO’s Lim Hoon Chiat. Updated coverage of 2017 AHR EXPO; 2017 Lynxspring Exchange Conference date set; Johnson Controls Showcase at the 2017 AHR EXPO; Acuity Brands Lighting Technology Center; KMC, Lynxspring, and Belimo Impact Videos; and DOE’s Solar in Your Community Challenge.
Don’t Miss AHR EXPO 2017 — New Technology & Industry Best-Practices Highlight the Largest AHR Educational Program Ever. AHR 2017’s New Technology & Industry Best-Practices Highlight the Largest AHR Educational Program Ever! With over 75 seminars, technical sessions and certifications offered at the Convention Center, there’s something new to learn at the Show. Many are free with no advance registration necessary. Use the Online Interactive Floor Plan to Map Out Your Time More Effectively!
Lynxspring Announces Dates for 2017 Lynxspring Exchange Conference — October 1–3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI (PRWEB) DECEMBER 07, 2016 Lynxspring, Inc. (http://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, cyber protection, and device-to-enterprise integration today announced they will hold their second biennial Lynxspring Exchange Conference on October 1 – 3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Johnson Controls Leads the HVAC Industry with Innovation and New Technology at the 2017 AHR Expo. Johnson Controls will showcase several innovative new technologies at the 2017 AHR Expo, January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas (booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329). The technologies include Verasys™, YORK® YVFA chiller, YORK EcoAdvance, BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System and VRF Smart Gateway. These technologies are designed to advance energy efficiency and increase building intelligence.
Touring Acuity Brands Lighting Center. Dan Flaherty, Distech’s Vice President, Sales & Energy Services, takes the ControlTrends Community on a tour of Acuity Brands’ Disney-like technology center, a new mecca for young engineering talent. Join in as Dan shows us some of the really cool ways lighting technology has significantly enhanced the user experience within the Hospital, K-12, and Retail spaces. With the acquisition of Distech and DGLogik, Acuity has re-engineered the way lighting and sensors are deployed and how lighting sensor data and the Distech Eclypse Building Automation Systems are driving the next-gen smarter buildings. Gone are the days of the 72 degree thermostat… for sure.
Our next ControlTrends Interview is with Bill Dunkleberger, President of Blue Ridge Technologies, a manufacture of proven energy management solutions with a focus on Unified Lighting Control. Blue Ridge Technologies (BTR) solutions complete the Building Automation System. Bill Dunkelberger is an industry expert on occupant-centric building and lighting control. Join in as Bill explains the origins of lighting integration issues and how Open Systems, Open Devices, Open Standards, and Open Distribution are the future. We also get to meet Christy O’Neil, BRT’s Support Manager and finalist for the 2016 ControlTrends Support Person of the Year.
2016 ControlTrends Most Impactful Video of the Year — Take One: KMC+DELL Customer Beginnings. Award winning KMC Controls is proud to be a partner with Dell as the building automation industry leaps into the 21st century. The introduction of IoT to building automation systems is changing the way that occupants interact with their environment, their level of comfort, and the efficiency of buildings. Go ahead, we don’t mind if you call us building geniuses.
ControlTrends People Episode 6: EasyIO’s Lim Hoon Chiat. In this episode of ControlTrends People, we explore the life of Lim Hoon Chiat. Lim is now recognized as one of the most successful and prolific minds in our industry. In Episode 6, we follow Lim’s rise from the humblest of origins in Singapore, where as a child, he tinkered with discarded parts to make a television set work for three months, through his days at the University and winning an International Robotic Competition, to his present position at EasyIO. Lim shares the influence and effect that his earliest mentor had on his life and how the philosophic fundamentals of simplicity, constantly challenging one’s self, and the desire to maintain a worldly perspective developed into a life-long passion for innovation.
2016 ControlTrends Most Impactful Video of the Year — Take Two: Introduction to the Lynxspring Onyxx BH311 BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. Overview: The Onyxx™ BH311 Data Pump provides BACnet to Haystack network communication and data exchange. The Onyxx BH311 Data Pump is part of Lynxspring E2E, an edge-to-enterprise ecosystem for the Internet of Things, that enables collaboration between smart systems, smart devices, intelligent equipment and Cloud services. The Helixx™ Framework embedded in the Onyxx BH311 handles the BACnet to Haystack protocol translation, translating BACnet points to manageable Haystack points.
Belimo’s New Advanced Butterfly Valve Technology for High Flow Applications. The newly designed butterfly valve and actuator assembly is the most intelligent, energy efficient, and reliable high flow solution in the HVAC market. With a focus on the ease of installation, application flexibility and longevity, this series sets new performance standards in HVAC applications. Innovative – User Friendly – Reliable, Belimo’s New Advanced Butterfly Valve Technology for High Flow Applications is the Most Intelligent Butterfly Valve on the Market!
DOE: Solar in Your Community Challenge — Application Deadline is January 6, 2017. Dear SunShot Supporter: Have you heard about the Solar in Your Community Challenge yet? It’s a $5 million prize competition funded by the SunShot Initiative that aims to expand solar electricity access. Specifically, it focuses on low-and moderate-income (LMI) households and nonprofits that haven’t been able to take advantage of the booming solar market. Challenge participants are eligible to win cash prizes and technical assistance over the course of 18 months.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Nov 20, 2016 is highlighted by guest appearances from Schneider Electric’s Channel Brand Development Leader, Stacy Kimbell and Steven Guzelimian, President of Optergy. Also featured, Local 449 Steamfitters’ new Training Facility Grand Opening and PA Governor Tom Wolf’s pipe cutting ceremony; Ask a Controls Expert with David Cates; AHR Expo 2017 Innovation Awards update; Siemens’ EcoView End-to-end Energy Management Solution; Sierra Monitor Corporation’s IIot-ready BACnet gateways, routers, and network explorers; and ControlTalk Rewind with Josh Bradshaw.
ControlTalk NOW’s first guest, Schneider Electric’s Channel Development Leader, Stacey Kimbell tells us about My Energy University, one of the best kept secrets in the industry. Energy University is a 24/7 website with over 200 courses that attendees can receive Continuing Educational Credits and course certificates to further their careers. An amazing wealth of content, these agnostic courses are usually 45 minutes long with a course test at the end. Anything and everything relating the HVAC and Building Automation industry. Truly, an invaluable asset available to every member of the industry.
Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack and Renick Brothers at Local 449 Steamfitters’ Training Facility Pipe Cutting Ceremony with PA Governor Tom Wolf. the ultra-modern $20.2 million facility will be well-suited to train tomorrow’s Steamfitters and features four Honeywell WEBs-N4 building automation training stations that are connected to the facility’s boilers, chiller, and other building equipment.
Ask a Controls Expert with Stromquist’s own David Cates who answers an inquiry on a combination gas valve. A combination gas valve is used to control gas pressure and provide safety features. Controlling the pressure is required to avoid fires and explosions caused by too much pressure. If the pressure is not high enough, though, the appliance will not get the amount of ignited gas required for it to function properly.
AHR Expo 2017 Announces Innovation Awards Ceremony. WESTPORT, Conn., November 16, 2016 – As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held next January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31. From 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Las Vegas Convention Center room N253 (on the second floor of the North Hall), the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards will honor the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at this year’s Show in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.
Siemens’ EcoView EMS is an End-to-end Energy Management Solution designed specifically to meet the energy management needs of restaurants, medical offices, retail shops and other small commercial businesses. Already at work in many facilities across the United States, EcoView is a proven solution for lowering energy consumption and bills. Wireless technology, drop-in thermostats, and cloud-based applications make it affordable and simple to install and use. It also provides great visibility and control of HVAC and lighting from one central point, which helps increase productivity.
Sierra Monitor Corporation Bridges BACnet to the Cloud. Milpitas, California – November 17, 2016 – Sierra Monitor Corporation, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, today announced that its industry-leading BACnet gateways, routers, and network explorers are now “IIoT-Empowered out-of-the-box” and are shipping with new software that allows customers to securely register, access, and manage their field-installed products from Sierra Monitor’s FieldPoP device cloud.ControlTalk Rewind: Josh Bradshaw. If you missed the October 30th ControlTalk Now Smart Buildings Video Cast, you missed what Silcon Valley Tech Guru Josh Bradshaw had to say about how Silcon Valley is influencing Smart Buildings. No worries you can hear what Josh had to say right here right now! Josh tracks the newest technology coming out of Silicon Valley. Josh’s blog WorkTechWork is the go to place for people interested in the latest IoT technology trends and everything from sustainable energy, wearable technologies, smart homes, and smart buildings. Josh Bradshaw’s mantra is “Don’t work for technology… make technology work for you.”
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Nov 6, 2016 begins with a review of Ken Sinclair’s November edition of Automated Buildings followed by: Functional Devices Tech Tuesday with Henry Smith; Next Generation Innovation Episode 2 features Comfy’s Lindsay Baker; Gas Pressure Regulator’s 101 with Matt Koenig; Honeywell’s Release of WEBs-N4.2 with Spyder and Stryker Tools; Siemens OpenAir Damper Actuators; Sierra Monitor’s ProtoAir Wireless Gateway; Call for speakers and sponsors for the Haystack Connect 2017; Optergy, one CIO’s most promising energy management solution providers; EasyIO’s Mike Marston’s TCOM Video; and the 2 latest BAM podcasts from Phil Zito.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings November Theme — Open Edge Software Fuels Self-learning Operability. Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of automatedbuildings.com continues his quest of pulling the lid off of the next future of our industry — before it’s bottled. Granting IoT no sanctuary, Ken Sinclair’s November pursuit is clear: “Our revolutionary themes for the last few months have led us to the importance of the open software movement as part of our journey.”
Functional Devices’ Energy Saving Applications — TECH TUESDAY with Functional Device‘s customer support engineer, Henry Smith. “Whether it is for environmental or monetary reasons, many people constantly look for ways to save energy. I am one of those people, and I have implemented many energy saving technologies in my own home. I have automated lighting, a smart thermostat which controls a high efficiency heat pump, and many energy saving appliances. These additions have cut my average monthly electric bill by about 10%.”
Episode 2 Next Generation Innovation features Lindsay Baker from Comfy. In episode 2 of Next Generation Innovation, young guns Rob Allen and Brad White catch up with Lindsay Baker from Comfy. Topics include: How Comfy is redefining how Smart Buildings use social media and a unique version of crowd sourcing to make buildings more energy efficient, how women are able to make smart buildings even smarter, and what it’s like to be a venture capitalist funded company. Great interview and very insightful tale always.The Right Way to Install a Gas Pressure Regulator. It’s getting cold outside…..well maybe not yet, but it will start getting cold soon. When it get’s cold we turn the heat on, and when we turn the heat on, we find out what broke during the warm days of spring and summer. In the spirit of making sure replacement heating stuff get’s installed properly, we are re releasing one of our most popular technical videos on how to install a gas pressure regulator the right way.
Honeywell’s New Packaged Release of WEBs-N4.2 with Spyder and Stryker Tools. Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the WEBs-N18.104.22.168 Software packaged that includes Spyder, Stryker, Venom and BACnet FF Tstat programming tools. This release includes user interface enhancements, bundled Web Start application, as well as the Niagara Analytics 2.0 modules.
Siemens OpenAir Damper Actuators — Speak Your Language. Siemens’ OpenAir speaks your language: Long-life, sturdy damper actuators for HVAC applications, air volume control as well as fire and smoke protection dampers. OpenAir™ is a comprehensive portfolio of damper actuators tailored to suit your requirements. You’ll benefit from a wide selection of positioning forces, control signals, communications standards and add-on options.
Let’s go Wireless: Cool New Product from Sierra Monitor. The ProtoAir wireless gateway is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control protocol gateway for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provides manufacturers instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.
Call for Speakers and Additional Sponsors of Haystack Connect 2017. Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced the Call For Speakers for Haystack Connect 2017 and the latest additions to the list of Sponsors.
CIO’S 20 MOST PROMISING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION PROVIDERS. ControlTrends Awards Platinum sponsor and nominee, Optergy, is poised to make an impact on the Smart Buildings Controls market in North America. Check out this press release and video to get the 411 on Optergy. This might be the first time you have heard of Optergy, but it will not be the last! Optergy, a business division of the Oberix Group, a a software provider of building automation and energy management tools, has announced it has received notable recognition as one of the “20 Most Promising Energy Management Solution providers” of 2016 by CIOInsights.
EasyIO’s Mike Marston Video — Use TCOM for Tight Integration to N4 and AX. EasyIO’s Mike Marston’s Video on how to use TCOM for tight Integration to N4 and AX demonstrates how very cool and efficient the process is. All the Points, Schedules and Histories are instantly accessible. EasyIO is able accommodate general and specific applications featuring the SOX, TCOM, FGP2P and BACnet MSTP communication protocols.
Don’t Miss Phil Zito’s PodCasts: What is a BAS? and What is a Network? Part 1. BAM 036: What is a BAS? In Episode 36 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast I discuss the age old question. What is a BAS? In today’s episode I will cover: What is a BAS; BAS vs Control Systems; Control System types; Common functions of BAS; Control Processes; and Control Devices. BAM Episode 36: What is a BAS?
ControlTrends Awards Platinum sponsor and nominee, Optergy, is poised to make an impact on the Smart Buildings Controls market in North America. Check out this press release and video to get the 411 on Optergy. This might be the first time you have heard of Optergy, but it will not be the last!
Contact: Steven Guzelimian
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Issaquah, WA (June 24, 2016) – Optergy, a business division of the Oberix Group, a a software provider of building automation and energy management tools, has announced it has received notable recognition as one of the “20 Most Promising Energy Management Solution providers” of 2016 by CIOInsights.
Buildings consume more than 70 percent of the world’s energy, half of which is wasted, states a study conducted by MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study further reveals that nearly 90 percent of this wasted energy can be recovered by efficient energy monitoring. The advances seen in the IT industry over the last decade are finally working their way into energy efficiency solutions for buildings and equipment. Optergy focuses on outcomes that reduces risk involved in the customers’ business processes, improves productivity, and builds efficient energy performances. The resulting energy savings further minimizes operating expenses.
“Our focus is on the overall building economics, and we build tools to facilitate better day to day management,” says Steven Guzelimian, President, Optergy.
Aurora, the enterprise management software from Optergy, can replace a building supervisor or be used as an enterprise system offering real-time, online access to monitor and control customers’ buildings meters, control systems, create reports and perform data diagnostics and analysis. Aurora combines energy and building management features, and uses an intuitive web interface accessible using a common browser. The software can be easily installed on simple hardware or a virtual machine, and requires no operating system or any other software dependencies. Being scalable, it manages BACnet or Modbus devices, and has built-in web based programming and tools. Leveraging the software, users can effectively manage the energy usage in their buildings and be alerted if their energy consumption or building performance threatens their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The inherent design features of the Aurora interface, such as creating custom reports and analytics at the click of a mouse, have proven to be extremely valuable, especially in diversified, multinational organizations.
Furthermore, Optergy also offers an innovative building controller Proton, which uses an intuitive web interface, and connects, to a companion IOS or Android application to manage energy automatically. This controller and software permits even the smallest building to meter, monitor, and make use of actionable energy information. Being economical, this software manages up to 50 BACnet or Modbus devices, and has built-in programming and tools. Proton encloses some of the basic features like web displays, demand limiting program, DDC control logic, email and SMS alarm notifications.
“The building operations are often wrapped in layers of confusing events,” remarks Steven Guzelimian. Optergy’s Intuitive visualization technology helps users to have a better look at building operations. Adding HTML content to energy management software allows users to quickly add content that is rich and dynamic to better see how they can make improvements to their systems. In an implementation highlight, Optergy’s Aurora systems helped Charles Sturt University (CSU) in collecting and analyzing building data.
CSU had 17 buildings across the campuses with too many control systems managing lighting and other energy usage. The client implemented Optergy’s Aurora as a single supervisory interface for all integrated systems, including HVAC and the cogeneration plant. Aurora helped CSU to identify opportunities in HVAC control and manage peak demands in real time by using the cogeneration plant.
Optergy has recently launched Proton Building Controller product, which will democratize energy management. “To further assist our users fully benefit from this system Optergy will deploy a mobile companion app, which will offer new and interesting ways to engage users using mobile connectivity,” says Steven Guzelimian.
Optergy is a technology company dedicated to improving the business of managing facilities with tools to improve efficiency, performance and processes, whilst providing key stakeholders with the information and reporting to make informed strategic decisions.
Combining these systems improves the way our clients go about their business. This can be as simple as having a single interface to view their sub systems, or monitoring progress against budget. This ease of use in conjunction with automated processes such as real time demand response and automated billing.
Aurora enterprise management software provides a web-based, real time scalable solution to improve control and reporting within buildings. Aurora, an exclusive Building Management System that provides a full suite of tools to measure, manage, report and analyze building data to make it a Smart Building. The system can connect to a companion IOS or Android application suitable for use with mobile devices.
Aurora achieves this by unifying systems to a single platform: Integration of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Building Management Systems (BMS); Automated Energy Management; Data, Diagnostics and Analytics; Facility Performance;and People Management;
Proton is an innovative software based supervisor/controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application suitable for use with mobile devices. This economical software manages up to 50 BACnet , Modbus devices or Meters , and has built-in database, programming & tools.