Episode 253: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 4, 2018 features our 2-minute teaser video of the 2017 ControlTrends Awards — and we have video coverage of KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit; Ken Sinclair’s February, Automated Buildings; Altura Associates wins the 2017 Project Haystack Award; Optergy’s Proton wins the 2017 Innovative Product of the Year; and Schneider Electric [Read more…]
New Year, New Pelco Products in iPortal. We are pleased to announce the availability of Pelco’s Video Solutions through iPortal.
Pelco’s Video Solutions include:
– Fixed IP Cameras
– PTZ IP Cameras
– Panoramic IP Cameras
– Specialty IP Cameras
– Analog Cameras – Video Management Systems
– Mounting Hardware & Accessories
Visit www.Pelco.com for product guides, brochures, and specifications.
Need help picking the right camera? Not sure how much storage space you need on a project? Look at the tools available on the Pelco site that will help you address those questions and others.
Camera Selection Tool: A web based tool that helps you compare different types, styles and models of cameras, preview details, specifications and access product documentation such as specifications and datasheets.
VideoXpert Storage Estimator: A calculator to help determine the amount of recording space required based on several user-selected variables.
Digital Sentry Storage Estimator: A calculator to help determine the amount of recording space required based on several user-selected variables.
Field of View Calculator (FOV): A calculator to help predetermine proper lens selection prior to installation, with a preview to area size that is visible through the lens with entered values.
Pelco Mobile App: A mobile app that provides remote access to live video from Pelco by Schneider Electric Digital Sentry® systems, Endura® systems equipped with the SM5200 system manager, and Sarix cameras.
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Episode 242: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast for week ending October 15, 2017, features our interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor, Automated Buildings. Ken is a true catalyst and harbinger of change, which he believes will involve our full embrace of IoT. EasyIO releases their FW wireless series challenge; Tridium introduces Niagara Cloud Backup Service and Asset Manager and publishes a White Paper on Niagara in the Industrial IoT; Lynxspring Exchange 2017 Initiatives updates; Siemens’ Ingenuity for Life video; KMC Genius Summit 2018 Hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL, January 18-20, 2018; Acuity Brands Atrius Navigator SDK video; Kele acquires distributor Control Consultants Inc.; Schneider Electric Helping JA World Student Leaders; Optergy’s leadership role in BMS for small buildings; Blue Ridge Technologies’ Completing the BAS – Unify HVAC and Lighting Controls webinar; Honeywell’s President and CEO, Darius Adamczyk, announces portfolio changes ahead; and Stromquist’s Tim Chamblee explains chiller surge.
Introducing Niagara Cloud Backup as a Service and Asset Manager now available. Tridium’s latest advancement means you can protect the enterprise from losing valuable Niagara station and configuration data, and manage your Niagara licenses from one online location. Introducing Niagara Cloud, a growing suite of services that can help you leverage the Internet of Things in new and powerful ways.
New Lynxspring Edge-to-Enterprise Business Initiatives Announced at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP solutions for building automation, energy management, IoT, equipment control and device-to-enterprise integration, made several new announcements today at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase Conference being held October 1st – 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Siemens — Ingenuity for Life Creates Perfect Places. Something drives us every day to make buildings better With people spending about 90 percent of their lives indoors, there is no place where we spend more time in our life. So buildings are far more than just four walls. They are the places where we learn the most important lessons in life, where we encounter the personalities that inspire us, where the best of our ideas are born. Buildings are the places where we spend time with the people we love. And at the end of it all: They are our homes – and there is no place in the world that feels so special to us.
KMC Genius Summit 2018 Hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL, January 18-20, 2018. KMC is proud to present the 2018 KMC Genius Summit, hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL. We’re bringing together our best partners for two days of world-class training sessions and in-depth technical product training. Not to mention evenings of fun and new networking opportunities! Attending the KMC Genius Summit will open your eyes to new possibilities and potentially revolutionize the way you do business.
Acuity Brands Atrius Navigator Indoor Positioning and Location-based Platform Service Software Development Kit (SDK). Atrius Navigator platform service Software Development Kit (SDK) unlocks location-based (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS) within mobile applications. Acquiring data from your Atrius Sensory Network, Atrius Navigator delivers precise, cost-effective indoor positioning solutions, enabling applications that redefine customer journeys and enhance business operations.
Kele, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc. MEMPHIS, Tenn. and BOSTON – Kele, Inc. (Kele) announced today the acquisition of Control Consultants, Inc. (CCI). This strategic combination highlights each company’s long-term commitment to providing industry leading products and solutions to its customers. The combined entity will operate as separate brands, but will leverage the strengths each bring.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken is a catalyst and harbinger, whose goal is to inform his readers of the future of building automation. Ken reviews the highlights of his October, 2017 Theme: “People-Powered Transformation, which is another stellar assemblage of industry expertise, insight, and a host of significant interviews and articles. Ken’s editorial message is emphatic and crystal clear: Embrace the change that is coming! Make your plans now! to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago.
Schneider-Electric Helping Junior Achievement Prepare Today’s Students to Lead Tomorrow’s World. As a non-profit organization, Junior Achievement depends on help and donations from corporations. To assist the organization, Schneider Electric® and C-Tech Controls donated an intelligent building management system, with installation, for the three Junior Achievement Biztown locations in Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.
Product Updates, Vital Links, and Latest News from EasyIO’s SK Foo. Hi all! It has been busy for us since the launching of our new products, our wireless range of controller FW series, our server spec FS32 and also our small little green module which converts one Analogue output to two Digital Output the FR-02. Since launching we received overwhelming response from customers and also our partners. We keep improving adding more features to these range of products.
Saving Time is Saving Money with Optergy BMS! Installing building management systems in small buildings can be very cost effective. For end-users it’s easy to imagine a building you know that often leaves lights or HVAC on when the system really should not be running, it’s not hard to see that small buildings can pile up huge bills. In fact much of the buildings load (~70%) can be controlled simply and economically. Visit Optergy today!
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Fall 2017 Issue of Connections Magazine. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, October 09, 2017 — The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the third issue of their Connections Magazine.
Looking for New Business Opportunities with Tridium — Check this out! You are a skilled systems integrator, and if you are like most, it seems like things are starting to slow down a bit or have just gotten more competitive, either way, there is a space that you can take you skills to that is less crowded. This IIot update, just in from the team at Niagara is worth checking out.
How California Title 24 and the other State Energy Codes Effect You and System Design. As a teacher of mine use to say, “nothing is obvious to the uninformed”. And when getting informed is free and the best of the best is teaching you, it is a time to take action and register now for something that is or will be effecting the smart buildings control pro, which is how lighting control is being changed by California Title 24. Visit Blue Ridge Technologies Unified Lighting..
Honeywell Announces Planned Portfolio Changes. A message from Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell President and CEO. Dear Colleague: Today, we announced several important planned changes to our portfolio that will position the Company for sustainable organic sales growth and margin expansion within a more focused set of end markets. You can read the details about these changes – including our intention to spin off our Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business as well as our Transportation Systems business into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies – in this morning’s press release and in our presentation to investors.
Pro Tech Tip: Understanding Chiller Surge. Join, Stromquist & Company’s, master trainer and control pro, Tim Chamblee,as he walks us through chiller surge. Tim teaches you what you need to know about chiller surge, and how to protect your chillers. Tim, with over 40 years in the HVAC service and controls business offers practical tech tips and training, reach out to him directly at email@example.com, or call him at 1-800-241-9471 to find out about his training classes, or to buy York Chiller parts. Stromquist & Company is a stocking distributor of York chiller parts and would love to help provide these parts when you have a need.
As a non-profit organization, Junior Achievement depends on help and donations from corporations. To assist the organization, Schneider Electric® and C-Tech Controls donated an intelligent building management system, with installation, for the three Junior Achievement Biztown locations in Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.
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Episode 234: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending August 6, 2017 features more great insight from energy expert, Mark Jewell, and two deep-dive interviews with AutomatedBuildings.com’s, Ken Sinclair, and Optergy’s president, Steve Guzelimian. Make sure to register for upcoming webinars from Belimo, ACI’s, and Schneider Electric.
ControlTalk NOW guest Mark Jewel, renowned expert trainer and coach, business consultant, and solutions designer. Selling Power magazine recently ranked Mark’s company, Selling Energy, as one of the nation’s Top 20 Sales Training Firms. Mark has influenced energy efficiency decisions in three billion square feet of real estate in his 25+ years in this industry and has trained countless controls manufacturers, distributors and contractors how to differentiate themselves with segment-specific, concise messaging and more effective approaches to driving their revenues and margins.
ControlTalk NOW’s first interview is with Ken Sinclair who reviews his August edition of AutomatedBuildings.com. Ken takes us on a profound tour of the dogged progression towards autonomous devices and autonomous buildings. Ken’s editorial first links us to the relevant technology thought-leaders, while the body of the August edition provides an excellent array of perspectives from various industry experts. Ken even spices things up a bit with some info on CryptoCurrency, Blockchain, and Bitcoin. The once cloud-bound flow of data is in flux. The edge is fogging up, and Hey You! — Get off of my Cloud!
ControlTalk NOW’s second guest interview is with Steve Guzelimian, President, Optergy. Steve offers the following analogy with regards to combining BMS and EMS Analogy: “It could be said that operating a building is analogous to driving a car. If the driver has visibility of the road, feedback from gauges and a steering wheel, they will be in full control. Take away the driver’s road visibility or feedback from gauges; they will crash or run out of fuel. Remove the driver’s steering wheel, and inevitably the car will crash on the first corner. BMS is the steering wheel, EMS is the visibility and feedback.”
New Belimo Website Coming August 7th! Register Now for August 16th, 1:00 PM EDT, for Informational Webinar. On August 7th, Belimo will launch a new and improved website. You can place orders faster, save project lists, download multiple data sheets and have full access to your account files. Join Belimo August 16th at 1:00 PM EDT for an informational webinar on the features of the newly released Belimo website. You will experience how easy it is to access marketing materials and enhanced e-commerce functionalities. The webinar will conclude with an interactive question and answer session. Please join us and provide your feedback and questions. Register Now!
Converging Smart Building Systems and IT with Siemon. So many systems, so many cables, so many wires, it get’s so complicated so fast. Fear not, we had a chance to catch up with Bob Allen from Siemon the company that among other things has a Smart Building Cabling Solution. In this video Bob explains Siemon’s revolutionary approach to making cabling easier, faster, and more efficient. Do you want to reduce capital expense, increase operational savings, and improve the tenant experience? Siemon ConvergeIT is a unified intelligent building (IB) cabling solution that combines Siemon’s proven quality with advanced copper and fiber cabling technology to create a structured cabling system that converges critical data, voice, video and low-voltage building systems onto a single unified physical infrastructure, providing significant cost savings and sustainability over the life of the facility.
Schneider Electric Webinar Invite: August 9th at 1PM EST to learn about Square D VFDs. Join Scott and Brandon on August 9th at 1PM EST to learn about Square D VFDs. This webinar will cover all Square D VFD offers in iPortal, the selection tool, stocking program for S-Flex and the ATV 600 line and an overview of other Square D offers. The webinar will be approximately one hour in length. RSVP and add to your calendar!
ACI’s LIVE Temperature Transmitter Webinar 8/16 at 10:30 A.M. CST. ACI’s TEMPERATURE WEBINAR FEATURING TRANSMITTERS AUGUST 16|10:30 A.M. CST. The ACI 2017 Webinar Series continues Wednesday, August 16th. ACI’s Sales Engineer, Brant Kasbohm, will discuss the differences between ACI’s Temperature Transmitter models. During the webinar, Brant plans to highlight the important differences between Class A & Class B RTDs while diving into details regarding our transmitters and their improved accuracies. Brant will also cover ACI’s NIST Certification process and why it’s a key component in the overall performance and long term reliability of our temperature transmitters. Register Now!
Join Scott and Brandon on August 9th at 1PM EST to learn about Square D VFDs. This webinar will cover all Square D VFD offers in iPortal, the selection tool, stocking program for S-Flex and the ATV 600 line and an overview of other Square D offers. The webinar will be approximately one hour in length. RSVP and add to your calendar!
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Episode 229: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending June 25, 2017 features an indepth review of our video coverage of the EasyIO’s 2017 Global Partner Event in Manchester, Cochrane Supply’s Controls-Con 2017 in Detroit, and the RealComm|IBcon conference in San Diego. The disruption and new challenges to our BAS industry and HVACR are real and global. Yet, with each potential threat, there is opportunity — and our interviews with Paul Oswald, Brian Turner, Ken Sinclair, and others provide valuable testament and insight to where the trends are likely to take us next. Also added, more video highlights from 2017 RealComm|IBcon, a Room Controller Q & A from Schneider Electric; Tridium Update Release of Niagara 4.3; Lynxspring’s Intro to Data Modeling and Haystack Tagging; and three posts from our new “Making HVACR More Interesting Series.”
Catching Up with CBRE/ESI’s Paul Oswald at RealComm|IBcon. Thanks to the team at RealComm|IBcon for letting us fill in on Conference Live. In this video we had the chance to catch up with one of our favorite people CBRE/ESI’s Paul Oswald. We love talking to Paul because of his experience as one of the premier master systems integrators in Smart Building controls.
Room Controllers, How Much Do You Know? Take the Schneider Electric Q & A. What exactly is a “Room Controller?” It’s fully configurable and application specific Terminal Unit Controller. It has built in space temperature with an option for remote temperature sensing. In addition, it can be configured with on board humidity and occupancy (PIR) sensing or those sensors can be external to the controller.
Tridium Update: Release of Niagara 4.3 Ushers in Significant Innovations! Dear valued VYKON Partner, Tridium has released the third version of Niagara 4. Niagara 4.3 introduces enhancements that make it easier to manage and deploy templates, along with several other new features. Most notable about this release are the significant innovations built on Niagara 4.3, including: Backup as a Service (BaaS), our first Niagara Cloud offering launching in mid-July; VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.0u2, with analytic chart enhancements and key defect fixes; Support for JACE® 8000 IO R in both a 16 and 34 point module; and JACE 8000 expansion module Hardware Development Kit (HDK), new for developers.
Introduction to Data Modeling, Haystack Tagging and the Benefits. 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series. There is no question that data is impacting the building automation, energy management, and smart buildings markets. The data produced by equipment, systems, and smart devices now has more potential value than the devices themselves. However, with all the data now available at our fingertips, it turns out that it’s one thing to have access to data; it’s another to make it useful and actionable.
Ken and Eric, the ControlTrends Guys, Interviewed on RealComm Live at 2017 RealComm|IBcon. Ken and I, the ControlTrends Guys, normally the interviewers, had the table turned on us — as we became the interviewees, at the 2017 RealComm|IBcon in San Diego. Jerry asked us some challenging questions that allowed us the opportunity to highlight the ControlTrends Community, review the hot button trends in our industry and how they relate to the RealComm|IBcom Community, as well as talk about some of the great people, solution providers, MSIs, and vendors leading the way in the Building Automation industry.
Making HVACR More Interesting Series – Comfort in a Flash: Carrier to Join National Apartment Association’s Maintenance Mania® Competition. ControlTrends is committed to promoting our HVAC industry, which according to a 2015 report from the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, cited there were 220,734 HVACR job postings in 2014 – twice as many as in the oil and gas industry (109,323), making HVACR one of the fastest growing industries in North America. We have a fascinating and challenging industry and we must do what we can to attract and inspire more of the young workforce to join the HVACR industry.
Making HVACR More Interesting Series: National Signing Day Comes to the Skilled Trades from the NEWS. ControlTrends’ second post in our Making HVACR More Interesting Series, is from an insightful article written by Nick Kostora, Staff Writer, at the NEWS, who captures the innovative spirit behind one of the most exciting moments in the career of a student becoming a skilled tradesmen, by using media event momentum typically associated with the sports world, to create an equally awesome event for the future HVAC professional, the National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day.
Making HVACR More Interesting Series: American Boiler Manufacturing Association Awards (ABMA) 2017 Randy Rawson Scholarships. This ControlTrends’s Making HVACR More Interesting Series comes from another great industry organization, the American Boiler Manufacturing Association (ABMA), and annual their Randy Rawson Scholarship Program, which has awarded over $150,000 since its inception. This program is another opportunity to recognize and reward the future stars of our industry.
What exactly is a “Room Controller?” It’s fully configurable and application specific Terminal Unit Controller. It has built in space temperature with an option for remote temperature sensing. In addition, it can be configured with on board humidity and occupancy (PIR) sensing or those sensors can be external to the controller.
There are additional inputs and outputs available for use with sequences that relate to the specific terminal unit requirements like outside air, mixed air, discharge air CO2 control, air flow control etc. You can add a ZigBee wireless communication card that allows for remote wireless occupancy, door and window monitoring for HVAC sequences. Specific to the SE8000 (always has BACnet on board) is the new wireless temperature, humidity and CO2 sensing. All models can add BACnet or ZigBee communications. All the HVAC control objects on board the controller are BACnet objects and can be read/written to when part of a communicating BMS.
What are the types of terminal units that it can be applied to? Fan coil units 2/4 pipe, roof top units, heat pumps, and indoor air quality applications. There are two series available, SE7000 and SE8000. The SE7000 series has a built-in user interface with a built-in configuration utility and an LCD display. Models are selected based on output configuration. The SE8000 was the natural progression of the SE7000 with all the same capabilities. The SE8000 has a color touch screen interface with a built-in configuration utility, it comes with wired BACnet communication on board. The SE8000 always has temperature on board and like the SE7000 you can add humidity, CO2 and occupancy sensing. Configuration selections are prompted and descriptions are in a language that HVAC proficient technicians can understand. There are more than 200 points on a single controller. The room controllers are manufactured with default parameters that allows them to provide control as soon as they are powered and connected.
Can I have on board schedules on a room controller? In the SE7000 product line only the roof top unit and heat pump controllers (SE7600 series) have an integrated schedule. All models in the SE8000 product line have an integrated schedule.
What about changing the readout for Celsius or Fahrenheit? All our room controllers can display Celsius or Fahrenheit. In addition the SE8000 series supports up to 22 languages.
How is it installed? Typically, the unit is hardwired to the HVAC terminal unit and if it is a retrofit, you can reuse existing wiring. There is no specialized labor needed and you can install one device in less than 15 minutes. You can network controllers via BACnet MSTP or ZigBee (requires a gateway to convert points to BACnet IP) and some models in the SE7000 series will support LON. The SE8000 can support two networks simultaneously (BACnet MSTP and ZigBee wireless).
Is it suited to any building type? These controllers have been used for Hotels, Dorm rooms, K-12 classrooms, College classrooms, Commercial buildings, retail spaces, historical buildings, medical centers, airports and much more. Hotels like the SE8000 because of the ability to change the language, screen or logo right at the device. You can also connect via ZigBee to additional sensors such as window and door contacts. And, it will integrate with the property management system (PMS). We have a lot of heritage buildings where a hardwired solution will not work within the building aesthetics. You will find the multi-zone controller in office buildings and leased space because of its wireless network capability. Today, we have over a million room controllers installed. It is also a favorite with schools because you can send custom messages to the screen for notifications and alerts. The controllers are often used with Building Expert, our “out of the box” BMS specifically designed for the small to mid-size building.
Can it be customized? Only in our SE8000 product line. We have a library of LUA (open source programming language) scripts for most applications. Our engineering team also works with customers if they have unique requirements.
What are the advantages of using a Room Controller? It has an easy to understand user interface that gives you a thermostat like user experience. The interface can be customized to increase ease of use and aesthetics. The controller comes with an on-board temperature sensor and you can embed humidity sensing, CO2 and occupancy sensing. You have up to 4 AO/5 DO and seven additional external inputs and the ability to add 10 wireless children. All of this adds up to flexibility allowing for use of the standard included and non-standard sequences of operation. No specialized installation is required, they are configurable, so you don’t need to be a programmer or engineer.
Are there any new advances coming this year? This year, we launched the embedded CO2 sensor. Later in the year, we will release a wireless Temperature/Humidity/CO2 sensor and VAV specific LUA script for the SE8000.
Where can we find more information? This link will take you to an Interactive Designer where you can design the enclosure, fascia, and screen. There are also videos at this link. And quickly find a partner number with this guide.
Join us as we celebrate the Beatles and stretch our Liverpool experience into what’s happening in the Smart Building Renaissance. What’s exciting about the Beatles is that they took different styles of music and made it into their own thing — that was something new, and incredible, and thrilling. As more companies get behind the idea of the Smart Building Renaissance, we will continue to see new players reordering different approaches to the variety of buildings that make up our industry with new technologies.
Congratulations, once again to EasyIO on a fantastic and successful Global EasyIO Partner Event as they delivered on all fronts: Great networking, entertainment, and above-all, the value-added additions made to their product portfolio; especially, the FS-32 and new wireless controllers with next-gen applications.
ControlTrends followed John Lennon and Paul McCartney for a short while through the streets of Liverpool, chasing down the names and places that we’ll never forget. Yet, the Beatles phenomena was that made of a team, and without George Harrison, Brian Epstein, and Ringo Starr, they might have never reached critical mass.
Please note the two video corrections: The German city referenced should have been Hamburg, not Hanover and the Church reference of St. Andrews, should have been St. James. Apologies.
One another note, as our industry moves forward, with non-traditional companies like Intel, Dell, or whomever, perhaps playing the figurative role of Lennon and McCartney, recording the new hits, not exactly of our industry, this recent experience has allowed us to better appreciate the really great accomplishments of control companies like Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Schneider Electric and the many others — who have made the comforts that we take for granted the world over, so routine and possible. Not to insinuate that they aren’t every bit in the future mix!
Episode 218: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Mar 12, 2017 features our interview with one of the most knowledgeable experts in the HVAC Industry, Scott Cochrane, CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering out of Detroit, MI., who welcomes the ControlTrends Community to join Cochrane Supply in celebrating their 50th anniversary in grand style this June, at the Controls-Con. Register now for the EasyIO Global Partners May Event in Manchester, UK and 2017 Haystack Connect, in Tamp, FL; CGNA and Schneider Electric present Building Insights; Tridium’s Software Maintenance Agreement update; and more 2016 ControlTrends Awards video highlights.
CGNA Web Institute’s Presentation of Schneider Electric’s Building Insights – Control and Management – A Game Changer for Small Buildings. CGNA’s Jim Hayman and Peter Phan host David Moody, Schneider Electric’s North American Sales Support Manager, who rolls out a new Schneider Electric solution — to be made available from a CGNA Member Distributor near you. Introducing Schneider Electric’s Building Insights — a cloud-based Solution for Multi-site Energy Management that is a game-changer for small buildings.
Tridium Announces Important Changes to Niagara 4 Software Maintenance Agreements. Dear VYKON Partner, The best way to reduce risk and stay current is to pair Niagara with a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). This is especially true with Niagara 4 because of all that’s new about this next-generation software release. Please note that effective April 1, 2017, Niagara 4 SMAs will change in the following ways: * Restriction from stocking extended maintenance: Due to the nature of the extended maintenance model, Tridium will restrict the stocking of extended maintenance parts. * Removal from WEB Channel: Those with the ability to access and purchase through WEB Channel will not have the option to purchase extended maintenance parts via WEB Channel. * Maximum maintenance period: Maintenance cannot be purchased for any period beyond December 31, 2025 (i.e. 10 years from the release of Niagara 4). Please contact us if you have questions. As always, we appreciate your business.IFSEC Global — Nominate Your Pick for the Most Influential People in Security and Fire 2017. Nominate your pick for the most influential people in security and fire 2017! We’re giving away £100 Amazon vouchers for the 5 most well-argued nominations. This year we’re revamping the process: nominations only count if accompanied by explanations and we’re breaking the list down into categories to make it more representative of the industry as a whole. Results will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing on 11 April 2017.
AWE USA 2017: Auggie Award Nominations Now Open — Augmented and Virtual World SuperStars. AWE USA 2017 is shaping up to be our biggest event yet. We’ve just added Google Tango, Oculus, Sketchfab and Unity to our line up which already included the likes of ODG, Samsung, Meta, Intel, Microsoft, Huawei, Wayfair, NASA and more. Check out all of the participating organizations on our website. Santa Clara, California May 31-June 2, 2017. Register here.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with one of the most knowledgeable experts in the HVAC Industry, Scott Cochrane, CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering out of Detroit, MI., who welcomes the ControlTrends Community to join Cochrane Supply in celebrating their 50th anniversary in grand style this June, at the Controls-Con 2017, proudly hosted by Cochrane Supply & Engineering. CONTROLS-CON will take place June 8th and 9th, 2017 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. This fast-paced, education-packed event will bring together hundreds of integrators and end users from throughout the United States and Canada to explore the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Controls and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Meet the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Executives of The Year. One of the evening’s most exciting highlights is the Executive of the Year Award. Special Congratulations to the 2016 ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Terry Swope, Lynxspring and Troy Schwenn, ACI and the 2016 ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Jenny Stentz, Johnson Controls and Martin Villeneuve, Distech Controls!
EasyIO Global Partner Event will unveil and officially release awesome new products and features to further enhance building and energy solutions for all types of buildings. ndor/easy-io/03/easyio-world-conference-manchester-united-uk-22-may-2017-early-bird-tickets-for-easyio-global-conference-now-available/”>EasyIO World Conference, Manchester United, UK – 22 May 2017 — Early Bird Tickets for EasyIO Global Conference now available!
The 2016 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Controls System of The Year. Watch all the excitement as Johnson Controls wins one of the most prestigious awards of the evening, the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Control System of the Year Award. Special thanks to our guest presenters — Realcomm|IBcon’s Howard Berger and Lisa Woods.
Haystack Connect 2017 Promo Video — May 8th-10th at Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, FL. A Unique Conference: The building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets have a variety of events. Some are under the control of a single manufacturer. Some are large conferences where the needs of systems integrators, technology vendors and their customers are lost in a sea of unrelated products and content that are not relevant. Haystack Connect directly serves the needs of the community that is on the leading edge of applying smart data, smart devices, smart equipment and smart building technologies to create a more efficient and sustainable world. Register here.