Marc Petock and Kimberly Brown did a marvelous job co-hosting the 2018 ControlTrends Awards ceremony at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, where the superstars and heroes of the HVAC and Building Automation industries were recognized, along with 2018 Hall of Fame inductees, [Read more…]
The HVACR industry is changing rapidly. What does the future hold as buildings transform? Join Johnson Controls for an exclusive look into how its extensive portfolio of products and solutions is driving value for building owners and managers, engineers, contractors and others. [Read more…]
The backbone of the EntroCim software suite is a single-pane interface tool allowing monitoring and control over all of a facility’s assets. Haystack Tagging turns thousands of complex data points into efficient dashboards, meaningful alarms and simple schedules. EntroCim makes it easy to perform everyday operational tasks that are cumbersome when switching among other vendors’ proprietary interfaces. [Read more…]
Visit Contemporary Controls in Booth C5218 at AHR Expo 2019 at AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta, be sure to stop by to see our suite of new BACnet-compliant and BTL Listed products. We have several new products that we’re excited to show off at AHR 2019, along with our popular suite of BASautomation products that provide open solutions when implementing networked controls in buildings.
Open Control with Free Support Tools
The BAScontrol Open Control Series utilizes BACnet/IP as an open communications protocol, Sedona for open visual control programming, and the BAScontrol Toolset for unrestricted use in program development and archiving. Ideal for unitary control of air-handlers (AHUs), fan coils (FCUs), and rooftop units (RTUs), these controllers are freely-programmable and customizable.
Open Control Meets Micro PC
The BASpi BACnet Client Controller turns an already powerful micro PC, Raspberry Pi, into a BACnet client and open Sedona controller. It serves as a mini-supervisor to BACnet/IP server devices over Ethernet or Wi-Fi and BACnet MS/TP devices over EIA-485. Using custom Sedona network variable components, the BCC can initiate read/write commands from its Sedona wire sheet to BACnet/IP or BACnet MS/TP server points on remote devices. Server points need not be Sedona compliant – just BACnet compliant. Any BACnet remote I/O such as Contemporary Controls’ Cube I/O can be made into a freely-programmable controller with the addition of the BCC.
Secure Cellular Remote Access
With a new suite of wired and wireless routers, plus our RemoveVPN service, customers have multiple solutions for secure remote access. RemoteVPN is an easy, cost-effective remote access solution that allows you to proactively review and communicate with your customers’ automation systems—resulting in valuable time and money savings.
Trusted Router Now with Diagnostics and BTL
The BASrouter has been independently tested and passed industry-standard BACnet testing and is now BTL Listed for both B-RTR and B-BBMD device profiles. The BASrouter 3.0 provides built-in BACnet diagnostic capabilities with visual analytics that include an MS/TP status table, routing status table, network error counts, and traffic statistics. The new features allow the integrator to install robust BACnet networks with rapid troubleshooting capabilities that easily identify network issues.
Cost-Effective Building Supervisors
The BASview3 is a stand-alone, embedded, web-based graphical interface for building automation and process automation systems.
See you in booth C5218! For those of you attending the ControlTrends Awards on Sunday, be sure to stop by and say hello. The ControlTrends Awards will be held January 13 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre.
Episode 298: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 6, 2019 delivers a most unique meeting of the minds, as industry veteran Ken Sinclair, owner/editor of Automated Buildings, is joined by SES Engineering’s Brad White, who discuss a myriad of industry topics from points of view — some forty years apart, but not really. Our 7th Annual ControlTrends Awards event is this Sunday in Atlanta; Jackson Control/Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS) to host Active Shooter Detection System webinar; [Read more…]
Law enforcement and government security experts agree that early detection and enhanced situational awareness are two critical components of any emergency response plan. Gunshot detection is a key technology to automate shot detection and report lifesaving information [Read more…]
In his Automated Buildings’ January editorial, editor/owner Ken Sinclair sounds the “Open 2019″ trumpets! Just how open is Ken Sinclair talking about?” Well, Ken pulls no punches. He wants big time open! Quote: “The ‘major proprietary dragons’ of our building automation industry are slow to warm to open, but are using open source to catch up. [Read more…]
Episode 297: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 30, 2018 brings us to the brink of another New Year. Join ControlTalk NOW and our special guest, Marc Petock, as we engage in a comprehensive review of 2018, and then take a slightly serious and perceptive look at what 2019 is likely to bring — and which TRENDS will emerge. [Read more…]
Original release date: December 28, 2018. During the holidays, internet-connected devices also known as Internet of Things (IoT) are often popular gifts—such as smart TVs, watches, toys, phones, and tablets. This technology provides a level of convenience to our lives, [Read more…]