Welcome to this week’s ControlTalk NOW where the 2014 ControlTrends Awards finalists are featured. Congratulations to all of the finalists. ControlTrends thanks our Platinum sponsor Delta Controls. Delta Controls is a global leader in Building Automation Systems (BAS), with over 300 distributors, and many thousand of installations in more than 80 countries. Delta Controls is recognized as a market leader in the manufacture of open-protocol BAS.
It has been a very exciting week! Marc, Eric, and I visited Chicago and McCormick Place to reveal this year’s nominees as voted by the world-wide ControlTrends community. Join us in celebrating these heroes and superstars, and the products and solutions that make our HVAC and Building Automation industries so successful. And be sure to join us this January 26th, 2015, in the Hyatt’s Prairie Ballroom (a fabulous and convenient venue) for the 2014 ControlTrends Awards Show.
Belimo Energy Valve Lunch and Learn – LIVE STREAM Rewind: The Energy Valve has the Belimo Delta T Manager™ built-in that helps operators analyze and fine tune performance under any and all conditions. The Energy Valve measures the coil energy using an embedded electromagnetic or ultrasonic flow sensor, water supply, and return temperature sensors. The Energy Valve is ideal for water-side control of heating and cooling systems for AHUs and any water coil (equal percentage: heating/cooling application).
Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control: Jace 600E or SEC-616? In this episode of 7 Minutes in Control, Rob Allen explores the question, “To JACE or Not to JACE”, that is the question…. actually that is not the question, you should always buy a Jace the question is which Jace should you buy. The SEC-H-616 is a full-featured card access control and security system that seamlessly integrates to HVAC, Lighting, and Energy Management Systems via BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus, oBix, XML, and SNMP using the NiagaraAX Framework. The controller has on-board I/O for up to 2 doors, and can handle up to 32 readers, or 120 inputs and 120 relay outputs depending upon the selected mix of 15 expansion modules.
Live Stream Rewind: KMC Simply VAV Training: This is a replay of a Live Steam training class held at Stromquist & Company. Thanks to Doug Miller and Erich Kreuter, from KMC Controls, for this great training session on the KMC Simply VAV controller. Simple to set up, with no software needed, this controller is powerful and functions equally as well as a stand-alone solution or the VAV controller of choice on a BACnet full-blown control system.
Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid. The Department of Energy keeps the green pedal to the metal. Supporting the goals of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, on-site solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid. With more solar power installed in the United States in the last 18 months than in 30 years prior, solar is shattering records. Since President Obama took office, the amount of solar power installed in the U.S. has increased more than thirteen fold – from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2008 to an estimated 15.9 GW today.
Tridium Launches New Niagara Analytics Framework: Put the power of the new Niagara Analytics Framework to work for your business! Early Adopter Space is reserved for the first 200 eligible participants. Join before the November 21 deadline. Tridium is excited to announce the availability of the new Niagara Analytics Framework* – the only data analytics engine native to Niagara. This powerful new product will enable you to leverage the power of Niagara to shrink big data and grow performance. The new Niagara Analytics Framework can be used in any industry or with any application. It runs on any system that produces data and can be applied to any operation.