The panel of Brad White, Nicolas Waern, Calvin Slater, and Zach Nestov laid out their concepts of next generation of Open Hardware and Open Software to a standing room only crowd at their session at the 2019 AHR EXPO. The opinions from the attendees was remarkably candid and often contrary to the panel’s as the transformative changes disrupting the BAS industry naturally set many of the old-school traditionalist’s viewpoints at odds with the extraordinary economic implications of espousing open (free) hardware and software. Video of session to follow. [Read more…]
Committed to engineering a better sensor solution, ACI has launched the BN Series Temperature and Humidity BACnetTM Sensor Line. This new line has been designed to meet the sensor needs of network-based control systems. ACI’s initial offering includes single point temperature or humidity sensors along with dual point combination temperature and humidity sensors. ACI BACnetTM sensors are available in standard configurations of room/wall, duct, immersion and outside units.
Our single and dual point BACnetTM sensors offer a cost-effective solution for monitoring remote locations and can reduce the need for additional input modules or building management controllers when a limited number of inputs are available.
ACI BACnetTM Sensor Features:
BACnetTM MS/TP Communication Protocol
Dip switches to set address and baud rates
Auto baud rate detection
Connection “Status” LED
Temperature unit selection (°F, °C, K) via BACnetTM
Setting of temperature and RH offsets via BACnetTM
Conformally coated PCB (duct,immersion, and outside)
BTL Certified & Listed
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we tried to say a lot with the 2018 ControlTrends Awards, as we honored the superstars of the Smart Building and HVAC Controls world. We have lots more media to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends for all the Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls News you can use, and for updates on the ControlTrends Awards. Until then, please enjoy these images, and Click here to see the winners from this years show.
Thanks to Rob Allen for his awesome highlight video from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards on Sunday night. The ControlTrends Awards celebrate the best of the best in Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls. To check out this year’s winners, click here. We have lots more media footage and photos from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards yet to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends to see more. To view highlights of our first ControlTrends Awards click here.
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…]
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…]
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…]
In this episode of Next Generation Innovation, your host Aaron Gorka, from Ant Technologies, shares a talk he gave at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum smart buildings conference. The topic was How to Future-Proof Your Business. Listen to get great insights from the Young Gun perspective. As the business climate in HVAC and Smart Building Controls get’s even more competitive, this is a very timely talk. Great work Aaron.