Two New Products that can make you Money: Time is money and the more time it takes you to install a product the less money you make. Want to up your Control Game? Watch this video: Think about it: How long does it take for you to install and set up a thermal expansion valve? What if you could reduce that time by at least an hour, and have more precise control of your superheat? What about Walk in coolers or freezers? What if you could reduce your set up time and leave you with a way to diagnose a problem remotely? Would that up your service game? Have you tried either of these products yet? If so please let me know in comments, and let me know how much it reduced your installation and startup time.
PENN Controls has been making commercial refrigeration controls that have been keeping people and products cool in supermarkets, convenience stores, hotels, and restaurants worldwide. It has been the go-to refrigeration solution for distributors like DMS Controls and Stromquist & Company as well as HVAC service contractors across the globe. PENN has a long history of delivering the freshest ideas in the HVACR industry.
If you like the System 350 as much as we do, be sure to check out the videos because we have a special guest stop by, who was on the original design team for the legendary System 350. The System 350 was one of the first modular control systems and is still being used today. Always moving forward JCI has upgraded the System 350 to the System 450.
Speaking of new fresh ideas watch our video interviews with the Penn and Johnson Controls leadership team to learn what is next. Here are some of the folks we talk to on this two-part video:
We met Ronald Ro at the Realcomm/IBcon launch pad. And we are very glad we did! As you can see in the video, Ronald and his team at Awair, have re-imagined air sensors and created a sensor that tracks invisible fine dust and chemicals in air and gives a personalized recommendation to help occupants stay safe and healthy. Think this will play in the $300 part of the 3-30-300 metric? [Read more…]
No matter how good your smart building controls are, if the power coming to them is off, the controls won’t work the way they should. Get the power right and you are on your way to creating a great smart building controls system.
We had the chance to catch up with Dan Niewirowicz,CEO at Next Device, LLC, about CyberPower. CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), rack enclosures, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers, and connectivity products. Dan shows us one really cool product that every smart building controls pro should know about. So check it out!
With the CTA Awards approaching, EasyIO wants to show you somehow new and amazing. Take your chance to easily win a Wireless Wi-Fi VAV Controller and get it delivered to your door before 13 October 2017. You need to be quick! Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first 25 people to register and answer these 8 questions correctly will get a free VAV Controller.
1. When was EasyIO established?
2. Does EasyIO have BTL?
3. How much do you pay for EasyIO Software Tools and ongoing global support?
4. Is an EasyIO FW VAV Controller a BACnet Client or a BACnet Server
5. Does an FW have live wiresheets with live programming
6. What is the Contractor price for an FW8V?
7. Can the FW be used for VVT Applications
8. How will you deploy the Controller? Would you write a one paragraph (case study) summary after installation? This can be on your house pool, spa, irrigation, furnace, A/C etc!
And there is more, the three best case studies received before October 30, 2017, will receive three VIP invites to the 2017 CTA Awards at the Hard Rock Cafe (January 21, 2018) in Chicago as guests of EasyIO. Flights and Hotel provided, within USA. Email your answers to email@example.com.
One of the really cool things about covering shows like Realcomm|IBcon is that we quite often get first looks at new vendors and technologies. Although wireless sensors are not new to Smart Buildings, Monnit’s approach and product offering are. Check this video out to see why.
Belimo is excited to announce the launch of a full range of HVAC sensors. The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance. Join our live webinar TODAY, April 5th at 1:00 PM EDT. A 15 minute Q&A session will follow.
The new sensor offering is the result of over four decades of experience, research, and focus on providing value-added technologies that help reduce expenses and installation. Belimo sensors seamlessly integrate into major building automation systems (BAS) with the same quality, reliability and value that define Belimo. Belimo’s expertise and ability to innovate are evident with the universal compact enclosure design, intuitive screwless snap cover, and detachable mounting plate making installation and commissioning easy.
With a focus on quality, the Belimo sensors carry a five-year warranty, conform to NEMA 4X and IP65 requirements and are UL compliant. The Belimo sensor offering includes single and multi-range: temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC (volatile organic compounds) sensors for pipe and duct applications.“Belimo sensors not only deliver reliable and accurate readings,” states David Alliband, Sensors Product Manager, “ the sensor enclosure design also features a modular conduit fitting and a spring loaded removable terminal block that installers and technicians will love.”
If you missed the amazing Live training event from ACI on temperature sensing and sensors, no worries, we have a replay for you right here.
Yes, I know it is a bit of a play on words, but Barry Gordon and the team at ACI do not play around — when it comes to making current sensors and other products for the smart buildings controls professional. ACI has started doing live video training! We announced the first one a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, no worries, you can watch it right here, right now.
The 2015 Thermostat of the Year is proving to be very competitive again this year. With strong contenders like Honeywell, Viconics, KMC, Ontrol, Ecobee and Siemens, the ControlTrends voting community is going too have some interesting choices.
One of our finalist Entouch brings and interesting approach to their thermostat system. In this video Stromquist & Company’s Dozier Mills shows you how you can do energy monitoring through the Entouch thermostat using the Entouch GM 8 module.
Voting ends January 15, so is you have not already voted click here.