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…]
Episode 299: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 20, 2019 features the 2018 ControlTrends Awards Winners, the Class of 2018 Young Guns, Hall of Fame Inductees, and the Petock Award recipient, along with a teaser highlight video of the show and some great photo captures. Project Haystack releases Winter 2019 Issue of Connections Magazine; ACI releases new BACnetTM Sensor line; Shorehill recapitalizes [Read more…]
Ken Sinclair was joined by a panel of renown industry experts at the Exploring our Human Connection, Our Seventh Annual Connection Community Collaboratory held January 15th, at the 2019 AHR EXPO in Atlanta, to assist Ken’s heightened efforts to enlighten our industry and help maximize the potential opportunities the burgeoning wave of IoT technologies that both endow — and challenge us. [Read more…]
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.
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…]
Danbury, CT, January 10, 2019 – Belimo Americas is excited to announce Peter Schmidlin, Belimo Chief Innovation Officer will be presenting at AHR Expo New Product Theater on Monday, January 14th at 4:45 pm in Theater A. The presentation is on Smart Connected Actuators Making Systems Transparent. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world, connecting devices to make our lives easier, safer and more comfortable. Discover the advantages at AHR Expo. Belimo will be exhibiting in the Building Automation area booth C5141. [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.