ControlTalk NOW Week Ending January 12, 2013 — ControlTrends Awards Review and Executive Interviews

ControlTalk NOW is packing the travel bags: video cameras, check; trophies, check;… Heather Deal is working her magic finalizing the critical details and converting ControlTrends Awards Committee’s planning into the tickets, passes, step and review red carpet area, while Marc Petock is fine-tuning his amazing Run of Show for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards presentation. The time for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards has come. Voting ends January 15, 2014. We hope to see you at the BB Kings Blues Club.

ControlcoBrain Turner Breaks Down Big Data On ControlTalk NOW: Brian Turner, President of ControlCo, discussed how people are using big data to make their buildings more efficient, and what makes DataEye Pro a unique package for gathering and analyzing data.

SGIPSGIP Seminar: Shaping the Smart Grid Standards, January 23, 2014. Regulatory Commission Members Discuss How SGIP Helps Shape Smart Grid State and Federal Policies. Register NOW. Join state and local regulators on this Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) webinar to hear how SGIP Member regulators apply their SGIP.

Another visit from Minivan Jack. Every story has at least two perspectives. Minivan Jack expresses his concerns about the unilaterally decided deployment of smart meters and their possible harmful effects and the invasive nature of aggregated data. Visit and read the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Privacy Workshop Summary Report for more information.

dglux_building_automation_icon2013 ControlTrends Awards Executive of The Year Nominee Eugene Mazo. DGLogik’s, Eugene Mazo, stopped by for a chat a while back. Given that Eugene is a finalist for the 2013 HVAC Controls Executive of The Year and DG Logik is nominated for several other ControlTrends Awards, another in depth review is warranted.

People Make Good Sensors! Building Robotics Software Layer Incorporates Occupants as Sensors for the Building. ControlTrends thanks’s Ken Sinclair (once again) for helping to keep the ControlTrends community on top of the latest technology and software likely to make the next impact in our industry. Lindsay Baker, VP for Research and Marketing at Building Robotics, Inc introduces the Building Robotics, Inc software company, which is a venture-backed startup, working on radically new approaches to the software that runs buildings. We’ve started off with a piece of software called Comfy, which is the world’s first intelligent software for personalized control in the workplace.

Honeywell 180x120ControlTalk NOW welcomes its first guest, ControlTrends Awards nominee for 2013 Executive of the Year, Honeywell’s Tom Rosback. As Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell, Tom manages the marketing, sales, engineering, and operations of a complex multi-brand, multi-channel global business, and leads the management team responsible for Honeywell, Vykon, Alerton, Trend, Novar, Tridium, Phoenix Controls, and E-Mon brands.

Tim’s Tech Tips: How To Calibrate 4 Different Pneumatic Thermostats At The Same Time! If you ever wanted to know how to calibrate a pneumatic thermostat you have found the right video. Stromquist & Company’s, Tim Chamblee, calibrates 4 different pneumatic thermostats at the same time.

J2_2Jason Briggs and Scott Muench at Haystack Connect: J2 Innovations, Jason Briggs and Scott Muench wowed the crowd at Haystack with their spectacular live demonstration of Haystack tagging. J2 Innovations FIN Builder and Jason Briggs are both nominated for 2013 ControlTrends Awards.

automatedbuildingsThe Must Attend Event At This Years AHR Show: When Ken Sinclair, of speaks, the man, the myth,the legend, Ken Smyers and I pay attention. Ken says the place to be on Wednesday January 22 at 1:30 is the Connection Communities Collaboration Meeting at he AHR Expo. It’s all about the community, the connection community. It’s changing at a rapid pace and to be successful in the automation world you must understand these changes. With thought leaders like Marc Petock, Andy McMillian, Louis-Nicolas Hamer, John Petze, Steve Jones, Barry Haaser, and Ben Dorsey this promises to be one of the highlights of the AHR show. This meeting is not for the faint of heart, be sure to check out the required reading so you can get the most out of this unique, information filled dialogue.

lynxspring_logoControlTalk NOW second guest is another nominee for Executive of the Year, Lynxspring’s Terry Swope. Terry is President, CEO at Lynxspring, Inc. and shares Lynxspring’s impressive journey from a Mechanical Engineering firm overseeing $1.2 billion of construction projects world-wide. through the Tridium Niagara evolution, to their present market leadership position designing, manufacturing and distributing JENEsys®, brand Internet based automation technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions for Building Automation, Energy Management, Cyber Threat and Security Protection, Equipment Control and other Specialty applications.

DGBoxControlTrends Awards 2013 Best Commercial Product Nominee: DG BOX The Appliance Platform: The ControlTrends Community has recognized the value of DG Logik’s amazingly useable and affordable data visualization technology, in particular, the DGBox. DGBox is a cost effective solution that enables creation and utilization of appliance applications.

ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.

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