ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending January 31, 2016 reviews the 2015 ControlTrends Awards including the AHR Expo’s Industry Service Award, the BACnet Award, the Cyber Security Award, the Young Gun Awards, the Petock Award, and the Hall of Fame recipient. A teaser video previews many of the highlights, with much more video and posts to follow. New product releases from Functional Devices and Lynxspring; Belimo webinar registration; Ken Sinclair’s 4th Connected Community Collaboration video; and DGLogik CEO, Eugene Mazo’s interview message interview from Informed Health 2016.
Young Guns Rob Allen and Brad White get Ready for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards. What do young BAS professionals talk about when they are not texting or using the latest forms of communication that don’t involve actual verbal communication? To find out we hooked up 2014 Young Guns Rob Allen and Brad White with a good Skype connection and turned the recorder on. Among other things, Rob and Brad discuss the upcoming ControlTrends Awards and what it means to be a Young Gun and why it’s so very important for our industry. See the next Young Gun class at the 2015 Control Trends Awards Sunday January 24th at 6:30 PM at The Hard Rock Live @ Universal Studios.
ControlTrends Awards Announces the 2015 CTA Award Winners, Young Guns, Petock Award Recipient, and Hall of Fame Inductee. The 2015 ControlTrends Awards were held yesterday evening at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, located at the door step to the amazing Universal Studios. Hard Rock Live was a most befitting venue to celebrate the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and the Building Automation industries. Marc Petock and Kimberly Brown co-hosted the awards ceremony that recognized the 2015 ControlTrends heroes and superstars of the HVAC and Building Automation industry.
Functional Devices is All Ears When it Comes to Product Suggestions from its Customers! Functional Devices is excited to announce its new prepackaged power supply – now with a perforated steel sub-panel! This product is great for mounting a controller along with peripheral devices. Product features: Sturdy 14 gauge NEMA 1 metal enclosure with overall dimensions of 12.5″ (W) x 24.5″ (H) x 6.5″ (D). Available with one or two 100 VA enclosed power supplies with a 10 Amp on/off circuit breaker switch, two convenience outlets, and 24 Vac output terminal strip(s).
2015 ControlTrends Awards Teaser Video — Lots More to Come! Special thanks to Vladimir Chaloupka, videographer extraordinaire, who produced this immediate teaser video of the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Show, held January 24th, 2016, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, FL. ControlTrends Awards congratulates the winners and superheroes that make our HVAC and Building Automation industry so great. And many thanks once again to our sponsors who make ControlTrends Awards possible!
Lynxspring Launches New Product at AHR! The Onyxx™ BH311 Data Pump provides BACnet to Haystack network communication and data exchange. The Onyxx™ BH311 Data Pump is part of Lynxspring E2E, an edge-to-enterprise ecosystem for the Internet of Things, that enables collaboration between smart systems, smart devices, intelligent equipment and Cloud services. The Onyxx™ BH311 handles the BACnet to Haystack protocol translation, translating BACnet points to manageable Haystack points. Acting as a BACnet client device, the Onyxx™ BH311 manages all BACnet/IP, BACnet/Ethernet or BACnet MSTP devices connected to it.
Belimo’s Free Webinar on Dynamic Balancing — Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 EST. Don’t miss Belimo’s free Webinar on Dynamic Balancing! Belimo Energy Valve Pressure Independent Valves can offer system stability, improved efficiency and overall versatility that can only be achieved in a dynamically balanced hydronic system. During this webinar you will learn how partial loads can wreak havoc on statically balanced systems and how static balancing devices underperform the majority of the time.
Ken Sinclair’s 2016 Connected Community Collaboratory. Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of automatedbuildings.com did it again! The 4th CCC was a wonderful education session and discussion. Ken led a panel of industry experts who addressed how to approach creating and selling connection to the world. It was an open fun Collaboratory atmosphere that allowed attendees to learn and share their opinions. The concept of connected communities was created by Marc Petock and Ken at the 2012 AHR Expo in Chicago. They were working together and fueling new ways to extend the value of our building systems, while exploring the best of breed in change and innovation.
Evangelizing Open Source — DGLogik’s CEO Eugene Mazo at Informed Health 2016 UCSF. At Informed Health 2016, hosted by University of California, San Francisco, CEO Eugene Mazo sent DGLogik’s message out to two target audiences: first to manufacturers — to implement and support more open source products and services, and to developers — to build more applications and bring more brilliant cases to the markets, in this particular case, the health care industry, where dashboards for doctors could make huge improvements to patient care, while dashboards would also improve the patient experience.