ControlTrends thanks this week’s sponsor Lynxspring and Terry Swope. Lyxnspring has changed the way control systems are built and distributed. Embracing open, interoperable platforms, Lynxspring designs, manufactures and distributes 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.
Honeywell Releases Universal Fire and Smoke Actuator: New and Improved – Fire and Smoke Actuator: Honeywell is pleased to announce the availability of the updated Low/Medium Torque Fire and Smoke Actuator. The updated actuator is a universal replacement for the existing Honeywell and competitor models.
New BAScloudVPN Service from Contemporary Controls — Secure Communications: Downers Grove, Illinois, Contemporary Controls’ new BAScloudVPN service makes it possible to provide secure, remote communication over the Internet by by hosting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server in the cloud. Internet can be a challenge since firewalls block messages that originate from the Internet. Although it is possible to open up ports in the firewall using Port Forwarding, IT professionals are reluctant to compromise the security of their network and usually decline this type of request. Without permission from the IT department, the systems integrator is left with few options. However, one solution to this problem is to incorporate a VPN.
Contemporary Controls EIPR-V Skorpion VPN Router provides secure remote Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Downers Grove, Illinois (September 2013) – Contemporary Controls EIPR-V Skorpion VPN Router provides secure remote Virtual Private Network (VPN) access to the Internet via a cellular or Ethernet connection. Using the EIPR-V VPN Router in conjunction with our BAScloud VPN service provides an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a VPN without maintaining a resident VPN.
Honeywell Introduces New Flanged Control Ball Valves: The new VBF5011/5013 Flanged Control Ball Valves can replace legacy V5011A/V5011B and V5013B/V5013C globe valves with enhanced delivery and performance. These valves can be used in hot and chilled water applications with glycol solutions up to 50% in closed loop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to provide two-position or modulating functions. This field replaceable assembly allows for in-pipe installation without the need for costly and time consuming servicing or re-piping.
The Tom Rosback Interview: A special thanks to Honeywell’s Tom Rosback. Ken and I had the chance to have a candid conversation with Tom about the changes at Honeywell, and the direction the company is headed. Tom was very open and addressed concerns, including Honeywell Spyder issues and the shake up at Tridium. As one of my teachers, a renown expert on leaders and leadership, once told me… “If everyone agrees with what you are doing you are not leading.” After spending time with Tom, I believe that he is a true leader and Honeywell and the Industry are lucky to have him.
U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments. Sometimes, it’s hard to follow and understand the big-picture impact of investing in energy efficiency to save money, while reducing the nation’s carbon footprint. Information like this helps. This PDF download that lists the companies that were recognized for their participation. Underscoring the Obama Administration’s efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help businesses save money and energy, the Energy Department today recognized more than 120 manufacturers that are making smart investments to save on energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve their bottom lines.
DGLogik Training Coming to Atlanta: Join Us October 2nd for a Training Session in Atlanta, Georgia! The DGLux Introductory Training is a 3-day, instructor-led course that provides lectures, exercises and hands-on labs designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux. Learn how to use DGLux design tools and get familiar with the functionality so that you can begin building applications all by yourself!
Mike Marston EasyIO Interview — ControlTalk NOW’s First Guest: Mike Marston reviews the New FG-32 Beast from the East Controller and its formidable features, as well as the global developments of Open Systems.
Does Entouch Make The Best Communicating Thermostat? With the 2013 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Process in full swing, Entouch Controls offers a lot of power in a small package. Entouch’s James Walton, who is on the ballot for 2013 Best Technical support person, breaks down Entouch’s approach to creating “perfect” thermostat experience. With the ability to monitor electrical inputs, compare loads with equipment and see all this data on a cloud based dashboard, Entouch is much more than a thermostat. Please note that Entouch has rolled out new additions to their product line since the filming of this video.
Are You Going to the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Chicago? Honeywell Analytics would like to invite you to visit with us at Booth #2817 next week in Chicago. Come by and get hands on with the latest in gas detection safety and see how we can assist in finding the best solution for you. While at the show, tweet a photo of one of our products to @HoneywellGas using #NSC2013 for five(5) extra entries to win a shiny new iPad Mini.
Ken’s TOP 5 Information Pivot Points of Week 39: 1. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Inaugural Conference November 5-7, 2013, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The SGIP Inaugural Conference brings together global stakeholders from across the energy ecosystems to discuss and share best practices.
Mark Jewell, ControlTalk NOW’s Second Guest: Mark Jewell— Conveying Your Value Proposition Continued from rainy Portland with Honeywell’s EEO Training 6-Day Boot Camp. Mark will be in Chicago, IL next week, and Charlotte, NC two weeks from today.
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.