ControlTalk Now for the Week Ending April 28, 2013

Haystack Connect 2013 (live) from Chattanooga, TN is this week’s ControlTalk NOW sponsor. Haystack is a networking extravaganza with some of the top minds in the business previewing the future software and hardware solutions.

Smart Thermostats: Score one for Honeywell and one for Outsmart Us?”>Nest The utilities need the information from as many residential thermostats as possible, as quickly as possible, and the incentives being offered are real motivation. Both Honeywell and Nest, as well as a few others, are doing a great job enabling the process — and making some smart money while they’re at it. Now that the Department of Energy is ready to go door-to-door and give free energy audits, which will (or should) undoubtedly recommend a smart grid-talking thermostat (with rebate coupon), this thermostat race is just heating up!

Acting Under Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi Discusses The Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score Program will be available to household in the USA. To put it in perspective, most of you know what the mileage your car gets – or should get. And that the higher the MPG rating, the less you’re going to spend on gasoline. Watch a video about the Home Energy Score, which helps homeowners understand how home energy systems perform on a simple 10-point scale, handing the HVAC players implicit and significant market opportunities.

Interview with the very creative Eugene Mazo from DGlogik. Eugene and I discuss everything from Big Data, to what makes a great graphical interface to creating the perfect women.

Also,make sure to check out this video on DGLogik auto built.
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Steam Training for the ControlTrends Community. Compliments of our friends at Leseman. TRAINING APB: Do you have an HVAC or building automation controls product that you would like training on? Tell us about it in comments and we’ll either create a training video for you or find the best one available and post it on ControlTrends.

Mike Marston and Easy IO’s Beast from the East — A Paradigm Game Changer. The co-processing power and the future-proofing of the FG-32 will set new controller standards.

Building Graphics Made Easy: DG Logik Auto-Built: A fully customizable widget library enables any object on the stage to be saved as a widget for unlimited reuse. Create new widget categories, import third-party components and save all your assets with ease. With DGLux, your applications are only limited by your imagination.

ControlTrends supports DOE in Meter Challenge: DOE challenges Metering System Manufacturers and the Commercial Sector with its new program: DOE Low-cost Wireless Meter Challenge

Upcoming Events:

IBCON Co-locating with REALcomm and InfoComm 13: June 12-13, 2013, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

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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