ControlTalk Now: Week Ending May 26, 2103

The sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW is Realcomm 2013. Be part of the REvolution — Redefining Real Estate Operations Through Technology, Automation, & Innovation, June 12-13, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Co-Locating with IBCON 2013. See RealcommEDGE here.

See The Power Of Haystack Connect Video and Haystack Connect 2013 Brings Together Companies, Technology and People who are Re-defining Smart Devices and Connected Systems: Press Release Summary: Close to 200 technology providers, systems integrators and forward looking end users redefining smart and connected systems gathered at Haystack Connect 2013 to exchange knowledge and share experiences about smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions.

logo_enocean-allianceWhy you should know about EnOcean Wireless Sensors: As I prepare for my second day of training on Can2Go ddc controllers I am getting a new appreciation for EnOcean wireless products. They are energy harvesting sensors, which means you do not have to power them. So no power supplies and no batteries. This also means you can move them to different locations very easily, which makes them very flexible. Stromquist & Company is now representing Thermokon, the leading manufacturer of EnOcean sensors. We can’t wait for our inventory to arrive, so we can start providing our customers with this great technology.

I pledged allegianceMemorial Day: As we take time off for this Memorial Day Weekend let us not forget and let us take the time to say Thank You to our veterans. For those living and for those gone, for those who are family and for those who we will never know, and for ALL the men and ALL the women…..Thank You. Photograph by Bill Jones… Iwo Jima Memorial Washington, DC.

LogicaJim Loughrey From Logica Lighting Speaking at Haystack Connect: Logica Lighting Controls, home of the SwitchGenie brand, designers and manufacturers of digital lighting control systems for commercial, governmental and institutional facilities. If you are seeking a cost-effective, eco-friendly, lighting system for your organization, Logica Lighting Controls has the digital lighting control technology you’ve been looking for.

Contemporary ControlsContemporary Controls and George Thomas at HayStack Connect: Embedded Linux — “A Standardized Platform for IP Applications.” George Thomas is a modest master of automation, with a long list of industry milestones reaching back to 1975, when George both established Contemporary Controls and developed the first microprocessor-based Computing Ratiometer and later pioneered and implemented ARCNET. Contemporary Controls has since grown to be a globally recognized leader in Industrial, Building, and Commercial Automation, as well as Original Design Manufacturing.

trane_logoAnother HVAC Giant: James Alex Trane and the Trane Story: As summer nears, it is befitting to tell more of the air conditioning story. Next up, meet James Alex Trane. In many ways Trane is a classic American success story that grew into a global one. James Alex Trane (April 29, 1857-January 24, 1936) was born in Tromsø, Norway. He was an immigrant to the United States who settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1864, finding work as a steamfitter and plumber. In 1885, he opened his own plumbing shop.

Upcoming Event:

REvolution – In Orlando, FL Realcomm2013 – Orlando, June 12-13, 2013: This is Realcomm’s 15th year.
“Our mission is to gather all sectors of the Commercial Real Estate Industry under one roof to discuss technology and business issues. Our programs have been designed to meet the needs of Commercial Real Estate at all levels — Executive, Management, Professional and Support — from each of the following sectors: Appraisal, Architecture & Design, Asset Management, Brokerage, City Planning, Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate Consulting, Corporate Real Estate, Developing, Economic Development, Facilities Management, Investment Brokerage, Ownership, Property Management, Real Estate Academia, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s), Settlement Services, Tenant Representation, and Title.”

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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