Blue Ridge Technologies‘ CEO, Bill Dunkleberger, explains some of the chief benefits of Unified Lighting Control: One network, one service provider, and one front end — lighting control from the network’s user interface down to each zone. Bill and his team provide a very powerful and easy to use lighting solution. Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network. This network consolidation eliminates surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control. As a result, installation and maintenance costs decrease, while simple and complete building control increases energy savings.
Episode 266: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 13, 2018 features a provocative discussion about the evolving role of the two-step distributor as fulfillment centers, cloud-based services, smart device applications, and a host of disruptive elements challenge the distribution industry. More coverage from 2018 Niagara Summit with Controlco’s Kodaro onPoint Analaytics; Rethinking VAV Controllers: The Easy IO Way; Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum; Tridium University Update; ALC Field Partner of the Year Award; and don’t miss Cochrane Tech Services Global Launch of RAVEN!
Rethinking VAV Controllers: The EasyIO Way. Many people in the Smart Buildings Controls Industry believe that Jim Stiber of Control Consultants, Inc., might be the best of the best when it comes to VAV controllers and VAV systems. In this video Jim shares his impression of the new EASY IO FW-8V control solution. The EasyIO-FW series is a new breed of high performance, freely programmable, wireless Wi-Fi Sedona controllers. It has never been easier to extend your BMS because of its wireless possibilities.
Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity – Be a Part of the Industry’s Largest Forum! With the conference quickly approaching, we wanted to share with you the agenda (see below) for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum. Much of the content for this Forum was developed from the ongoing work of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium. Over the past decade, weaponized code delivered by malicious actors has evolved to be one of the greatest threats to our country’s welfare and economy.
Tridium University Update: Don’t Miss These Training Courses Offered Through July 2018. Tridium University is offering a wide variety of training courses across the world in the coming months. Our award-winning instructors and certified training partners stand ready to help the global Niagara Community innovate with Niagara solutions. Through July, you can find in-classroom training in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, India, Thailand and Australia.
ALC Announces Field Partner of Year at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. Congratulations to Control Service Company out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for receiving the Field Office of the Year Award at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. For more than forty years, Control Service Company (CSC) hasprovided Building Automation and Energy Management solutions to hundreds of customers throughout Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. They have demonstrated the ability to harness the latest technology & resources to deliver systems and services that ensure occupant comfort while optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability.
Controlco’s Chip Cummings at the 2018 Niagara Summit– Presenting KODARO onPoint Packaged Analytics. Controlco’s Chip Cummings tells the ControlTrends Community about the KODARO’s packaged analytics for contractors, which is coupled with the TOSIBOX for an encrypted secure network, and OPTIGO, for speed of light data processing and integrity, and the Dell Edge Gateway with ported Niagara 4. Visit KODARO for more information.
Join Cochrane Tech Services for the Global Launch of RAVEN, May 16th at 3:00 PM EST. Ready. Set. Launch. Don’t miss the OFFICIAL global launch of RAVEN, a world-first product in the building controls industry. Pre-register now for this virtual product launch taking place 5.16.18 at 3PM EST, to include product information and details on how you can be among the first to take building capabilities to the next level. Register Here!
Episode 265: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 6, 2018 features an in-depth interview with CGNA’s Executive Director, Mike Sackett, and Director, Business Development, Jim Hayman, who review highlights of the 2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference held in Huntington, CA. Stromquist celebrates National mall Business Week; Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS); Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit; and Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings May Issue, “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.”
Stromquist & Company Celebrates National Small Business Week and Unveils the New Stromquist Website. Every year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Stromquist was established in 1951 as a wholesale HVAC controls distributor. The business has grown significantly since then, but it has remained a family-owned company, proud to be a Small Business.
Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS) at the 2018 Niagara Summit. The 2018 Niagara Summit was the perfect venue for Roger Rebennack and Jackson Control to launch their Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS), a highly advanced and comprehensive Niagara security integration solution that delivers the full benefits of Threat Level Management and Shooter Detection System (sensing and alarming).
Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit. Neptronic’s Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile wall mount controllers and sensors, featuring the new CMMB-IP controller. Neptronic manufacturers a variety of Multi-App controllers, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ May Issue “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.” In his Automated Buildings’ May Issue, entitled “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,” owner and editor, Ken Sinclair explains the term “Digital inclusion,” which is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Accordingly, Ken states: “We need to build digitally inclusive communities for each of our buildings.”
2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference — North America’s Elite Distributors Celebrate 35th Anniversary.
Mike Sackett, Executive Director, Jim Hayman, Director, Business Development, and Sandie Minguez, led the CGNA Group as it reviewed and celebrated 35 years of continuous success, development, and innovation. Representatives from 46 of North America’s top distributors met at the luxuriant Paséa Hotel & Spa on the Water in Huntington Beach, California, to set CGNA’s strategic direction for the future in motion. Special thanks to Chuck Niemann, of George T. Hall.
Neptronic’s Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile wall mount controllers and sensors, featuring the new CMMB-IP controller. Neptronic manufacturers a variety of Multi-App controllers, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications, using a configuration set up with a greatly improved menu structure. No programming is required! Neptronic also manufactures the industry’s first Smart Duct Heater, which is networkable via BACnet and Modbus — a game-changing addition to their industry-leading portfolio of ball valves, actuators, and humidifiers.
The 2018 Niagara Summit was the perfect venue for Roger Rebennack and Jackson Control to launch their Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS), a highly advanced and comprehensive Niagara security integration solution that delivers the full benefits of Threat Level Management and Shooter Detection System (sensing and alarming). Roger Rebennack, a renown security expert, and Jackson Control have taken security integration to new levels of performance. Watch and listen as Roger discusses the need to improve security behavior training through visual, audible, and general training techniques, similar to those used in fire alarm drills. This is vital security information and recommendations for Facility Managers, Systems Integrators, and security stakeholders at every level.
The man, the myth, the legend, Ken Smyers caught up with a Smart Building Controls Legend, and a soon to be legend at the 2018 Niagara Summit. Hear what Alper Üzmezler, BASSG Managing Partner and CTO of Anka Labs and Brian Frank, Founder and President of SkyFoundry had to say about the 2018 Niagara Summit and smart building control trends.
Episode 263: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending April 22, 2018 is co-hosted by Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, as we do an in-depth review of the 2018 Niagara Summit. This ControlTalk NOW will be invaluable to those interested members of the Niagara and Haystack communities that were unable to attend. Day 1 and 2 summary interviews with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security, and Kevin Smith, CTO, offer some great insight to Tridium’s pending release of N4.6, Edge 10.0, and Bulk Deploy. The Future will be open, connected, always On. EasyIO is ready for the future, are you?
Niagara Summit 2018 Connecting the World Begins with a Festive Reception in Champions Square. The Niagara Summit 2018, held New Orleans Hyatt Regency, began under very festive and favorable conditions inside the Champions Square — as the world’s top Niagara Systems Integrators, Systems Distributors, OEMs, 3rd Party Solutions providers, and End Users — all gathered for the gala event. Also held earlier in the day, were the Niagara 4 Training Session and Developer Boot Camp. The masquerade masks were provided compliments of Cochrane Supply, who hosted a Masquerade Ball celebration later in the evening.
CEO and President Jim Bland Re-ignites the Spirit of Tridium! DAY 1 at Niagara Summit 2018. Following the dazzling electronic imagery of the Niagara blue spread of connected data through a city landscape on three-screen wide presentation, Tridium’s Jim Bland, CEO and President, took the wand from the cyber maestro of the screen and handed it, figuratively, to the expectant audience of over 1000 global Niagara Community members — challenging them that NOW — is the time to really think outside the box, Disney example provided. The possibility of failure should no longer restrain the efforts to achieve the spectacular possibilities and payoffs of innovation.
Kevin Smith Tridium’s CTO Reviews DAY 2 at Niagara Summit 2018. Tridium’s CTO, Kevin Smith possesses advanced and distinguished expertise in the fields of Cybersecurity, Semantics, Analytics, and Software Development. When Kevin Smith talks, people listen — and for good reason. That’s why we were delighted when Kevin joined ControlTrends in summarizing DAY 2 of Niagara Summit 2018. Kevin touches all the new Niagara bases as he hits this interview out of the park (his affable style of engagement almost outdoes his technical prowess). The Niagara Framework and team are strong, getting stronger, and committed under great leadership. The Niagara Community and ecosystem are growing world-wide and leading the way with innovation.
The Future will be Open, Connected, Always On. EasyIO is Ready for the Future, are You? EasyIO leads the future of Building Automation with smarter, faster, and greener concepts and controllers. This newest video release captures the driving spirit behind EasyIO’s philosophy to master and exploit emerging technologies that are pushing expectations and performance to higher standards, while eliminating costs and barriers to implementation.
Throughout the exhibit hall at the Niagara Summit this year, you’ll get a look at how Tridium and our partners are running Niagara at the edge. You’ll learn during select breakout sessions about the new controllers that are simplifying Niagara edge device management. Register NOW!
Mike Westerfield, a senior product manager at Tridium talks about the top-to-bottom Niagara experience we’ll be introducing during NS18:
P.S. …Need help convincing your boss? Just copy, paste and start looking for flights to New Orleans…
Attending Niagara Summit 2018 will be a tremendous opportunity for the organization and for me. Here are a few reasons why:
* I will have a chance to learn about the latest innovations in the Niagara Framework®
* I will learn to optimize our use of the Niagara platform through expanded application possibilities, lowered costs, increased efficiency and maximized integration
* I will attend enlightening keynotes from industry leaders and experts
* I will walk away with a clear, informed strategy for our Niagara solutions and my own professional growth
* If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
Episode 256: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 25, 2018 features our interview with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director Vykon Automation, Energy and Security. Ed believes this upcoming Niagara Summit in New Orleans is the most important and featured-packed summit yet. [Read more…]
Episode 255: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 18, 2018 features our interview and cyber security discussion with two of our industry’s most venerated experts from Intelligent Buildings, Darryl Benson and Fred Gordy. Darryl and Fred offer the ControlTrends Community some astute advice and pose an interesting question to system integrators: Do you want to maintain the cyber security risks [Read more…]