ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending November 8, 2015 reminds the ControlTrends Community that the nomination period is ending November 15th. Please ensure you nominate the deserving people, products, and solutions that make our industry so great and register to vote! Special thanks to our guests Therese Sullivan, Mike Marston, Chris Lane, and Alper Üzmezler. Fred Gordy reviews the president’s Cyberspace Policy and Marc Petock keeps the focus on Cybersecurity with excerpts from Lynxspring Exchange, and announces the release of Lynxspring’s Edge-to-Enterprise (E2E) Initiative. Also, watch great interviews with Belimo’s CEO, Lars van der Haegen and ACR’s Kevin Parsley.
Cyber Legacy? I think that the president is looking to use cyber security as a “legacy” play for his last year in office. It is the one thing that most Americans, regardless of their party affiliation, will agree on and get behind. Cyber awareness is a good thing, but what does that look like coming from Washington? The only way to know this is to be informed. If you haven’t seen the Cyberspace Policy Review Final, you may want to look it over. It has both negative and positive aspects for businesses.
Ask a Controls Expert with Chris Lane, Senior FX Product Manager at Johnson Controls who responds to Franklin from Florida’s question asking, “Will the Johnson Controls FX ASSET TOOL save him time, money, and programming?” Chris answers with a clarification: “The FX ASSET TOOL is really a money-maker because it streamlines the whole project and speaks the user’s language. It reduces the time it takes to bid, submit, order, and program a building automation controls job.” So, the Johnson Controls FX ASSET TOOL is a great way to save money and time on building automation controls project and installations.
Lynxspring’s Marc Petock Offers Insight into Cyber Security. Dear Lynxspring Business Partner, when it comes to building automation and management systems, while they were once separate, they are now firmly integrated within a company’s network infrastructure and should not be treated differently when it comes to cyber security and threat protection.
Control Pub Talk with Mike Marston in Thailand with his guest Michael Baek, from South Korea, where they discuss the rigorous requirements of South Korea’s Defense Department and how EasyIO is able to meet those exacting standards. Stay tuned for Mike’s next Control Pub Talk with Brian Anderson. A global favorite, the EasyIO’s FG-32+ Controller is one of the most versatile controllers on the market, come with the CPT and reference VAV, AHU, Chiller Plant, and Boiler Plant APPs that are easily modified to meet your exact application.
Catching up with Belimo’s Lars van der Haegen. What makes an HVAC or Building Automation Controls company great? To find out the answer to this important question, I reached out to Belimo’s CEO, Lars van der Haegen. I had the pleasure of catching up with Lars at the 2015 Belimo Platinum Distributors Meeting. Belimo is known for their quality valves and world-class actuators. This makes Lars the perfect person to answer our aforementioned question.
Interview with Therese Sullivan, principal and editor of Building Context and Haystack, and contributing to automatedbuildings.com. Therese is a prolific and knowledgeable writer/technologist and marketing professional, who provides news and analysis for commercial building system integrators, facilities managers and real estate professionals about innovations in building automation with emphasis on data analytics, mobile apps, cloud services and wireless networking. Therese knows her way around Silicon Valley and shares her knowledge of how emerging technology will impact the world of intelligent buildings.
Lynxspring Announces Edge-to-Enterprise (E2E) Initiative, New Solutions and Services. LYNXSPRING EXCHANGE 2015, Lee’s Summit, MO – November 5, 2015 – Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP-based control solutions for intelligent buildings, energy management, cyber protection and device-to-enterprise integration, unveiled its new initiative, Lynxspring E2E (Edge-to-Enterprise) ecosystem at the 2015 Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference last week
HVAC Controls Distributor Review: ACR Supply. When you have been around the HVAC and Building Automation Controls business as long as I have, you see a lot of companies, and meet a lot of great people. I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, Kevin Parsley and companies ACR Supply. Kevin gives us some insight into what makes ACR Supply such a great place to work and how they create value in the HVAC controls marketplace. ACR Supply was founded by Troy Meachum’s dad, L.C. Meachum in 1977 in Durham, NC. Troy and Kevin uphold the values that have earned ACR Supply Company the trust and loyalty of HVACR parts and supplies users throughout central North Carolina.
BASSG’s CEO Alper Üzmezler, one of the first Young Guns of our industry. BASSG was founded in 2004, and serves as a leading Intelligent Building Solutions provider and continuous innovator in Building Automation Technology and BAS Analytics — that focus on reducing implementation and facility management energy costs. Through in-house developed easy-to-deploy, multi-system software tools, BASSG branded OEM products and multiple distributorships, BASSG offers one-stop delivery for everything BAS — with incomparable value to significantly lower implementation and maintenance costs.