Episode 277: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 5, 2018, continues its inquiry into the humanization of buildings — talking a deep-dive around Ken Sinclair’s August editorial theme, the “Building Whisperer.” Honeywell announces Momentum 2018 — You’ve Got Connections!; 2018 Energy Exchange and Buildings Summit in Cleveland, OH; Facilo’s Rajavel Subramanian and Awair’s Ronald Ro new product video interviews from the Realcomm20 Launch Pad; and don’t miss J2 Innovations’ [Read more…]
Build Dashboards Quickly in FIN Stack. The FIN Stack development team has been working on a solution to creating dashboards in FIN and is excited to announce a solution! The team has pre-designed and put together a variety of easy-to-use charts and gauges, each with their own configuration wizards. [Read more…]
J2 Innovation highlights Systems Integrator’s Digie Award winning success in Detroit, Michigan. In order to integrate the smartest building in downtown Detroit, Hepta Control Systems had to not only be innovative, but be inventive. The goal was to fully integrate everything sharing data in the 66,000 square foot facility from the electrical systems to computer systems to mechanical systems. On the integration list were the mounted PDU, electrical switch gear, rack asset management, computer room HVAC, building HVAC, fire alarm, leak detection, standby emergency generation, and lighting.
Hepta Control Systems is known for transforming buildings into intelligent, responsive, environmentally conscious structures, which is why they were perfect for the job. By using FIN as a development platform for their DCIM software named EntroCIM, HCS was able to get the product to market in a fraction of the time. EntroCIM was a crucial component that made the total data center integration possible because of its fully-customizable nature. The software tracks and analyzes the use of energy to allow the operators of the facility to keep it running efficiently and sustainably.
“The goal was to create an intuitive interface that’s easy to use despite the fact that it’s responding to an incredibly complex facility,” said Jason Houck, CIO of HCS. “The end result was the development of an application unlike anything out there.”
This capacity for forward-thinking resulted in HCS earning the 2015 Digie Award for the Most Intelligent Specialty Building, a prestigious honor to receive among exceptional competition in the intelligent building community.