Episode 299: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 20, 2019 features the 2018 ControlTrends Awards Winners, the Class of 2018 Young Guns, Hall of Fame Inductees, and the Petock Award recipient, along with a teaser highlight video of the show and some great photo captures. Project Haystack releases Winter 2019 Issue of Connections Magazine; ACI releases new BACnetTM Sensor line; Shorehill recapitalizes [Read more…]
Ken Sinclair was joined by a panel of renown industry experts at the Exploring our Human Connection, Our Seventh Annual Connection Community Collaboratory held January 15th, at the 2019 AHR EXPO in Atlanta, to assist Ken’s heightened efforts to enlighten our industry and help maximize the potential opportunities the burgeoning wave of IoT technologies that both endow — and challenge us. [Read more…]
Thanks to George Thomas and the team at Contemporary Controls for putting together this eight-part video series “Understanding BACnet.” Contemporary Controls is a leading global manufacturer of system building blocks for networking, integrating and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are important. Contemporary Controls products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET®, BACnet®, Controller Area Network, Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, and Sedona Framework™, and are typically found in building and industrial automation industries. Contemporary Controls customers include systems integrators, contractors and mechanical and controls OEMs seeking simple and reliable networking and control products from a dependable source. With headquarters based in the US, they have operations in the UK, Germany and China with self-manufacturing in the US and China.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast for week ending June 19, 2016 continues its coverage of the 2016 Niagara Summit with interviews from Vendors Showcase featuring Blue Ridge Technology’s Bill Dunkleberger, Tridium’s Emily Weisenesale, DGLogik’s Arthur Alter, OME Engineering’s Rick Warner, Contemporary Controlss George Thomas, KMC’s Richard Newberry, Lynxspring’s Chris Ryan, and MRSoluciones’ Alfredo Melnik and Carlos Roman. Don’t miss ACI’s Barry “Flash” Gordon inaugural training event and DOE’s investment of $10 Million towards Efficient Lighting Research and Development.
Free Training from ACI This Wednesday. Our friend Barry ” Flash” Gordon will be sharing his knowledge about ACI current sensors and switches. This is the first in a series of monthly training sessions from the control pros at ACI, so be sure to check it out. Mark your calendar for Wednesday (6/15) morning at 9 a.m. CST. Just click on this link on the 15th.
Energy Department Invests More than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting Research and Development. Building on the new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge announced last week during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Department is announcing funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development.
Tridium’s Emily Weisensale Shines the Spotlight on Tridium’s Niagara Marketplace. Emily Weisensale, Product Manager for the Niagara Marketplace, updates the ControlTrends Community on the growth of Tridium’s newest innovation — the Niagara Marketplace — a groundbreaking website that connects businesses looking to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), with the experts who make it happen.
BlueRidge Technologies Lights Up The Niagara Summit Product Showcase with a New Product. We caught up with our friend Bill Dunkleberger from Blue Ridge Technologies at the 2016 Vendor Showcase. Bill and his team provide a very powerful and easy to use lighting solution. Blue Ridge has developed an approach called Unified Lighting Control. 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.
Arthur Alter Previews DGLogik’s Project Assist 2.0: Making the Invisible Visible — Affordably. So what are you going to do with all that data that you can pump out of Niagara N4? How are you going to get it in a format that is easy to see, easy to understand, easy to normalize, easy to install, and easy to customize, at a cost that is easy on the budget? The “Men in Black” aka the DGLogik team have the products and answers to these questions, and they were out in full force at the 2016 Niagara Product Showcase. Take a look at their updated Project Assist 2.0.
Rick Warner “Insights from the Innovator” at the 2016 Niagara Summit. Always a ControlTrends favorite and provider of industry innovation and insight, Rick Warner, PE, LEED BC&D, CEM, DCEP, CXA, EBCP, President & Owner of OME Engineering, aka, The Innovator, shares a few of his takeaways from the 2016 Niagara Summit.
Contemporary Controls Distributor News, June 2016 — The BASautomation Force is Growing! George Thomas and the team at Contemporary Controls have developed one of the most powerful, open Building Automation Systems available in the BAS world — and with its continued investments in next-gen production, technical support, and marketing collateral, Contemporary Controls will keep growing its North American and global markets.
KMC Converges on the 2016 Niagara Summit. What do Dell and Intel have in common? Among other things they both are partners with KMC and the New Commander Smart Buildings Control System that is designed to win the “Race to the Small Space.” The Race to the Small Space is a term Kenny and I coined to describe the building automation control solutions, that companies, like KMC, are designing to provide affordable energy management and controls solutions for the over 5 million buildings in the United States that do not have energy management control systems.
Niagara Around the World: Alfredo Melnik and Carlos Roman from Mexico City. Smart Building and Building Automation Controls is taking off in Mexico. With the Building Automation and Smart Buildings Controls Market projected to reach upward of 55 Billion dollars by 2020, Mexico is poised to play a prominent role in this growth. In fact, Mexico’s most populous city, has been selected for the Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD) smart-city development project, and is just one of the many Smart Building/ Smart City/ Smart Home initiatives in
Founder and president George Thomas demonstrates Contemporary Control’s updates product portfolio that he and his team make for the systems integrators across the globe. Contemporary Controls designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating, and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are critical. Contemporary Controls’ products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET®, BACnet®, Controller Area Network (CAN), Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, Sedona Framework™, and are typically found in building and industrial automation industries.
Richard McElhinney Presents Airmasters’ Plant Pro at 2016 Niagara Summit. We caught up with Richard McElhinney from Airmasters. Richard gives an in-depth demo of Plant Pro’s alluring and efficient chiller plant optimization controller. Richard McElhinney is a leading systems integrator from “down under” and our “unofficial official” ControlTrends correspondent. A veteran of many campaigns, Richard is a valuable source of information on the trends impacting building automation and the future of Smart Buildings.
Lynxspring’s Chris Ryan Flexes Integration Knowledge at the 2016 Niagara Summit. While the potential for using data to improve energy and operational efficiencies is significant, the difficulty of organizing and understanding the data can be challenging. One of the challenges of working with data is it can be very hard to organize and use across different applications. It is stored in different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions and lacks information to describe what it means.
Contemporary Control’s George Thomas, founder and president shows us what is up with the cool products he and his team make for the systems integrators across the globe. Contemporary Controls designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating, and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are critical. Contemporary Controls’ products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET®, BACnet®, Controller Area Network (CAN), Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, Sedona Framework™, and are typically found in building and industrial automation industries.
George Thomas and the team at Contemporary Controls have developed one of the most powerful, open Building Automation Systems available in the BAS world — and with its continued investments in next-gen production, technical support, and marketing collateral, Contemporary Controls will keep growing its North American and global markets. New Production Machines, Enhanced Application Development and Compatibility Tools, as well as a thoroughly Refreshed and Redesigned Website, make Contemporary Controls a very attractive partner and a serious contender for your next integration project!
Sedona Application Editor Tool Available: Contemporary Controls has developed the Sedona Application Editor (SAE) which allows graphical development of control applications for Sedona devices like Contemporary Controls’ BAScontrol20, 22 and BASremote. Read more!
New BASautomation Brochure Now Available. Visualize, Integrate, Control, and Communicate. Read more!
New Production Machines Mean Faster Production, Increased Precision and Efficiency. To enhance production, Contemporary Controls purchased two new surface-mount technology manufacturing machines, a Panasonic AM100 placement machine and Panasonic SPP screen-printing machine. Read more!
Redesigned Website Benefits Your Customers. Our new website offers a smarter choice for your customers to instantly get product support material from the field. The redesign is more mobile-friendly and accommodates the use of tablets and smart phones to navigate the website. Read more!
Enhance Your JACE Highlighted at Niagara Summit. It was great to see our distributors at the recent Niagara Summit Conference. If you did not have an opportunity to stop by and see how your customers can benefit by using our products to enhance JACE performance let them know. Read more!
28-Port Managed Fiber Switch Receives UL 864 Recognition. We have added a high port-count managed fiber Ethernet switch to its portfolio of UL 864 Recognized Component Ethernet switches. The EIRX series of managed Ethernet switches are intended for campus installations attaching to EIS6 and EIS8 edge switches. These three switch series meet the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 864 Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems 9th Edition. All new fire alarm and smoke control systems being installed claiming UL 864 compliance must comply with this latest edition. Read more!
Contemporary Controls offers an amazing portfolio of automation products and solutions. With a team of experts led by George Thomas, Contemporary Controls continues to be your ideal partner for applying network technology to building automation projects using open standards. Contemporary Controls thanks you for being business partners and reminds you to vote for them in these ControlTrends Awards categories:
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year — BAScontrol20
Peripheral Product of the Year
Best Technical Support Company — Small Manufacturer
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer