Scott Cochrane and Ron Bernstein jointly announce Honeywell as the 2012 ControlTrends Vendor of the Year. Whether it is Honeywell WEBs-AX™, WebStat® or WebVision™, Honeywell has a building management solution (BMS) that takes all the aspects of your building and occupant needs into consideration to maximize energy efficiency and make management of your facility simpler and more convenient.
This ControlTrends’ Smart Building Story takes an in-depth look at the Bank of America Plaza Atlanta — Atlanta’s Architectural Masterpiece and the remarkable open systems success delivered by the Stromquist Company and John Smith, Honeywell WEBs-AX Systems Integrator with Mallory & Evans Service. Parkway Realty’s Alan Winfrey explains the course of action taken and the reason why they chose Honeywell when their existing controls system reached its end-of-life and needed the best open-systems upgrade available — one that offered the owners and tenants the greatest value and most flexible solution. The massive first phase, which integrated the base building functions: chiller plant, cooling towers, and occupied floor space with 400 VAV boxes, is complete, and now Alan’s department monitors and optimizes the building system performance — and anticipate problems using data-rich dashboards. Parkway Realty, who has recently won Atlanta’s E3 Award for water-saving initiatives, actively shares building energy and water consumption information with their tenants to modify behavior and help tenants understand how important they are in energy and water conservation.
Honeywell Hits a Home Run with the New WEBs-AX Compatibility Checker.
Software version management can be a challenging task. The level of challenge magnifies exponentially when the number of software varieties increases and inter-dependency exists among them. WEBs-AX Compatibility Checker is an add-on tool that helps users to discover the multiple versions of software components or tools for a given AX system, and compatibility between them. WEBs-AX folks need to watch this episode of Rob Allen’s 7 minutes in Control!
Compatibility Checker software has the following built-in utilities:
Latest Release Finder: This utility helps you to find the latest and greatest released software components and tools.
Version Finder: This utility helps you to find the complete list of supported Spyder Tool, Sylk devices, Venom Tool, and Library versions.
Compatibility Checker: This utility helps you to verify the internal compatibility of a given AX system.
Spyder Modules Finder: This utility helps you to find the software modules information (JAR files with versions) for WEBs Spyders.
Automatic Updates: This tool will automatically check for updates to the compatibility information once a month and if an update exists, it will pull down the latest information and update it for you.
The SEC-H-201/U WEBs-AX Security controller was introduced in 2007. At the time, this platform was a good product on which to deliver the original stand-alone Web-Based security application. However, over time the security application has grown in both features and complexity and the SEC-H-201/U is no longer suitable to run the latest WEBs-AX Enterprise Security application.
An exchange program has been created to allow customers that purchased an SEC-H-201/U security controller the opportunity to exchange them for an SEC-H-602 security controller at a reduced price vs. purchasing a new SEC-H-602 security controller.
All SEC-H-201/U security controllers that are licensed for WEBs-AX Enterprise Security 2.2 qualify for the replacement program. If the SEC-H-201/U is not licensed for WEBs-AX Security 2.2, the revision upgrade part will need to be ordered as well (SEC-H-J-REV/U). All replacement SEC-H-602 controllers purchased as a part of the exchange program will be licensed for 16 readers.
Program End Date: This exchange program will be offered through March 31, 2015.
Thanks to Honeywell, Roger Rebennack, Vince Kelly, and a host of others, I’m standing next to Mario Andretti, one of the greatest race car drivers in history. This photo was taken during the Honeywell Pocono Indy Car Race Customer Event held July 6-7, 2013. This one-of-a-kind, can’t miss, business networking opportunity brought Honeywell, WEBS-AX distributors, and WEBS-AX integration contractors all together in one amazing, unforgettable Indy 500 experience. If, and when, you have the opportunity to join Roger at any Indy 500 event — Just Do It!
The Honeywell WEBS AX is one of the finalist for the coveted ControlTrends 2012 Best Building Automation Control SystemAward. To introduce the Honeywell WEBS System to the world wide ControlTrends voting community, Honeywell requested that ControlTrends post an Interview from an earlier episode of ControlTrends, ControlTalk. In this episode Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack, who is nominated for two ControlTends Awards, discusses the Honeywell WEBS AX system and Honeywell’s approach to Building Automation Control.
If you think the HoneywellWEBS AX product line deserves the 2012 ControlTrends Awards Best Automation Control System of the Year, register to vote, and we will email you a voting ballot the first week in January. You must register to vote to receive a voting ballot. Please note, we will not share your information with anyone and we will only send you information regarding the ControlTrends Awards.
In this live video, taken at the 2012 Niagara Summit, see what was at the Honeywell booth. With many new products and upgrades Honeywell is on the move. Among other products, check out their new 2.2 Webs AX security that includes the ability to print photo ID’s. Also get a peak at the new Stryker controller.
Let me know in comments what you think of these new products. Did Honeywell get it right? What is your favorite product you saw in this video?
When it comes to energy-saving controls solutions, the available choices are geared towards large commercial applications or small, “light commercial”/residential needs. This means that the majority of light commercial type buildings have little to no choices regarding viable energy-saving controls. Light commercial buildings either have to take a solutions designed for a home ( which is inexpensive but also ineffective) or they had to pay for full DDC control systems (effective but very expensive).
Honeywell has now introduced the WebStat in order for light commercial building-owners to finally have a controls’ solution that is both effective and affordable!
In this video Stromquist & Company’s Steve Rybka [Read more…]
To find out we asked Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack. Roger, sometimes known as “the most exciting man in the controls industry” gives us one of the main reasons the Honeywell WEBS AX platform is becoming the one of the most popular open system building automation controls front ends. Here is a hint “RAPID EYE” [Read more…]