Episode 294: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 9, 2018 brings us another week closer to the 2018 ControlTrends Awards. Vote today, and be sure to pass the ballot on to your colleagues and network. Voting ends at midnight 12/31/2018! Check out these great solutions: Optergy’s new Help Desk Live [Read more…]
The new Help Desk Ticketing feature is now live on the Optergy Partner Portal. Users are able to access this feature via the Help Desk tile on the home screen OR from My Account -> Help Desk. [Read more…]
Introducing the P864 Edge controller that operates building equipment autonomously and expands up to 8 IO modules total (144 hardware points). Connectivity is made easy via BACnet IP (PoE), MS/TP, and MS/ TP routing. Applications include HVAC, central plant, lighting and hydraulic systems control and monitoring.
When coupled with Optergy’s software and 50 built-in applications, contractors have a complete solution for Smart Controls, Smart Metering, Utilities billing, Afterhours Billing, Automated Reporting, Live Dashboards and Foyer Displays.
Optergy’s built-in applications reduces engineering costs and enables contractors to offer value added solutions at a competitive price.
Optergy ensures you stay ahead of the game.
With only 3 physical parts to stock the P864 can transform from a unitary controller to a VAV controller to a plant controller all with a fraction of the price of commercially available choices.
Episode 281: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending September 2, 2018 is a truncated version of CTN from Eric’s hotel room in Rome, Italy, where we are joined periodically by his daughter, Evelyn Grace. Check out J2 Innovations’ Building Technologies Innovation Recap; Blue Ridge Technologies takes you from broken to BACnet in 4 hours; Belimo 5-Step HVAC Retrofit Webinar; BASSG’s new Niagara-Intesisbox Gateway; Optergy’s Proton 2.0.6a update is now available; and Ken Sinclair’s September edition of Automated Buildings is a must read.
J2 Innovations — Building Technologies Innovation Open Finalist — Check out the 2018 Recap. This week, we were honored to present and compete at Building Technologies Innovation Open 2018 as one of their finalist teams. The BT Innovation Open is an event organized by Siemens and designed to foster innovation for their building technology division.
Blue Ridge Technologies Solutions — Shows You how to go from Broken to BACnet in 4 Hours. Blue Ridge Technologies manufactures proven energy management solutions with a focus on Unified Lighting Control. Our solutions complete the Building Automation System. The Blue Ridge approach ensures our solutions are delivered, not merely sold, while our Wide-Open design offers unparalleled versatility.
Belimo Webinar – 5 Steps to HVAC Retrofitting. 5 Steps to HVAC Retrofitting: Many commercial, health-care, and school buildings experience inefficient HVAC system performance. Problems can include complaints concerning occupant comfort, increasing operation costs, and system maintenance issues. Frequently the culprit is either non-functioning or underperforming damper actuators or control valves.
BASSG’s Announces New Tridium Niagara – Intesisbox Integration Gateway for VRF and Ductless Split Systems. BASSG Announcement: Tridium Niagara Framework driver released for the integration of over 30 brands of Ductless Split and VRF HVAC systems using the IntesisBox WIFI gateway. Alper Uzmeler of BASSG in Austin, TX has successfully implemented the driver required to facilitate the connectivity to the IntesisBox.
Optergy Announcement: Proton 2.0.6a is Now Available! Optergy is pleased to announce the latest Proton update which includes new features, improvements, and fixes. Click here to view release notes. Proton is an innovative software based building controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application suitable for use with mobile devices. This economical software manages up to 100 BACnet , Modbus devices or Meters , and has built-in database, programming & tools.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ September, 2018 Issue, “Building Better Bots Mindful and Open.” Self-learning Machine Vision Rising to Best of Edge Bot Breed! In his September edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair concludes that “the most important component of the open movement is opening our minds while growing younger.” Ken also cites Self-learning Machine Vision as the newest and most cost-effective Edge Bot Capability yet. Read more!
Optergy is pleased to announce the latest Proton update which includes new features, improvements, and fixes. Click here to view release notes.
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Step 2: To update Proton
2.0.6a – PROTON DOWNLOAD
Proton is an innovative software based building controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application suitable for use with mobile devices. This economical software manages up to 100 BACnet , Modbus devices or Meters , and has built-in database, programming & tools.
Episode 270: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending June 10, 2018, features an amazing capture of the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference from Las Vegas with recaps of Day 1 and Day 2 and interviews from a host of industry experts: Stephen Johnson, McKenney’s Inc., Leroy Walden, Highrose Consultants; Ron Zimmer, CABA; Richard Campbell, Kele; Michael Garceau and David Witherspoon, Honeywell; Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings; Leon Wurfel, BUENO; Courtenay Dill Glander, Lucid Design Group; Steven Guzelimian, Optergy; Josh Bradshaw, Built Alpha; Alper Üzmezler, BASSG and Anka Labs; Scott Meunch and Ryan Schlotfeldt, J2 Innovations; and Therese Sullivan, Building Context.
Steven Guzelimian Tells us about Optergy’s New VRF Application Document. Hi Guys, we just came out with a great new application data sheet for VRF and making those buildings smarter. Check it out, we elevate the VRF buildings and help consultants and contractors get more scope of work. Variable Refrigeration Flow (VRF) has become very prevalent in recent years as an efficient and effective HVAC technology. This technology dramatically changes the market for those accustomed to installing controllers on equipment like AHU, FCU, VAV, chiller and boiler plant and other traditional equipment requiring control.
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Spring 2018 Issue of Connections Magazine. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – June 5, 2018 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the fourth issue of their Connections Magazine.
Realcomm|IBcon Day 1 Begins with Realcomm Lifetime Achievement Awards — Bob Sulentic, President and CEO of CBRE Shares Views on Digital Transformation. Realcomm|IBcon set new records in both attendance and exhibitor participation as it celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary. As Jim Young, CEO and Co-founder remarked, its not a conference anymore, it’s a community event that is transforming the industry. Realcomm|IBcon began with a powerful message from keynote speaker Bob Sulentic, President and CEO of CBRE. Hype is not sustainable; technology must be embedded, commercial, and make important client impact. Realcomm Lifetime Achievement Awards followed recognizing the visionaries that have helped transform the Commercial, Corporate, and Institutional Real Estate industries. The daylong business tracks were followed by the Digie Awards.
Realcomm|IBcon Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan! Pre-Con Event Opens to over 2000 Attendees! Realcomm’s founder and CEO, Jim Young, opened 2018 Realcomm|IBcon’s PRE-CON Event to a crowd of over 2000 of the most creative, forward-thinking, and insightful commercial and corporate real estate professionals from around the world. The PRE-CON Events included the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate CyberSecurity Forum, the 15th Annual CIO Rountable, the COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit, the Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp, and the Smart Buildings Integrator Summit, the Higher Education Smart Campus Summit, and the Smart Building Leadership Forum.
Realcomm|IBcon Day 2 “The Age of Acceleration” Theme Continues — This Community is Changing the World! Forget the fire hose. Day 2 at the 2018 Realcomm|IBcon Conference was hourly eruptions (like the Mirage Casino 1/2 mile away) of technology and innovation tracks that included the latest smart business practices — to the most up-to-date information on cybersecurity. ControlTrends got to experience the entrepreneurial spirit of Conference Live firsthand as we hosted a portion of the “Launch Pad” that introduced and promoted products, applications, and solutions from all over the world.
Hi Guys, we just came out with a great new application data sheet for VRF and making those buildings smarter. Check it out, we elevate the VRF buildings and help consultants and contractors get more scope of work.
Variable Refrigeration Flow (VRF) has become very prevalent in recent years as an efficient and effective HVAC technology. This technology dramatically changes the market for those accustomed to installing controllers on equipment like AHU, FCU, VAV, chiller and boiler plant and other traditional equipment requiring control.
This reduced scope has the effect of reducing the market size for traditional controls and making the competition even more fierce. The situation is further exacerbated by factory mounted controls, making even the simplest integration an unappealing controls project.
At Optergy we would like to help you get more scope on projects using our combined Energy + Building Management +Tenant Afterhours & Utility Billing software. The products we built will help you find new and exciting ways to engage with your buildings especially if they have VRF. The time saving workflow coupled with new features will help you become a premiere Smart Building Integrator.
Check out our amazing new VRF application data sheet that you can use to inform your consultants/contractors/customers with a compelling feature set that will make your VRF buildings use Smart Energy Monitoring & Control feature set. Supercharge your service sales with a great story to get more scope.
The next time you sit down for coffee with one of your customers, leaf through this guide, to explore how smart your building can be.
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APPLICATIONS OVERVIEW: A well tuned building should require minimal day to day intervention. Any intervention necessary should be accessible on your tablet or smartphone.
Imagine receiving only critical contextual alerts instead of noise, view data for analysis, receive automated energy reports, monitor and control equipment and even be able to message occupants for upcoming maintenance or events. Imagine being able to give control back to users over their space or recovering after hours HVAC usage or utility costs from tenants….Now you are starting to scratch the surface of a SMART Building.
Have you ever tried to figure out what’s in a product when making Smart Building specifying or buying decisions?
Optergy has 50+ applications to engineer/commission/operate a Smart Building. The Optergy applications overview document shows real examples of what can be applied to your specific building. View the document below and navigate the menu to see areas of interest. Download a copy (.pdf) or share the link.
For even more detail, be sure to download the Optergy guide specifications which can be downloaded here:
Episode 261: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Apr 8, 2018 features an update on the April 1st announcement of the Invisible Stat. Updates from the 449 Technology Center in Zelienople, PA, and Aaron Groka, ANT Technologies’ Innovation Manager, from Uruguay. Have you heard about the April 1st I-Stat marketing release? Project Haystack on the march; Optergy’s awesome new smart phone APP; CGNA Cyber Power Systems Webinar; IBcon SBIS is invite only, register now; Advertise in Project Haystack Spring 2018 Connections Magazines; Optigo pioneers Edge-to-Cloud Network; Lynxspring expands partner channel; Ken Sinclair’s April AB edition; IOTday is April 9th; Don’t miss Niagara NS18 Summit!; and Intesis and DMS Controls exciting new partnership.
ControlTrends Update from 449’s Innovation and Technology Center in Zelienople, PA with 449 instructor, Tim Takacs, who provides more insight to the amazing cutting-edge resources and training available at the new innovation and technology center. The training staff recently added an 110″ monitor to the computer lab and building automation section, where students can program and monitor DDC controllers networked to live loads such as chillers, boiler, AHUs, and other equipment loads.
Hello Haystack Community, This is an Invitation to the Project-Sandstar Working Group. Hello, this is an invitation to the Sandstar projects working group. Sandstar is a project that we are open sourcing which merges Haystack with Sedona. The way we merge haystack with Sedona improves the processes of tagging points and implementing controls. Call to action: Read Project-Sandstar intro doc.
NEW Optergy Smart Phone Application Datasheet. Did you know that every Enterprise and Proton site can take advantage of the the FREE Optergy companion smart phone App? Enabled for both Android and IOS smart phone devices, the App is available NOW to download with unlimited users from Itunes or Google play. The App has a number of cool features to offer value add solutions to your clients including: Multi-site integration, User configurable site dashboards, and more.
ControlTrends Young Gun, Aaron Gorka, Innovations Manager, ANT Technologies, providers of paperless, cloud-based, operational technology for HVAC & Control Contractors, interviews ANT’s Mike Simmons, sales ejecutivo, stationed in Uruguay. Cranes and condominiums abound, gorgeous region of South America. Get your passports in order. These guys from ANT Technologies believe Uruguay presents significant business opportunities.
CGNA Complimentary Webinar — Cyber Power Systems BAS34U24V Product Launch – Wed., 4/11/18 at 2pm Central. Introducing Cyber Power Systems Power Management Solutions from the Edge to the data center. REGISTER NOW! Webinar Topics: Introduction of CyberPower; BAS34U24V Product Launch / market relevance/IT vs OT networks; Learn about the importance of powering and protecting equipment and controls at the edge; Partner Benefits/Product training; and Question & Answer Session.
IBcon Smart Building Integrator Summit 2018 – June 5 – You’re Invited! The Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS) is a by-invitation event for the integrator community. You must also be a registered Realcomm|IBcon conference attendee to participate. Once you are registered for the conference, please reserve your seat using the link below. Space is limited. RESERVE YOUR SEAT by contacting Dee Shockley, Special Events Coordinator, Phone: 919-985-3988, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: Advertise in Project Haystack Spring 2018 Connections Magazine. Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue Call for Advertisers. AD SPACE PURCHASE DEADLINE: April 13, 2018. The Spring 2018 issue which will be our fourth issue of Haystack Connections and it is growing in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data produced by smart, connected devices and equipment systems. Promoted via a variety of digital media outlets, the Connections Magazine is now subscribed to by over 8,000 known readers. Here is your opportunity to reach them.
In The News: Optigo pioneers the Edge-to-Cloud network with Visual BACnet Capture Tools. April 4, 2018, Vancouver, BC – The future of centralized, Edge-to-Cloud systems has arrived. Optigo Networks is happy to announce an exciting new suite of Capture Tools, for complete network visibility from server toMS/TP. The sophisticated Visual BACnet Capture Tools collect network data at the edge and push it to the Visual BACnet cloud, our advanced visualization platform for building automation system service providers.
Lynxspring Is Expanding Our Technology Solution Partner Channel! There are exciting times happening at Lynxspring. If you are a building/facility system integrator or contractor, now is the time to join our Technology Solution Partner (TSP) Program. Lynxspring, a premier developer and provider of open platform control solutions for building automation, intelligent buildings, energy management and edge-to-enterprise integration is seeking new technology Solutions Partners in selected geographic markets in North America and selected international opportunities.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ April Issue “Meta-Morphing Mashup.” We agree with what owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, says about his April edition of Automated Buildings: “As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid Meta Morphic Mashup.” Now, what the heck is Meta-Morphing Mashup? Ken describes it as “yet another annoying alliteration.” but, we know there is gold in those hills. Start digging!
You’re Invited to a Live Webinar: Building Cybersecurity is a Legacy Building Risk. Ron Victor, CEO & Founder, IoTium, and Fred Gordy, Dir. of Cyber Security, Intelligent Buildings. Before the smart buildings concept digital, Internet-connected controls systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and elevators have been installed and managed by non-IT persons from architects, engineers, contractors and property managers. Without IT best practices, much-less cybersecurity requirements there is significant exposure to: Life Safety Risks, Equipment Failure, Productivity Loss, Network Hopping, and Brand Damage.
April 9th, 2018 — IOTday! An Open Invitation to the Internet of Things World-wide Community. Iotday is an open invitation to the Internet of Things Community to participate in an event, host a hackathon, or just share a beer/coffee with a friend or fellow collaborator focused around the IoT and its implications. IoT Council initiated the iotday in 2010. The event has grown in scale and scope as Internet of Things is sinking into the everyday.
Meet Niagara at the Edge During NS18! 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!
Intesis Software Announces an Exciting New Partnership with DMS Controls Group. Intesis Software, a member of the HMS Group, is pleased to announce the addition of DMS Controls Group to its North American Distribution network. This agreement will allow customers to have unprecedented access to the Intesis solution set for the integration of HVAC systems to building, hotel, industrial, and home automation systems. With the outstanding reputation and support capabilities of DMS Controls Group, it is a natural fit.
Did you know that every Enterprise and Proton site can take advantage of the the FREE Optergy companion smart phone App?
Enabled for both Android and IOS smart phone devices, the App is available NOW to download with unlimited users from Itunes or Google play.
The App has a number of cool features to offer value add solutions to your clients including:
* Multi-site integration
* User configurable site dashboards
* After hours override (on-demand or scheduled)
* Energy monitoring/reporting
* Trendlog data
* BACnet points – (for setpoint adjustment, override or monitoring)
* Alarms and banner notifications with acknowledgement
* Create maintenance tickets
* Mass notification to App users
* Weather data
Setup is easy and fast, using the same login credentials as the Proton or Enterprise site. Simply enable the user with App privileges, add content through App Management, then login to configure your dashboard!
And don’t forget, Optergy speaks BACnet and Modbus natively so you can add any one of these Applications to third party BMS systems too!
You can find the full data sheet on the Optergy support site or share with consultants and end users directly from the Optergy website;
Website link here – Smart Phone Application Datasheet