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11:04 AM

U-SNAP Alliance launched to extend smart grid to energy aware consumer products

Industry alliance to develop "Home-to-Grid" standard for consumer products

11:03 AM

New AB-QM Valve from Danfoss Provides Control in One Compact Package

The AB-QM valve can be used as a stand-alone, automatic flow limiter valve or as a combined flow limiter and control valve when fitted with a wide range of Danfoss actuators, providing accurate and stable flow.

11:01 AM

Watt Stopper announces Digital Lighting Management, a distributed lighting control system offering greater ROI

Watt Stopper/Legrand's Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is an all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls that automatically configures to the most energy efficient sequence of operation based on components in the system.

11:00 AM

ZigBee Alliance Plans Further Integration of Internet Protocol Standards

World's leading low-power wireless networking standard adds new specification featuring seamless integration with global IT networks to portfolio.

10:59 AM

ICONICS Partners with Kepware for Embedded Market

Delivering Proven Visualization and Communication Solutions to Windows CE based HMI Panel Builders and OEMs.

Haystack Connect 2019
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11:46 AM

Reliable Controls announces vendor relationship with Dwyer Instruments

Founded in 1931, Dwyer customers have come to associate their brand with quality, reliability, and readily available low cost products.

11:45 AM

Echelon and T-Mobile Announce Alliance to Reduce the Cost of a Secure Smart Grid Network for Utilities

As part of the agreement, Echelon will utilize a first-of-its-kind embedded T-Mobile SIM within a cellular radio module to enable all the Echelon smart meters on a given low voltage transformer to communicate back to the utility over the smart grid, and T-Mobile will offer users of Echelon's NES system innovative and cost-effective pricing plans for data usage.

11:42 AM

Rockwell Automation Selects Kepware as Encompass Global Partner

The Encompass program creates a path for critical information exchange and improved solutions in the marketplace by linking technical and commercial resources of Rockwell Automation and the Encompass partner.

11:41 AM

Tridium Announces an Integration Partnership with Dedicated Micros

This partnership will enable Tridium's NiagaraAX Framework to integrate Dedicated Micros' video surveillance products into the company's suite of intelligent building solutions including access control, building automation and energy management systems.

11:40 AM

Is Smart Grid the Killer App for M2M?

The current economic crisis will dramatically alter the M2M playing field. Companies need to meet this challenge head on. The M2M Expo is the only event focused on Smart Grid which is potentially the killer app for M2M.

11:37 AM

Daintree Networks Ships Industry's First ZigBee RF4CE Analyzer

Daintree's Sensor Network Analyzer (SNA) has been enhanced to include full decode and security support for ZigBee RF4CE.

11:35 AM

Contemporary Controls, Industry Leader for Networking Solutions, Launches a Redesigned Website

Our website now provides solutions pages for each of the six industries we support: Industrial Automation; Building Automation; Commercial Automation; Communications and Networking; Energy, Utilities and Transportation; and, Embedded Networking.

11:34 AM

Frost & Sullivan Award Underscores Tridium's Green Commitment

The 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Green Excellence HVAC Controls Technology Innovation Award is presented to Tridium for its excellence in technology innovation and meticulous attention to reducing environmental impact through its host of controls solutions for easy integration with other building management systems.

11:31 AM

May you live in interesting times!

In these harsh economic times, when taking care of business is a challenge, change is in the air and promise of new technologies and opportunities seem abound, many questions need answering: What will the future of my business look like? Are we in another technology hype cycle? Who is leading this charge for change, paving the way to the future energy economy? And most importantly, how can I secure my company's business position?

11:30 AM

SCADA Engine releases a BACnet OPC Server software package

This product has been redesigned from the ground up with input from Johnson Controls to suit large Building Automation projects in North America.

11:29 AM

Site Controls Highlighted in Demand Response Report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Demand Response Research Center

Study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Demonstrates Site Controls' Automated Demand Response Strategies for Retail Chains

11:27 AM

Echelon Joins IP for Smart Objects and ZigBee Alliances

Echelon will be a Promoter member of the IPSO Alliance and a Participant member of the ZigBee Alliance.

11:26 AM

Is ZigBee becoming a Key Standard in Smart Grid?

With over $40b in the US stimulus targeted for Smart Grid, infrastructure and clean energy, there has never been a better time to learn about the opportunities of smart energy devices than at the ZigBee Expo, the premier event for ZigBee.

11:25 AM

County of Santa Clara Installs Cypress Envirosystems' Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat to Save Energy Costs in Existing Buildings

Retrofit of Pneumatic HVAC System Cost 20% of Conventional Solution, Required 95% Less Time to Install, and Received PG&E Incentive Payment for Cost of Implementation

11:23 AM

Arch Rock's "Energy Optimizer" power-monitoring system delivers actionable energy-usage information via IP-based wireless sensor network

Real-time Networked Sub-metering Gives Facilities Managers Detailed Data to Cut Power Expenses, Boost Efficiency, Avoid Penalties

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10:51 AM

Team of Experts Announces Groundbreaking Energy Efficiency Retrofit Project at Empire State Building

World's most famous office building's more than $500 million upgrade program to incorporate comprehensive project with goal to reduce energy use by nearly 40 percent.

10:50 AM

Opto 22 Breaks New Ground in Wireless Networking

Company's SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers and I/O are first to offer 802.11a/b/g wireless networking along with standard Ethernet networking.

10:49 AM

Siemens Building Technologies Chooses MatrikonOPC for OPC Connectivity

Siemens Building Technologies is now standardizing on MatrikonOPC's SNMP Agent for OPC and OPC Data Manager.

10:48 AM

ICONICS Releases OPC ToolWorX Version 3.50

Latest Version Includes Updated Microsoft Visual Studio and Windows CE Support

10:46 AM

ConnectivityWeek Keynotes Announced

June 8-11, 2009, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA. The keynote lineup will set the tone for the imperative of applying information technology to management of energy.

10:45 AM

2010 AHR EXPO (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition)

Monday, January 25, 2010 - Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

10:43 AM

The 10th China International Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Expo

March 15-17, 2010 - Reducing Building Energy Consumption, Promoting Energy-saving & Emission Reduction

10:42 AM

$50 Billion in Energy Savings Possible with Encelium Technology

Installed Space Becomes Smart Space - Commercial Buildings Being Retrofitted With Advanced Control Systems

Reliable Controls
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11:17 AM

American Auto-Matrix releases their Open, Web-enabled Building Control Solution for the Building Automation Market: the AspectFT and Matrix Product Family.

The product boasts significant competitive advantages compared to other solutions available in the market today.

11:17 AM

SCADA Engine releases BACnet OPC Server software package

The resultant server for BACnet is a powerful application featuring Data Access (DA), Alarms and Events (AE) and Historical Data Access (HDA).

11:15 AM

Johnson Controls Asks Educators & Trainers to Go Green

Green is more than just a buzz word; it is becoming a way of life for many of us. JCI is very committed to being green, through sustainability, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

11:14 AM

Optimum Energy Software Improves HVAC Energy Efficiency at Mineta San Jose International Airport

OptimumHVAC software reduced the Airport's carbon footprint by nearly 300,000 pounds in first five months

11:13 AM

Texas City Hires TAC for $9 Million Energy Saving Project

Performance Contract Will Save More Than $12 million in 15 Years

11:11 AM

Live Multi-Vendor OPC UA Demonstration at the MatrikonOPC Houston User Group!

MatrikonOPC is pleased to announce a multi vendor demonstration of OPC UA connectivity at the MatrikonOPC User Group in Houston, Texas on April 16th, 2009.

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02:28 PM

New OPC Server Gateway from FieldServer Technologies

Easy interoperability for Building Automation Systems to OPC

02:27 PM

Honeywell 2009 Momentum Conference to Fuel Contractor Growth with New Products, Training, Insight

Conference Attended by More than 300 Top Contractors and Distributors

02:26 PM

Eagle Technology partners with Baltimore Hebrew Congregation with Green Synagogue Initiative

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation is model for Green

02:25 PM

High-Performance Green Buildings

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 24th-26th May 2009

02:24 PM

ISA Building Automation Systems Course

This real-world-based course will give you a broad introductory understanding of the specific issues involved with Building Automation Systems (BAS).

02:24 PM

Brivo Innovation Adds Online Video Recording Capability to ACS WebService

New Online Video Recorder hosted solution expands potential markets for IP Video

02:23 PM

Multi-Tech Announces M2M Cellular IP Modem for Remote Monitoring and Reporting

New MultiModem iCell Combines IP and GPIO capabilities for Mission Critical Applications

02:21 PM

Purdue University Chooses Infometrics Continuous Monitoring-Based Commissioning Service

The Infometrics service will provide powerful, monitoring based commissioning to over 370,000 square feet of laboratory, office, classroom, theater, studio and gallery space in the Food Science Building, the Heine Pharmacy Building and Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.

02:21 PM

Stimulus Funding for Schools Provides Energy Efficiency Opportunities

ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide Provides Simple Tool

02:20 PM

Roadmap for Smart Grid Implementation

GridWise Expo Santa Clara - June 8-11, 2009

02:18 PM

MatrikonOPC offers new DCOM issue Analyzer for OPC

MatrikonOPC Analyzer is a free utility used to find common OPC problem areas and backup important OPC-related files.

02:17 PM

New iDigi Development Kits Speed Time to Market, Enable More Robust Wireless Applications

Digi development kits make it easy to idevelop green applications

02:16 PM

Digi Announces Green Design Competition at ESC Silicon Valley 2009

Contestants challenged to develop green solutions using new iDigi wireless development kits.

02:13 PM

MatrikonOPC donates $1 million in kind to the NAIT Johnson Controls Centre for Building Environment Technology

This contribution was made to help strengthen the future of the Building Automation Industry.

02:10 PM

Learn about green building design and earn up to 31 PDHs online from ASHRAE

ASHRAE's newest eLearning course is "Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings and High Performance Systems Design" (I-P). The course details green design practices, benefits, and new green building ideas. It provides an overview of architectural decisions and their impact on sustainable and green project goals.

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09:57 AM

It's 1992 all over again!

As there was a driver in the 90s, today there are two of the most significant drivers that we can imagine in play, the Y2K of today if we continue the comparison to the 90s. - Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

09:56 AM

Getting There From Here

Here is my list of areas that need our help with fresh thinking for new directions for us to get out of the rut we're in. - Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

09:55 AM

Diving Into Building Water Management

It is a water management system that monitors and manages water usage that will change the process from simply supplying water to managing the demand for water. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

09:54 AM

LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems

Any sufficiently capable BAS, regardless of whether its protocol is standard or proprietary, can achieve LEED points along with the corresponding energy reductions. - Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton

09:53 AM

Read manual dial gauges wirelessly, in minutes

Clamp on Wireless Gauge Reader optically reads needle and transmits reading. - Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

09:51 AM

Smart building infrastructure helps manage costs

The value proposition exists for all stakeholders, from the developer who saves from a lower capital cost to the operator and/or tenant who saves from a lower operational cost and to the end user who obtains a better user experience. - Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director, Electrical Engineering Solutions

09:50 AM


Creating Value Through Open Systems In An Energy Management Context - Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International

09:49 AM

Cyber-security, Smart Buildings, and the Smart Grid

We went to a distributed approach for Enterprise Building Management System EBMS, something that looks nothing like the approaches of traditional building systems and of SCADA. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

09:48 AM

What's New! From This Year's AHR Expo

Green, IAQ, BACnet, Demand Response, Wireless, to name just a few. - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

09:47 AM

Commissioning An Intelligent Building

Interoperability testing is an important key to the success of multi-manufacturer BAS's and will become even more important to the success of Intelligent Buildings. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

09:46 AM

How a video store proves the need for real-time data access

Knowledge is power, and having the right knowledge at the right time most definitely improves any company's bottom line. - Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

09:44 AM

Join @ BuilConn's ConnectivityWeek

How does the BA industry bring new blood into the workforce. These new challenges are a headache to us old folks, but are simply wonderful opportunities for the next generation, the iPod generation that lives and breaths issues like climate change, technology and the challenge of economic recovery. - Anto Budiardjo,President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc.

09:42 AM

Energy Efficiency and Comfort

We have developed our Environmental Index, or EI, which uses the existing data from the building automation system. The EI can help owners prioritize upgrade projects, as it lets owners see which buildings are failing to provide a suitable work environment. - Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation

09:41 AM

OpenLynx - Open Source for Open Systems - an update

We're implementing a project using OpenLynx that will extend the current architecture as defined in the specification and publish new modules and ontologies as v0.2. These new ontologies will include metering, alarm management and notifications. - Anno Scholten, Novus Edge

09:40 AM

Catching the Process Fieldbus

An Introduction to PROFIBUS for Process Automation - James Powell, P.Eng. Product Manager, Communications, Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments Inc. & Manny Mandrusiak - Director of Technology Marketing PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America

09:39 AM

New Current Sensing Ideas

We listened to the customers! - Jerry Woodin, V.P. of Sales, Senva Inc.

09:38 AM

LonMark Career Center

The LonMark Career Center is intended for the entire intelligent buildings and environments industry and anyone looking for positions and candidates that have the specific skills and knowledge unique to this industry. - Heather Deal, Marketing Communications Liaison, LonMark Americas

09:37 AM

Letter from Jim Lee - Smart Grid Standards

This letter is published with permission from Jim Lee. It is an excellent example of the leadership our industry can and is providing.

09:36 AM

Some Thoughts on GridEcon 2009

This is the first conference to bring together practitioners in energy markets, business, policy, interoperation technologies, building automation, venture capital, and related areas. - William Cox, Cox Software Architects LLC

09:35 AM

Stuff across my desk

As editor I read lots of stuff that doesn't fit into an article, interview, column, news release, or new product. A lot of it is interesting to my readers so I thought I would try presenting it in a review.

09:34 AM

April New Products

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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