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09:57 AM

Specifying Integrated Technology Systems in a Fragmented World

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs, 2003
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

09:56 AM

Technology Contracting

The Future Is Now
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc.

09:55 AM

Intelligent Buildings – Today!

The concept of an Intelligent, Smart or “Next Generation” building has been around for years.
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group

09:54 AM

Modernizing the Grid

Today’s average generating plant was built in 1964 using technology from the 1950s. Utilities have not improved their delivered efficiency in some 50 years. With stagnant efficiency at 33 percent, we essentially burn three lumps of fuel to generate one lump of electricity. Put another way, two-thirds of the fuel burned to generate power is wasted.
Richard Munson, Executive Director, Northeast-Midwest Institute

09:52 AM

Enterprise Building Management for Universities

Unlocking the secrets of facility management systems to access a wealth of actionable information
Gridlogix University Whitepaper

09:51 AM

Books for the Industry

I am often asked, what current industry text books are there about convergence, connectivity and the new business paradigm this is creating?
Ken Sinclair

09:50 AM

GridWeek Takes Shape

Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
To be discussed at GridWeek will be hot topics such as demand response, real time pricing, alternative energy and distributed generation. Many of the solutions to the shortfall in electricity will come down to reducing demand especially at peak load times, and much of this will happen in buildings through building automation.

09:49 AM

Sixteen Isn’t So Sweet

Ron Poskevich, General Manager, Lumisys
Until recently, integrated lighting control was specified in Division 16 because of tradition; not because it was efficient or effective. The result of this out of date specification method make integrated lighting control needlessly more expensive and troublesome to construct.

09:47 AM

BuilConn Middle East

Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
The focus of BuilConn ME is on communicating to owners and developers how they should be looking at smart buildings and how they should be thinking on designing and procuring the systems that make their buildings intelligent.

09:46 AM


I met Jim Sinopoli in Singapore at the first Asia-Pacific ConnectivityWeek in Singapore. Jim publishes a newsletter called Smart Buildings. I would like to share with you some of the content of this newsletter.

09:45 AM

LC&D’s continuing education about the latest technology in lighting controls

LC&D’s continuing education courses allow you to learn more about the latest technology in lighting controls for new and retrofit construction design and earn professional development credit for your Architectural (AIA/CES) or Engineer license renewal.

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10:37 AM

Lantronix Launches Next Wave of M2M Device Networking Adoption with Module under $20

New XPort Direct embedded device gateway extends award-winning XPort family, providing Internet device networking for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications

10:36 AM

ASHRAE, REHVA Partner to Encourage Sustainability

ATLANTA - ASHRAE and the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA) have formalized a longtime relationship through signing of a new memorandum of understanding.

10:33 AM

Electrical Engineering Basics + Energy Auditing online seminars from AEE P.E., C.E.M.

Electrial Engineering Fundamentals for Non-electrical Engineers ENGINEERS Instructed by Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M.
Energy Auditing Fundamentals Instructed by Fredric S. Goldner, C.E.M.

10:32 AM

DuPont Refrigerants to Host Educational Webinar on Global Environmental Regulations

Latest Science on Global Warming, Ozone Depletion and Regulatory Impact

10:31 AM

Omnitron's iConverter Platform Receives MEF 14 Certification for Ethernet Services

The Metro Ethernet Forum certifies iConverter fiber access equipment for next-generation Ethernet networks

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02:14 PM

Richards-Zeta (RZ) System Integrators (SI's) Measure Success

Santa Barbara, CA - January 25, 2007 - Richards-Zeta (RZ) System Integrators (SI's) around the world are quickly discovering the power of Richards-Zeta's products, solutions, and systems.

02:14 PM

LonMark Launches Professional Certification Program at AHR Expo 2007

First certification testing for LonWorks Professionals answers industry demand for establishing a higher level of proficiency of individuals in the worldwide LON community.

02:13 PM

Engenuity Expands Into Wireless Controls Distribution

[Dallas, TX, AHR Show – January 29, 2007] – Engenuity Systems, Inc. announced it has launched a new division focused entirely on the distribution and support of wireless controls and peripheral products.

02:12 PM

Bioscrypt to Acquire 3D Facial Recognition Technology Company

SDM E-Newsletter: Bioscrypt Inc., Toronto, Ontario, announced plans to acquire A4Vision, Sunnyvale, Calif. Bioscrypt, a manufacturer of biometric technologies, will expand its offerings with A4Vision’s 3-D facial recognition technology.

02:11 PM

Boston University Medical Campus Saves Energy and Optimizes Maintenance with Infometrics Remote Ongoing Commissioning Service from Cimetrics

January 25, 2007 - Cimetrics Inc. announced today that Boston University Medical Campus in Boston, Massachusetts has signed on for their energy-saving Infometrics remote ongoing commissioning service.

02:09 PM

1-2-1VIEW showcases lowest total cost of ownership digital signage at ISE 2007

[Hong Kong, 25 January 2007] Leading IPTV digital signage provider 1-2-1VIEW will showcase its high tech but low cost IPTV digital signage system at Integrated Systems Europe held in Amsterdam from 30 January to 1 February 2007.

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12:53 PM

Universal Supply Group Joins Controls Group North America

Controls Group North America (CGNA) has announced that Universal Supply Group (USG) has joined their growing network. Located in Hawthorne, New Jersey, USG is a major East coast HVAC distributor, providing service to customers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

12:48 PM

ZigBee Alliance Announces North American and European Developer Conferences, Plus New Product Certification Webinar

Tuesday January 23, 6:16 pm ET - New Educational Seminars Offered in Response to Growing Interest in ZigBee Standard

12:47 PM

Airbee Wireless Gains ZigBee 2006 Certification

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) (PRIMEZONE) -- The ZigBee(r) Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications, today announced that Airbee Wireless (Pink Sheets:ABEW) has achieved 2006 certification for the Airbee-ZNS 2006 protocol stack.

12:46 PM

Matrox launches the Extio F1220

The newest addition to the Extio series product line

12:45 PM

2nd Annual Building Automation Conference

March 21-22, 2007- Hyatt Regency Baltimore

12:45 PM

Minicom Exhibits KVM IP Technology for Improved Remote Support Service

Jerusalem, Israel - Minicom Advanced Systems is proud to show IP Control, its latest KVM IP Gateway for remote support, at this year's Optimizing and Securing the Remote Service Infrastructure show at Orlando, Florida, February 6th and 7th.

12:44 PM

Lumisys announces DALI Integration option

January 22 , 2007 - Atlanta, Georgia - Lumisys, the leading provider of built-for-integration lighting control, bridges the gap between Building Automation Systems and DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface). Integrated DALI is a natural extension of the company’s already popular integrated switching and integrated dimming solutions.

12:42 PM

AKCP Improves Live Sensor Mapping and Alarm Notifications

AKCP's sensorProbe8Linux has received a major update and now boasts a drastically improved and simplified Notification Wizard, a completely intuitive Graphical Sensor Configuration System and easier to use Mapping Features.

12:42 PM

The DRRC announces a Demand Response Research Opportunity Notice

“Understanding Customer Behavior to Improve Demand Response Delivery in California”

12:40 PM

Kavlico Announces P6000 Pressure Sensor Ideal for HVAC Applications - AHR Booth 1549

Moorpark, CA – Kavlico announces its new P6000 pressure sensor for HVAC and industrial applications. The compact (< 3 cm in length) P6000 provides a new, economical, and durable option for system designers seeking a highly accurate, yet small footprint pressure sensors for applications such as pneumatic controls, portable instruments, smart faucets, appliances, and filter restriction measurement.

12:39 PM

Eagle Releases ProLink II Web-based Service Request Module

Eagle Technology, Inc. announced the release of ProLink II, it’s web-based service request module, now available to all ProTeus V Professional and Enterprise Edition users.

12:39 PM

Richards-Zeta (RZ) Launches On-Line Training Video Tutorials available to all RZ System Integrators (SI)

The training videos are complete end-to-end video tutorials covering the entire 5-day RZ-I and RZ-II training course. The videos are intended to be used in conjunction with attending the RZ-I and RZ-II training course at RZ's corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.

12:37 PM

Richards-Zeta (RZ) Launches new Face of Richards-Zeta Website

As the company, product offerings and solutions has grown, so has the need for an advanced, intuitive website which allows users to find all information on RZ and solutions offerings quickly and easily.

12:36 PM

Growth of Broadband over Power Line to outpace Cable and DSL

Increased broadband demand in rural areas and improved measurement tools for utility companies will drive growth

12:35 PM

Data-Basics Releases SAM Pro Enterprise Version 7.0

Company also announces update to TechAnywhere 2.0

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04:39 PM

Dallas Independent School District Installing a Central Monitoring and Control System

TAC Awarded $2.5 million Contract to Design Building Management Front-end System to Control More Than 200 Schools

04:38 PM

Spinwave™ Systems Introduces Industry’s Most Reliable and Easy to Deploy Wireless Sensor Network

Sets New Standard in Wireless Sensors for the Building Automation Market

04:37 PM

Sensing Smoke directly in the Duct

A Duct Smoke Detector called TDD (True Duct Smoke Detector) from Automatikprodukter, Sweden is able to detect smoke at a very early stage in the rough environment of a ventilation duct without giving false alarms.

04:36 PM

SENA selected for the 2007 M2M 100 list

SENA, a leading manufacturer of Device Server and Industrial Bluetooth products, announced today that it has been named to the prestigious 2007 M2M Magazine's M2M 100 list of the most important and influential companies offering machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions.

04:35 PM

AEE Realtime distance learning programs

Sustainable Green Buildings + Sustainable Energy Management online seminars

04:34 PM

Daniel Scheinman of Cisco to Keynote CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase

Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 10, 2007 - CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase today welcomed Daniel Scheinman, senior vice president and general manager of the Media Solutions Group for Cisco(TM), as the first confirmed keynote for its 2007 event.

04:33 PM

Yale University Signs Up for Infometrics Remote Ongoing Commissioning Service from Cimetrics

January 9,2007 - Cimetrics Inc. announced today that Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut has signed on for their energy-saving Infometrics remote ongoing commissioning service.

04:32 PM

Texas Instruments First To Launch ZigBee 2006-compliant platform

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the industry's first ZigBee 2006-compliant platform. TI achieved compliance for its Z-Stack, the leading ZigBee solution on the market today, which is certified for the CC2420 transceiver and the CC2430 System-on-Chip (SoC).

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03:49 PM

January New Products

A listing of some recent new industry products.

03:48 PM

PAS, The Global Alarm Authority™ 2-day Alarm Management Certification Workshop

Dallas, February 13 - 14, 2007

03:45 PM

Vattenfall AB Expands its NES System by Executing Options for 200,000 Additional Echelon Meters

(San Jose, CA - January 9, 2007) - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) announced today that the Swedish utility Vattenfall AB has exercised options for 200,000 additional meters and associated data concentrators under the framework contract announced in December 2005.

03:45 PM

Ember launches professional-grade ZigBee software

Industry’s first ZigBee Pro draft-compliant network stack;
EmberZNet PRO designed for larger, more advanced networks

03:44 PM

Honeywell Awarded Unique Solar Project for California School District

Honeywell to Install and Own Solar Panels, and Sell Electricity to Pleasanton Schools at Reduced Rate, Saving District Millions in Energy Costs

03:43 PM

"Best of Innovations" Winner for ControlPoint 1000

(Las Vegas, NV - January 8, 2007) - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), a global networking company providing technology and solutions for controls, smart metering, and energy and environment management, and 4HomeMedia, Inc., a provider of end-to-end solutions for delivering broadband services on home networks, formally announced their award winning collaboration today at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2007 (CES).

03:42 PM

Trainers to Learn about Combustion Analysis at the HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference

Erik Rasmussen will be training HVAC educators and trainers about Combustion Analysis at the HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference.

03:41 PM

Voyant Solutions Powers Up With Engenuity

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Continuing to enhance its support capabilities for its network of building automation­IT system (BAS/IT) integrators, Voyant Solutions has partnered with Engenuity, a distributor of open-system building automation controls.

03:40 PM

U.S. home controls market to exceed $3 billion in 2007

January 4, 2007, Dallas, Tex - The U.S. market for home controllers, while not reaching full mass-market deployment, will grow from $3 billion in 2005 to $3.5 billion in 2007, according to Parks Associates' upcoming report "Home Systems: Home Controls Update."

03:39 PM

International Industrial Control & Automation Technology Exhibition and Conference "Automation Technology Egypt 2007"

Scheduled to be held from 8th to 11th March 2007 in Cairo – Egypt.

BACnet Institute
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11:22 AM

LonMark Americas Expands Interactive Demo to AHR Expo

Technology demonstrations, education sessions illustrate the world of open systems at largest HVAC/R event

11:21 AM


ConnectivityWeek North America – Chicago 22-24 May
ConnectivityWeek Europe – Amsterdam 2-4 Oct
ConnectivityWeek Asia-Pacific – Singapore 19-21 Nov

11:21 AM

GridWeek 2007 – Washington DC 23-26 Apr

With a global focus on energy, the US Department of Energy is partnering with Clasma to hold the first event bringing together technology players involved in grid modernization, and focus on the role that technology can play in the US energy problem.

11:20 AM

BuilConn Middle East – Dubai 26-28 Feb & Riyadh 3 Mar

With the huge infrastructure buildup in the Middle East, there is no better venue to hold an event focused on the convergence of IT and buildings.

11:19 AM

KMC Controls BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) Wins Honorable Mention in ASHRAE’s AHR Innovation Competition

KMC Controls BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) Wins Honorable Mention in ASHRAE’s AHR Innovation Competition

11:18 AM

Tendril Named One of the Top Ten Emerging Companies in The Wireless Industry

Tendril is ranked as the top emerging company in the Wireless Sensor Network market, alongside leading companies in nine other key technology fields that are shaping the future and growth of the wireless industry.

11:17 AM

Honeywell Announces 2007 Momentum Conference

Commercial Contracting and Distributing Community Will Gather In Phoenix February 4-7 To Connect With Industry Experts, Latest HVAC Technologies

11:16 AM

Freedom, Flexibility, Foundation—LONMARK Delivers at the AHR Expo

As an endorsing organization of the world’s largest HVAC/R annual event, LONMARK maximizes the mass industry appeal of the AHR Expo to keep the industry engaged in the world of open, interoperable solutions with multiple education sessions, an interactive product demo and the launch of the LonMark Certification Program.

11:15 AM

The Energy - HVAC and AHR Story

This is a momentus year for the GridWise Architecture Council and its’ role within the AHR Expo. For the first time, GridWise is an Endorsing organization and there will be an educational session at 11:00 AM on January 30, 2007 during the show.

11:13 AM

Nintendo Wii launches with innovative Wireless In-store POP displays.

~ In-store digital posters managed wirelessly from Head Office.
~ Real-time marketing of Wii console and games to consumers at Point of Purchase.

The S4 Group
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11:05 AM

The Electric Utility Industry - Missing the Boat on Conservation

Utilities’ business model – dictated to them by their regulators - is tied to selling electricity, not saving and redistributing it.
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

11:04 AM

Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry

Four Points by Sheraton Leading the Way in the Management and Control of its Facilities Management, Workflow, Energy Management, Security and Building Efficiency
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, Marc Petock, Director of Marketing, Tridium, Mike Marston, Director, Asia/Pacific, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Regional Director, Tridium Asia

11:03 AM

Fresh Look at Air Filtration and Automation

Every modern Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is faced with a common question, “when is the right time to replace the air filters”?
Ken Bloom, Precision Air Technology Inc.

11:02 AM

Industry Pow-Wow

An event that will unite the industry must be open, open to all perspectives, open to all potentially valuable ideas, technologies and solutions balanced with objectivity and business development strategies. The event should not exclude any idea, any perspective, or any technology that could be of benefit to building owners.
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

11:01 AM

BAS Controls: How important is a cost estimate, anyway?

Increase your chances of winning ‘good projects’ and avoiding ‘bad projects’.
Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

11:00 AM

Online Inside and Out

Some of this technology is WiFi and Internet based and some is cellular or satellite based, but the flavor of wireless is not important.
Jack Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc.

10:59 AM

Coordinating the Design of Integrated Building Technology Systems

“Sitting at his conference table and speaking of technology, Mr. Gehry volunteers, “I don’t know how to turn on my DVD. I barely can use the technology in my car.”
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

10:58 AM

Washington Mutual Center’s DDC System is More Unique Than Common

Contemporary Controls UL 864 Ethernet Switches Serve Up Dependability in Smoke Control System
Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

10:56 AM

Sustainable Green Connectivity

This is what building owners want now from our building automation systems.
Ken Sinclair

10:55 AM

oBIX is now an OASIS Committee Specification

Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group
Toby Considine – Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina
Being approved as an OASIS committee standard means that oBIX has had a successful public review and that the committee has voted to make it a standard.

10:54 AM

The Integrator's View - The Four Points Project

Craig Arnott, NSW Controls Team Leader, Airmaster Australia Pty. Ltd.
I would have to say there were no real obstacles, however the challenge was to install new controls in 630 hotel rooms, 18 function rooms/areas, 42 office and public area air conditioning units, plus the chiller and boiler plants - in a 'live' building that consistently has hotel occupancy figures over 90%.

10:53 AM

ABCs of IP Internet Protocol

This resource is well worth downloading and reading to help your understanding the THE TCP/IP STACK

10:52 AM

A new book - Web Based Enterprise Energy and Building Automation Systems

I am pleased to point out that the folks writing for are a large part of this book, look at the 40 chapters listed to see how many names you can recognize.


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