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05:40 PM

CABA and Eaton Corporation Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) will collaborate with Eaton Corporation to enhance the company's rate of energy efficiency in its industrial buildings. These new ideas will enhance the energy savings practices already implemented by Eaton.

05:39 PM

Lantronix Expands Wireless Portfolio with MatchPort b/g Pro, the Most Secure Embedded 802.11 b/g Networking Module Available

Enterprise-class 802.11 security coupled with exclusive new roaming technology greatly improves wireless reliability and mobility.

05:39 PM

Johnson Controls Launches Employment Program for Service Technicians

Partnership program addresses shortage in skilled trades; helps guarantee jobs for HVAC students.

05:37 PM

Kepware and Stratus Technologies Test and Approve KEPServerEX for Operation of Stratus High Availability Computing Platforms

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has worked with Stratus Technologies to test and approve Kepware's KEPServerEX connectivity solution for automation on fault tolerant ftServer systems from Stratus.

05:36 PM

OPC Training Institute Selects Kepware as Demonstration Standard

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it was selected by the OPC Training Institute as their preferred demonstration product for use in OPC hands-on training workshops.

05:35 PM

Junot Systems Certifies Kepware's KEPServerEX with NLINK

NLINK OPC to SAP Solution is Connected with Kepware

05:33 PM

DistribuTECH 2008 Demo Showcases Energy-Saving Capabilities of IP-Based Wireless Home Networks

Arch Rock Demo of 'Home Area Networks' (HANs) Shows How Utilities, Consumers Can Cooperate to Control Power Usage

05:31 PM

Smart Grid Installations Increasing Worldwide

Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON) announced today that it has shipped its one millionth advanced electricity meter.

05:30 PM

Domosys Releases an OEM PLC Modem Card (OPMC)

The OPMC offers an easy and cost effective way to integrate Power Line Communication into new or existing products.

05:29 PM

Thank you for making 2007 simply the best - Reliable Controls

2007 was a very busy year for Reliable Controls and our Authorized Dealer network. Overall revenues closed at just over 9% ahead of 2006.

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02:47 PM

Humidity Transmitter HMT330 from Vaisala features integrated data logging

Vaisala HUMICAP Humidity and Temperature Transmitter Series HMT330 now offers several new features including a data logging option, Chinese as a new user interface language, the new generation Vaisala HUMICAP 180 R sensor and a USB connection cable for computers.

02:45 PM

Significant influence of to the Russian Building Automation market

The BIG-RU association (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and the journal "Building Automation in Russia" have nominated web-site as the best source for the professional BAS audience in 2007.

02:44 PM

New Structured Cabling Association Formed

This association was formed to bring together leaders of cable and connectivity companies, including manufacturing, distribution and suppliers to become a collaborative resource on technologies and products to meet emerging network applications.

02:43 PM

OPC Training Institute Selects Kepware as Demonstration Standard

Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it was selected by the OPC Training Institute as their preferred demonstration product for use in OPC hands-on training workshops.

02:42 PM

Electronic Solutions, Inc. Introduces RQ Motor Controls

Electronic Solutions, Inc. (ESI) announces a new line of motor controls utilizing a new technology platform known as RQ, or Remotely Queryable, allowing for the simple integration of motorized products into automation systems.

02:41 PM

14th March 2008, Olympia, London

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01:05 PM

Matrox Extio technology validated by leading providers of industrial process automation systems and software

Remote graphics units provide IT managers optimal combination of distance, image quality and reliability

01:04 PM

Zensys Launches the First RF Single Chip Portfolio for IR Replacement in AV Control

Major Milestone in Consumer Electronics Industry; Marks the Start of the Biggest Shift in AV Control in 25 Years

01:03 PM

The AccuValve by Accutrol, LLC - AHR 2008 Innovation Award Winner

The AccuValve by Accutrol, LLC is an electrically operated airflow control valve for critical environments such as laboratories and clean rooms.

01:02 PM

BAPI Has Your Wireless Solution - AHR 2008 Innovation Award Honorable Mention

Eliminate the labor of pulling wires and patching walls.

01:00 PM

Honeywell Packs Advanced Control Capabilities into the Compact New Spyder Controller - AHR Innovation Award - Honorable Mention

Advanced Control In The Body Of A Unitary Controller

12:59 PM

ASHRAE to Host Satellite Broadcast on Integrated Building Design

ATLANTA - A free satellite broadcast and Webcast, Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork, will be held from 1-4 p.m. EDT on April 16. The ASHRAE program focuses on whole-building integrated design.

12:58 PM

Open Handset Alliance Releases Android SDK

The Open Handset Alliance, a group of mobile and technology leaders, today announced the availability of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).

12:57 PM

Texas School District Completes $792,000 Energy Saving Project

Performance Contract with TAC to Lower Annual Utility Costs by $57,000

12:56 PM

Ember Enables AlertMe's Intelligent Home Security

ZigBee technology connects people with their homes via the Internet and mobile phones

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04:13 PM

Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008

"Never make predictions, especially about the future." Casey Stengel Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

04:13 PM

Buildings at the Epicenter

Don't miss B2G in New York John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan CEM, Energy Control Inc.

04:11 PM

Opportunities to learn Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid at AHR

As part of the AHR Educational panels there will be two free sessions that are must attend sessions for anyone who wants to learn more. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan CEM, Energy Control Inc.

04:10 PM

New Year, New Beginnings

"We don't plan to fail, but often fail to plan" Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

04:09 PM

4 Questions To Ask & 4 Tasks for 2008

They are in essence one question, "how does this industry move forward into the 21st century". Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

04:08 PM

Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring

Earning LEED Innovation in Design Credit Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics

04:07 PM

Using CO2 Feed-Back Control To Stop Costly Over Ventilation

Ironically, outdoor air introduction to buildings is one of the few major energy consuming features of a building that is typically not measured or controlled on a real-time basis. Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Inc.

04:06 PM

Join the Interoperability Crusade

Please hear this message as a call for arms and join us in the crusade to improve integration and enable an ever-smarter electricity system. Steve Widergren, Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council

04:05 PM

IP Innovation

Clock, Paging and Messaging Systems Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

04:04 PM

Controls Facilitate Lighting System Maintenance

at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Watt Stopper/LeGrand Case Study

04:04 PM

Building Automation Reflections and Projections

Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner of provides a reflected review of a very exciting year in the Building Automation Industry as well as some crystal ball gazing into what to expect for 2008. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner

04:03 PM

Short on I/O? Try This Out!

Tricks of the trade, time-tested and industry-accepted - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

04:02 PM

Wireless Valve Actuators?

Alex Leneveu, Director of Operations, Spartan Peripheral Devices - The market is missing the end devices and we wanted to be the first to introduce this wireless valve actuator.

04:01 PM

Controls Vendor Free

Edmund B. Richards, President and CEO, Richards-Zeta - Building owners and facility managers now have the ability to select building systems, components, smart equipment, and applications and services by a "best of breed" approach.

04:01 PM

Converting Engineered Services into a Deliverable Product

Nathan F. Rothman , President, Optimum Energy, LLC - In the pursuit of clean technologies for industry I came across Tom Hartman and his work and immediately saw an opportunity. The concept was obvious to me. Take what was an engineered service and convert it to a deliverable product.

04:00 PM

Intelligent Sustainable Agreements

Jeff Seewald, PE, Intelligent Building Systems Engineer, Paul Ehrlich, PE, President Building Intelligence Group LLC - There are many areas within the LEED Green Building Rating System to which Intelligent Building practices and technologies may be applied.

03:59 PM

A North American Trend?

Todd Cowles, Americas Sales Manager, Trend Control Systems - Trend grew up in the UK. They're the dominant player in the controls industry in that country by far, and have been for many years. They are well established in Europe and the Middle East, and the Americas are a huge growth target at the moment.

03:58 PM

Russia is Open to Open Protocols

Andrey Golovin, Executive Director BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) - Like everywhere in the world open protocols are dominating in Russia.

03:58 PM

New Marketing Focus Recommended

Ron Caffrey, Partner BCS Partners - With all the attention to energy conservation, air quality, occupant productivity and green buildings, why do you feel the market won't grow at a faster rate?

03:57 PM

More 2008 Events

Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. - A great deal of what’s been talked about related to the future of buildings will start to unfold in 2008.

03:56 PM

The Best of 2007 @

Ken Sinclair, Editor - Looking at the most downloaded articles each month for 2007 from gives us insight into what our readers interests are and where the industry thinking is likely heading.

03:54 PM

New Products for January

A brief description of some new products for the industry.


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