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INTERVIEW - Rand Arnold, President ControlShop - August 2001

Rand Arnold, President ControlShop
What do We Mean by Open Systems?

Standards are the foundation upon which openness is built. To achieve any degree of 'openness', certain standards must be established and agreed to.

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INTERVIEW - Rehan Kamal, IT Strategist, Computrols - August 2001

Rehan Kamal, IT Strategist, Computrols
TCP/IP Protocol - The Real Contender?

Today's BAS standards like BACnet and LonWorks will go the way of BetaMax and Quadraphonic sound. They'll simply be overrun by the revolution in technology that's taking place today.

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INTERVIEW - Kevin Lynch, Executive Director, LONMARK® Interoperability Association - August 2001

Kevin Lynch, Executive Director, LONMARK® Interoperability Association
Industry Restructuring to Accept IT Approach

The building industry is moving rapidly to open systems with open choices, get over it or get out.

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INTERVIEW - Gerry Hull, President & CEO, Steve Tom, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic - July 2001

Gerry Hull, President & CEO Automated LogicSteve Tom, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic
Industry Restructuring to Accept IT Approach

The RFP and Design/Build approaches allow (force?) the buyer and the contractor to become partners, working together instead of sparring in an adversarial role.  

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INTERVIEW - Thomas Zaban, Vice President, Marketing Reliable Controls - July 2001

Thomas Zaban, Vice President, Marketing Reliable Controls
Industry Restructuring to Accept IT Approach

It is only logical, that as open protocols become easier to understand and implement, and as the number and variety of open protocol products become commonplace, that the controls contractor will take on the role of the integrator. 

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INTERVIEW - Gerry Hull, President & CEO, Steve Tom, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic - July 2001

Gerry Hull, President & CEO Automated LogicSteve Tom, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic
Industry Migration towards Information Technology 

In the years to come our identity will become that of system integrators, people who integrate building automation systems into an office network which includes the World Wide Web. 

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INTERVIEW - Thomas Zaban, Vice President, Marketing Reliable Controls - July 2001

Thomas Zaban, Vice President, Marketing Reliable Controls
Industry Migration towards Information Technology 

For manufacturers to successfully sell browser based solutions to the HVAC industry we need to involve the human domain of IT. How do we do that successfully?  

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INTERVIEW - Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company - June 2001

Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company
Industry Migration towards Information Technology 

This may dismay a lot of designers, but buildings will be a lot more comfortable for the occupants and profitable for their owners as our industry becomes dominated by or perhaps even assimilated by the IT industry. 

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INTERVIEW - Jack McGowan, Energy Control Inc - June 2001

Jack McGowan, Energy Control Inc
Industry Migration towards Information Technology 

I believe that professionals in our industry must become experts in information technology and data communications, but the bottom line is temperature control requires expertise in HVAC. 

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