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Connecting Convergence August Supplement Engineered Systems
Connecting Convergence  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Convergence or Divergence  Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Inc.

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Measuring The Right Thing For Humidity Control…  It's the Dew Point Stupid!  Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies

Plan Users Guide - Job Planning  Planning is not optional, unless profits are optional. Gaining better understanding and management of job costs. Al De Wachter, ICS Inc

Be Cautious when Specifying Multi-Range Pressure Sensors  Everyone likes the inventory savings and installation flexibility that result from “one size fits all” pressure sensors.  Terry Troyer, HVAC Product Marketing Manager, Setra Systems, Inc.

Indoor Climate Control  The European Perspective Simon Fowler, Technical Sales Manager, Madur Electronics, Vienna

Vykon EnergyA Platform for Demand Response Phil Bomrad, Director of Marketing, Tridium

Landscape Sprinklers/Irrigation and Building Automation  Should they be integrated?  Gaylen Atkinson, President, Atkinson Electronics Inc.

Open Systems Standards  This is the fifth of 9 articles where we are introducing the cost benefit for interoperability and that gained from the procurement technique achievable with open systems and choice. This article sets out some of my opinions, a collection of web-based technical data and then a current market summary opinion. Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc

Building the Building Domain  Moving to the next chapter and getting on with the exciting business of building our clients’ real time data domain will have a profound effect.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Articles - July 2004

The Final Frontier for Double-Digit Savings  High-Tech Contractors can achieve better profitability.  Al De Wachter, ICS Inc

A Wake-Up Call and a Brainer  Ask any economist worth his salt what the total impact on American industry would be if our gross use of energy were to decrease by 15% over the next 10 years. David E. Craven, Director of OEM Sales, AndoverControls

oBIX Building Blocks  Simple modules. Complex modules. Each self contained.  Each with a well-defined interface for interoperability.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, oBIX Chairman

Request for Participation - Summer 2004 - Automated Demand Response Test for Large Facilities  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is recruiting energy and facility managers of large facilities to participate in the 2004 Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) research project. This project builds on the methods used in LBNL’s 2003 Auto-DR tests.

Ventilation Needs and the Requirements in the ICC’s 2003 International Mechanical Code, Analysis, Recent ICC Actions and Recommendations  Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, EBTRON, Inc.

Introducing Earthquake Intelligence in Building Automation  Earthquakes are not rare events. On a yearly basis, 70 to 75 damaging earthquakes occur throughout the world. Holly Stump, V.P. Marketing, Seismic Warning Systems, Inc.

Variable Frequency Drives Deliver Tremendous Energy Savings...But How Do You Deal With Harmonics? White Paper  Siemens Building Technologies, Inc

Hydro Tasmania Uses MatrikonOPC Tunnelling Technology  Case Study OPC Tunnelling Technology provides an easy, reliable and effective way to communicate across different network domains and does away with the headaches typically associated with the configuration of DCOM. Joanna Gietz, Press Liaison, Matrikon Inc.

VOIP VOIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

LonMark International and the LonMark System  This is the fourth of 9 articles on VBHQ where we introduce the building, the cost benefit for interoperability and the cost benefit gained from the procurement technique achievable with open systems and choice. Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc

Yakima County Technology Services  Case Study  Its remote unmanned data center was designed and constructed to provide state and local agencies with the business continuity and disaster recovery services that they need. Cam Rogers, Sales Channel & Business Development Manager, RLE Technologies

Procurement of the Latest and Greatest  The request for proposal approach allows active solicitation of the innovative approach.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Past Favorites 

Reliable Controls July
David E. Craven, Director of OEM Sales, AndoverControls  A Wake-Up Call and a Brainer
June
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com  
Waking Up to Wireless 
Paul Sereiko, Founder, President, Sensicast Systems  Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks
Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc.  LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip
May
Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc. 
LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip
April
Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc  Cost Comparison Model - Open vs Proprietary
 
March
Weilin Wang, Michael Nova, and John Edler, Kiyon, Inc. 
Autonomic Wireless Building Networks
February
Deepak Wanner, Founder, Precidia Technologies  Reaping the Benefits of IP
January 2004
Jason Sprayberry, Digi International  Ethernet: The Common Thread to Total Building Systems Integration
December
Randy Kondor, Matrikon Inc. Integrating OPC into Building Automation - The Latest Trend 
November
Engineered Systems November Supplement Marketing Convergence
October
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company  Ending the Blackout Blues 
September
Peter Manolescue, securityXML Ltd.  Protocol war yields to productive peace
August
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc. Internet-based Energy and Security
July
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com XML Spells Connection to the Future
Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers 
 

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