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02:40 PM

John Petze leaves Tridium to create another river of change as CEO of Privaris

Not sure if you heard that John Petze is leaving Tridium. John has been and remains an industry icon.
Ken Sinclair

02:35 PM

The oBIX M2M Web

The Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) is a specification advanced by the OASIS international standards consortium to provide a standardized foundation for this M2M Web.
Brian Frank, Tridium

02:34 PM

Permanently Mounted Instrumentation

can be an Advantage for the TAB Practitioner
Len Damiano, EBTRON, Inc

02:28 PM

Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation

Fuzzy Logic
Anwer Bashi, Senior Research Engineer, Computrols, Inc.

02:27 PM

Control Projects Out Of Control?

Avoiding those few bad projects can change an average year to a great year.
Al De Wachter, President ICS Inc

02:26 PM

Are Your Customers Comfortable?

How Do You Know?
Bill Gnerre, CEO and Cofounder and Kevin Fuller, Executive Vice President, Interval Data Systems, Inc.

02:24 PM

Optimizing Power Quality Data Analysis Using Data Compression Technology

Data compression technology produces limitless ungapped data for determining what causes power events and why.
Daniel Amitai, Marketing Communication, Elspec Ltd.

02:23 PM

Privaris® Launches World’s First Personal Biometric Device

for Secure Access to Multiple Facilities, Computers and Networks
Megan Prosser, Marketing Project Manager Privaris, Inc

02:22 PM

Wireless Mesh Networking

Focused Approach Gets Results
Currents Issue #75 Harbor Research, Inc.

02:20 PM

Quebec Biotechnology Innovation Center

Case Study HVAC systems serving biotechnology facilities must provide for and maintain environments sufficiently well controlled as to provide for worker safety and health, to minimize process defects and to assure quality.
Caroline Cadieux, Marketing Manager, Distech Controls

02:19 PM

Making Dimension Data’s buildings more intelligent

Case Study The benefits of implementing an integrated IP intelligent building system more than justify the investment. We are already reaping the benefits of improved agility and improved buildings management.  
Mark Griffiths, Business Development Director, Dimension Data

02:18 PM

The Importance of Mentorship to ASHRAE

I cannot over express the importance of mentorship. It allows us to grow, evolve, question and simply learn who we are.
Ken Sinclair,

02:16 PM

Keeping ConnectivityWeek Strong

This Building-IT industry represents validation from owners and the IT industry to move forward and deliver converged IP-based building systems, taking into account the needs of the new types of stakeholder in the building owner organizations: the IT and enterprise focused groups.
Ken Sinclair,

02:15 PM

BuilConn Next Steps – Going Global

Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO Clasma Events Inc.
ConnectivityWeek is our new umbrella brand to “house” BuilConn, M2M, GridWise and Wi-tivity. It’s a brand we will use around the world to gather subjects related to connectivity of devices and systems, such as building controls and automation.

02:14 PM

Building Automation 2006

Robert Beverly, Editor Engineered Systems Magazine
We felt that there was a need for a conference that was delivered regionally, summarized the issues and was focused on owners and consultants.

02:12 PM

Digital Signage Systems

Jeffrey Soong, CEO 1-2-1VIEW Corporation
Digital signage has the potential to transform a building into a modern and highly attractive venue with substantial revenue potential.

02:11 PM

CIO’s and Tridium: “Making Connections” at Realcomm

The Realcomm theme was “Making Connections – The Intersection of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate and Technology,” and there is no doubt that many important connections were made.

02:09 PM

Article for Industrial Automation Asia (IAA) sets scene for BuilConn Singapore

I was extremely pleased to be asked to provide an article with a update on how the Internet, IT convergence, wireless networks, globalisation and the whole M2M thing is causing a Real Renaissance that is Reshaping the Building Automation Industry.

02:08 PM

ABB and Viola Systems Teamed up to Introduce a New Wireless Solution to Help Power Utilities Save Costs and Improve Distribution Management

Turku and Vaasa, Finland (June 21, 2006) - ABB Distribution Automation introduces a new solution to more efficient distribution management. A GPRS -based Arctic IEC-104 Gateway adds efficiency to fault restoration and maintenance at utilities. The product is jointly specified with Viola Systems, a leader in industrial-grade wireless M2M (Machine-to-Machine) connectivity solutions.

02:06 PM

Slaney Direct launches NemoTeQ damper actuators in the UK

We are pleased to announce the UK launch of NemoteQ's range of Damper exclusively via Slaney Direct. Their High Quality Low Costs damper Actuators give a competitive advantage.

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04:36 PM

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chooses InnerWireless As Its Standard For In-Building Wireless Coverage, Including At Flagship Hong Kong Property

RICHARDSON, Texas – June 19, 2006 – InnerWireless®, Inc., the leading provider of in-building wireless systems, today announced that Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will install the InnerWireless infrastructure at their flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong hotel is the fourth Mandarin Oriental property using InnerWireless to help deliver the luxurious experience that its guests expect. Mandarin has installed InnerWireless in the Mandarin Oriental, New York; the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.; and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, and it plans to deploy the system in other hotels as a standard part of new construction or major renovations.

04:35 PM

WebGen Systems to feature its enterprise energy management system at RealComm 2006

Cambridge, Mass.— June 14, 2006 —WebGen Systems, Inc., provider of advanced software for energy conservation and control in commercial buildings, announced today it will be showcasing its award-winning enterprise energy management system at RealComm 2006, which this year will be co-located with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) annual conference, in Dallas, Texas on June 26 and 27.

04:34 PM

Infogate Online to Showcase Innovative Content Management and Service Delivery Platform at IPTV World Forum Eastern Europe

Tel Aviv, Israel – June 19, 2006 – Infogate Online, a leading provider of IPTV content management and service delivery solutions to broadband service providers worldwide, announced today that it will participate at the first IPTV World Forum Eastern Europe held on June 22-23 in Hungary. At the conference, Infogate Online will reveal an upcoming strategic regional deployment, to be completed this month.

04:33 PM

Direct Current-Powering Demonstrates Significant Reduction in Data Center Energy Use

Berkeley, CA—Data centers are the backbone of the Information Age, providing data storage for websites and databases, and supporting virtually every larger-sized private corporation and institution. Data centers can use 100 times more electricity than a typical office building (on a square foot basis), so energy costs are a major concern. With financial support from the California Energy Commission, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have teamed with Silicon Valley giants including Sun, Intel, Cisco, and many other industry partners, to demonstrate technologies that have the potential to reduce the operating cost of data centers by billions of dollars a year, while maintaining or even improving reliability, lengthening the life of servers, and saving energy.

04:31 PM

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets announces preliminary topics and call for participation

Dallas, TX June 15, 2006 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA.) and Parks Associates today announced the preliminary topics and Call for Papers for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, a global executive conference and showcase for the industries marketing digital innovations to consumers. The first annual CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets will be held November 14-16, 2006, at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Germany. The event will host strategic and marketing executives from global companies in the entertainment, telecommunications, controls, energy, and computing industries. Current anchor sponsors for the event are Deutsche Telecom, Echelon, and Siemens.

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12:15 PM

How to Save Your Control Network from the Gremlins of the Office Network

Downers Grove, Illinois (June 15, 2006) - Three techniques - overlapped VLANs, rate limiting and port security?can help safeguard your control network from issues presented by the office network or office equipment such as Windows PCs. All of these helpful features are available on Contemporary Controls CTRLink line of Ethernet managed switches (EICP, EISX, and EISB).

12:14 PM

Privaris® Receives BiometriTech™ Magazine’s “Product of the Year” Award for 2005

Charlottesville , Virginia , June 12, 2006 — Privaris, Inc. announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)’s BiometriTech magazine ( has named the BPID™ Security Device as a recipient of a 2005 Product of the Year Award.

12:13 PM

Ember receives $12 million in new financing

BOSTON and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2006 – Ember Corporation, a leading ZigBee™ networking company, today announced it closed an additional $12 million in funding from its primary venture capital investors and strategic partners.

12:12 PM

(BW) Site Controls Joins the GridWise Alliance; On-Demand Energy and Asset Management Pioneer Shares the GridWise Vision of Information Technology Transforming the National Electric System

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006--Site Controls, the pioneer of on-demand energy and asset management solutions, today announced that it has been accepted as a member of the GridWise(TM) Alliance. The GridWise Alliance is a consortium of public and private stakeholders who have joined together in a collaborative effort to provide innovative, real-world technology solutions to support the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) vision of a transformed national electric system.

12:11 PM

New Multi-Channel Software From Kiyon Delivers Broadband and Quality Multi-Services (QoS) for Wireless

LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006--High-Performance TDMA and Dynamic Multichannel Wireless Architecture Delivers Higher Quality Throughput and Scalability for Voice, HD Video, and Data Over Convergent Networks

12:09 PM

Lynxspring and C2 Facility Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

LEAWOOD, Kan. (June 12, 2006) –Lynxspring Inc. and C2 Facility Solutions, based in Louisville, Ky., announced a marketing and development collaboration to combine JENEsys™, Lynxspring’s Internet control product suite, with FacilityOne®, C2’s management and services software. The combined product provides web-based asset management and maintenance services with real-time data on building automation equipment. It monitors equipment controlled with products from leading building automation companies.

12:07 PM

National Town Meeting and Symposium on Demand Response

June 26th - 27th DRRC/DRCC's National Town Meeting and Symposium on Demand Response, to be held in Berkeley, California.

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12:14 PM

ISA Books - New Edition

Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition Thomas A. Hughes
This newly revised edition of Programmable Controllers discusses all phases of programmable controller applications from systems design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up.

12:12 PM

Intelligent Buildings & LEED online seminars from AEE

Instructed by Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED® AP
Introduction to LEED for New Construction & Existing Buildings
Instructed by Nick Stecky, C.E.M., LEED Accredited Professional

12:12 PM

ONICON Incorporated introduces new F-3000 electromagnetic flow meters

Clearwater, FL - ONICON Incorporated introduced its new F-3000 Series electromagnetic flow meters at the 2006 AHR Expo in Chicago. Electromagnetic flow meters utilize a velocity measurement principle that is based on Faraday’s Law and they are widely accepted for accurate measurement of water-based liquids.

11:58 AM

E.ON Sweden Selects Echelon's NES Smart Electricity Metering System for 370,000 Customers

(San Jose, CA - June 7, 2006) - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), announced today that Sweden's largest utility, E.ON Sverige AB, has selected Echelon's NES System for deployment to 370,000 customers in the Malmo, Orebro, and Stockholm areas of Sweden. The tender has been awarded to prime contractor ES Mätteknik AB, Sweden's largest system supplier, and was conducted in accordance with EU public procurement procedures. In approximately two weeks the tender is expected to be finalized following the completion of an EU-mandated notice period. Echelon and ES expect to finalize their contract within the same timeframe. Echelon expects revenue from the program to be approximately $30 million, with shipments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2006 and continuing throughout 2007.

11:57 AM

Chandler Tech Company Named Finalist of Two Prestigious Valley Business Awards

Chandler-based Engenuity Systems, Inc., the world’s largest LONWORKS® and LONMARK® open systems distributor, just announced it has been nominated for two business awards – the 19th Annual Small Business Awards hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Small Business Association’s Companies to Watch Award.

11:56 AM

Develop configurable software applications with ease

Configure a Java SE application using the Obix Framework - Tutorial

11:55 AM

Ember’s EM260 offers the most flexible path to ZigBee integration

Ember’s co-processor features new EZSP flexible interface and development kit for rapid integration of ZigBee with any microcontroller

11:54 AM

Helicomm to Demonstrate ZigBee Wireless Sensor Monitoring and Location Tracking Platform

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2006-- Industry-First ZigBee Platform Integrating both Mission Critical Location & Sensory Information for Public Safety, Logistics, Asset Management and Healthcare

11:53 AM

AAON releases JENEsys™ Based Controls in Select Equipment

TULSA, Okla., June 2, 2006 – AAON Inc. announced today the availability of factory mounted controls based on JENEsys™, a new multi-protocol Internet controller. JENEsys allows AAON to specify an exact control strategy that is integration-ready, regardless of field standards used by local integrators.

Reliable Controls
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11:52 AM

IntelliCom launches NetBiter® Solution Provider Program

Halmstad Sweden – May 30, 2006, IntelliCom is proud to announce the world-wide NetBiter® Solution Provider (NSP) program. The program is aimed to rapidly grow our partners business by offering NetBiter® products and solutions. As an NSP you will be able to get discounted products, selling tools, technical and marketing support, special training and more.

11:51 AM

Johnson Controls Adds to Intelligent Fire Control Offerings

Fire product family now includes video analytics

11:49 AM

WebGen Systems, Inc. raises $9.5 Million in Funding

Cambridge, MA (June 1, 2006) - WebGen Systems Inc., provider of advanced software for energy conservation and control in commercial buildings, announced today that during the second quarter of this year it had secured $9.5 million in funding. New investor Sigma Partners, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, led the round. Additional information can be found on the company website:


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