March/April 2005

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Articles - April 2005
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Chilly Enough for You?  Stored cooling energy in the form of ice is tricky to measure. Dave Weigel, C.E., Product Marketing Manager, Kele, Inc.

Wireless at M2M and BuilConn  Each demonstration was a testament to the power and possibilities that wireless technologies offers for control networks.  Frank Capuano, President of Strata Resource Inc.

HVAC Automation and the Light Commercial Market  The key characteristics of an HVAC automation system for this market are
low cost, simplicity and reliability.
Eldon Ziegler, Energy Micro Systems

Cellular Alarm Snapshots  Alarm snapshots – the next generation alarm notification!  Michael Meirovitz, VP Sales and Marketing, Control-See Software Solutions

The Changing Face of Security Video Management  Record numbers of people are creating an extraordinary demand for cutting-edge security innovations that deal with a new world. Chris Hills, Managing Partner, D3Data, LLC

CO2 Monitoring Devices with Demand-Controlled Ventilation Systems  Ben Friedle, Marketing Manager, Digital Control Systems, Inc.

Digital Signage Summit  Buildings Are Generating “New Found” Revenue  Amanda Ono, Marketing Project Manager, Strategy Institute

Higher Performance RH Transmitters  Growing concern about indoor environmental quality issues, including mold, mildew and moisture problems also reinforce the need for accurate humidity sensing devices. Louis Viglione, Eng. Viconics Electronics Inc.

Real-time Data Mining Strikes Pay Dirt  Get your technology picks and shovels in order because there is gold in your existing clients’ buildings that you must mine before your competitors do.  Ken Sinclair,

Articles - March 2005

2005 Building Technologies CEO of the Year Award  Anto Budiardjo, CEO & President of Clasma, Inc. Manager: Sanjiv Bhaskar, Analyst: Sapan Agarwal, ©2005 Frost & Sullivan 

Building Web Services at a Crossroads  It is said, “Well begun is half done.” Well, we are certainly well begun. Please help us come and begin the rest.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, & oBIX Chairman

The Small Buildings Market - An Integration Opportunity  The Small Building Market (up to 20 000 square feet) makes up 85% of the Commercial Real Estate Market in North America.   Mike O’Donnell, Senior Product Manager, Viconics Inc.

Building Automation with LCN  Early 1992, a German company called ISSENDORFF Mikroelektronik GmbH, started to market a building automation system based on a new hard-wired network technology and named it LCN (Local Control Network). Thanh Nguyen, LCN America

2004 Year of the Smart Building  2004 was the year when a whole series of Internet and network communications developments truly elevated average structures to Intelligent Buildings.  Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. 

IndustryLeaders@BuilConn 2005   This year Anto has captured the attention and presenting power of the “Who is Who in the industry” and put together a particularly informative show.  Ken Sinclair,

Past Favorites 

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Thanh Nguyen, LCN America Building Automation with LCN
Michael R. Brambley and Srinivas Katipamula, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation
Edward Hague, CTO, ProtoCessor Division, FieldServer Technologies ProtoCessor - A Protocol Solution
Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation Web Services – A New BACnet Standard 
Guy Zebrick, Account Manager, Kele, Inc  ZigBee or Not ZigBee
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.  Integrated, Interoperable and Intelligent  …

Brian Jones, Marketing Consultant, The S4 Group, Inc Johnson Controls Metasys N2 Networks in an Open Systems Environment
Al De Wachter, ICS Inc Plan Users Guide - Project Control

Lyle Bunn, Senior Partner, Apogee Partners  Electronic Signage for Safer Buildings
Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Measuring The Right Thing For Humidity Control…

David E. Craven, Director of OEM Sales, AndoverControls  A Wake-Up Call and a Brainer
Ken Sinclair,  
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
Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc. 
LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip
Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc  Cost Comparison Model - Open vs Proprietary
Weilin Wang, Michael Nova, and John Edler, Kiyon, Inc. 
Autonomic Wireless Building Networks



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