May/June 2006

BTL Mark: Resolve interoperability issues & increase buyer confidence
BACnet Testing Laboratories

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June 2006

Tendril Bridge for Building Automation
Tim Enwall, CEO, Tendril
Allows Niagara users to use our system software to quickly build wireless networks and manage them in the same context they manage their wired devices. It’s the first and only product that bridges the gap between multiple new wireless systems and existing control systems.

FlexiPanel partners with Microchip Technology
Richard G Hoptroff, Managing Director, FlexiPanel Ltd
Partnership to reduce the cost of automating buildings with ZigBee.

What is the BiQ?
Kirk McElwain is representing the BiQ Consortium
BiQ stands for Building Intelligence Quotient.

May 2006

GridWise™ Expo Co-Located with BuilConn®
Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc
BuilConn participants will learn how the Intelligent Building has morphed into the Intelligent Enterprise and is on the way to the World Wide Grid. GridWise was a topic at BuilConn last year, but it is a strong force this year. Dramatic events and price spikes in the energy world combined with a continuing emphasis on interoperability, and a national focus on business developments in the “Energy Space” make this a must participate event.

Glen Allmendinger, President & CEO Harbor Research, Inc.
A simple way to look at this in terms of a business model and economic returns is to ask whether my device is going to be part of an ecosystem at all, who will be in the value chain and how will they organize around my asset or vice versa?

Why Palm Springs is Important
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO Clasma Events Inc.

Today we’re standing at a very significant watershed of change; this is not only my prediction but represents the billion dollar actions of companies from major traditional players to new IT entrants. This is also being driven by the demands of owners, now inquisitive (and willing to spend money) about how IT can better their buildings.

LONMARK at BuilConn
Earl Gray, Chairman, LONMARK Americas Board of Directors
LONMARK members — including manufacturers, distributors, engineers, system integrators, facility managers and end-users — will learn how to find new business, make new partnerships and leverage membership investment.

What’s Relational Control?
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
What can you tell us about this control technology and why it deserves a special name.

The ZigBee Alliance
Bob Heile, Chairman ZigBee Alliance
The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in home, commercial and industrial applications.

Graphics hardware for mission-critical areas like central monitoring and building automation
Serge Bohdjalian, Senior Marketing Representative, Matrox Graphics Inc.
Various studies report productivity gains of 10 to 50% from using multiple displays. Productivity is improved by reducing the amount of time spent moving information that doesn't otherwise fit on screen.

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