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10:53 AM

Reliable Controls exhibiting at the inaugural Virtual Energy Forum

The Virtual Energy Forum is a unique online event focusing on how leading companies and institutions can adopt better energy management practices to cut costs while implementing clean energy alternatives.

10:52 AM

Lynxspring and Corrigo announce strategic alliance for event-driven work order management

Lynxspring Inc. and Corrigo Inc. today announced a strategic alliance that will enable the two companies to collaborate on an event-driven alarm handling and work order management application, using existing technology from both companies.

10:51 AM

LONMARK International Signs Marketing Agreement with NewEnergy AllianceSM

May 28, 2008 - San Jose, CA - LonMark International (LMI), a non-profit trade association recognized as the industry authority for certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users is proud to announce it has signed a marketing agreement with the newly founded NewEnergy AllianceSM, a group founded by Constellation Alliance, LLC, a subsidiary of Constellation NewEnergy.

10:50 AM

Retailer Energy Alliance Supplier Summit Being Co-Hosted by ASHRAE

ATLANTA - A summit to identify the energy efficiency needs of retailers and challenge suppliers of HVAC&R, lighting and related equipment to find ways to meet those needs is being held June 5 by a newly formed Retailer Energy Alliance (REA)

10:49 AM

Bosch Launches Low-Cost IP Communications Receiver For Monitoring Applications

The new receiver offers a low-cost point of entry into IP communications for monitoring for small central stations, university campuses or gated communities.

10:46 AM

Opto 22 Partners with Kepware for Communications

Opto 22, one of the 4 founders of the OPC Foundation, has joined Kepware's Vendor Managed Protocol (VMP) program. This program enables Opto 22 to work with Kepware to develop and maintain protocol plug-ins for Kepware's award winning and OPC Certified KEPServerEX communications product.

10:45 AM

LonMark's Professional Certification Training Comes to Kiev, Ukraine

In conjunction with Kyiv Smart House & Building, June 10-12 in Kyiv, Ukraine, LONMARK International offers a 6-hour training class directly followed by the LONMARK Professional Certification Test.

10:44 AM

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Tridium's Outstanding Growth Strategy in the Building Automation System Remote Monitoring Services Market

Palo Alto, Calif. - May 23, 2008 - Based on its recent analysis of the remote monitoring services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Tridium Inc. with their 2008 North American Global Excellence of the Year Award for its successful implementation of its global growth strategy.

10:41 AM

HGI Puts Energy Saving on the Agenda

The HGI will be basing its specifications on the EU Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment, which sets out the basic principles to be followed by all parties involved in broadband equipment, operating in the European Community, in respect of energy efficient equipment.

10:40 AM

GridWise Architecture Council announces awards

Individuals, businesses advance tomorrow's electricity system

10:38 AM

Zenitel gives security a voice (over IP) at IFSEC, UK

This year Zenitel heavily promoted one of the most important names in its portfolio, the STENTOFON brand of integrated communication and security systems. STENTOFON, particularly known for its special operations or special purpose stations and quality of sound, helps customers make that one vital call.

10:32 AM

MeshNetics to Announce World's First ZigBee PRO 900 MHz Platform at Sensors Expo

Sensors Expo 2008, the industry's premiere event focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. June 10 to 11 in Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

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05:15 PM

CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum

June 17, 2008, Las Vegas

05:12 PM

Kepware's KEPServerEX Passes New OPC Certification with Ease

In February of 2008, the OPC Foundation introduced a new level of compliance testing administered through an authorized and independent test lab in Germany.

05:09 PM

IndigoVision Launches Powerful New Alarm Management Features for IP-CCTV

The upgrade, due for release at the end of May, enhances the alarm handling capabilities with features that help improve efficiency and response times when dealing with incidents.

05:09 PM

Certicom Unveils Device Authentication Service for ZigBee Smart Energy Devices

Certicom's Elliptic Curve Cryptography Helps Energy and Utility Companies More Effectively Address Environmental and Conservation Issues

05:06 PM

Constellation NewEnergy to Showcase Its Extensive Services as Platinum Sponsor of ConnectivityWeek 2008

As part of its commitment to the conference, Constellation NewEnergy will supply Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Certificates to match 100 percent of the electricity usage during the full extent of the conference at both the convention center and the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara.

05:05 PM

FOA Offers New Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design

The document was written for use in training for the new FOA Fiber Optic Design Certification, but will be useful for all contractors, installers, architects and engineers, project managers or others who are involved with projects that include fiber optics.

05:03 PM

"Open Auto-DR Communication Standards" released!

The Website for the Draft "Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards" (Open Auto-DR or OpenADR) is now live for its first public review and comment process.

05:02 PM

Ember Smart Energy Suite accelerates ZigBee certification of Home Area Network devices

Devices from 12 leading AMI OEMs use Ember's suite to achieve ZigBee Smart Energy Profile Certification

04:59 PM

Tendril Electrical Outlet Certified ZigBee Smart

Tendril's Smart Energy Outlet becomes the FIRST ZigBee Smart Energy Outlet Certified for the home

04:56 PM

BACnet International and BNP Media To Host Green Sustainable Building Controls Conference

Call for papers closes on May 23rd, 2008

04:54 PM

UL916 Certification for the MACH-Pro Series

In addition to UL916 certification, Reliable Controls products have been given cULus certification which includes US standards and the equivalent set of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

04:54 PM

Belimo and Tridium to jointly develop a next generation VAV controller with wireless communications

Announced at the 2008 Niagara Summit, the Sedona Framework will provide the software infrastructure for providing a wired and wireless VAV product to be introduced in 2009

04:52 PM

InduSoft Announces InduSoft Web Studio Driver for Cylon Controls Building Energy Management Systems

Indusoft provides HMI/SCADA for one of Europe's largest BEMS supplier

04:51 PM

Strix Systems Chosen For Largest Indoor Mesh Network in Japan's The Landmark Tower Yokohama

Strix Systems Access/One Delivers the Highest Capacity and Highest Quality Voice Services for the First Largest Pure Voice over WiFi Mesh Network in Japan

04:50 PM

Matrox enhances line of Extio remote graphics units with dual dual-link option

New Matrox Extio F1240 drives two 30-inch dual-link displays and other user I/O devices 250m (820ft) away from host PC

04:47 PM

Orsus and Johnson Controls Form Alliance, To Deliver Situation Management Solutions

Global systems integrator JCI and Orsus to combine efforts, provide situation management solutions for high level security projects worldwide

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09:54 AM

Optimum Energy Participates in a GREEN Grand Opening

La Jolla, Calif., April 22nd - Optimum Energy LLC, a Seattle-based software company that develops and implements innovative technologies that sharply reduce HVAC energy consumption levels in high rises and other large commercial buildings, participated in the "Green" grand opening of the Aventine at La Jolla building on Earth Day 2008.

01:21 PM

Cisco CIO, Rebecca Jacoby to Share Vision of Next-Generation Customer Experience at CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS June 24-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, brings together nearly 1,000 executives to examine all issues critical to the converging digital living industries, including the technologies and businesses specific to customer service management and solutions.

01:20 PM

Illumra - a New Line of EnOcean-based Wireless Controls

These battery-free transmitters communicate with room and building controllers to conserve energy through occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and personal workspace control technologies.

01:18 PM

U.S. Small Business Administration Names Engenuity's Markie the 2008 Arizona Small Business Person of the Year

President Bush issued a Proclamation stating, "During Small Business Week and throughout the year, we recognize the determination and ingenuity of America's workers and entrepreneurs who play a vital role in building a more prosperous future for our country." The President called small businesses "the backbone of the American economy" and praised the owners for "working hard to turn their dreams into enterprises."

01:17 PM

New standards group targets IP routing over low-power nets

IETF ROLL Working Group Aims to Apply Open-standards, Dynamic IP Routing to Embedded Networks in Homes, Cities, Factories

01:15 PM

Watt Stopper/Legrand's unique plug load controls save energy and can contribute to LEED credits

Isole couples a personal occupancy sensor with a surge-protected power strip to turn off unneeded devices when a space is vacant while also protecting expensive equipment. It is the only occupancy-based plug load controller available.

01:14 PM

2009 AHR EXPO To Feature Hundreds of New Products, Educational Sessions and Solutions

World's Largest HVACR Exposition Returns to Chicago

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03:41 PM

ICONICS and Kepware Announce OPC-UA Partnership

Introducing First End to End, OPC-UA-Integrated Solution

03:40 PM

ZigBee enhances guestroom security

Ember ZigBee-enables wireless in-room security and management system from SAFLOK

03:39 PM

Clarksonic Ultrasonic Flow Transmitters Bring "Sing Around"Technology to Wide Range of Applications

These transmitters are ideal for measuring flow rates of acoustically conductive liquids, including most clean liquids and many liquids with entrained solids.

03:38 PM

Kepware Introduces New Versions of iSNMP and KEPServerEX

The new iSNMP offering will replace the existing solution acquired last fall through the acquisition of COI Software. iSNMP is now a Plug-in to KEPServerEX, leveraging the ability to operate alongside other KEPServerEX plug-ins and provide device monitoring and management through both industry standard OPC and vendor native interfaces. iSNMP is ideally suited for devices with management interfaces and is accompanied by an additional Ping Driver, to monitor the health of basic devices without management interfaces.

03:37 PM

Echelon Mourns Loss of Bea Yormark

Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON) announced today that Beatrice Yormark, the Company's president and chief operating officer, passed away this weekend from complications related to a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 63 years old.

03:36 PM

AHR EXPO 2009 (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR EXPO) is the most comprehensive, hands-on event in the HVAC&R industry, attracting thousands of visitors from every niche of the industry. Network with building managers and owners, system designers and installers, controls engineers and contractors, systems integrators and specialists, controls programmers and technicians.

03:34 PM

Thomas Friedman to Discuss Global Implications of Energy Policy At Energy Efficiency Forum, June 10-11 in Washington, D.C.

Co-hosts Johnson Controls and USEA expect energy policy and presidential politics to provide potent mix

03:33 PM

Major European Organizations Launch SB Alliance

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) of France and the UK-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) announced the launch of a new organization that is intended to greatly accelerate the international adoption of sustainable building (SB) practices through the promotion of shared methods of building performance assessment and rating.

03:32 PM

LonMark's Professional Certification Training Comes to Silicon Valley

In conjunction with Connectivity Week, May 20-22 in Santa Clara, California, LONMARK International offers a 6-hour training class directly followed by the LONMARK Professional Certification Test.

03:31 PM

Veris Introduces the Industry's Most Universal Differential Pressure Sensor

This trend-setting dry media differential pressure sensor is one of a kind. It's adaptable to both panel and duct applications, reducing installation costs and the number of models needing to be stocked.

03:29 PM

TinyOne 868 MHz USB Dongle modems for mobile monitoring of low-power wireless sensor networks

One RF Technology, experts in low-power wireless and front-runners of European ZigBee technology, has developed a small sized 868 MHz USB Dongle modem to facilitate the control and monitoring of wireless sensors networks based on the company's low-power 868 MHz Mesh technology.

03:28 PM

DataCom Systems and EVT Partner to Provide Networked Video Management in the US

Companies Showcased Open-Architecture Video Management Software at ISC West 2008

03:27 PM

Minicom to Debut 4 New Products at Interop 2008

World premieres of II, new modular SmartRack, Smart 232, and revolutionary power solution.

03:26 PM

DRRC to Sponsor Demand Response Town Meeting; Joins other Californians as speakers

California will be well-represented among the participants at the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response to be held in Washington, DC on June 2-3.

03:25 PM

Virtual Extension Announces Next-Generation Mobility Feature in Wireless Mesh Networks

Networks using Diversity Path Mesh technology enjoy location freedom - coordinator and nodes can be moved freely within the cell range, network continues to operate seamlessly

03:18 PM

Self-powered EnOcean-enabled Wireless Hotel Key Switch Energizes Power Conservation Efforts

The one-of-kind switch is activated by hotel key cards and not only promises to reduce the cost of powering unoccupied hotel rooms; it also promises to simplify the process of conforming to ASHRAE/IESNA standard 90.1. The standard requires that hotel rooms feature an occupancy-based master control.

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02:21 PM

Preview of ConnectivityWeek 2008

ConnectivityWeek 2008 has collected all of the key subjects that will draw this picture of the future world of connected devices. The tent to encompass this vision is large, very large. - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

02:20 PM

ConnectivityWeek is the Green Summit

The message to readers is that Green is not just about LEED, and that DR is the opportunity to build a new business model that does not rely on new construction. - Jack Mc Gowan CEM Energy Control Inc.

02:19 PM

Load Response as a Potential Economic Force in a Slowing Economy

Load response can deliver a significant return on investment with documented energy savings, enhanced efficiencies and information and intelligence that can be extracted from a facility to make it run even more efficiently. - Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Constellation NewEnergy

02:18 PM

Smart Grid and Smart Building solutions with the Web 2.0 Technology

A suite of Web 2.0 products and services bringing together demand-side and intermittent resources, power grid operations, and energy markets - Ali Ipakchi, Vice President, OATi

02:17 PM

Creating a Sustainable Building Industry Future

Our industry needs to show in the new buildings we construct that achieving ultra-efficient building operation need not be a convoluted, expensive, or hit-and-miss process. - Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

02:16 PM

Convergence 2.0

Technology Convergence is Only the Beginning - Andy McMillan, President/CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc, President, BACnet International

02:16 PM

Open Source

Beyond Open Systems - Anno Scholten, Novus Edge

02:15 PM

Efficient Human Convergence for Realizing ROI

One of the most efficient ways for humans to converge when required to implement and maintain new facility and energy solutions is to have strong adaptable integrated tools and processes increasing productivity and limiting the need for any human converge. - Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I.

02:14 PM

Delivering Enterprise Energy and Facility Management through an Open Architecture

The problem today is that there is a huge capability gap between building systems, their disparate or so called "open" protocols and a scaled enterprise energy management system offering control and management of all building systems. - Edmund B. Richards, President and CEO, Richards-Zeta

02:13 PM

Advanced Energy Management Programs

Automated Demand Response (ADR). Brooke Raffetto, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence Inc.

02:12 PM

Building a Green America

North America strongly correlates environmental performance with financial gains, boasts of patronizing real estate with at east 3-5 percent higher occupancy rate and who do not hesitate shelling out or commanding at least 3 percent higher rental rate than traditionally. - Konkana Khaund, Research Analyst, Environment & Building Technologies, Frost & Sullivan, North America

02:11 PM

What Exactly is "Network Integration?"

“If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?” Robin Williams, Actor, Comedian - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

02:10 PM

EnOcean Alliance "No Wires. No Batteries. No Limits."

The Wireless Standard for Sustainable Buildings - Graham Martin, Chairman EnOcean Alliance

02:09 PM

Energy Saving Solutions - Building IT with OPC

There is a symbiotic relationship between the systems controlling the environment, and the people and systems contained within it. Integration of the systems is needed to fully realize optimization possibilities. - Eric Murphy, MatrikonOPC

02:08 PM

Cisco Application eXtension Platform

OSGi Add-On as Universal Middleware for Your Applications - Thomas Forst, Business Development Manager ProSyst Software GmbH

02:07 PM

Building automation and intelligent buildings

Using motion detection sensors or security sensors on doors you can receive an instant alert via SMS, telephone call, e-mail or SNMP trap of un-authorized access. Pictures captures by the cameras can be attached to the E-mail or an MMS message so you can instantly see who is entering your building or room without authorization. You could even automatically prevent further access. - Nicholas Barrowclough, Technical Support Manager, AKCP

02:06 PM

How to improve the Performance of a Mesh Wireless Sensor Network?

This white paper presents Diversity Path Mesh, a technology designed to maximize the most important performance factors of wireless mesh networks, as well as their trade-off envelope. - Virtual Extension Ltd - Technology White Paper

02:04 PM

The New Face of Building Automation

Buildings are now expected to be an interactive part of their virtual community and of course the electrical grid. This new face is creating untold opportunities that we all must investigate, understand and support. - Published Control Engineering Asia magazine May 2008 issue

02:03 PM

The Rise of Virtual Services

Computer applications that integrate information more effectively are giving building managers new tools to manage their energy use. - Published Energy Management Canada magazine May 2008 issue

02:02 PM

Brilliant Buildings

What makes a Building Brilliant? .Surpassing Excellence that's what! - Published ES Magazine May issue

02:01 PM

Controls Estimating 101

A beginner's look at labor and material estimating for plan & spec projects - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

02:00 PM

More on the Challenge of Writing the Controls Specs

Open/standard communications protocols is probably the most important example of where a specification should contain explicit, prescriptive requirements. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

01:59 PM

Service Performance, Compliance, and Business Responsiveness

Just as in the rest of business computing, open source is coming to building control systems. Open interfaces such as oBIX make open source programming effective. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

01:59 PM

Convergence in Action

Tom Shircliff, Rob Murchison, IntelligentBuildings - Take action with convergence and intelligent buildings strategies, use technology for the right reasons and deal with the real roadblocks.

01:58 PM

Convergence Needs to Make Sense

John Greenwell, President CEPORT, LLC - We take a holistic view of the building, this means understanding the purpose of the building, how people utilize the building, what business processes are in use and how the mechanical systems were designed.

01:57 PM

Smart Grid Legislation and ConnectivityWeek Energize GridWise Architecture Council

Steve Widergren, Administrator GridWise Architecture Council - Smart grid activities continue to build steam as we apply automation to enhance electric system operational efficiency and reliability, while better enabling the integration of environmentally sensitive approaches to energy use and production.

01:56 PM

Innovative Solutions to Address the Nation's Energy

Rodney (Rod) M. Boucher, CEO of Microfield Group, Inc. - The advances in next generation demand response we are seeing today are only the beginning. As more technologies such as smart meters, economic distributed solar power, advanced storage, and enhanced software platforms enter the market, the opportunities for demand response and other market driven opportunities will increase dramatically.

01:55 PM

The Virtual Energy Forum

Robert Rosenbloom, CEO PlatformQ, LLC - A unique online-only event on energy and sustainability June 10 & 11 on the Web.

01:54 PM

Video Surveillance Continues to Grow - But Are We Letting the Bad Guys Get Away?

Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, IQinVision - Security veteran weighs in on getting better results from all that video surveillance equipment that's not doing the job

01:53 PM

Realcomm Goes Global

Jim Young, Founder & Producer, Realcomm - We now search for good ideas, emerging technologies, innovative companies, best practice case-studies and industry thought-leaders, from around the world and not just in the United States. The world is changing very quickly and we have to watch the globe if we are truly going to keep paces with the advancements in our industry.

01:52 PM

CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum

Jeff Seewald, PE, Intelligent Building Systems Engineer - From the Conference Room to the Boiler Room, and Beyond

01:52 PM

CSI Roundtable May 19 in Santa Clara California

Ken Sinclair Track Leader - Please plan on attending and sharing your thoughts on this Convergence View of Specifications roundtable

01:51 PM

OpenADR Workshop Invitation Santa Clara BuilConn

Girish Ghatikar LBL - The development of the "Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards" (OpenADR) that began in 2002 following the California electricity crisis will be featured in May 19th OpenADR Workshop in conjunction with DR-Expo at the Connectivity Week, Santa Clara, CA.

01:50 PM

Interoperable Blues Band (IBB) headlines at Connectivity Week

Leighton Wolffe Band Master - For the fifth year, the Interoperable Blues Band (IBB) headlines at Connectivity Week. For those of you have not heard about the IBB, it is a band organized and led by Leighton Wolffe. Each year, professional touring musicians play as the house band for the evening and guest musicians who by day are CEO's, Control Technicians, Software Developers, Keynote Speakers and others attending Connectivity Week can join in.

01:49 PM

ConnectivityWeek Organizers Announce Finalists for 2008 Buildy Awards

Frank Capuano, Manager Buildy Awards - Designed to increase awareness of the benefits of smart device connectivity, integration and interoperability, and honor successful implementation strategies, the Buildy Awards program celebrates the organizations and individuals who best support the vision of connected control systems to provide greater value from a technology investment.

01:47 PM

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference

Jeff Seewald, PE, Intelligent Building Systems Engineer - Baltimore, April 2-3, 2008 Common threads throughout the conference illustrated a strong connection to sustainability, linking intelligent buildings and green buildings.

01:45 PM

ZigBee Resource Guide and Analysts Predictions

Ken Sinclair Editor - The ZigBee Resource Guide has been endorsed by the ZigBee Alliance, and focuses solely on products, applications and standards issues surrounding this exciting short-range wireless technology for wireless control in many applications.

01:43 PM

New Products for May

A brief description of some new products for the industry,

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