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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Hvac Control System, Zigbee, Building Automation, Brightcore, Modbus, Energy Monitoring and Targeting, Bacnet, Ember, Obix, Enocean, Lonworks, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface, Openwebnet, Daintree Networks, Automated Logic Corporation, iBus, One-Net, Energy Management Software, Lighting Control System, Dynalite, Asi Controls, Stardraw, Graystone Industries, Knx, Lontalk, Continental Automated Buildings Association, Energy Accounting Software, Digital Signal Interface, Virtual Cybernetic Building Testbed, Webctrl, Intelligent Home Control.

Excerpt: ASI Controls is a private United States company founded in 1986 in San Ramon, California . The company took its name from the core mission of providing application-specific intelligent controls for the newly emerging distributed digital control market. The founders were a small team led by William F. "Bill" Chapman and Don Evans.

History Bill Chapman was chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After seeing the potential for digital controls to improve both the comfort and energy management provided by building climate-control systems, Chapman sketched out a vision for future Distributed control system solutions in a 1980 ASHRAE Journal article (July, 1980). The article highlights a system with distributed microprocessor-based controllers sending and receiving data to and from a central computer, and the building engineer remotely monitoring and controlling any part of the system. While at Staefa Control Systems, Bill Chapman led the development of the Smart One digital controller for VAV applications - one of the first digital VAV controllers available anywhere. Chapman left Staefa in late 1986 to start ASI Controls.ASI Controls introduced the ASIC/1-8010 VAV controller at the AHR Expo in 1987.

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