December 2011

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

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Ken Sinclair
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December - Connecting Communities

New Products
Secured by Cimetrics
Site Search
Control Solutions, Inc
Past Issues
Securing Buildings News

Our December theme Connecting Communities speaks about the many new communities that building automation now is part of. Last month our focus was on how building automation is turning green and we have more articles with great examples on how visualization thru graphics can allow Buildings to  “Come to Life” and Teach Occupants about Sustainability. We have an article that examines the human perception of dashboards and the requirement of a standard to communicate a consistent message.

In addition this month we explore connections to several other communities such as access control, video surveillance, elevators, mobile technology and Web-based facility management.  Even an article on how to find actionable information.  We even provide some insight into new procurement models with transactional distribution.

Of course our quest to find the true meaning of "Open" continues with Linkedin interaction online and is part of our education sessions at AHRExpo. 

December is also our show issue for AHRExpo 2012 Chicago which provides connection to the ASHRAE, HVAC, BACnet, LonMark and the many other communities who will be there.

Please welcome our newest sponsors to our community;

LonMark International is a non-profit corporation supporting the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards.

CONTINENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS manufactures the WattNodeŽ AC kW and kWh meters and revenue grade current transformers.  Metering products include BACnet, MODBUS, LonWorks and the PULSE-OUTPUT  WATTNODES.

Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors

I am assembling a self-maintained global network of "Who is Who in building automation". Presently my network includes over 2950 please join us.

Please join our Group on Linkedin and interact with our magazine & online resource in real time while sharing your thoughts with our editors and other readers around the world.

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Editorial from November 2011

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