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Facility Management - Better, Faster and Cheaper  Why consulting, integration, implementation, and business process outsourcing are necessary to provide better, faster, and cheaper Facility Management Technology solutions. Robert Verdun, Computerized Facility Integration, L.L.C.

Reaping the Benefits of IP  How IP Access Technology is Making 'Intelligent Buildings' a Reality  Deepak Wanner, Founder, Precidia Technologies

One of our sixteen is missing …  or can Integration be specified?  Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. 

Facilities Are Poised To Become New Sources of Business Information  Automation vendors can now play by the same rules as IT and use modern integration technologies to transform the closed languages of their automation systems into the open and pervasive integration languages of IT.  Tim Huneycutt, Principal, Gridlogix, Inc.

oBIXTM Evolves at AHR Expo  Short for Open Building Information Xchange, oBIX is an initiative to define XML and Web Services-based standards for exchanging building systems information with each other and enterprise systems.  Randy Amborn, Senior Marketing Specialist, Trane Global Controls and Contracting

oBIX FAQ  Anaheim - January 26, 2004 Press Kit

Controls Hardware Erosion  The concept of networking to the video screen with browser-based menus seems to be a natural evolution for all these products. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Articles - January 2004

Ethernet: The Common Thread to Total Building Systems Integration  Ease of setup/configuration/use as well as connectivity options are key factors when considering a device server for your building automation application.  Jason Sprayberry, Vertical Markets Manager, Digi International

Information Technology Basics for Energy Managers and Facilities Managers  I have been amazed and impressed with the widespread recognition of the need for a comprehensive, yet basic and readable book that introduces this topic in a way that is understandable to the average person working in the energy and facility management area that is not an IT trained professional.  Barney L Capehart, PhD, CEM Professor Emeritus College of Engineering University of Florida

Airflow Measurement for HVAC Systems – Technology Comparison  Designers must understand the true "apples to apples" comparison when selecting airflow measuring devices that utilize different technologies. David S. Dougan, President, EBTRON, Inc.

Enterprise Facility Information Systems  Optimization of facility operations lies with the ability to evaluate information from EFIS and dispatch effective controls throughout the enterprise.  David Wolins, VP Business Development, EnFlex Corp.

What's In A Name? The answer depends on the time frame you’re talking about. Let’s delve deeper.  Anto Budiardjo, President of Clasma, Inc.

Two Separate But Very Important Industry Acronyms XML & oBIX
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Past Favorites 

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Jason Sprayberry, Digi International  Ethernet: The Common Thread to Total Building Systems Integration
Randy Kondor, Matrikon Inc. Integrating OPC into Building Automation - The Latest Trend 
Engineered Systems November Supplement Marketing Convergence
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company  Ending the Blackout Blues 
Peter Manolescue, securityXML Ltd.  Protocol war yields to productive peace
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc. Internet-based Energy and Security
Ken Sinclair, XML Spells Connection to the Future
Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers 
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company "IT" Could be the Start of Something Big
Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc  Ventilation Codes 
Ken Sinclair,
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company  Controlling Convergence
Ken Sinclair,  It is Time to Upgrade your DDC System
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc Web-Based Automation
January 2003
David S. Dougan, President & Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc.  ASHRAE STANDARD 62 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Analysis and Recommendations
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM  A "Black Box" 

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