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Our August update in now on line with new products and August's news releases. A new section has been added under our About button called Reader Profile and it outlines who reads AutomatedBuildings.com.
From our July anniversary issue - It has been a year of not having time for the wet paint to dry before we move on to our next evolutionary step. This month's editorial/article "A Year of Rapid Change" or The Metamorphosis of a Digital Dinosaur provides an insight into who we are plus a quick review of our first year as AutomatedBuildings.com. I feel we all must be going through a metamorphosis of some type to get our minds around the changes that are occurring in our industry. I am convinced that reading and talking about these changes is the quickest path to understanding.
By now you have probably noticed the changes in our web site look. These include new top menu artwork with "mouse overs" to improve understanding of the function of each button, plus a more interactive home page to quickly guide you to the sections of our portal that interest you the most. The rework was necessary to keep with the professional articles, and material sent to us by our contributors. The evolution to "Your Global Automation Portal" surprised us as it seems that several of our readers reached this conclusion before we did. We have several international articles and links so take a global look at our industry and what is happening in other parts of the world, as it may affect you more than you think. As usual this issue has lots of new products, press releases, new links and great articles that expand on our theme.
We welcome back good friend Tom Hartman with a new provocative article The "COMFORT INDUSTRY" a 21st Century Opportunity . Tom gave us one of our first articles "Network Control" one year ago. His January article Essay on Change was also extremely well received. Tom's articles are consistently among the "top reads".
Your editor enjoyed the opportunity of making a presentation at Mindware2000, Circon's Second Annual Partner Conference. It was great to observe the excitement and enthusiasm that was in the air with this dynamic team of system integrators.
I welcome opportunities such as this to liaison with the industry as it greatly increases my understanding and provides new directions and valuable feedback on how to improve our automated buildings web resource.
A special thanks to all those industry leaders that have shared our web address with their employees/associates and/or made us part of their web site as an active link. We are working hard at being your industry portal and web resource and appreciate your support.
Please review our web resource Industry eCommerce Directory for the Automated Buildings Industry and I think you too will be amazed at the rapid growth and acceptance of the web as an eCommerce tool. Keep your bookmarks set on us we do not know what is going to happen next month, but we will tell you as soon as we do.
Navigation Tip Some sites that we link to have chosen to do a redirect when you click on the back button. This means you cannot get out of this site with your back button unless you double click quickly. We find this most annoying as it defeats standard internet navigation.
Our Contractor Corner link has been well received. Do you have information you would like to share with this special interest group? Let us know and we will be sure they get the message. We are presently emailing to 2000 plus automation contractors.
The ability to create virtual space for special interest groups in our industry is one of the luxuries of the a web based magazine. We are considering creating a Lifestyle Library, with corporate successes of improving lifestyles and a Designers Den with resources and links for designers. Let us know if you think these would be of use to you. Please feel free to email us at sinclair@AutomatedBuildings.com any ideas you have to make your global automation portal more useful.
Our Sept 2000 issue theme will be "Preparing for The Net Effect". Please share your thoughts with our readership on this subject, but remember that AutomatedBuildings.com's purpose is to connect our readers with timely and new information on any automation subject, so share any of your articles, news, new products with us.
Please welcome this month's new advertisers Engineered Systems, Parks Associates, and Energy Users News (EUN). I am extremely pleased to have these major industry information providers as an active part of our automation portal . Coactive's, showcase ad is now on line plus this month's article Coactive in London. Please check out their sites as well as our other sponsors as they allow us to bring this online magazine and resource to you free.
Previous Favorites is where we add the article
most viewed in the previous issues.
- May/June's issue favorite was Earl Gray, Control Contractors, Inc
Achieving Control System Independence - Controls Computers and Standards
- March/April's issue favorite was John Petze, Andover Controls Corporation
The Benefits of Ethernet to Building Automation
- January/February's issue favorite was Tom Hartman's
HVAC Control: An Essay on Change
- November/December's issue favorite was
Are Automated Buildings Converging or Colliding with the Internet?
- September/October's issue favorite was Notifact Systems'
Combining Wireless Technology and Internet -- Seamlessly
- July/August's issue was Tom Hartman's great article prepared for our official launch.
Network Control: A New Paradigm For HVAC
We are also always upgrading our Events Calendar so take a look.
This is not just a spectator sport, please send your articles, new releases and new product information to us. Click here to see article format.
Tom Hartman shares his thoughts for the future The "COMFORT INDUSTRY" a 21st Century Opportunity
AutomatedBuildings.com celebrates first anniversary and their evolution to Your Global Automation Portal.
ControlShop.com new eCommerce site is now on-line!
News Releases (August Update)
New Products (August Update)
New Products: InterNet / IntraNet Interface is here from DGH Systems / Digital Energy Monitors from Siemens Measure Energy to Optimize Efficiency / Dynalite Releases ControlSoft™ User Friendly Control Software / Danfoss Graham announces new NEMA 3R Drive Package / Home Automation, Inc. Introduces HAI Phast Link
News Releases (July Issue)
New Products: (July Issue)
New Products: Onset Computer introduces HandCarTM software / Vulcain's CO2 Gas Monitoring / Kavlico New Low Range Differential Pressure Transducers / Square D introduces POWERLOGIC® Series 4000 Circuit Monitor / Intrinsyc Software Inc's CerfBoard
Articles for July
Energy Information Services "It's a bit like cable TV subscribers calling their cable company to request Channel X. If enough customers ask for it, the company will eventually start carrying Channel X." Bob Fesmire, Energy Interactive
eMation Technology Enables the Shrimp Processing at Heiploeg Meet the Highest Hygiene Standards ".......PCs running Wizcon that communicate over the network through Profibus-FMS and Profibus-DP bus protocols." Valerie Harding, eMation
July's Product, Software and Web Site Reviews
The Object Management Group (OMG) Your editor is always trying to connect you to evolving standards that are effecting our industry. This month we introduce you to OMG and CORBA.
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