July / August 2006

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Product, Software and Web Site Reviews


August 2006 Reviews and Previews

ibX Forum - Building Value with Intelligence  We have at this time only a rough draft of the proceedings for the ibX Forum - Building Value with Intelligence and this is attached

Lots of News from LONMARK  Lots of news is been generated in the LON camp these days.

Energy Impact of Commercial Building Controls & the High Performance Buildings Database  The purpose of this review is to simply make you aware of this valuable resource. The High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

New Products
Past Issues

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July 2006 Reviews

Article for Industrial Automation Asia (IAA) sets scene for BuilConn Singapore

I was extremely pleased to be asked to provide an article with a update on how the Internet, IT convergence, wireless networks, globalisation and the whole M2M thing is causing a Real Renaissance that is Reshaping the Building Automation Industry.

CIO’s and Tridium:  “Making Connections” at Realcomm

The Realcomm theme was “Making Connections – The Intersection of Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate and Technology,” and there is no doubt that many important connections were made.

June 2006 Reviews

Building Automation - Realcomm Asia Tour
I just recently returned from two weeks in Asia on the Realcomm NextGen Best Practices Tour, visiting some of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world! It was an amazing trip in terms of witnessing how technology is incorporated into the design, development, and operation of their buildings. Here is a brief overview of the trip and a snapshot of what we saw...

ZigBee versus Z-Wave
This story provides insight into these two competing wireless standards.

Niagara Summit 
The 2006 Niagara Summit Brings Out the Best in “Connecting Minds and Machines” 

BuilConn Review

[an error occurred while processing this directive] All Business at BuilConn 2006 Palm Springs
Throughout all aspects of the event—from the well-attended business tracks, business-focused keynotes and discussions at the expo to the corridors and numerous networking events—attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers were discussing one key thing: how to deliver convergence-connected buildings.

Connected Real Estate Roundtable, Palm Springs BuilConn
I was extremely pleased to be invited to the first ever Connected Real Estate Roundtable in Palm Springs.  The following are observations and summations I made while there and is intended to provide the flavour of the information served around the roundtable.

Newsmaker and Shaker of the year award
We carried the news of this award in our May issue of AutomatedBuildings.com and were pleased to physically present Anto with his award in person at the BuilConn Gala in Palm Springs.

BuilConn 2006 Buildy Visionary award winner
Jane and I were pleased to turn over our year of glory as last year's BuilConn “Buildy Visionaries” to this year's winner Jack McGowan. Our prolific contributing editor's vision has transformed him into Mr Gridwise.

2006 Buildy Awards
Convergence and Integration Experts Honored with 2006 Buildy Awards at Premier Event for Networked Buildings

The IBB Palm Springs
"the best one yet"

The Connectivity Daily
Every morning during last month’s Connectivity Week attendees were greeted with a copy of the Connectivity Daily - the official event daily paper.  The three published issues (with a total circulation of 1300 issues) included an array of information including article excerpts from Harbor Research, Energy Priorities, Cisco and the BuilConn Update. 




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