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Articles - June 2005
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Elevating our Industry  The time has come to work together to promote and educate end users and owners on the benefits of Intelligent Buildings.   Paul Ehrlich, President, Building Intelligence Group

Building-IT Convergence…What Next? In this four part article on the future of Building-IT Convergence, I will cover the driving forces, trends and predictions on how our lives will change as convergence will take root globally. In part 1 this month, we will look at the true impact of the Internet, and in part 2 we will look at the change Convergence will bring to the stakeholders of our industry. Part 3 will explore what needs to change in the route to market of building system solutions and part 4 will tie it all together with some predictions and suggested action for those interested in playing a role in the future of buildings. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Power Over Ethernet  Industrial Ethernet is Now a True Fieldbus  George Thomas, President/Founder, Contemporary Controls

The Growth of Open Systems  We see many projects where two, three, and sometime four protocols are fed through the same global controller. Mike O'Donnell, Senior Product Manager, Marketing, Viconics

Fully Interoperable Lighting Control through BAS Jerry Mills, Easylite Integrated Lighting Systems

Digital Signage Summit Deepens Supply, Content and Core Value Discussions Lyle Bunn, Director of Digital Display & Rich Media BTV+

Automate To Conserve Water and Reduce Operational Costs  Nelson Warthan, Pres/CEO, Warthan Group Inc.

Give us a Sign but please make it a digital sign. Ken Sinclair,

Articles - May 2005

Corporate Enterprises Are Forever Changed With Real-Time Building Information  Some of the greatest movements are in the area of company reorganization independent of geographical location. Ken Sinclair,

Access Control - The Missing Link?  Each building system brings its own history and lessons on the path to creating a more intelligent building. Access control has a unique perspective that can only help HVAC and the other systems as integration continues. Rob Zivney, VP Marketing, Hirsch Electronics

Integrated Information Technology is the New IT  How is the hospitality industry pushing the boundaries of what intelligent buildings can do? Jack Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc.

Web Services For Building Controls At A Crossroads  Look at things from the controls, IT, and facility operator perspectives, and see how we might move from those to a single, successful vision for tomorrow's buildings. Toby Considine, oBIX Chairman

Making Collaborative Design Work  The first step toward improvement is to recognize the difference between a committee effort and a truly collaborative process.  Thomas Hartman, P.E., The Hartman Company

Hubs versus Switches  Understand the Tradeoffs George Thomas, President/Founder Contemporary Controls

Realizing the Economic Benefits of Interoperable Facilities Management Systems  The world is changing. Dissatisfaction with predatory pricing practices associated with the traditional branch office delivery paradigm, created an economic opportunity in the marketplace.  Terrence R Reynolds, PE, CEM, Partner - Vice President for Business Development, Control Technologies Inc

Cost Effective Biological Monitoring For Buildings   Before a building can initiate a response, there is a need to detect the threat. This article discusses the nature of the biological threat in buildings and what approaches are available to detect these potential threats.   Mike Schell, Charles Call, Ezra Merrill
Amy Gardner, MesoSystems Technology, Inc.

XML / oBIX Demo I was pleased to be able to attend the first ever XML demo based on evolving oBIX standards held at BuilConn 2005. Ken Sinclair,

Past Favorites 

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Sinclair/McGowan/Considine/Zivney ES Supplement
George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Hubs versus Switches
Eldon Ziegler, Energy Micro Systems HVAC Automation and the Light Commercial Market 
Thanh Nguyen, LCN America Building Automation with LCN
Michael R. Brambley and Srinivas Katipamula, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation
Edward Hague, CTO, ProtoCessor Division, FieldServer Technologies ProtoCessor - A Protocol Solution
Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation Web Services – A New BACnet Standard 
Guy Zebrick, Account Manager, Kele, Inc  ZigBee or Not ZigBee
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.  Integrated, Interoperable and Intelligent  …

Brian Jones, Marketing Consultant, The S4 Group, Inc Johnson Controls Metasys N2 Networks in an Open Systems Environment
Al De Wachter, ICS Inc Plan Users Guide - Project Control

Lyle Bunn, Senior Partner, Apogee Partners  Electronic Signage for Safer Buildings
Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Measuring The Right Thing For Humidity Control…

David E. Craven, Director of OEM Sales, AndoverControls  A Wake-Up Call and a Brainer
Ken Sinclair,  
Waking Up to Wireless 
Paul Sereiko, Founder, President, Sensicast Systems  Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks
Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc.  LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip
Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc. 
LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip



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