Commercial Controls

March 4, 2014: Shipments of Smart Building Networking Devices Expanding, Says Report

Building Owners and Operators Are Realizing the Cost Savings Offered by Automated, Real-Time Control
March 4, 2014

Building automation systems rely on networks of sensors, switches, and other devices, along with software tools, to provide a real-time view of the current state of a building. The market for networked building controls is expanding as building owners and operators realize the cost savings offered by automated, real-time control.


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FieldServer Technologies: Networking Gateway

March 3, 2014

The QuickServer KNX Gateway enables data access from KNX networks to devices and networks utilizing open and proprietary protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks, Metasys N2 by Johnson Controls Intl., Ethernet/IP, DNP3, SNMP, and more. 


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AHR Expo Showcases New HVACR Products

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor. 


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Commercial Controls

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of all the commercial controls products we found on the show floor.


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Carrier Corp.: Web-Based Building Automation System

February 10, 2014

The latest release of the i-Vu® Web-based BACnet® building automation system (BAS) is available. 


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RLE Technologies: Facility Monitoring Leak Detection System

February 3, 2014

Coupling liquid leak detection and facility monitoring in one plug-and-play package, the F200 monitors environmental parameters and protects facilities from disastrous consequences, said the company. 


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Dec. 30, 2013: Sensor Shipments for Smart Buildings to Surpass 28 Million by 2020

Advanced Sensors Forecast to Grow from 1.8 Million Units in 2013
December 30, 2013
Efforts to make buildings smarter and more energy-efficient have given rise to a new class of advanced sensors, allowing building systems to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions, according to a new report from Navigant Research.


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Marvair: Telecom HVAC Units, Controller

December 30, 2013

Models ASDCA36-42-48-60-72 air conditioners are designed to operate with the CoolLinks™ controller. 


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Dec. 26, 2013: Siemens, Lutron Announce Joint Commercial Building Efficiency Initiative

BACnet Allows Building Automation, Lighting Control to Work Together, Improve Energy Efficiency
December 26, 2013
The Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. and Lutron Electronics have announced a collaborative effort to help make commercial buildings more energy efficient. The Siemens APOGEE® Building Automation System and Lutron Quantum® Total Light Management System can be readily integrated via BACnet.


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Dec. 23, 2013: Sensor Technologies Becoming an Integral Part of Buildings

Focusing on Minimizing False Readings and Improving Accuracy Will Quicken Widespread Adoption
December 23, 2013
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Sensors for Energy Efficient Buildings and Building Management,” finds that sensors are gradually becoming an integral part of buildings, allowing the demand-based control of systems such as HVAC and lighting.


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