Commercial Controls

June 3, 2013: Commercial, Retail Buildings to Drive Growth of Remote Monitoring

Remote Monitoring Services Gaining Increased Traction
June 3, 2013
Commercial and retail building operators are expected to drive the growth of remote monitoring services in intelligent buildings, accounting for more than 80 percent of the $400 million market in 2016, according to a new study by IMS Research, a part of IHS Inc.


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May 28, 2013: Echelon Receives Patent for Interoperable Self-Installation Technology

May 28, 2013
Echelon Corp. announced that its Interoperable Self-Installation (ISI) technology, a unique, simple way to install and configure communities of devices on a control network, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,374,104.


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Hooters Receives a Mechanical Makeover

Taco iWorx Web-based Controls Help Keep Restaurant Comfortable
May 27, 2013

One thing Hooters managers get serious about, and are unwilling to gamble with, are the mechanical systems that keep patrons comfortable inside.  


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Eaton Corp.: Programmable Logic Controllers

April 29, 2013

The XC controllers with Controller Development Software (CoDeSys) provide fast, cost-efficient control for global food packaging, renewables, and HVAC applications. 


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Ashcroft Inc.: Low Differential Pressure Transmitter

April 29, 2013

The DXLdp low differential pressure transmitter delivers reliability for critical airflow, room pressure, and air-handler applications. 


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Linear LLC: HVAC Unit Copper Theft Security Device

April 1, 2013

A copper theft security solution, the Copper Cop is designed to protect commercial HVAC units from being stripped of copper piping and hardware.


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Taco Inc.: Hydronic Differential Pressure Sensor

March 18, 2013

A differential pressure sensor has been added to the company’s line of hydronic system components. 


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2013 AHR Expo Product Roundup: Commercial Controls

February 18, 2013

The NEWS staff was very busy at the AHR Expo in Dallas, seeking information on new products. Here is a comprehensive list of the commercial controls we found on the show floor.


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ICM Controls Corp.: Fan Coil Thermostats

February 11, 2013
Designed for high-voltage fan coil and baseboard applications, the SimpleComfort® SC700 series of fan coil thermostats includes four UL-listed, nonprogrammable models. They support 24 or 115-277 vac, three-speed fan, four-pipe heat/cool applications with precise comfort controls accurate to ±1°F. 


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Wired, Wireless Sensors Offer Options

January 28, 2013

It’s no secret sensors play a critical role in building automation operation and efficiency. Their impact and effectiveness will depend on how the sensors correlate with other devices and components across the greater HVAC system. This requires some emphasis on effective design attributes and integration strategies.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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