Building Automation Systems

April 16, 2014: ABB and Philips Join Forces in Commercial Building Automation

ABB Building Automation Will Connect Seamlessly with Philips Lighting Systems

ABB and Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of building automation and connected lighting systems for commercial buildings. 


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March 31, 2014: Building Automation Projects Moving Toward Convergence onto a Common Platform

Almost Half of Today’s Projects Involve Multiple Legacy Control Protocols That Don’t Interoperate

Echelon Corp. has released findings from an online survey that shed light on plans for building automation systems of the future. Survey results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate HVAC, lighting, and security systems onto a common platform.


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March 28, 2014: Building Automation Systems Are Being Transformed by Digital Technology

Building Automation Has Reached a Tipping Point

The automation of various building systems — including HVAC — promises to improve energy efficiency, as well as enhance the comfort and health of occupants. Building automation systems have reached a tipping point, says Navigant Research, where embedded computing and digital communications are driving accelerating adoption.


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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

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

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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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Commercial Controls

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

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


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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
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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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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System Integrators Value Choice

Integrators Find Ways to Stay Competitive in Building Automation Market

A new report from IHS Inc. indicates system integrators are placing increasing emphasis on product choice and adding value to traditional systems to better position themselves for enhancing customer satisfaction due to growing competition in the building automation market.


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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