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Building Automation Systems
The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Commercial Controls category.
ASHRAE has announced the availability of its newly published Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, which provide designers of building automation systems (BAS) with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations, and detailed discussion of design options.
Lynxspring announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company with its 2014 North American Building Automation Systems Customer Value Leadership Award. Lynxspring said that it earned the award for its focus on client experience by providing a powerful, yet easy to use building automation system (BAS).
Automated Logic Corp. (ALC), a provider of building automation solutions, honored its top dealers during the company’s Annual Distribution Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Environmental Control Solutions Inc. (ECSI), Springfield, Illinois, earned Dealer of the Year.
Grid Connect, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, announced that it is entering the Internet of Things industry with the launch of ConnectSense, a line of wireless sensors to automate homes and businesses.
ABB and Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of building automation and connected lighting systems for commercial buildings.
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.
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.
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.
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.