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|Royal Saudi Naval Force Headquarters|
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
In Riyadh, the RSNF had a problem with their headquarters facility. Like any government facility, they were looking to reduce energy costs while facing higher operating costs. But the issues faced by the RSNF were exacerbated by their aging pneumatic control system, installed 25 years earlier. The knowledge and skills needed to maintain such a system were becoming as obsolete as the system itself.
That's when the RSNF began planning a significant retrofit project to replace pneumatic control with electronic and digital control. Their established mechanical/electrical contractor, Gulf Group, recommended Bareeq Al-Tamayez for Trading Services (Bareeq), a local energy management contractor and an authorized representative of KMC Controls, to install a fully automated system. In turn, Bareeq recommended a BACnet solution.
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Winners Announced at Facility Decisions
Tuesday, October 11
Join us following the presentation for the Opening Reception, sponsored by BACnet International!
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Connect Through Education
Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 14
The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufactures of BACnet products to attend the 2011 Interoperability Workshop at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, GA November 15-17, 2011. This is the twelfth annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop and is hosted by BACnet International. This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors. Last year more than 98 BACnet engineers representing 35 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementations and testing methods.
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BACnet International Throws Party for FMs at Facility Decisions
Visit us in booth 420, and be sure to check out the free workshops!
Facility Decisions Conference & Expo has announced that BACnet International is the official sponsor for the event's opening night networking party.
Facility Decisions' most popular party, will be held Tuesday, October 11, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the exhibit hall at the Mirage Hotel Event Center in Las Vegas. Facility Decisions attendees and exhibitors are invited to enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music compliments of BACnet International. The party will follow the organization's "Leaders of the Pack" awards at 2:45 PM, which recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community.
"As exhibitors and attendees ourselves, we have always enjoyed the spirited networking and camaraderie at the Facility Decisions opening night party. Now we are thrilled to be the hosts of this fun and productive soiree," said Michael R.Wilson, Marketing Committee Chair for BACnet International. "With our organization's event co-located at Facility Decisions, we are proud to offer a networking event that brings together all Facility Decisions participants including students, facility managers, engineers and building owners."
Facility Decisions Conference & Expo will be held at the Mirage Hotel Event Center in Las Vegas October 11- 12, 2011.
Another highlight of the show are the free education sessions.
"These sessions will help facility managers better understand BACnet protocol, - whether they're new to the technology or current users - and determine how it can help them increase the efficiency of their building systems, including heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning, lighting, access control, and fire detection," said Wendy Dietzler Director of Education, for Facility Decisions.
In addition to the free educational sessions, the Facility Decisions expo hall will include a BACnet International Product Pavilion with exhibits from a number of BACnet members showcasing their products and services.
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Trend's TL1: A Powerful Integration Tool
Trend Control Systems USA (www.trend-americas.com
) debuted the TL1. The TL1 is a Trend network device that utilizes Niagara AX« software to allow a Novar Logic One« system to interface, communicate and integrate with a Trend system. The TL1 replaces the Logic One executives located within a building. This functionality allows for communication and data to flow between Logic One devices and a Trend system, providing a supervisor to control the Logic One controllers.
Novar Logic One executive controllers are discontinued in the commercial market. As a result, building owners with existing Logic One systems were left with a situation wherein they were unable to update and maintain their existing building management systems (BMS), and were forced to invest in an entirely new BMS. The introduction of the TL1 changes this. The TL1 can replace existing Logic One executives throughout a building thereby extending the life of the Logic One system, and allowing a smooth migration path to a new and updated Trend system.
"The TL1 gives a cost-effective upgrade option for current Novar Logic One customers," said Todd Cowles, Trend Director of Sales- Americas. "The TL1 makes use of existing Logic One controllers while bringing data and control to a more capable and modern Trend front-end."
"With the TL1, building owners have additional options, and no longer need to perform a complete system replacement," said Gene Javri, Trend Product Manager. "Building owners can now modernize their system over time by expanding with Trend."
All Trend products are available through authorized Trend Technology Centers (TTCs). For product order and technical information, contact your local TTC or call Trend at 425.897.3900 or visit www.trend-americas.com
About Trend Control Systems
For more than 30 years, Trend Control Systems www.trend-americas.com
has offered reliable, easy-to-use products that support the life of any building and reduce life-cycle costs. With a worldwide distribution and support network in more than 50 countries, Trend Control Systems solutions easily integrate into other building systems, including lighting, fire and security/access. Trend Control Systems products include a complete line of fully programmable controllers containing both onboard web technologies and the standard BACnet protocol. For more information, visit www.trend-americas.com
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Senior Engineer, WattStopper
BACnet International, Education Committee
Steve Karg is a senior engineer at Watt Stopper, in Birmingham, Ala. He has been an active member of the BACnet standards committee since 2001, and convenes its Lighting Applications working group. He wrote the open source BACnet Protocol Stack hosted on SourceForge.net, and helps maintain the BACnet decoder in Wireshark.
Why I Volunteer with BACnet International
I serve as a BACnet International volunteer on the Education Committee because I want to create common open-source materials for teaching BACnet to product developers. I also participate in the BTL Working Group to create a solid basis for consistent and inter-operable BACnet devices.
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BACnet International Success Stories
BACnet International Success Stories is a free resource that provides a place to promote your successful projects that use BACnet in order to further knowledge and understanding of the BACnet protocol - essentially, mini case studies. Posters utilize a web form to upload the content, (narratives, photos, etc...) which is then reviewed by editors from BACnet International (primarily for errors) prior to public posting.
Once the BACnet Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project.
Further, Success Stories:
- Are automatically eligible for additional public recognition via BACnet International's Leader of the Pack Awards
- Are promoted by BACnet International via social media
- Are featured in Cornerstones - BACnet International's monthly eNewsletter that goes out to 15,000+ members / subscribers
- Are candidates for articles in the BACnet International Journal - BACnet International's printed / digital periodical
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Connect in Cornerstones
|BACnet International followers benefit from a new electronic monthly publication called Cornerstones. This publication will go to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end-users (current distribution list over 15,000). Cornerstones is a unique publication in that we speak not only to engineering and contractor communities, but also to the facility professionals, managers, owners and beyond.|
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