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Theodor-Heuss-Allee 100  

Frankfurt, Germany 


Located in the heart of Frankfurt's City West district, the Theodor-Heuss-Allee 100 complex consists of three prestigious office buildings providing 450,000 square feet of commercial space for the Allianz Dresdner Banking Group, one of EU's largest financial institutions.

Unique problems to solve: Integration of 20,000 inputs/outputs from subsystems associated with HVAC, lighting, fire protection, smoke evacuation and electrical distribution to provide interoperability and single-seat supervision from any operator workstation.

High-performance integration of multiple industry protocol standards included the main HVAC/ electrical systems (BACnet(r) on Ethernet), intelligent fire dampers (Profibus) and the office lighting and automated blinds control (European Installation Bus). Interoperability had to meet strict performance requirements, particularly system response times for smoke control.

System solution: BACnet® protocol on Ethernet was chosen as the primary backbone for the integration. The Delta Controls system monitors and controls almost 4,000 physical inputs/outputs which are connected directly to the controllers residing on the BACnet/Ethernet network. The system provides high-performance interoperability with other subsystems, and enables high-speed user access from operator workstations. Gateways connect the lighting, automated blinds and fire dampers into the BACnet/Ethernet network. 


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2014 NFMT Vegas Information and Sponsorship

Drum roll please ... we are excited for the soon to be released 2014 NFMT Vegas conference agenda. The robust agenda will touch on many important Facilities Management topics. If you have never attended NFMT Vegas Conference & Expo in the past, the entire event is free to attend (with the exception of pre-conference workshops). This year we will feature over 60 conference sessions in up to seven tracks. Mix-and-match from the different tracks to provide a tailor-made schedule with nine hours of programming dedicated to the needs to your organization. 

Featuring: BACnet International 
NFMT Vegas is please to once again partner with BACnet International to provide educational content and vendor support for the successful use of BACnet in building automation and control systems. This track will include sessions that discuss sustainability in building automation, lighting controls, wireless controls, LEED credits with BACnet.

The size and intimate setting of NFMT Vegas makes it easy for you to connect, network and build rapport with facilities professionals during the two days of the show. 
Meet with hard to reach Vice Presidents of Facilities, Facility Manager & Directors, Operations Managers and VP's and Directors of Engineering. 
NFMT VEGAS continually earns high marks from Exhibitors for:
  • The Quality and Interest Level  of Attendees
  • How Well Attendee Demographics Matched  
  • Exhibitor Target MarketsThe Strength of Lead Generation

For more information and to download a sponsorship prospectus, please click here.


2014 NFMT Vegas Call for Proposals

We're looking for standouts in the industry to participate in the BACnet International education track at NFMT Vegas 2014 October 7-8, 2014. If you have a presentation (or an idea for a presentation!) in which you can share your BACnet expertise, please complete the form by Friday, April 25, 2014.

All content must be BACnet related. BACnet International does not provide funding for presenters to attend this event.

Each selected speaker will need to complete BACnet International speaker agreement, copyright form, and abide by all deadlines. Failure to adhere to these stipulations may result in presentation being removed from the education track.

In order for attendees to earn CEUs we need to give an assessment for each conference session. The show will be giving an assessment and will need 4 T/F questions and the answers that correspond to the learning objectives. Those questions will be due Thursday, July 24, 2014.

To submit your proposal today, please click here
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Please click here for more information about the
BACnet Interest Group Europe


BACnet International and the BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) are celebrating two BACnet anniversaries in 2014 and 2015: 10 years DIN EN ISO 16484-5 and 20 years ANSI/ASHRAE 135! In that time the open communication standard has become an unprecedented enabler of sustainable building automation.

To bring the powerful message of BACnet benefits to a wider audience, a global anniversary roadshow is intended in 2014/2015. BACnet International and the BIG-EU are supporting a call for sponsors that enables MarDirect to organize the global event. Initial planning focusses on 12 modern cities in America, Europe and Asia. All locations would include a state-of-the-art exhibition and provide the latest information about open communication in building automation, the development of standardization, interoperability of BACnet devices, the BTL Mark and European Certification as well as information about BACnet vendors and suppliers.

From Ithaca, New York to the world
BACnet plays a significant role in building automation projects all over the world. The BACnet International and BIG-EU associations represent major global manufacturers, integrators and user companies.  The associations are committed to educating users and suppliers about the value of BACnet solutions.

The open communication protocol was created to connect the proprietary building automation devices and control systems of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Under the umbrella of ASHRAE, the protocol, now developed and known as protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet) became ANSI standard in 1995.

In 2003-2004 it was published as DIN EN ISO standard. Today more than 720 vendor IDs have been distributed, more than 600 devices - classified in 9 profiles  - "speak" BACnet and comply with the requirements of the standard.

The 10/20 anniversaries of the BACnet standard is a unique chance to reflect the benefits of BACnet for sustainable buildings in terms of construction, retrofitting and integration in smart grids.
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News Releases

Please click here for more information about Distech Controls.

Distech Controls Announces Important Management Appointment

Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, is pleased to announce a recent addition to the company's management team:

In taking on the new role of Vice President, Corporate Development, Jean-Lou Paquet will be responsible for championing all aspects of mergers and acquisitions for the business. His work will focus on providing access to innovative products and solutions from around the world, and on creating additional value for Distech Controls' customers. Jean-Lou's 15 years of experience in business development will play a key role in further enhancing the company's growth.

In addition, the following recent appointments were made at Distech Controls:

David Gill, a veteran with over 30 years of global business experience, has been appointed Vice President, Asia. In December 2013, Carl Barnard joined Distech Controls as Director of Sales, Americas. Jim French has taken on the new role of Vice President, Product Development and Technical Support. As Global R&D and Projects Director, Steve Lupien will now be managing the departments globally, and Ryan Sen has been assigned to the role of Director of Sales Support. Please click here to read entire release.

Please click here for more information about ICONICS.

ICONICS Featured in Microsoft Touch Magazines

In the Spring 2014 issue of Touch, Solutions Smart Enough for Microsoft highlights the success in using ICONICS' AnalytiX® energy management solutions to improve the energy efficiency of over one hundred Microsoft campus buildings. The discussion continues in Microsoft's Touch Partner Guide, Public Sector 2014-2017 Global Outlook, in Symphony of Software Saves Millions.

A small, covert team of engineers at Microsoft cast aside suggestions that the company spend US$60 million to turn its 500-acre headquarters into a smart campus to achieve energy savings and other efficiency gains. Instead, applying an 'Internet of Things meets big data' approach, the team invented a data-driven software solution based upon ICONICS COTS software that is slashing the cost of operating the campus' 125 buildings, saving Microsoft millions of dollars.
The application has been so successful that the company is now helping building managers across the world deploy the same solution.  And with commercial buildings consuming an estimated 40% of the world's total energy, the potential is huge.

For more information about The S4 Group, please click here.

Interoperability Update: S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router and Honeywell EBI

Honeywell recently announced the new release of the -Enterprise Building Integrator (EBI) that gives facility managers a greater understanding and control of their building systems. The S4 Group has tested the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 router with this product at a multi-vendor lab environment and on site with a large customer integration. The results verify that the two systems work well together and produce a seamless integration to the legacy systems, publishing the results to BACnet. An integration at the VA Home in Barstow, California is the subject of a case study that demonstrates this capability. 
For more information about Triatek, please click here.

Triatek's Latest Isolation Room Controllers and Fume Hood Controllers Receive BTL certification

Triatek's newest line of isolation room controllers and fume hood controllers have been awarded the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) Mark from BACnet International, and are now registered in the online BTL Product Listing.

In order to qualify for the BTL Product Listing, products are rigorously tested by an official BACnet Testing Laboratory.

Triatek's devices included in the BTL Product Listing are:
  • FMS-1655 Isolation Room Controller
  • FMS-1650 Isolation Room Controller
  • HMS-1655 Fume Hood Controller
  • HMS-1650 Fume Hood Controller

Please click here for complete news release. 

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Product Releases

Please click here for more information about Automated Logic

New Product Released: Equipment Touch

  Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation systems that maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant comfort, announced the release of Equipment Touch.

The  Equipment Touch is a sensing device with a 4.3 in. color LCD touchscreen that connects to Automated Logic controllers to view or change BACnet property values, BACnet schedules, view BACnet trends and alarms, and more, without having to access the system's server.

Programmed with ViewBuilder, the Equipment Touch's color touchscreen display can be used to provide a custom, graphic interface for the control of your equipment.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Occupant, Equipment and Technician interface
  • Touchscreen user interface with website-like navigation
  • Temperature and humidity sensing
  • Supports custom graphics
  • Supports BACnet trends / alarms / schedules
  • USB Port for language or firmware upgrades
  • Color LCD Wide Quarter VGA display
  • Language selection - 13 selectable languages

For more information on Equipment Touch, please click here



Please click here for more information about Carrier. 


NEW i-Vu® System Touch Offers Building Management at your Fingertips! 


Carrier's new i-Vu® System Touch is an integrated component of the i-Vu Building Automation System. It features an illuminated, 4.3" color pixel touchscreen display and connects directly to a network of Carrier Open (BACnet® MS/TP), controllers. Designed for wall mounting, it provides building occupants, facility managers, and installers a powerful user interface for managing all of the equipment in a building.  


Features and Benefits:

  • Illuminated 4.3", 480 x 272 color pixel touchscreen display (no buttons)
  • Auto-discovers and manages up to 60 Open controllers on a single BACnet MS/TP network
  • Intuitive icon-driven / website-like screen navigation
  • Home screen shows temperatures/colors for all equipment in the building in a single view
  • Snapshot screens show graphic and status for each piece of equipment in the system
  • Occupant screens show space temperature and equipment operating mode (heat/cool/economizer)
  • Building occupants can change setpoints and initiate timed overrides in their zone
  • Multi-level password protection for security
  • Easy access to schedules, trends, alarms, and configuration for all equipment in the system
  • Supports both group and individual time schedules
  • Single screen for viewing, acknowledging, and deleting system alarms
  • Screen files can be auto-uploaded on select controllers, customized, or created from scratch
  • Startup wizard and integrated help screens assist technicians with equipment start-up & commissioning


For more information about Continental Control Systems LLC., please click here.

Continental Control Systems Products at Globalcon 2014

New CTRC Rogowski Coil Current Transformer
Continental Control Systems will display the new CTRC Rogowski coil current transformer. The device greatly simplifies installations to meet the increasing demand for accurate current measurement on conductors where traditional split-core and solid-core CTs are difficult to use. With its flexible design, the CTRC is perfect for large bus bars and irregular-shaped conductor bundles. The new coil offers a small, flexible profile, enabling it to be used on conductors in tight spaces where rigid CTs won't fit.

WattNode® Electric Power Meters - Now Offering ANSI C12.1 Accuracy. WattNode® BACnet®  Accepted for Listing by BTL
Continental Control Systems will also showcase its entire line of WattNode® electric power meters, including the revenue-grade WattNode Revenue line. The WattNode Revenue meters meet the accuracy requirements of ANSI C12.1, and support Modbus®, BACnet®, or LonTalk® communications protocols or pulse output.

For more information about Phoenix Controls, please click here.

The Next Generation of BACnet® MS/TP Monitors

Phoenix Controls View - installed in corridors outside of critical environments, providing 48 parameters for status information inside the space. Displays airflow, temperature, humidity, air changes per hour, offset, occupancy, and control set point variables.
  • 7" capacitive touch screen
  • Monitor/Control BACnet MS/TP points
  • Local alarming
  • Display up to 2 screens, each with 24 parameters
  • Drop in for existing BACnet MS/TP network
  • Works with 3rd party devices
Beta site applications still accepted, for more information please contact


Please click here for more information about Reliable Controls.


Reliable Controls Adds Functional Options to
SMART-SensorTM Series

Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of several new optional features to the popular SMART-SensorTM line of products, providing added functionality while opening the door for more customized installations and promoting the right device for each unique space.

A complement to any room, the Reliable Controls SMART-SensorTM series delivers a communicating sensor solution, which allows the connection of up to ten configurable parameters related to a space. In addition to the onboard temperature sensor and optional CO2, humidity, and occupancy sensors, the SMART-Sensor has the following new options:

LED Backlight
  • An LED backlight option is available for SMART-SensorsTM with LCD displays; the backlight will switch off 10 seconds after the last button press and  if auto blanking is enabled, the initial button press will turn the display on   

°C/°F Switch

  • A Celsius/Fahrenheit toggle switch option is available for SMART-SensorsTM with LCD displays

Setpoint Slider 

  • An optional linear potentiometer setpoint slider can now be ordered

Override Button and Up/Down Buttons  

  • Standard SMART-Sensors can be ordered with an optional override button to indicate occupancy during unoccupied periods, and an up/down button option for setpoint adjust.

The SMART-Sensor packs a tremendous amount of measurement capability into a small, wall-mounted package. Click here to learn more about the Reliable Controls® SMART-Sensor. 

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