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BACnet has been ANSI for standard for 20 years playing a significant role in building automation projects all over the world during that time.  BACnet International wishes you a happy holidays and a wonderful new year.
Connect With Opportunity

We would like to invite you to take part in our Global Roadshow. It will span 2014 and 2015 and celebrates the 10th DIN EN ISO anniversary and the 20th ANSI anniversary of the BACnet standard. The Roadshow focusses on the benefits of BACnet for sustainable buildings in terms of construction, retrofitting and the integration in smart grids. It includes a state-of-the-art exhibition and provides the latest information about: 
  • Open communication in building automation,
  • Development of standardization,
  • Interoperability of BACnet devices,
  • BTL Listing and European Certification,
  • BACnet vendors and suppliers.

Therefore the roadshow will be a decisive meeting point for BACnet users in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific - and a fantastic networking platform for planners, integrators, specifiers, facility managers, owners, investors and manufacturers of building automation devices and systems.

Our goal is to increase the global awareness for BACnet. We will introduce the newest capabilities of building management systems and demonstrate the benefits of BACnet applications. We will give an update on the standard and develop new fruitful partnerships with planners, specifiers, operators and investors in industry, services and public administration. And we will encourage the establishment and nurturing of local interest groups of users, developers, providers of smart grids and IT infrastructure and local distributors.

Seize the day and confirm your participation in the international market. The global roadshow is the first worldwide event which is commonly hosted by BACnet International and the BACnet Interest Group Europe.

We are looking forward to meet you in one of the roadshow locations. Please click here for more information about the BACnet Global Roadshow. 

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Connect With the Building Automation Community

Exhibit At The 2015 AHR Expo

Make plans today to exhibit at the 2015 AHR Expo: The World's Largest HVACR Marketplace. The Show brings together over 1,900 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors, representing the entire spectrum of the industry including: HVACR manufacturers, engineers, contractors, OEMs, facility managers, and other professionals. In addition, you'll find over 100 educational seminars, workshops (presented by ASHRAE and others) and new product presentations. If you're looking to keep up with the latest technology and trends, get face to face with the experts, and stay connected - then the AHR Expo is designed for you. For more information and to reserve your exhibit place, please click here.
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Video Room

Did you miss the BACnet International Educational Sessions at 2014 NFMT Vegas? Maybe you attended but want to view the sessions again. You can at the BACnet International Video Room.

Andy McMillan Presents "Automation Armageddon"
Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International presents "Automation Armageddon" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
Ben Dorsey Presents "Building Sustainability Through Building Automation"
Ben Dorsey, Vice President of Marketing for Continental Industries presents "Building Sustainability Through Building Automation" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
Mike Olson Presents "Using BACnet to Obtain Free
LEED Credits"

Mike Olson of ABB, Inc. presents "Using BACnet to Obtain Free LEED Credits" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
Grant Wichenko Presents "The Facility Manager's Guide to Building Automation Systems"
Grant Wichenko of Appin Associates presents "The Facility Manager's Guide to Building Automation Systems" at 2014 NFMT Vegas
Ben Dorsey and Chris Hollinger Present "Do We Really Want Intelligent Buildings?"
Ben Dorsey of Continental Industries and Chris Holling from Siemens present "Do We Really Want Intelligent Buildings?" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
Tim Skell Presents "Utilizing BACnet in a Major HVAC Renovation"
Tim Skell of ABB Inc. presents "Do We Really Want Intelligent Buildings?" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
Rick Fellows Presents "Open System Conversions"
Rick Fellows from KMC Controls presents "Open System Conversions" at 2014 NFMT Vegas.
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News Releases

American Auto Matrix
For more information about American Auto-Matrix,
please click here.

AspectFT Wins 2015 AHR Innovation Award
 for Building Automation

The results are in! We are happy to announce that AspectFT has won the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award for Building Automation.

The FIRST BAS platform to automatically build an HTML5 user interface for accessing trends, setpoints, and other valuable data on your computer or smartdevice without additional plug-ins or engineering time, AspectFT utilizes industry standard technology like Twitter®, RSS, email, Google Calendar™, Microsoft® Outlook®, and Apple® iCal® to integrate your buildings to your world.

Through compatibility with common web platforms, you can access your building in a variety of ways from a variety of devices. In many cases AspectFT will integrate with your current computer or smart device through programs already on those devices. Once the project is created in AspectFT-Studio™ it can be viewed and altered from most popular web-enabled devices with no additional plug-ins or engineering time. With just a few extra steps, new points can be added, for fast and convenient data acquisition. It's Auto-Magic™. HTML5 is available for all AspectFT 2.0 solutions. To read entire news release, please click here.
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Please click here for more information about
Continental Automated Buildings Association

CABA Forum - Call for Speakers

The CABA Forum Planning Committee is currently seeking industry professionals for Keynote, Session and Workshop speakers to share their knowledgeable expertise in the areas of M2M, Intelligent Buildings, Internet of Things and Connected Homes.
 
Speakers should be well versed on their proposed subject matter with the ability to convey the material in a dynamic, logical and organized manner. 

What topics we are covering:
  • Connected Home Track:
    • Security and Privacy (Cybersecurity)
    • Connected Automotive
    • Interface and Speech Recognition
    • Adaptive Automation and Permission
    • Cognitive Home
    • Healthcare and the Connected Home
  • Large Building Track:
    • Commissioning and Intelligent Buildings
    • Optimization of Buildings Through Data Analytics
    • Security and Privacy (Cybersecurity)
    • Net Zero Buildings - Incorporating Controls
    • Wireless Advances within Intelligent Buildings
    • Intelligent Buildings - Energy Opportunities    (DSM, Microgrids, Smart Grid, etc.)
  • Workshops:
    • Expected workshop timeframe - 2.5 hours with a  
      30 minute networking break 

Benefits of Speaking:

  • Each presenter will receive one (1)  complimentary CABA Forum registration.
  • Your name and organization name will be published on conference promotional material, website and attendee program.
  • Opportunity to network with 1,000+ Industry Professionals.
  • Complimentary building tours at AT&T, IBM Labs and others. (choice of one (1) tour per attendee).

Click here to be taken to the Call for Speaker Submission form. Submissions will be evaluated by the CABA Forum Planning Committee and speakers will be chosen based on the topic relevancy and related experience.   

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Product Releases

For more information about Carrier, please click here.

New! i-Vu® Plant System Manager

Great news! Carrier will be launching the new Plant System Manager (PSM), in Q4 2014. The Plant System Manager is a sophisticated, scalable, native BACnet® control solution for chiller plant control and operation. It consists of a dedicated PSM controller and a library of factory-engineered control programs that are specifically designed to cover the most common chiller plant configurations. The new PSM builds on the capabilities of Carrier's legacy Chillervisor System Manager and the i-Vu Open Chiller Plant Application Suite.  

PSM's factory-engineered control programs are designed to provide optimized control over the entire chiller plant, coordinating the control of chillers, pumps and towers into a finely tuned, cohesive system. Whether you have 2 or 20 chillers, the PSM is able to control Carrier 19, 23, or 30 series chillers (air or water-cooled). It also includes full integration capabilities, allowing it to monitor and control other equipment in the chiller plant as well, including non-Carrier chillers.

For more information on the PSM, contact your local Carrier office.
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Please click here for more information about Reliable Controls.

Reliable Controls Releases RC-GrafxSet®

Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of RC-GrafxSet, graphical images and services software that allows users to quickly generate professional, 3D system graphics for RC-Studio and RC-WebView using an agile, online graphic developer subscription library.

RC-GrafxSet features hundreds of professionally drawn images, including 2D and 3D rendered objects and components in intuitive and easy-to-use libraries. Complete with numerous realistic and exciting animations, the library features a wide variety of equipment, frames, and icons that users can download to best illustrate custom installations. Features include:

Professional Libraries
  • Isometric Library: allows users to access thousands of images and hundreds of animations organized in a very efficient graphical user interface; images are rendered as isometric projections and organized in over 50 categories spanning a wide array of HVAC equipment, components, architecture, elements, furniture, instrumentation, and peripherals
  • Conical Library: allows users to access built-up equipment rendered in a conical projection, providing slightly enhanced and more realistic views of equipment
  • User Library: allows users to access works of art developed by other RC-GrafxSet users and evaluated by Reliable Controls
  • Updates Library: allows users to access the latest additions to the Isometric, Conical, and User libraries 

Click here to learn more about RC-GrafxSet.  

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For more information about Viconics, please click here.  

 

The latest addition to our VT8000 Series: The VT8600 Rooftop Unit and Indoor Air Quality Controller  

 

Viconics Technologies is proud to announce the official release of the new Rooftop Unit and Indoor Air Quality Controller.

Smart energy management has never been easier than with the VT8600 Room Controllers for Rooftop Units and Indoor Air Quality applications. Designed for new construction and retrofit projects, the Room Controllers dramatically decrease project delivery costs by reducing installation, configuration and commissioning time. No complex software or tools are required to customize functionality in order to meet your applications requirements. The Room Controllers provide all the advanced features and monitoring functions required by modern building automation systems in a simple compact enclosure.

 The VT8600 controllers are both application-specific AND programmable. This enables the modification of pre-configured control sequences, or the creation of entirely new control sequences for HVAC, lighting and other applications. The VT8600 room controllers provide exceptional control of staged heating and cooling equipment such as packaged roof-top units. Their configurable control sequences, economizer, and scheduler functionalities deliver all the flexibility necessary for optimal indoor air quality applications.

For more information on this or other Viconics products, visit the product section of the Viconics web site.
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Connect in Cornerstones
BACnet International followers benefit from an electronic monthly publication called Cornerstones.  This publication will go to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end-users. 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.

This is where you come in. Connect.
If there is a best practice article, company news, product news or BACnet Success Stories you want to share, please send them to us.  And don't leave out the photos!  All submissions should be sent to info@bacnetinternational.org.