Articles & News on Building Automation

Energy Metrics uses Exele TopView in data center power applications

  • March 5, 2014
  • Case Study

Energy Metrics uses EXELE TopView alarm management and notification software to monitor measurements from HVAC, temperature control, chilled water systems and electrical distribution systems.

Circuit protection market down in 2013

  • February 24, 2014
  • News

The world market for miniature circuit breakers and residual current devices (MCBs and RCDs) is projected to go up, to nearly $10 billion in 2018.

Franklin Electric promotes Gregg Sengstack to CEO

  • February 20, 2014
  • News

Scott Trumbull will retire as Chief Executive Officer effective May 2, 2014 and Gregg C. Sengstack will succeed him in that role.

QA Graphics adds 3D HVAC Images

  • January 24, 2014
  • News

3D graphics can be used to develop system graphics that more accurately represent the mechanical equipment in place at a facility.

Windows XP Cyber Time Bomb set for April 8, 2014

  • January 3, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The huge installed base of automation software running on Windows XP will be vulnerable to cyber-attacks with the end of Windows XP support April 8, 2014. More than 12 years old, Windows XP is the longest supported version of Windows ever and therefore is the most used in industrial automation systems.

Paradox to supply smart lighting to Bellinzona, Switzerland

  • December 12, 2013
  • News

More than 600 CREE LED street lights will be remotely managed and controlled by the PE.AMI platform.

Franklin Control Systems signs Lynxspring as distributor

  • December 10, 2013
  • News

Lynxspring will distribute Franklin Control System’s VFDs, Building Automation and Energy Management Starter products.

Developers of Dream Report come out of hiding

  • December 8, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor I recently had the opportunity to discuss Ocean Data Systems – a little company you likely have never heard of - with Roy Kok, their VP of Sales and Marketing. Their product, Dream Report, is OEMed by a number of well-known software providers. Here is a synopsis of my interview with Kok.

eSight signs HTS Texas as distributor

  • November 18, 2013
  • News

HTS Texas, a commercial HVAC manufacturers' representative, has become an authorized partner of eSight Energy.

QA Graphics Provides System Graphics for systems integrator

  • November 18, 2013
  • Case Study

QA Graphics provided floor plan graphics and custom 3D images that realistically represent the plant, chilled water system, condenser water system and chiller in place at a university.