Articles & News on Building Automation

Real Time Automation Gateways meet UUKL Smoke Certification

  • July 11, 2013
  • News

The products covered by UUKL are intended to be installed in conjunction with heating-ventilating-air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to form a system for controlling the flow of smoke in a building during a fire condition.

GreenPeak opens China office

  • July 9, 2013
  • News

The new office in Hong Kong will bring Zigbee and home data communications to China.

Cooper Bussmann releases FC2 App for Fault Current Calculations

  • July 9, 2013
  • News

Available for all Apple iPhones and iPads, and Android mobile devices, the FC2 mobile app quickly and easily determines available fault current levels anywhere in an electrical distribution system.

E-Mon obtains BACNet and LonWorks Certification for Meters

  • July 2, 2013
  • News

Several models of meters were certified by independent testing labs to have met or exceeded equipment interoperability guidelines of BACnet Testing Laboratory and LonWorks.

Beckhoff Growth Continues with New NA Headquarters

  • June 21, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor On May 30, 2013, I attended the grand opening of Beckhoff Automation’s new $8 million North American headquarters. The facility features a training center, an ESD-protected PC repair center, and a building automation system based on Beckhoff‘s own hardware and software.

Cities Integrate Automation Technology

  • June 14, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Metropolitan Solutions, a showcase created by Deutsche Messe and run concurrently with the 2013 Hannover Messe, provided a focal point for learning about the application of technology to improve cities. Real-time automation and control technologies are the logical building blocks for cities to modernize, improve safety and reliability, and provide efficient environments for people to live.

Epicor to supply ERP to Urbanas in Colombia

  • June 10, 2013
  • News

Construction company Urbanas will use the ERP to integrate all of its financial and project information, customer relationship management (CRM) tools and business analytics.

Open Source Building Automation

  • June 7, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The inaugural Haystack Connect event introduced a movement that has the potential to be the next big wave in building automation by fostering an entirely new open system in the industry that goes beyond open protocols to encompass system software.

Invensys Joins Smart Cities Council

  • June 6, 2013
  • News

The Council is comprised of leading global technology companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and others working in partnership with advising experts from the world of research, academia and advocacy.

PLCs control HVAC at Oil Sands Production Facility

  • June 3, 2013
  • Case Study

By Reid Schook Rockwell Automation is controlling the HVAC system at an unnamed oil company in the Athabasca Oil Sands region in Canada.