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IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations
August 16, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations

The report reveals how cities will even achieve independence in water, food and energy: they may still import but they can export too and be secure against increasingly violent weather and increasingly risky supply in the meantime.

Otis announces Otis ONE IoT service platform for elevators and escalators
May 21, 2018

Otis announces Otis ONE IoT service platform for elevators and escalators

Within this connected digital ecosystem, information is gathered directly from elevators and escalators via smart sensor technology. Data is then sent to the cloud where it's aggregated and analyzed, and delivered to customers and Otis' dedicated service teams, all in real-time.

ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative partner to integrate tagging and data modeling into ASHRAE Standard 223P
February 28, 2018

ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative partner to integrate tagging and data modeling into ASHRAE Standard 223P

ASHRAE Standard 223P: "Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data” provides a dictionary of semantic tags for descriptive tagging of building data including building automation and control data along with associated systems.

Telit and Husqvarna collaborate on robotic mower pilot program
October 13, 2017

Telit and Husqvarna collaborate on robotic mower pilot program

The Telit IoT Platform connects, manages and delivers the environmental data in a ready-to-use format. In cooperation with Husqvarna, Quantified Planet, an organization that links innovation to science, receives the data and publishes it for citizens to review.

ASHRAE introduces president and board of directors for 2017-18
July 05, 2017

ASHRAE introduces president and board of directors for 2017-18

ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., which was held June 24-28.

Hexagon announces the acquisition of VIRES
May 23, 2017

Hexagon announces the acquisition of VIRES

VIRES is a German-based, provider of simulation software solutions that support the development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and autonomous driving technology.

CABA announces 2017 Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum
January 04, 2017

CABA announces 2017 Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum

The event—to be held on the Santa Clara campus of the Intel Corporation on 25-28 April—will feature experts and organizations involved in the integration of intelligent building systems and connected home technologies.

LOYTEC automates lighting control at Manchester (UK) Airport
December 07, 2016

LOYTEC automates lighting control at Manchester (UK) Airport

Using the most current technology, the LOYTEC lighting control system allows integration into the existing systems of Manchester Airport. The L-DALI lighting solution has been linked to both the existing BACnet system and the flight information system.

Telensa announces appointment of Will Franks as CEO
December 06, 2016

Telensa announces appointment of Will Franks as CEO

Will Franks has served on the board of Telensa for two years, and has a track record of leading tech companies through the transition needed to sustain rapid international growth.

IBM and EnOcean Alliance announce partnership to standardize smart building solutions
November 30, 2016

IBM and EnOcean Alliance announce partnership to standardize smart building solutions

Together, IBM and the EnOcean Alliance will bring sensors to the cloud and develop self-powered solutions as a standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Fairhair and Zigbee Alliances sign partnership agreement to facilitate smart buildings
November 14, 2016

Fairhair and Zigbee Alliances sign partnership agreement to facilitate smart buildings

The two organizations will explore opportunities to combine expertise to simplify the development and deployment of lighting and building automation systems based on a common, IP-based network infrastructure.

HMS Industrial Networks announces acquisition of Intesis Software
August 02, 2016

HMS Industrial Networks announces acquisition of Intesis Software

HMS Industrial Networks AB has acquired all shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software. Intesis offers communication gateway solutions and interfaces within the building automation field.

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July 11, 2016

HMS Industrial Networks announces acquisition of Intesis Software

Intesis was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Igualada, Spain, close to Barcelona. Intesis offers communication gateway solutions and interfaces within the building automation field.

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CIMdata announces Architecture, Engineering and Construction technology survey
June 29, 2016

CIMdata announces Architecture, Engineering and Construction technology survey

CIMdata is surveying AEC practitioners, along with manufacturers and technology solution providers serving this market, to collect their views on the opportunities and obstacles they have experienced in relation to the introduction of new technology and processes.

Three ASHRAE professional building certifications earn ANSI accreditation
June 17, 2016

Three ASHRAE professional building certifications earn ANSI accreditation

Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)

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PcVue introduces Proximity-Based Contextual Mobility for SCADA
May 19, 2016

PcVue introduces Proximity-Based Contextual Mobility for SCADA

BTL listed PcVue Solutions are now providing a mobile offering for SCADA in intelligent buildings. Safety and dispatch tracking are natural functions of the Mobility Server which relies on position in order to create contextual HMI.

Agidens announces expansion to The Netherlands
May 09, 2016

Agidens announces expansion to The Netherlands

Agidens Infra BV has scored several large-scale infrastructure projects with a market that offers much more potential.

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LOYTEC joins the Delta Electronics group
May 02, 2016

LOYTEC joins the Delta Electronics group

LOYTEC is a European provider of building management and control solutions integrating HVAC control, room automation, lighting control, sunblind control, and energy monitoring.

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April 18, 2016

Qorvo to acquire GreenPeak Technologies

GreenPeak is a developer of wireless technologies for consumer electronics and Smart Home applications.

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Moxa controls lighting on world's longest floating bridge
January 13, 2016

Moxa controls lighting on world's longest floating bridge

Seattle's new SR520 bridge replacement spans two miles, requires control of 7000 lights.

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January 02, 2016

Honeywell acquires Elster

Elster is a provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters.

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December 03, 2015

QA Graphics attains Tridium’s Niagara 4 certification

QA Graphics has completed certification training for Tridium’s next generation of the Niagara Framework.

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The Key Market Drivers for the Building Internet of Things Business
September 23, 2015

The Key Market Drivers for the Building Internet of Things Business

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Allan McHale, Memoori
The key drivers causing Building Automation (BAS) to morph into the Building Internet of Things (BIoT) fall into 3 main categories – business drivers, technology drivers and energy efficiency drivers.

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September 08, 2015

Minebea acquires Paradox Engineering

Paradox Engineering provides open standard urban and industrial wireless sensor network solutions, global virtual networks and OEM versions of its core network technologies.

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August 31, 2015

Endress+Hauser signs Eastern Controls as rep

Eastern Controls is now the E+H rep for the Mid-Atlantic area – Metropolitan New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

July 28, 2015

Honeywell To Acquire Elster for $5.1 billion

Elster Division of Melrose Industries is a provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters.

Smart Cities Market Expected to Reach $1,265.85 Billion Globally
July 12, 2015

Smart Cities Market Expected to Reach $1,265.85 Billion Globally

The global smart cities market is expected to reach a value of USD 1,265.85 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.0% from 2013 to 2019.

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Building Automation is Transforming into the Building Internet of Things Creating a $76B Market by 2020
June 16, 2015

Building Automation is Transforming into the Building Internet of Things Creating a $76B Market by 2020

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Allan McHale, Memoori
The transformation of Building Automation Systems (BAS) into a Building Internet of Things (BIoT) is now underway. But as the plot is unfolding, the full impact of what BIoT will mean to the BAS industry is not yet well understood.

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 Energy Efficiency and Environment Sustainability to Drive Green Building Materials Market from 2013 through 2019
April 27, 2015

Energy Efficiency and Environment Sustainability to Drive Green Building Materials Market from 2013 through 2019

Green Building Materials Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

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April 20, 2015

Smart Building Technology Spending Projected to Triple by 2018

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Karina Wright, Reliable Controls
Annual shipments of wireless sensor network devices are expected to increase by more than 600% within the next five years, with the top three markets in energy management, smart lighting, and safety/security.

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April 02, 2015

Energy Control Technologies spins off sensorFact Services

sensorFact Services provides data acquisition, monitoring, and analysis for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Reliable Controls joins BACnet Interest Group Europe
March 26, 2015

Reliable Controls joins BACnet Interest Group Europe

The BIG-EU is the European trade association for the application of the global BACnet standard ISO 16484-5.

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March 09, 2015

Acuity Brands to acquire Distech Controls

Distech, a supplier of building automation and energy management solutions, will be acquired by Acuity Brands, a provider of intelligent lighting solutions.

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February 05, 2015

ASHRAE and IAQA Approve Consolidation

The consolidation was approved by the Boards of Directors for ASHRAE and IAQA at ASHRAE’s recent 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago.

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January 17, 2015

Why Building Management Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattack

Building Operating Management
By Loren Snyder
Traditionally, because building controls are seen as the purview of a select few who understand them, BAS was seen as useless because a hacker wouldn't understand the system he or she had hacked into. That has changed.

January 17, 2015

Hackers Pose Threat To Building Automation Systems

Building Operating Management
By Loren Snyder
Hackers have used information publicly available on the Internet to gain access to building automation systems. And while the hack of the Target point-of-sale network did not involve the company's building automation system, the fact that an HVAC service provider proved to be the avenue for the attack focused attention on building systems.

January 13, 2015

Apollo Safety forms Environmental Health & Safety Division

The division will feature offerings that pertain to gas detection equipment, maintenance and monitoring and compliance.

January 09, 2015

LSI Industries appoints John Bagwell President

Prior to joining the company he was President of TacTouch and previous employers include Acuity Brands Lighting, Automated Logic Corporation and TRIATEK.

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November 18, 2014

How the IoT is Changing Facility Management

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By Eric Graham, CrowdComfort
There is a general acceptance that building management needs to be a command and control system that routes input from sensors to facilities managers. Building technology companies claim they have the equipment and algorithms that will change the way buildings operate, improve comfort, and optimize building performance, all without any input from occupants.

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Standardizing the Internet of Things
November 18, 2014

Standardizing the Internet of Things

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings
It’s estimated that 15- 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, and that the IoT will add almost two trillion dollars to the economy. The IoT is likely to spawn a number of new companies, loads of venture capital, skyrocketing stock prices, future profits as opposed to real profits and of course, lots of speculation.

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