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ISA announces ISASecure Overview and 2018 Update: Securing Control Systems to IEC 62443 webinar
May 17, 2018

ISA announces ISASecure Overview and 2018 Update: Securing Control Systems to IEC 62443 webinar

Participants in the May 24, 11AM EDT webinar will learn about the structure and content of the international IEC 62443 control systems cybersecurity standards and the related ISASecure conformity assessment program.

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions
December 18, 2017

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions

Plain Language BIM is written for beginners and for those with experience with BIM strategies to ensure all professionals are thoroughly prepared to be part of industry efforts focused on advancing BIM.

BACnet Interest Group Europe releases updated BACnet Standard ASHRAE 135-2016
July 27, 2016

BACnet Interest Group Europe releases updated BACnet Standard ASHRAE 135-2016

Among the most important developments, included in 400 additional pages, are BACnet’s support for IPv6 networks and RESTful Web Services, a further step toward equipping the BACnet protocol for future developments in information technology.

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OMEGA publishes application note on remote environmental monitoring of server rooms
June 13, 2016

OMEGA publishes application note on remote environmental monitoring of server rooms

Monitoring of temperature and relative humidity conditions in server rooms is essential to maintaining the operating efficiency of this critical infrastructure. Spikes in temperature or humidity can cause damage to equipment and lead to unexpected server downtime.

BIG-EU releases BACnet Reference Catalog 2016
May 02, 2016

BIG-EU releases BACnet Reference Catalog 2016

In the catalog, the BIG-EU presents 199 projects whose building automation solutions have been realized on the basis of the open BACnet standard.

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BIM Hub and CADENAS release joint mobile app for construction engineers
April 22, 2016

BIM Hub and CADENAS release joint mobile app for construction engineers

The BIMcatalogs.net add-on delivers access to intelligent 3D BIM CAD component data to engineers, designer and constructors worldwide from any computer or mobile device which can then be imported into their respective CAD systems.

January 02, 2016

Reliable Controls announces Internet Data Service (IDS)

Reliable’s controllers can get weather reports over the Internet.

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Reliable Controls releases myControl app
April 15, 2015

Reliable Controls releases myControl app

Configured by a Reliable Controls Authorized Dealer, the myControl mobile app offers fully customized mobile interfaces to any Reliable Controls MACH-System.

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Onset adds Android to HOBOmobile  data logger app
January 27, 2015

Onset adds Android to HOBOmobile data logger app

The free app enables users to graph and analyze environmental data collected with Onset HOBO MX Series data loggers.

EnOcean Alliance defines commissioning of smart buildings
July 02, 2014

EnOcean Alliance defines commissioning of smart buildings

The EnOcean Alliance defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems.

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ASHRAE/IES Publishes Standard 90.1 User’s Manual
June 30, 2014

ASHRAE/IES Publishes Standard 90.1 User’s Manual

Manual has Guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget in the 2013 energy standard.

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June 20, 2014

Eaton Offers circuit protection products for HVAC/R Applications

The compact overcurrent and overvoltage products are for use in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment.

June 17, 2014

ASHRAE publishes Guideline on Specifying Building Automation Systems

ASHRAE Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, provide designers of building automation systems (BAS) with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations, and detailed discussion of options with respect to the design of a BAS system.

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June 17, 2014

Eaton releases Solar Circuit Protection Solutions

Fuses, circuit breakers, power distribution blocks and surge protective devices (SPDs) for commercial, utility and residential solar segments reduce installation costs, maintain reliable operations, help enhance safety and maximize energy harvested.

QA Graphics adds 3D HVAC Images
January 24, 2014

QA Graphics adds 3D HVAC Images

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

Thomas & Betts publishes brochure on Electrical Systems
October 17, 2013

Thomas & Betts publishes brochure on Electrical Systems

“Electrical Solutions for Commercial and Institutional Facilities” provides product solutions for challenges typically encountered in commercial and institutional buildings.

Cooper Bussmann releases FC2 App for Fault Current Calculations
July 09, 2013

Cooper Bussmann releases FC2 App for Fault Current Calculations

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.

February 19, 2013

BACnet International releases BACnet/IP Simulation System tool

BACnet/IP Simulation System (BOSS) tool is a fully configurable BACnet device simulator coupled with network discovery and debug facilities. It is intended to facilitate product testing by manufacturers and assist integrators in assessing system performance before installation.

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November 28, 2012

QA Graphics helps its customers go to market

QA Graphics is providing marketing resources to help clients upsell their customer base when discussing graphic needs for projects.

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GAMBICA updates installation guide for power drive systems
October 29, 2012

GAMBICA updates installation guide for power drive systems

The 4th Edition of the Technical Guide has updates on power drive systems including the drive, motor and load, together with cabling, site considerations, circuit protection, earthing and harmonics.

Endress+Hauser Introduces Operations App
October 28, 2012

Endress+Hauser Introduces Operations App

The free app provides mobile access to information about Endress+Hauser instruments, such as operating instructions and technical details, from a smart phone and other mobile devices.

October 18, 2012

Dwyer releases 2013 Catalog App

The free Catalog App works on the iPad, iPhone, or any Android mobile device.

August 27, 2012

QA Graphics Provides Graphic Solutions for Data Centers

Data center graphics can be integrated within the existing building automation system to provide visualization for electrical monitoring, server tracking, air flow simulation, etc.

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August 21, 2012

Grainger introduces Mobile App

Free mobile app for iPhone and Android smart phones provides instant access to Grainger’s 900,000 products.

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July 15, 2012

Sustainable HVAC Operations: ASHRAE Guideline Shows How to Go Green

Building Operating Management, July 2012

By David Lewellen

ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012 For Sustainable, High-performance Operation and Maintenance offers general guidance on how to move operating and maintenance procedures for any kind of building to high performance.

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Dwyer releases free 2012 Catalog App
June 28, 2012

Dwyer releases free 2012 Catalog App

Catalog app works on an iPad, iPhone, or any Droid mobile device.

June 24, 2012

QA Graphics simplifies dashboard bid spec process

To help simply the bid specification process, QA Graphics has prepared a standard set of dashboard specification details that may be modified.

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Davis Instruments releases Thermal Imaging Technical Resource
April 25, 2012

Davis Instruments releases Thermal Imaging Technical Resource

Thermal Imaging Technical Resource includes an analysis of specifications, an explanation of image viewing technology,and a comparison of industrial vs building thermal imagers.

April 21, 2012

Where Facility Managers Can Find Information, Guidance on Evaluating New Technology

Building Operating Management, April 2012

By Rita Tatum

While considering new technology options, facility managers can turn to numerous sources for information — much of it free or available at minimal cost.

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April 17, 2012

How Do You Know? Workplace Safety Program

The Electrical Safety Foundation International announced a workplace electrical safety awareness program developed to answer the question, "How do you know if your workplace is properly protected from electrical hazards?"

February 28, 2012

Siemens releases SimpleSelect valve selection tool

SimpleSelect desktop software tool quickly and correctly sizes and selects valves and actuators for all types of commercial building projects.

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February 22, 2012

Siemens releases Facility To Go mobile app for building systems

Facility To Go is a free, text-based app used for point monitoring and commanding from a Blackberry and Android smartphone or tablet.

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February 08, 2012

ABB makes BIM Modeling available for HVAC drives

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Revit MEP HVAC drives equipment is available to architects and engineers during the design phase.

McCrometer Adds Live Chat to Web Site
February 08, 2012

McCrometer Adds Live Chat to Web Site

The online Live Chat system allows customers to communicate directly with flow measurement experts.

February 06, 2012

Emerson provides assistance for working with newly approved refrigerants

Emerson's Design Services Network business can assist in design, development and testing for the refrigerants newly approved by the EPA.

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EGE releases on-line sensor product finder
February 05, 2012

EGE releases on-line sensor product finder

Using the product finder, customers can now make a pre-selection according to medium type, medium temperature, sensor material and design, voltage supply, connection type and ATEX category.

January 16, 2012

Siemens creates Smoke Detection Knowledge Center website

The Smoke Detection Knowledge Center features a wealth of content regarding the value of smoke detection in commercial settings.

TandD offers free Current Readings Monitor Software
December 19, 2011

TandD offers free Current Readings Monitor Software

Software program enables multiple users in different locations to simultaneously view Current Readings data from the data loggers in list and/or graph form.



Bosch Rexroth publishes pneumatic solutions brochure
December 13, 2011

Bosch Rexroth publishes pneumatic solutions brochure

Brochure covers industrial pneumatic directional control valves, cylinders and actuators, automation/handling devices, vacuum devices, electro-pneumatic pressure control devices, and more.

December 13, 2011

NEMA Surge Protection Institute updates Website

Website informs users about surge characteristics, how surge protective devices (SPDs) work, and how to specify and apply surge protection.