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Archive for the ‘Systems Integration & Controls’ Category

When it Comes to Controls, What is Best for the Customer?

 For years, the history of building automation and controls was defined by large organizations selling all the controls in a building and tying that customer to a particular brand for a typical span of 15-20 years.  (more…)

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What’s the Deal with Open Systems and the Open System Protocol?

Have you made a purchase where you were told service and maintenance were not only included, but readily available? If you are in the commercial property management industry then I am positive you can relate when it comes to getting service for Building Automation and HVAC controls.

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Keeping an Eye Watch on the Industry: Johnson Controls’ Merger with TYCO

Systems Integration & ControlsAnyone in the building automation industry will tell you that technology is moving at the speed of thought. Most people tend to focus on the “big four,” which are Johnson, Trane, Honeywell and Siemens. Whenever any of these parties makes a major play, the whole industry asks two questions, what is going on and what does this do to our business?

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Cloud Based Physical Security

Systems Integration & ControlsYes, you read the title correctly even though it may seem to be contradictory that providing Physical security of your facility designed to maintain the safety of your building occupants and protect your company’s valuable assets can be managed by a cloud hosted service that does not require any physical network infrastructure in your building. But it is true. (more…)

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Realcomm and IBcon 2016

Systems Integration & ControlsI just returned from the 17th annual Realcomm/IBcon conference held this year in the heart of Silicon Valley – San Jose, California. The event featured six unique tracks with education sessions presented from more than 100 advisors from the Real Estate, Technology, and System Integrators communities. Since its inception, Realcomm/IBcon was intended to bring together the brightest minds and most innovative solutions and this year was no exception.

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