The security of building-automation systems is a hot topic in our industry. Security professionals are analyzing and discussing the pitfalls presented by “hackers.” Here are six steps to help you foil them....More
The Web Comfort wirelessly communicating thermostat system has expanded to control occupancy sensors, lighting, fans and plug loads. The system can also be used with a meter to monitor and track energy use for a specific area, load type or building. The new Web Comfort Manager comes out-of-the-box with the software necessary to control all major areas of energy consumption in a building. This plug-and-play system is easy-to-install and communicates wirelessly via a secure mesh network....More
Davis Energy Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Synapse Electronique have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, a non-profit organization building a universal language for innovative, cost-effective solutions that optimize performance, efficiency and home comfort....More
Daikin begins manufacturing their variable refrigerant volume products, as well as a new, full line of ducted, as well as non-ducted products in Houston, creating 250 new jobs and changing how the Japanese do business in the U.S.
New technology allows a current switch to be configured outside of an electrical enclosure and installed on a cold wire, thereby eliminating the need for a PPE suite and preventing arc flash hazard. PPE suits, worn by technicians working in a live enclosure, are often cumbersome and can hinder the installer’s ability to configure an adjustable current switch....More
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