Krishnamoorthy, CEO and Sangeetha V, Principal consultant at Z-axis Engineering solutions, an IBMS consulting firm operating in Southern India since 2010, pledge to join the ControlTrends movement in India!
ACREX was launched in 1990, and first came to Mumbai in 1996, with a footfall of 2,000 visitors using about 5,000 square metres of show space. The expanding Indian market has continued to attract increasing numbers of international companies allowing ACREX to grow its attendance steadily over the years. This year’s ACREX welcomed over 30,000 visitors and filled 30,000 square metres of exhibition space. Additionally, the 17th edition of ACREX had 25 participating countries and 400 exhibitors.
On the sidelines of ACREX 2016, Akbar Bharmal shared his appreciation of the ControlTrends initiative, in terms of training and skill development in the Building Automation and Controls space. He voiced the need for greater collaboration with the Indian Society Of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) for a training audience over a wider platform.
ControlTrends India caught up with David Gill, VP International Sales, Distech Controls; Kishore Mandaviya, President, Building Automation & Controls Division at Messung; and Vinayak Athavale, Messung’s GM of Sales & Marketing, at the ACREX 2016 Show, to talk about their partnership in the Indian sub-continent since July 2015, which has been to usher in the new ECLYPSE™ Connected IP and Wi-Fi Product Series Platform, featuring Connected System Controllers, and Connected VAV Controllers, including models with PoE, to deliver modular and scalable IoT building management solutions.
Sameer Pradhan, Director, ControlTrends India at the ACREX 2016 in Mumbai, interviews Sanjay Bhandarkar, Managing Director, N M Rothschild & Sons, a global investment banking company. This in-depth interview gives a very insightful and current perspective of the Indian Economy and the vital role that innovative trends in automation that will play in building India’s amazing infrastructure.
Ted Houck, President & CEO, Hepta Systems, Inc, a Master System Integrator in conversation with Sameer Pradhan, Director, ControlTrends India, announced partnership with CICC Automation Technologies, Mumbai, for Asia and MENA markets.
Hepta Systems, was awarded the 2015 ControlTrends’ Award for Master System Integrator. Hepta is also recipient of Tridium Integrator of the year 2013, for their massive 9 million sq ft CRE project in Michigan, comprising several buildings, disparate systems and proprietary protocols. Hepta has the distinction of working on 16 different brands of building controls, and integrating them through Niagara AX and N4 platforms, to provide the user with a single interface.
IBCon recognised Hepta Systems for their work in Data Centres and awarded Hepta Systems the 2014 Digie Award for Most Intelligent Building Projects in the Office Portfolio category. Hepta Systems has integrated every make of Elevator, 12 different makes of Lighting Control Systems, Boilers, Chillers and such other building utility suppliers in to a common dashboard, through iPad / Android interface. Hepta Systems specialises in Energy Retrofits and Performance Contracts.
CICC Automation Technologies, headquartered in Mumbai, India and with offices in the UAE and USA, is a turnkey contractor offering solutions and services for today’s intelligent buildings and Smart Cities, in India, Middle East and North Africa.
This partnership, has created a mega resource and support group in India, offering professional services to clients anywhere in the world. The Indian customer can now avail US expertise in BAS / BMS in their quest to create Intelligent Buildings, Data Centres, Airports, Smart Grids, Smart Cities and Infrastructure projects.
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For more information, please visit www.ciccautomation.com
ControlTalk NOW — India’s Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending February 13, 2016 is a highlight reel of Siemens, ACI, and KMC receiving their 2015 ControlTrends Awards. In-depth interviews with Sierra Monitor Corporation’s President and CEO, Varun Nagaraj, and Director of ControlTrends India, Sameer Pradhan. Take a look at KMC’s time and labor saving Conquest BACnet Router and Ken’s Calendar previews upcoming webinars and industry related events.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: Siemens’ BT300 Wins VFD of the Year! With its Onboard kWh Meter, Mulitpump/Fan Application. and Fire Mode features, the Siemens BT300 took their VFD portfolio to the next level of efficiency. The BT300 is well-suited for demanding HVAC environments and can deliver 20-50% of energy compared to equipment with little or no control. Built-in features – like a real-time clock, energy savings optimization programming, and a sleep function – help measure energy savings — and the BT300 VFDs are ready to communicate with Building Management Systems via embedded RS485 and Ethernet HVAC protocols.
Varun Nagaraj Introduces Sierra Monitor’s On-Ramp Suite at AHR 2016. Varun Nagaraj, Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC) President and CEO, tells the ControlTrends Community about SMC’s new IIoT On-Ramp Suite. SMC is an industry leading provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets. At the AHR 2016, SMC announced a comprehensive and secure IIoT On-Ramp Suite for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial and industrial controls devices and systems.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: ACI Wins the Peripheral Product of the Year. Congratulations to Automation Components, Inc. (ACI), who prevailed in one the of the most heavily competitive ControlTrends Awards categories: Peripheral Product of the Year. Since its founding in 1991, ACI has been dedicated to excellence and has grown from seven employees to over 170 quality individuals, and has facilities that total over 78,000 square feet, with global offices in Hong Kong, and China. ACI’s products include temperature, relative humidity, current, pressure, gas and wireless related sensors.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: KMC Controls Wins VAV Controller of the Year. Congratulations to KMC Controls for winning the 2015 ControlTrends VAV of the Year. (Again!) KMC won this category last year as well). SimplyVAV is easy to set up, with no software needed, this controller is powerful and functions equally as well as a stand-alone solution or the VAV controller of choice on a BACnet full-blown control system. The controllers feature simple, menu driven setup choices when used with a SimplyVAV digital sensor. No special programming skills or software tools are required to choose applications, enter setpoints, set network addressing,and balance airflow.
Save Time and Labor with KMC’s New Conquest™ BACnet® Router. KMC Controls’ state-of-the-art Conquest™ BACnet® router features one MS/TP and one Ethernet port, an HTML5 web configuration interface requiring no additional software, a single cable for both power and communications, and an industry-leading set of network diagnostic tools for quick and easy network verification and troubleshooting. The device is optimized for temporary installation as a technician’s tool and for permanent installation increasing network efficiency.
ControlTrends Keeps an Eye on 2016 Events with Ken’s Calendar. 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series: Cyber Security from a Business Perspective. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring”, our monthly webinar series featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th at 12:00 PM CDT. February’s “30 Minutes with Lynxspring” will look at Cyber Security from a Business Perspective.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with Sameer Pradhan, Director of ControlTrends India. ControlTrends was excited to announce that ControlTrends India has been formed and was absolutely delighted to introduce Sameer Pradhan as Director of ControlTrends India. The announcement took place at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards held the evening before the start of the AHR Expo 2016, in Orlando Florida. The global ControlTrends Community, particularly those located in the India and Southeast Asia regions, will be greatly enriched by Sameer’s visionary leadership and executive capabilities.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in the heart of Silcon Valley in Milpitas, Calfornia, Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC) FieldServer brand of protocol gateways are used by Systems Integrators and OEMs around the globe, to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities.
With more than 200,000 products, supporting over 140 protocols, installed in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry’s leading multi-protocol gateway. Varun Nagaraj, President and CEO, explains how SMC is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend by embracing IoT technologies such as cloud connectivity, big data, and analytics.
Keen to expand into India, with a multitude of protocol converting capabilities, SMC is scheduled to display some of their gateways at the upcoming ACREX HVAC exhibition in Mumbai India. Visit CICC Automation Technologies, Booth no M-20, Hall No 5 to know more.
ControlTrends was excited to announce that ControlTrends India has been formed and was absolutely delighted to introduce Sameer Pradhan as Director of ControlTrends India. The announcement took place at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards held the evening before the start of the AHR Expo 2016, in Orlando Florida. The global ControlTrends Community, particularly those located in the India and Southeast Asia regions, will be greatly enriched by Sameer’s visionary leadership and executive capabilities.
Sameer Pradhan, Managing Director of CICC Automation Technologies Pvt. Ltd., possesses vast industry experience, as well as the requisite knowledge and insight into India’s unique markets — that will provide the global ControlTrends Community with an exceptionally well-positioned perspective of how the HVAC and Building Automation industries are performing and contributing in their critical roles within one of the world’s largest emerging economies, and keep continuous focus on India’s progress pursuing the extraordinary attainment of 100 Smart Cities.
ControlTrends India’s website www.controltrends.in is now fully operational, beginning its charter mission to be the premiere source of industry knowledge, product information, training opportunities, professional networking, business opportunities, upcoming industry events, and a current fulcrum for other resources vital to the HVAC and Building Automation professional at every level and stage in their career. And of course, we look forward to the very near future, when ControlTrends India will host India’s first ControlTrends Awards.
Sameer Pradhan, Director of ControlTrends India provides his in-depth perspective of the 2016 AHR EXPO Connected Community Collaboratory.
In the rapidly changing world of technology today, be it data analytics, cloud, security or wireless control, the common theme is “Connections”. Ken Sinclair, Owner Automated Buildings.com and Marc Petock, Sr. VP Marketing, Lynxspring set up the Connected Community Collaboratory (CCC) four years ago at the AHR EXPO in Chicago. At the 4th CCC held this year at the AHR Expo in Orlando, FL, Ken Sinclair brought together five thought leaders from various areas of the industry, in a free-flowing chat (no PPTs allowed) to share their views and contributions to effective collaboration and transformation.
Andy McMillan, president BACnet International, opened the discussion with an insight into global transformation in all walks of our lives and encouraged each building automation professional to be open, connected, collaborative and receptive. Marc Petock rightly called 2016 as the year of Collaboration! Key drivers of collaboration are Cyber Security, which is now more a business issue than a technical one, as it drives everything that goes into our buildings today. Among other drivers are Data, Analytics and IoT. IoT, more specifically in terms of transformation of traditional controls into device-to-enterprise solutions that often eliminate middleware. Lastly applications, which continue to drive collaborative efforts between energy folks, analytics folks, security folks and building owners, leading to transformation.
John Petze, president SkyFoundry echoed the concept of “Making it Mashable”, to bring disparate data together, which he has been doing through his company SkyFoundry and through Project Haystack, where the focus lies on common data description irrespective of its protocol. Troy Davis, Sales Director North America, EnOcean spoke of the common challenge faced by wireless industry, of having multiple technologies and protocols such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, EnOcean, now being blended together with bridges being built to merge and collaborate into a standard platform. A collaborative effort in terms of successful case studies will further enhance transformation of the wireless industry, as we see it today! Paul Oswald, President ESI|CBRE, a master systems integrator, represents a living example of change and collaboration with his firm’s recent merger with CBRE, a global leader in real estate services.
An educative and thought-provoking session! Here’s the ControlTrends video for those who missed this great event.