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Free Shipping on Web Orders

With all the growing concerns with COVID-19, Broudy has decided to help by offering free shipping on all web orders for the next several weeks. This should help eliminate some of the need to come into the counter to pick up parts. There is no minimum order amount and free shipping applies to UPS ground shipments only.
 
If you don’t already have an account on our webstore, please click the link below and fill out the form.
 
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Facility Explorer CGM and CVM Equipment Controllers

Johnson Controls has released their newest line of Facility Explorer MS/TP field controllers, the F4-CGM09090-0 General Purpose Application Controller and the F4-CVM03050-0 VAV Box Controller
These new controllers are the first of a new family of field equipment controllers for Facility Explorer

Key Features

  • Onboard alarming, trending and scheduling (integral real-time clock)
  • Removable screw terminals on all wiring connections for ease of installation and service
  • Faster processor for better performance
  • More memory to support background downloads and future upgrades
  • CGM/CVM: 16MB Flash, 8MB SDRAM (PCG/PCV: 1MB Flash, 512KB RAM)
  • Higher resolution inputs to allow for more accurate sensing
  • Rotary decimal switches for easier addressing
  • Supports MS/TP or N2: Auto detection of MS/TP or N2 communications – no manual protocol setup required

Download the full specs here:

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Honeywell TR120 Sylk Zio Wall Module

Honeywell has released the latest in the line of Sylk Zio Wall Modules for the Spyder, Stryker and CIPer Model 30

Key Features

  • Compatible with the Stryker, Spyder Lon, Spyder BACnet and CIPer Model 30 controllers
  • Direct Replacement for the TR71 and TR75 Sylk Zio Wall Modules (no programming changes required)
  • 2-Wire (Sylk Bus) connection for communication and power
  • Color touchscreen
  • Password protection
  • Landscape or Portrait Mode mounting

Download the full specs here:

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Broudy Precision is a 2020 Honeywell Diamond Distributor!

Broudy Precision is proud to announce that we have been awarded Diamond Distributor status from Honeywell for the 15th consecutive year. There are only 8 distributors nationwide that have achieved Diamond status for 2020. Even more significant is the fact that Broudy is the only distributor that has been awarded Diamond status every year since the program’s inception.

We recognize that this accomplishment would not have been attainable without the patronage of our loyal customers and our outstanding Honeywell support team, and therefore we wish to thank them for helping us to make this possible. We are truly grateful, and we look forward to another successful Honeywell year!

Broudy Precision Awarded Best of Brands for FX by Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has awarded Broudy Precision “Best of Brands for FX” for 2019. This is the 4th year in a row that Broudy Precision has been awarded this distinguished honor!

Broudy has once again demonstrated why they are the leader in Building Automation and looks forward to another great year with Johnson Controls in 2020.

Broudy Precision Named ACI’s 2019 Distributor of the Year

Broudy Precision is proud to announce that they have been named ACI’s 2019 Distributor of the Year!

Being awarded ACI’s 2019 Distributor of the Year Award is truly a testament to Broudy Precision’s exceptional performance, customer focus, and commitment to excellence. ACI is proud to partner with Broudy Precision and names them a “first-class organization” that goes “above and beyond”.

Automation Components, Inc. (ACI) creates, manufactures, and distributes building automation sensors for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) Industry.

Broudy has once again demonstrated why they are one of the leaders in Building Automation and are delighted to receive this recognition from ACI!

EasyIO Launches FT-04 Controller

Always innovating building automation, EasyIO launches the much-anticipated FT-04. Nothing on the market like it, at a compact 2 x 2.4 inches, the FT-04 is a small form factor controller for many applications. Wi-Fi only, it can extend control to anything that needs connectivity, control, and monitoring.

In beta testing with EasyIO partners and customers for over a year, users provided feedback on its performance and recommendations for enhancements. Beta users reported a variety of uses for the FT-04 including:

  1. Control motor start/stop and status reporting
  2. Trash compactor pressure data
  3. Temperature control for a heating valve
  4. Inside motor starter for exhaust fan and amperage monitoring
  5. Temperature and energy monitoring of an office
  6. Local on/off/auto controller of a chilled water valve
  7. Control of residential garage doors
  8. Monitor of temperature sensors
  9. Monitor/control of residential water heater
  10. Standalone pump lead/lag controller
  11. Control of dimming ballast
  12. Refrigeration monitoring
  13. Zone control networked with FW controllers

The FT-04 supports live programming and commissioning through onboard dashboards and supports BACnet IP, Sox, TCom and P2P. All models have two universal inputs. FT-04A has two analog outputs and FT-04B has one analog output and one relay output. The HTML5 web server allows you to access the controller by mobile devices or via secure, remote connectivity.

Other key features include:

  • BACnet, TCom and Sox protocol
  • BACnet IP Server over Wi-Fi
  • EasyIO Peer to Peer Protocol, compatible with FS, FG+, FW and FT Series
  • Built-in web server and HTML5 compatible
  • RESTful API and other web services
  • Built-in dashboard
  • Wi-Fi Access Point with DHCP Server
  • Station/Client for production mode 50mm

Like the EasyIO family of network control technology, the FT-04 is a fully programmable device without recurring license, engineering or maintenance fees. You can find the FT-04 through an authorized EasyIO partner.


Other tools:

  • EasyIO & Tosibox Video:
  • An EasyIO customer talks about EasyIO. What a testimonial from Brian Marini of Twisted Pair Automation! He talks about his years of experience with the FW and how he is using the FT. Watch the video:

Exclusive Partnership for Custom Drivers – JK Integrations

Broudy Precision is proud to announce its exclusive partnership with JK Integrations. JK is one of the hidden gems in our industry. They make custom drivers and really take integrations to the next level.

From Trane Comm4 Drivers to CCN Drivers, Jamie Schulze has done a wonderful job creating better drivers to help the contractor integrate easier with offering more usable points.

Below are some of the drivers JK Integrations offer today:


JK Integrations Custom Drivers

There are two different options for each driver – 25 devices or Unlimited


CCN Driver
Driver for integrating Carrier Comfort Network (CCN) devices
Supported devices:

  • AirTerm
  • CC6400
  • P_33CSTM

COMM4 Driver
Driver for integrating Trane’s COMM4 devices
Supported devices:

  • Intellipak
  • FCU/TCU Controller
  • Voyager TC
  • Voyager Commercial (Precedent)
  • VAV Terminal Unit UCM2/3/4

GBUS Driver
Driver for integrating GBUS devices
Supported devices:

  • EC-Controller

INet Driver
Driver for integrating TAC I/NET devices
Supported devices:

  • All 7700 Controllers
    excluding ASC parameters

INet MR Driver
Driver for integrating TAC I/NET MR devices
Supported devices:

  • MR-VAV
  • MR-AHU
  • MR-HP

McQuay Driver
Driver for integrating McQuay devices
Supported devices:

  • ART
  • SCU

MicroStar Driver
Driver for integrating MicroStar devices
Supported devices:

  • MicroStar

Teletrol OPB Driver
Driver for integrating Teletrol OPB devices
This driver must be used with a JACE-600 or older. It will NOT work on a JACE-8000
Supported devices:

  • TSC IO Smart IO Unit
  • TSC VAV Variable Air Volume Unit
  • TSC HP Heat Pump Unit
  • TSC RT Roof Top Unit
  • TSC UV CEC Programmable UV Controller
  • TSC IVAV Integrated Air Volume Unit

Trane FCU
Driver for integrating Trane FCU devices
Supported devices:

  • Trane FCU

Software Maintenance Agreements – Protect Your Investment

It can never be stressed enough for systems to be kept up to date with the latest software releases. Besides added features and bug fixes, staying current will ensure your installed system will remain safe and secure.

In today’s world, cyber security is extremely important. And to stay protected, system updates are required to be maintained. Tridium is dedicated to continuously improving the security of their products and will continue to provide updates as they release new security features and enhancements.

What is an SMA?

When applied to a Niagara license, the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) allows the user continued updates to the Niagara software and access to Niagara Cloud Backup as a Service (Baas) throughout the maintenance period. Once BaaS is setup, it will allow for automated backup of JACEs and Supervisors to the cloud. This ensures the data is safe and secure, ready to be used if a failure occurs and a restore is needed.

The cloud-based asset manager tool, accessible thru Niagara Central, provides automated software maintenance management. This allows users to track their Niagara SMA expirations as well as receive email notifications of maintenance expirations and renewals. It also allows for access to device backups via BaaS.

As long as the SMA for a JACE or Supervisor is kept current (not expired), it will be licensed for the latest release of Niagara. The SMA is only part of the solution! Having the latest Niagara release licensed does nothing for an end user without the latest Niagara software being installed. Therefore, it is critical to be sure the latest released version of Niagara is running on each JACE and Supervisor.

Why is it important to renew and maintain your Software Maintenance Agreements?

  • Access to the latest Cyber Security Updates to protect your investment from cyberattacks
  • Access to the latest productivity, functional and visualization enhancements as well as compliance features
  • Utilize Backup as a Service to protect/backup your data and system databases