T1L is an emerging Ethernet technology making its way into the building automation industry. Learn more about its features and benefits.
The Honeywell 10BASE-T1L media adaptor is a converter that allows migrating 10BASE-T traffic to 10BASE-T1L. This enables the easy deployment of devices with an Ethernet network using a single twisted pair connection. The 10BASE-T1L protocol allows devices to communicate on low-cost single twisted pair cable within an IP network. It reduces the cost of the installation of these devices. Through the Honeywell T1L media adaptor, T1L networks can be connected to main IP networks by converting one media type to another. An RJ-45 connector connects the 10BASE-T network cable to a switch or host device, and a three-way screw terminal connects the downstream T1L devices with the twisted pair cable. The two ports exchange data packets in both directions. The adaptor does not require an IP or MAC address and works out of the box with no configuration.
Maximize your energy savings with ACI power meters that offer predictive maintenance, identify underperforming equipment, and calculate ROI. With many other measurements available, ACI power meters can communicate with a BMS or work as stand-alone data loggers. Trust ACI’s technical knowledge to ensure your installation is on time and within budget.
ACI Meters offers targeted energy cost reduction strategies that can significantly benefit your business’s bottom line. As an added value, ACI provides predictive maintenance services, identifies outdated and underperforming equipment, and calculates return on Investment for energy-efficiency projects. Additionally, their power monitoring solutions include data logging capabilities that do not require a traditional BAS monitoring system, making it easy to download information into an Excel (.csv) spreadsheet for your convenience. With ACI Meters, you can achieve lower energy costs and reduce maintenance expenses while enhancing your business’ overall profitability.
The people in your building want to know that the air they breathe is monitored for their well-being. The Honeywell TR50 Indoor Air Quality Sensor provides simple visual confirmation of air quality, with an optional display to show up to five key components of air health. Data shows we spend over 90% of our time indoors, and building occupants are increasingly concerned about the quality of indoor environments. So monitoring your indoor air quality with the option to display it is great for people – and for business.
The Honeywell TR50 Series IAQ Sensor is an advanced, configurable device for commercial buildings. It monitors: Temperature (T), Relative Humidity (RH), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Particulate Matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10), Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC). Flexible building automation system integration via Modbus, BACnet, or Sylk bus protocols. Customizable display and sensor thresholds with stable long-term accuracy for minimal maintenance or recalibration.
Features & Benefits: • System agnostic: Integrate with any building management system via Modbus, BACnet™, or Sylk™ • Save time and labor: Long term stability with minimal recalibration needed; option for remote firmware updates • Customizable: Choose which IAQ parameter(s) is visible on device display; customize color ring
Certifications: • RoHS: IEC63000 • CE: EN 60730-1, EN 60730-2-9 • FCC: CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B • UL: UL 60730-1, UL 60730-2-9 • ISED: ICES -003 issue 7
As previously announced, WEBs-AX licensing ended on July 1, 2021. It is more important than ever to migrate to WEBs-N4 to benefit from the improvements and features of each new release. The AX-to-N4 License Migrator makes it easy to create a WEBs-N4 license with standard features equivalent to the migrated WEBs-AX license within the same brand. License options that are not owned by Honeywell will not be transferred. License options that are not supported in WEBs-N4 will not be transferred. Learn more
The open alternative:WEBs N4A truly open framework, WEBs N4 helps businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. The latest release, WEBs 4.11, includes a host of new features to support you as you distribute more control and management tasks to intelligent edge devices.
Giveaway: Enter for your chance to win a TR50 IAQ Sensor
Tell Honeywell about an upcoming installation and what features of the TR50 IAQ Sensor make it the perfect solution. One winner will receive up to five TR50 5-in-1 Model Sensors to complete the job (up to $6,675 USD MSRP). Hurry, submissions close June 30, 2023.
ABB announced the launch of the FBTi-7T7-1U1R recently, a piece of technology designed to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and optimize energy usage in terminal equipment. This device was built to cover various applications including fan coil units, chilled ceilings, heat pump systems, and rooftop units. The engineers behind this device leveraged the ABB Cylon FusionAir sensor series for its multifaceted capabilities in handling IAQ applications such as demand control ventilation. The FBTi-7T7-1U1R is designed to help improving IAQ while also ensuring maximum efficiency when it comes to conserving energy costs.
Available at Broudy Precision, the FBTi-7T7-1U1R is a high performance, low cost BACnet® Unitary Controller with native BACnet/IP communications support. BTL listed as BACnet Building Controller (B-BC), it perfectly complements the FBVi (IP VAV controller) in the IP terminal unit controller range. Utilizing the patented UniPut technology, it provides reliable and cost-effective control solutions for Fan Coil Units, Chilled Ceilings, Heat Pumps and Roof Top Units.
Dual IP ports with failsafe switchover connects the FBTi to any open BACnet network and also provides seamless integration to the ABB Cylon system.
The FBTi-7T7-1U1R is designed to cover applications from Fan Coil Unit, Chilled Ceiling, Heat Pump and Roof Top Units. Leveraging the ABB Cylon FusionAir sensor series, the FBTi can execute IAQ applications such as Demand Control Ventilation and optimize energy usage in the controlled terminal equipment.
It is programmed using CXproHD programming software as with other ABB Cylon controllers. Reference strategies for Fan Coil Units and Roof Top Units are available for download and customization.
With the upcoming release of Niagara Framework® 4.13, Niagara will be available as a Docker® container that packages together the Niagara core, the JRE (Java Runtime Environment), and any additional modules required at runtime. This containerized delivery mechanism has advantages during development, at first provisioning for a given customer and for each version upgrade compared to standard deployment and integration processes.
A container bundles the code defining a specific software application with its related configuration files, libraries, and dependencies such that the package is fully functional, no matter the cloud or non-cloud computing environment, enhancing agility, updatability, and security over the product life cycle. Containers are less resource intensive, more portable than Virtual Machines, and can ease development, deployment, and upgrades.
Containerized Niagara offers simplified deployment of Niagara in cloud-based environments and for third-party hardware. For OEMs using a container orchestration system, simplified container management facilitates remote deployment and updating of Niagara on connected devices.
Containerized Niagara offers the following new features:
Niagara Framework supplied in a Docker® container
Support for AMD_x86 and Arm64 architecture and custom support for different architectures
Two different authentication methods – File Domain Auth or Native Domain Auth
Subscription-based purchasing using OPex instead of CAPex for purchasing flexibility
Niagara Framework® is at the center of a loyal community of users. We would like every member to experience Niagara to the fullest — which means you should be running Niagara 4. To help you along that journey, Tridium is offering a significant discount on the list price of core Niagara 4 software when you upgrade your JACE®. Also, any customer that takes advantage of this program is eligible for a 5-year Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for the price of an 18-month SMA on the upgraded JACE.
Niagara customers with older JACEs from the Model 2, Model 3, Model 6 or Model 7 families that upgrade to a JACE that supports Niagara 4 are eligible for the following discount:
X From February 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023, 40% off core Niagara Framework software, plus a 5-Year SMA for the price of 18 months of coverage
X From July 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, 25% off core Niagara Framework software, plus a 5-Year SMA for the price of 18 months of coverage
The performance, flexibility and range of accessory options offered since the JACE 8000 surpass that of the legacy JACE platforms. Plus, the latest JACE make accessible powerful Niagara 4 features such as:
Essential cybersecurity upgrades and cyber defense features that keep your deployments in compliance with today’s enterprise IT standards
Provisioning tools that help you save time and scale your Niagara deployments to achieve desired outcomes
Modern HTML5 graphics visualization capabilities that serve in the creation of better user interfaces
A larger and more up-to-date set of drivers, communication protocols and other options for connecting newer devices and operating systems into Niagara networks
To review all the Niagara Framework features released since the introduction of Niagara 4, click through to our Roadmap Timeline — and there is more to come in 2023!
A quality HVAC IAQ deployment has quickly become the standard. Gone are the days of hacks and weak system installations and maintenance. The purity of breathing air is now principal, and that is the way it should be to ensure the health and prosperity of workers and team members.
Tosibox Platform is an automated, open cybersecurity platform for your operational technology networks and infrastructure. It scales from one user and one device remote access to an enterprise-level OT network solution with hundreds or even thousands of users, devices, and sites connected. Tosibox Platform fits all industries and organizations, regardless of size or vertical, and is designed to meet your needs today and well into the future.
Tosibox Platform solves today’s most common problems in building your OT infrastructure: Cost, Complexity and Cyber Security.
Learn more about the Top 5 Benefits of implementing the Tosibox Automated OT Platform into your building automation system below.
You can add all users and devices to your Tosibox Platform for remote maintenance, continuous monitoring, real-time data collection, and data logging. The solution enables you to manage and grant access rights to your operational systems from a single point, effortlessly with no needed IT skills. We will take care of hosting the OT network management platform, so you have all the control, privacy, and flexibility of an on-premises OT network without the hosting headache.
The modular and scalable Tosibox technology offers unlimited expandability and flexibility from remote access to real-time monitoring and data collection. The Tosibox OT network management platform allows you to get real-time data, regardless of time and place, which facilitates quicker and better data-driven decision making.
EMBEDDED CYBER SECURTY
The Tosibox OT network management platform addresses cyber security in every step. The network secures your sites, identifies the users, and encrypts all the traffic within the network. You don’t have to worry about security updates as they are always kept up to date.
SCALING WITH ALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The Tosibox OT network management platform is future-proof and scales with your present and future business opportunities. Whether your use case is remote access, access control, cybersecurity, data collection or OT network management – Tosibox interoperates globally with everything. Unlimited scalability makes it possible to continue to add sites, devices and users to your OT network as your business grows.
The Tosibox Platform is a full subscription model. Start and grow your Tosibox Platform with your selected options. Our all-in subscription model includes everything as a service, even the hardware components.
Today, April 22, marks 51 years of honoring Earth Day, the modern environmental movement . According to Earthday.org. “Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part.”
Every aspect of life must uphold new processes to support a continued environmental balance; not only is this beneficial for monetary costs; sustainability is vital for our future, for the depletion of natural resources would lead to a planet-condition crisis. Therefore a regenerative movement ahead is a necessary direction to obtain any elemental balance.
Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity. So for both humanitarian and business reasons, it is imperative that companies of all sizes take action and embrace the benefits of a green economy.
The best practice for building operations to compel with rapidly changing environmental concerns, is by using technology to create smart buildings. A building becomes smart when its systems, HVAC, lighting, metering, security, etc., are linked together and work in unison. Thanks to the advancement of technology, smart buildings can address ecological concerns and become increasingly crucial for the sustainability of our environment.
Here at Broudy Precision, our vision is to put our marketplace at the forefront of building technology. We believe in innovation and understand the importance of environmental sustainability; therefore, our mission is to help create “smart buildings.” Hence, offering cutting-edge building technology from trusted vendors intended to decrease a building’s carbon footprint by; reducing energy consumption and emissions by increasing efficiency and building energy optimization.
“A study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that with smart manufacturing processes, a 20% reduction in energy intensity (energy intake divided by production volume) could result in up to 25 Billion USD in annual energy savings. Introduction of smart manufacturing capabilities takes a small investment when compared to the total cost of a manufacturing line, and the energy-saving ROI can be significant. “- Tosibox
TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
1. Implement a preventative maintenance plan
Buildings SHOULD ALWAYS be prepared and modified to account for changing temperature, humidity, and weather conditions. With that comes the BAS (building automation system) changes, mechanical system changes, and system optimization. From a BAS standpoint, you will want to ensure that your system and interface perform optimally. First and foremost is updating your BAS to the most recent software rev, including all security patches, bug fixes, and new functionality. These small changes may significantly impact your system’s efficiency, energy use, and safety. Download our Preventive Maintenance Checklist Here
2. Upgrade outdated equipment
Unfortunately, commercial buildings often have a large carbon print, mainly due to outdated equipment with high emissions and energy consumption. However, with the advancement of technology, you can reduce your building’s footprint through our vendors, who have addressed these concerns with innovative products designed to create intelligent buildings. Below, you will find a list of some of our innovative offerings proven to reduce energy consumption, improve operational costs, and reduce emissions.
The Belimo Energy Valve™, with the Thermal Energy Meter integrates energy measure and control, Delta T management, and IoT-enabled billing in one device. It offers seamless and direct integration to the BMS or IoT-based monitoring platforms. Energy measurement and control with certified energy measurement and billing are united. It’s bringing together performance features to save you time and costs.
The TC500 Smart Thermostat from Honeywell. With the TC500, businesses can have the style and intuitive control, and the advanced commercial features they need. The result is the ideal blend of comfort control and energy savings.
SpaceLogic SP90 Series Smart Actuators from Schneider Electric. Buildings account for more than 40% of global energy usage, with HVAC accounting for 40%. Here, compared to traditional valves, intelligent energy valves can save up to 30% of the energy / CO2 levels and play a significant role in helping reach climate CO2 targets for both new and existing builds. The Schneider Electric SP90 PIBCV Smart Actuator brings building energy optimization to a new level!
Tridium offers Niagara Framework, which allows diverse monitoring, control, and automation systems, to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities, etc. Thus, this framework creates smarter, safer, and more efficient enterprises and communities by enabling data-driven approaches to improve energy performance, indoor air quality, and comfort.
Protect your assets with Siemens digital relays and automation solutions. With Siemens digital protection relays and smart automation solutions. We will help you take essential steps in transitioning to a digital energy world that is more reliable, sustainable, and economically viable. Siemens Takes advantage of a complete set of solutions to prepare your grid for tomorrow. The future is a sustainable energy system where load follows generation, renewable energy sources, and customers perceive value.
Phoenix Contact offers efficient energy monitoring products that provide the basis for your energy management. Our coordinated measuring devices save a great deal of effort for energy data acquisition. Whether complex energy measurement or simple cost center billing: the wide selection of multifunctional energy measuring devices and MID-certified energy meters covers every application
TOSIBOX aims to Secure the Smart Energy sector by providing a unique, patented technology that ensures data flow within your operational technology networks with 100% security. Easy-to-use TOSIBOX Plug and Go™ automation enable the fastest time on the market.
ACI offers power monitoring solutions such as The PowerScout™, an intuitive, networked power meter that monitors and provides consumption data. It also monitors voltage, current, power, energy, and many other electrical parameters on single and three-phase circuit installations.
OpenBlue from Johnson Controls is a complete suite of connected solutions that deliver impactful sustainability, new healthy occupant experiences, and respectful safety and security that combines our 135 years of building expertise with cutting-edge technology. It also features a suite of tailored, AI-powered service solutions such as remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, advanced risk assessments, and more.
Easy IO offers digital DCV solutions to increase operational efficiencies with a robust control system that generates considerable energy savings. Validated by the Department of Energy, Advanced Rooftop Unit controllers (ARC) reduce HVAC energy usage in four ways: 1. Variable Frequency Drive, 2. Demand Control Ventilation, 3. Advanced Economization, 4. Predictive Economization
3. Improve and maintain a healthy Indoor Air Quality.
Good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is essential for any building, especially if the parallel objective is a sustainable building environment. According to the EPA, if too little outdoor air enters indoors, pollutants can accumulate to levels that pose health and comfort problems. Unless buildings are built with unique mechanical means of ventilation, those designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can “leak” in and out may have higher indoor pollutant levels.
“The quality of the indoor environment affects building occupants’ health, comfort, and performance. While building operating costs associated with energy receive considerable attention, salaries and employment costs associated with building occupants are often 100 times the annual energy costs.” – Indoor Environmental Quality and Sustainability.
This article examines what IAQ is, its role in your building, the importance of maintaining air quality (especially now), and how it ties into your HVAC system. As a bonus, we have included a list of 10 quality products that have been vetted and proven to fight harmful contaminants and increase your building’s air quality. READ NOW
4. Be at the competitive Edge
According to our vendor Honeywell- “Sustainability Should Be Your Competitive Edge.”
Today, sustainability has become central to business operations, emerging as an essential element of a successful strategy. CEOs discover that “sustainability” and “profitability” have become synonymous ideas, making sustainably managed companies increasingly attractive to investors and customers. READ MORE about why sustainability should be your competitive edge.
As you see, these tips help create efficient and environmentally sustainable practices. By incorporating the innovative products we provide into your building and utilizing wise resources as a core principle of daily activities, we can create more smart buildings to reduce emissions, prevent pollution and waste, and reduce energy use. Learn more about our products and how you can create a more sustainable building by contacting us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
” For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. ” BE A PART OF THE CHANGE