Automated Logic Sponsored WebCAST Assessing your BAS for Optimal Results

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It is a fact of life that buildings change. And as those changes add up — whether it’s new uses of a space or reduced lighting loads due to improved technology — it’s important that the building automation system (BAS) keep up. But in many buildings, the BAS hasn’t kept up. As a result, a BAS assessment is a key opportunity for many facility managers to improve building efficiency.This webcast will identify the steps to take when preparing for — and undergoing — a BAS evaluation. From design documents to verification to occupant interviews, the presentation will address how you can assess your current BAS and determine if an upgrade (including some low- or no-cost improvements) or replacement is needed.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how to prepare for a BAS evaluation and what you should look for during the assessment.
  • Determine how to prioritize the results of the evaluation and determine next steps.
  • Learn about updates to BAS technologies and how they impact today’s facilities.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesRegistration Link

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Mr. Scott Lance, LEED AP O&M is a Senior Project Engineer with Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP. He has 15 years of hands-on experience in project management and systems engineering and has successfully organized critical business requirements and identifying deficiencies. Mr. Lance is experienced with all aspects of building automation and controls systems including conceptual design, engineering, installation, start-up, commissioning, O&Ms and customer training. In addition to lab and cleanrooms, Mr. Lance has experience commissioning education, commercial, museums and healthcare facilities.
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*For those attendees who successfully complete a learning outcomes assessment, Trade Press Media Group is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

WebCTRL v6 Released !

October 07, 2013

We are very excited to announce the release of WebCTRL v6!

WebCTRL v6 Highlights

· WebCTRL v6 sports a completely new look! User friendly icons and larger buttons adorn an elegant new design, updating and simplifying the user interface. Time-lapse can now be easily accessed from a new ‘movie reel’ icon conveniently located on the top bezel.
· Multi-Browser support is offered in both desktop and mobile environments, so system operators can use their favorite browser to surf WebCTRL from the convenience of a tablet (iOS, Android, and Windows)

· A new multi-trend display renders historical data to the screen in just seconds and provides innovative new controls to help diagnose building system performance.

· Alarms can now be managed more easily thanks to a simplified user interface!

· WebCTRL v6 (WC500 and WC) now includes the advanced Enterprise Integration option, enabling all facility managers to benefit from add-ons like EnergyReports, ZoneHistory and Notes

· Add-ons like ‘Zone History’, ‘Trend Export’, and ‘Dataviz’ can also be more conveniently deployed in WebCTRL and offer new capabilities.

· DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) addressing is now offered for those customers whose IT personnel prefer to assign IP addresses using DHCP.

· Several security enhancements have been added to WebCTRL v6, helping our customers keep their Building Automation Systems (BAS) secure!

Key new features and benefits of WebCTRL v6 are described with screen captures for clarity! Print in color or email! Check out the “What’s New in WebCTRLv6” for a more detailed feature-by-feature description, including enhancements to all WebCTRL tools. Request detailed cutsheets today!

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EquipmentBuilder for Educators

Want to create a control program for a fan coil unit, a VAV terminal, or other types of HVAC equipment?  EquipmentBuilder for Educators will automatically generate a control program, a points list, and a sequence of operations based on design options you select. The Educator version saves control programs in the same .logicsymbol format used by EIKON.  So, if the thousands of options in EquipmentBuilder don’t give you exactly what you want, you can edit the program in EIKON for Educators and customize it to meet your needs.

Download Link: http://www.automatedlogic.com/eikon-for-educators/%20/

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EIKON® for Educators

EIKON for Educators allows you to quickly create complex graphical control programs and then run these programs in a simulation mode to see how they perform. The Educator version saves programs as .logicsymbol files, a more compact format than the machine executable .equipment files used by the non-Educator version.  If you have a WebCTRL® system, you can open the .logicsymbol file created in EIKON for Educators, save it as a .equipment file, and download it into a running control module.

Download Link: http://www.automatedlogic.com/eikon-for-educators/%20/

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Automated Logic will demonstrate its new innovative Time-lapse feature

Automated Logic Showcases New WebCTRL Time-Lapse Feature at NFM&T Expo
Automated Logic will demonstrate its new innovative Time-lapse feature within the WebCTRL® BAS at the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFM&T) March 12 to 14, 2013 in Baltimore.
During the three day event, Automated Logic engineers will be available to demonstrate the effectiveness of Time-lapse, a graphical diagnostic tool that allows users to rewind and play back hours of building data in minutes. Time-lapse provides a quick overview of building operations and enables users to pinpoint the source of issues impacting their facility’s performance.

“This innovative feature is like having instant replay for your building,” said Lauren Kolb, president, Automated Logic. “Our goal is to give our customers an easy, effective way to balance smart and efficient energy use with a comfortable environment, and this new feature does exactly that.”

Automated Logic will also participate in an educational session. Steve Tom, director, technical information, Automated Logic, will present in the Greening of Existing Buildings track with a session entitled “Automatic Control of Natural Ventilation.” This presentation will examine the control system design of several existing and upcoming buildings, and will show how natural ventilation interacts with the mechanical heating and cooling systems. The presentation will also highlight problems that have kept some buildings from reaching their full potential. 

Automated Logic is also sponsoring a Solutions Exchange networking session, presenting the topic “Energy Efficient Building Automation.” The exchange is an interactive session that engages participants through discussions on critical topics in facilities management.