We make data big!

Automated Logic

These days, everyone’s making a big deal of big data. But the fact is, Automated Logic has been putting analytics to work in buildings for more than 30 years. We design and develop intuitive, intelligent, complete controls that make it easy for building owners and managers to understand data, make decisions and balance efficiency with occupant comfort. We are a world leader in energy solutions, and in making data simpler, we make it big.

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FastCast

Managing Energy and Comfort

Automated Logic has partnered with Building Operating Magazine (BOM) to provide a FastCast webinar titled:  “Managing Energy and Comfort” by Dr. Steve Tom, Director of Technical Information for Automated Logic.  BOM will be facilitating this webinar, but we’d like to invite you to join us for this quick 30-minute webinar in addition to our monthly SalesCast as we think you might find it beneficial.

Topic:      Managing Energy and Comfort
Date:        Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Time:        1:00 pm ET
Speaker:   Dr. Steve Tom

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White Paper

Building intrinsic analytics into Automated Logic’s WebCTRL® Building Automation System

This paper will provide a brief explanation of what analytics is and will show how Automated Logic (ALC) is building analytic tools into current and future releases of WebCTRL®. The WebCTRL Building Automation System provides the ability to understand a building’s operation and analyze the results. WebCTRL integrates environmental, energy, security and safety systems into one powerful management tool minimizing energy consumption, maximizing occupant comfort, and achieving sustainable building operations.

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Press Release

Automated Logic, Onity Partner to Create New Intelligent Hospitality Solution

ATLANTA – May. 8, 2015 – With a new integration module from Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), hotels with Onity room thermostats can use the WebCTRL® building automation system as a total building management solution to manage guest comfort.  ALC, a leading provider of innovative building automation systems, and Onity, a provider of energy management solutions in hospitality, are parts of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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“What’s new in WebCTRL v6.1”

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We are very excited to announce the release of WebCTRL v6.1. WebCTRL v6.1 will be available for purchase on Friday May 29, 2015. This release includes new innovative features and engineering enhancements. Go to Help, and then “What’s new in WebCTRL v6.1” for a complete list. Some highlights of this release are:

  • New EquipmentBuilder Fault Detection and Diagnostic (FDD) library
  • New Fault Detection and Diagnostic Alarm Categories
  • ZN microblock limit increased from 400 to 700 to support FDD
  • WebCTRL® EnergyReports™ 2.5 support
  • Graphic Layers in Viewbuilder allow greater graphic view flexibility
  • Graphic Local Variables enable conditional expressions improve interaction
  • ALC supported Add-ons included in the install
    1. Docs – This add-on provides a simple mechanism to manage and display the documentation associated with a WebCTRL system. There are numerous as-builts, network diagrams, and other documents that are associated with WebCTRL locations, but are awkward to attach as graphics. This add-on provides a simple way to include a large number of documents in a system and associate different documents with different locations in WebCTRL without requiring custom view files for each location.  You include links to the documents in a view file using the ViewBuilder WebApp Content control.  You may easily customize the format of the resulting content.
    2. WebCTRL® EnergyReports™ v2.5 – This add-on is an incredibly flexible, easy-to-use reporting tool that gives facility managers the power to produce a wide variety of reports showing a building’s energy consumption. Using dynamic and animated color graphs, EnergyReports allows users to compare energy consumption or demand over different periods with simple drop-down menus and calendar control options. A click of the mouse enables users to normalize consumption data, convert the data to cost or carbon dioxide emissions, and change engineering units on the fly. This gives facility managers a powerful tool to minimize energy consumption, maximize comfort, and achieve sustainable building operations.
    3. JumpTo – Search and Navigation – This add-on allows you to search for locations in WebCTRL (based off of display names) and click on a link to navigate there. This is very handy in big systems since it provides search results as you type.
    4. Notes – Similar in function to the yellow adhesive note pad on your desk. Notes provide an on-screen way to attach textual notes to locations in a WebCTRL system. These notes are visible to and changeable by all users of WebCTRL. This provides a way for a user to store observations or information for later retrieval.
    5. Operator Training – This add-on includes all the WebCTRL operator training videos for installation on the WebCTRL server.
    6. Viz – This add-on is a general purpose data visualization tool. This initial version supports scatter plots – later versions will support more graph types. Viz allows you to add graphs to WebCTRL graphics pages from historical trend data.
    7. Weather – This add-on retrieves both current weather conditions and forecasts. The weather information may be displayed on a graphic page or written to a control program for use in control logic. This version supports two sources of weather information:
      1. The US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). This free data is updated once an hour.
      2. Environment Canada. This free data is supplied as a courtesy of the Canadian Government. Many locations have a subset of the possible data.
    8. Zone History – This add‐on helps analyze historical information about zones, providing detail on the amount of time spent in different colors. This is a first step in our initiative to develop better analysis tools. Suggestions are always welcome on other zone information to compare.

Stop the Waste of Energy & Time – Make Your Data BIG!!

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These days, everyone’s making a big deal of big data. But the fact is, Automated Logic has been putting analytics to work in buildings for more than 30 years. We design and develop intuitive, intelligent, complete controls and interfaces that make it easy for building owners and managers to balance efficiency with occupant comfort. And in making it simpler to use building information and analytics to drive smart decisions, we make DATA….BIG!!

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Stop the waste of Energy & Time – Make your Data Big!

To get your data strategically smarter with speed streaming specific accuracy in your facility, let us help you with the time proven product of Automated Logic!

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We are very Hospitable!

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We are very excited to announce the release of a new Intelligent Hospitality Solution – integrating guest room control with the power of Automated Logic’s WebCTRL building automation system, hoteliers can take control of their facilities’ energy usage while maintaining proper guest room comfort.


Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) and Onity have collaborated to provide a total building management solution for the hospitality industry. This solution is enabled through the use of the Onity integration module, which allows the WebCTRL® building automation system to manage guest comfort by integrating directly with Onity thermostats in the hotel rooms. And, since WebCTRL is used to manage the rest of the equipment in the facility (such as the common areas and the central plant), building managers now have the ability to view and manage the equipment in their entire facility through a single WebCTRL user interface.


Key Features and Benefits

For Guests and Occupants 
• Easily change room temperature settings using the Onity® wireless SensorStat DDC® thermostats. 
• As guests check in to the property, room temperatures are automatically adjusted for optimum comfort. 

For Hotel Owners and General Managers 
• Manage energy consumption throughout the entire facility, not just the guest rooms. 
• Remotely service, maintain, and troubleshoot all property systems through a single user interface. 
• Single point of contact for design, installation, and operation of the hospitality management system.
• Temperature setpoints in unoccupied rooms are relaxed to reduce energy usage.

For Facility Managers 
• Manage energy consumption throughout the entire facility, not just the guest rooms. 
• Remotely service, maintain, and troubleshoot all property systems through a single user interface. 
• Single point of contact for design, installation, and operation of the hospitality management system.
• Temperature setpoints in unoccupied rooms are relaxed to reduce energy usage.

WebCTRL Add On / Notes

Notes CAPTURE

Notes provides a way to attach textual notations to locations in a WebCTRL system.  These notations are visible to and changable by all users of WebCTRL.  This provides a way for a user to store observations or information for later retrieval.

For example, a note can be placed on a equipment location that indicates where the physical equipment is located, or who to contact when a problem occurs.  They can be accessed by the “system menu” (where logout is found) as a new menu item called notes.  They can also be added to a graphics (.view) file for greater visibility.

This Add-On requires the “March 2014 cumulative patch for WebCTRL v6.0” or later.

Contact Your ALC / WebCTRL® local office for additional details.

Notes CAPTURE 2

WebCTRL – Add On / Equipment Maintenance

EQ Main CAPTURE

EQ Maintenance – Now what was wrong with this piece of equipment and when was it serviced?

Enter EQ Maintenance..Allows those questions to be answered by adding the specified note type to your equipment at the place where the records can be found and recorded. These arbitrary notes are associated with specific locations in the system and can be assigned a type and then that type can be used to search for previously entered notes.

What is OpenADR?

OpenADR (Automated Demand Response) is a high-level computer-to-computer communication protocol, a product of the Smart Grid initiative. Its purpose is to provide a standard way for utility suppliers to automatically and securely communicate with their customers’ building systems to reduce energy demand during critical periods.

OpenADR (Automated Demand Response) is a high-level computer-to-computer communication protocol, a product of the Smart Grid initiative. Its purpose is to provide a standard way for utility suppliers to automatically and securely communicate with their customers’ building systems to reduce energy demand during critical periods. OpenADR can also be used to encourage voluntary reductions and rescheduling through dynamic (real-time or forecast) time-of-day pricing. An early version (OpenADR 1.0) was primarily used as an experimental development platform by a few utilities in North America. The current version (OpenADR 2.0) was released in late 2013 and is being adopted and gaining recognition as an international standard. Implementation of version 2.0 is still in the early stages and as with any new standard, some issues and conflicting interpretations are being resolved through experience.

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Read more about OpenADR and Automated Logic’s ADR Add-on in the attached PDF.

Automated Logic is a member of the OpenADR Alliance.

ALC’s OpenADR Add-on