Content related to ‘Tridium’

December 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 12)

TFMDec11_Cover_F Posted on:

TFM’s December 2011 issue featured a number of product and service solutions recently introduced by industry suppliers, and Anne Vazquez, TFM’s Managing Editor, spoke with some of these vendors about how their offerings are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2012.

IFMA World Workplace Expands To Asia

IFMA World Workplace Expands To Asia Posted on:

IFMA’s World Workplace is expanding to Asia this coming June, with IFMA headquarters and the Hong Kong Chapter partnering to expand this year’s World Workplace offerings. IFMA’s World Workplace Asia Conference & Expo – Hong Kong will provide a new opportunity to gain a global perspective on facility management and offers a relevant program focused on strategies for managing facilities, teams, and workplace projects worldwide. The conference and trade show will take place June 21 and 22, 2011. Session topics at World Workplace Asia include: Energy Benchmarking in Buildings: The Role of the Facility Manager in Energy Management The Challenges of FM Talent Recruitment and Retention across Asia BIM and FM: Bridging the Divide Corporate Productivity: Improving Business Performance by Aligning Facilities with Business Needs What’s Your Social Net Worth? CRE in the Attention Age Outsourcing Performance Management in the Facility Management Industry Regarding continuing education credentials, full event attendees will qualify for 15 CFM® Maintenance Points and 15 CPD hours granted by the Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA. Certificates can be obtained upon request. As part of the educational conference, there will be Best Presentation Awards to recognize efforts by FM students in Asia who have committed to the emerging FM profession and have insight in its core competencies. Competition for finalists will take place on June 22, and results will be announced that day, as well as on June 23, which marks the 2011 World FM Day, an annual initiative to celebrate the importance of the FM profession The event will take place at Hong Kong’s Cyberport community, a US$2 billion landmark, home to grade A intelligent office buildings, convention and exhibition space, a five star hotel, and a retail entertainment complex.

Tridium Recognized For BAS Technology

Tridium Recognized For BAS Technology Posted on:

Frost & Sullivan has recognized Tridium, Inc. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year Award, based on its recent analysis of the building automation systems (BAS) market. Tridium was noted for its efforts to advance building efficiency, maximize cost savings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing energy usage. The company has expanded on its Niagara Framework to broaden the scope of device-to-enterprise integration platform within the realm of building technologies and beyond. Each year, Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm, presents this award to the company that has developed a technology that can benefit or revolutionize the industry. The award recognizes the development of a system or enabling component that removes a significant obstacle in the development of a technology. Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry. Tridium’s Niagara is an extensible platform that supports the rapid and wide range development of device-to-enterprise applications. It integrates diverse systems and devices regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol into a unified platform. The technology is being adopted by integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and reseller partners to either implement the product as is or build upon the existing code. “Having anticipated the technical future of the building automation industry, Tridium’s product line is designed around the standard IT infrastructure to capitalize on cost effectiveness while at the same time offering a comprehensively tailored package of unique features,” says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Jorge Moreno. “As a pioneer in the machine-to-enterprise segment, the company continues to provide customers with the tools to operate on a single, unified platform for integrated data sharing to improve efficiency and maximize cost savings.” Niagara Framework is operating in 43 different countries, and grew by 34,000 instances in 2008. Tridium followed up with the Sedona Framework, an open source BAS framework that provides a platform for developing, integrating, connecting, and managing pervasive device applications at the lower level. The Niagara Framework can be used in a variety of applications, such as energy management, lighting control, M2M, security automation, video integration, remote monitoring, and total facilities management. New growth areas for the technology include telecommunications, medical equipment, “smart cities” or intelligent infrastructures, smart homes,… …Read More…

Companies Get Together To Help Phoenix Charity

Companies Get Together To Help Phoenix Charity Posted on:

While children undergo medical care at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, many parents will be staying next door at the new Ronald McDonald House. The facility, whichi is located on the hospital campus and opened in June, provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill and injured children receiving treatment at the hospital. To make the facility’s building controls and security system integrate with each other and to provide a comfortable and safe environment for occupants, Tridium and its West coast distributor, Controlco, donated their Vykon Facility Automation and Security solutions to the new House. The Vykon solutions also integrate with the CCTV equipment donated by Dedicated Micros. A significant portion of the job labor and install was also donated by Controlco’s local Vykon Systems Integrator in Phoenix, Dataline Resource. This 17,300 square foot location will be one of the first Ronald McDonald facilities to combine this powerful combination of technology. “This new Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix is a leading example of what can be accomplished by integrating access control, closed circuit television (CCTV), and building controls all in one facility through one platform,” said Andy McMahon, Controlco’s Area Sales Manager. “By using the Vykon Solutions, the builders have been able to select best of breed products, making this a leading edge project in the realm of controls integration.” “Tridium is pleased to partner with Controlco on this very special project. Installing Vykon enables the local managers to integrate a variety of systems into one unified solution, reducing cost and overhead. This allows the house staff to focus on what is important—the patients and their families,” said Marc Petock, Tridium’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications. About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix For the past 20 years, Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix has offered a comfortable, welcoming and affordable haven for families who come to this “home-away-from-home.” The families stay for days, weeks, sometimes months at a time, while their children undergo medical treatment at Valley hospitals. They are asked to pay just $10 a day to stay at the House, but no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix is a non profit organization supported by individual, corporate and foundation donations.