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BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.


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BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.

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BACnet Adds Language Options

BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Seismic Assessment From VFA, Inc.

This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.

Autodesk & FM:Systems Partner on BIM and FM

The two companies will integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products with FM:Systems' facilities software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Save H2O iApp From Sloan Valve

Facility managers can calculate their facility water usage and potential savings using a iPhone.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Elevator Efficiency

With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Round And Round We Go

A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: KX-TDA50G Communications System

Geared for small- and medium-sized organizations, the system from Panasonic Communications Company of North America supports a variety of phone types (e.g., analog, digital, IP).

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Workplace Utilization Analysis

This service from PeopleCube focuses on helping organizations identify how their real estate space is actually being used.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Series 700F Power Processor

This equipment from Controlled Power guards against both high and low voltage conditions.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Redefining The Computer Desk

Here's the ideal toy (uh, I mean tool) for folks with a passion for the latest gadgets and gizmos: the Quad-Core, 1-kW, Liquid-Cooled Desk.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Database Analysis From MicroMain

This CMMS database “check up” provides facility managers an economical way to review the condition of their stored maintenance data.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: E-Mon LonWorks Option

E-Mon, LLC has announced the availability of a new LonWorks communication option for three of its metering product lines.

IFMA Awards Highest Honor to OSCRE CEO

In late August 2009, OSCRE announced that IFMA had awarded OSCRE CEO Andy Fuhrman the Association's highest honor and designation of IFMA Fellow.

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.

Introductory BIM Guide Released by ASHRAE

An Introduction to Building Information Modeling is available as a free download from FacilityBlog.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Data Center Air Flow

To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Focus Fixed Lecture Seating

The updated Focus Fixed Lecture Swing-Away Solutions from American Seating include modular power and data capabilities.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Entertaining The Elephants

A high school student is busy creating amenities for the some of the largest residents of the Oregon Zoo.

Penn State Expands Wi-Fi

Visitors will now be able to access the Internet on the university's 23 campuses using any Wi-Fi enabled device.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: RPM10 Tachometer

Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact tachometer.

Improved Efficiency and Citywide Wi-Fi Come to Hollywood

Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: InteLite Sensor

"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MUTAFLEX SYSTEM

This flexible system from Figueras International Seating helps facility managers to handle special event seating with ease.

Eight Firms Chosen By U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

These contractors will perform utility monitoring and control systems work in federal facilities throughout the continental U.S. and overseas.

G-20 Summit Going To Pittsburgh This Fall

In preparation for the event, Smart City Networks will perform technology upgrades at the city's convention center.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FirstLine 924 UPS

This three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) from Staco Energy Products provides computer grade power quality for virtually any lighting system.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: JACE-202-XPR-24 Controller

Tridium's new embedded controller/server platformis designed for remote monitoring and control applications in facilities.

Web Exclusive Article: Building Automation With BACnet

Effectively integrating building automation systems results in lower costs and gained efficiencies.

OSCRE Welcomes New Board Members

The standards development organization for the real property supply chain now has 18 people on its Board of Directors.

New Standard Published For K-12 Information Systems

BICSI has announced the approval and publication of its ANSI/BICSI-001-2009, Information Transport Systems Design Standard for K-12 Educational Institutions.

Autodesk Inventor Helps Designers Focus on World’s Largest Telescope

The telescope will be housed in an astronomical observatory created by Dynamic Structures, one of the world's premier providers of complex movable structures.

Web Exclusive: CeBit Technology Show

This past Monday, March 2, marked the opening of the international trade show CeBit 2009, the world's largest trade show highlighting digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments.

Friday Funny: Decoding Cyberjargon

In order to help keep its visitors up with the times, FacilityBlog brings you this glossary of terms that apply to today's techno-times.

The Facility Technologist: We’ve Come A Long Way

In many areas, FM technologies today look very different from those of 20 years ago.

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