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Kenwood has introduced a new high powered mobile communication device.
Kenwood has introduced a new high powered mobile communication device.



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New Product Flash: Two-Way Radio From Kenwood

Kenwood has introduced a new high powered mobile communication device.

New Product Flash: Destroyit Shredder With Free Automatic Oiler From MBM

The 2604 is the latest addition to MBM Corporation’s line of Destroyit business shredders.

Web Exclusive: Track Occupant Activity, Reduce Energy Use

This article is contributed by John T. Anderson, president and CEO of PeopleCube, a provider of workplace, resource, and energy management technology

LonMark Collaborating With GreenLink Alliance

The partnership provides a platform for LonMark’s work in with open and interoperable standards and GreenLink’s mission to expand tax incentives for the use of intelligent control technology in existing buildings.

Environmental Systems, Inc. Acquires ECC Controls

Acquisition expands ESI’s technology offerings and locations.

Consortium To Advise DOE On High Performance Green Building Issues

Ten organizations form group to assist federal government on prime sustainability issues.

DOE Awards Contract To TAC For Up To $5 Billion in Energy Efficiency Projects

TAC to implement federal projects using guaranteed savings.

L.A. Live To Feature Technology From Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation of North America and AEG have entered a long-term agreement regarding the mixed use district. The multi-tiered sponsorship agreement, announced on January...

The Facility Technologist: A Mandate For Efficiency

As part of the buildout team for his company's new headquarters, Condon rides the "third wave."

New Web Site Provides Tools For Manufacturers And Purchasers

The Green Standard is trying to make navigating the field of green purchasing easier for facility managers.

Ohio Hospitals Taking Advantage Of Security Technology

Biometrics and wireless RF systems are helping Promedia Health Systems in its efforts to keep its patients and doctors safe.

2008 Trends Recap: From One Year Into The Next

It was another year in which innovation and new ideas helped the facility management profession move into the future. This recap takes a look at what trends made an impact.

Creston International Opens New Offices In Brussels

Crestron International headquarters grand opening showcases expanded facilities.

Data Center In A Box

The tech sector has not been immune to the recession, although one area—data centers—continues to evolve at an impressive pace. Dell is now applying a low tech solution to the data center concept in order to gain some market share in this highly competitive arena.

How Am I Supposed To Type?

Respondents to Pew Research study believe keyboards may disappear by 2012, among other technological developments.

MicroMain Corp. Acquires Aleier Software

Included in the transaction is the company's acquisition of software for managing work orders using portable computing devices.

LonWorks Networking Technology Becomes ISO/IEC Standard

This ratification will enhance the adoption and usage of this technology within the worldwide controls market.

New Data Center Users Group Report Reflects Challenges Ahead

According to Emerson’s fall 2008 Data Center Users' Group member survey, managing a dynamic data center and critical infrastructure continues to be a challenge requiring organizational collaboration and systems integration. Energy efficiency, power densities, and availability were all cited as tough issues that data center managers will continue to face.

AHRI Selects New Chairman Of The Board

The new association head, Keith Coursin, has been an active member of AHRI for more than 10 years.

Creston Eagles Donates Home Theater

Dedication ceremony officially opens new home theater at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital for Warriors in Transition.

The Facility Technologist: Reaching Into The Tech Toolbox

Facility managers can control costs by optimizing items already in place, along with adding other money saving options.

Wireless Trends: Being Heard From Inside And Out

Digital Antenna Systems (DAS) are helping facility managers improve cellular signals and wireless connectivity in their buildings.

California LED Company Marks A Milestone

LEDtronics marks its 25th anniversary of the company's founding, thanks customers and employees for their contributions over last quarter century.

Searchable And Sustainable: Customers Click To Calculate LEED Credits

The Mohawk Group brings a new way to rate green products with its LEED PLUS Calculator.

‘Hospital Of The Future’ Report Urges Major Changes

Joint Commission report proposes principles, actions to guide future hospital development.

Global RFID Market to Reach $5.3 Billion This Year

Despite global economic slowdown, growth for industry still looks promising.

California City To Turn Waste Into Energy

Plant will recycle methane produced by waste water treatment facilities.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Honeywell’s Leadership in Renewable Energy

Profiling model and scorecard help customers pinpoint the solution with the greatest impact on the bottom line.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Honeywell's Leadership in Renewable Energy

Profiling model and scorecard help customers pinpoint the solution with the greatest impact on the bottom line.

Telkonet Wins Energy Management Contract with Columbia Sussex Hotel Group

Company elected as part of national chain's green initiatives based on the system’s flexibility, ease of use, and scalability.

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance’s IP Media Device Specification Gaining Traction

More than 100 companies have registered to participate in specification development.

Mobile Friendly Web Site Launched

Chief Manufacturing has introduced a Web resource formatted specifically for users through mobile phones and wireless devices.

Have You Got Networkable Power Meters?

Properly equipped facilities can participate in a project that will build a free, Web based system for displaying both live and historical power utilization.

Telkonet Awarded New Patents

Company using advancements to assist with building networking and controls.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Refrigerant Blends Make Leak Detection More Difficult

Refrigerant leaks have always been a concern for facility managers, but it was a problem that could be easily discovered and corrected. Then came the blended refrigerants.

FM Issue: Power Supply

There is high demand for backup power solutions, and there are many requirements that should be addressed before purchasing decisions are made.

HID Global Takes A Logical Step In Convergence Of Access Control Solutions

Newest products aid with computer security.

Customized Touchscreen Designed To Showcase Silver Certified Healthcare Facility

Brevard County, FL facility educates visitors to about its environmental commitments.

SimplexGrinnell Continues Microsoft Partner Program

This is the eighth consecutive year of the company's status as a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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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