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ControlTalk Now is the Podcast/video cast that the HVAC, Building Automation, and Smart Building Controls Professionals depend on for cutting-edge sales and marketing ideas, new products, technical tips, and Control News you can use!
ControlTalk Now is a weekly video cast and podcast that features the best minds in HVAC , Building automation, and smart building controls.
Eric Stromquist, the host of ControlTalk Now has been in the HVAC and building automation controls business for over 45 years. He spent 25 years in the field calling on and working with HVAC and building automation control pros, and later as the CEO of Stromquist & Company, the largest distributor of HVAC and Smart Building Controls, increased revenue almost 3X by working with and teaching his team innovative sales and marketing strategies.
What makes ControlTalk Now such a useful resource to the HVAC, building automation, and smart building controls community is that Eric has been successful at the things he discusses on Controltalk Now.
So if you are looking for the best of HVAC, building automation, and smart building control news, including sales, marketing, trends in the industry, technical news, and a chance to hear what the most innovative minds in HVAC, Building Automation, and Smart Building Controls you are in the right place.

ControlTalk Now : Sales, Marketing, Products and Technical Tips for HVAC and Smart Building Controls Professionals Eric Stromquist

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

ControlTalk Now is the Podcast/video cast that the HVAC, Building Automation, and Smart Building Controls Professionals depend on for cutting-edge sales and marketing ideas, new products, technical tips, and Control News you can use!
ControlTalk Now is a weekly video cast and podcast that features the best minds in HVAC , Building automation, and smart building controls.
Eric Stromquist, the host of ControlTalk Now has been in the HVAC and building automation controls business for over 45 years. He spent 25 years in the field calling on and working with HVAC and building automation control pros, and later as the CEO of Stromquist & Company, the largest distributor of HVAC and Smart Building Controls, increased revenue almost 3X by working with and teaching his team innovative sales and marketing strategies.
What makes ControlTalk Now such a useful resource to the HVAC, building automation, and smart building controls community is that Eric has been successful at the things he discusses on Controltalk Now.
So if you are looking for the best of HVAC, building automation, and smart building control news, including sales, marketing, trends in the industry, technical news, and a chance to hear what the most innovative minds in HVAC, Building Automation, and Smart Building Controls you are in the right place.

    Automated Buildings Ken Sinclair #452

    Automated Buildings Ken Sinclair #452

    Automated Buildings Ken Sinclair jinns me on this week's ControlTalk Now.

    • 23 min
    What a Systems Integrator Needs to Know About Lighting Control #351

    What a Systems Integrator Needs to Know About Lighting Control #351

    Lighting savant and host of the Get a Grip on Lighting Podcast, Michael Colligan is my guest this week. Michael shares his unique perspective on lighting and lighting control. We discuss the rapidly changing landscape of lighting, and how technology is transforming what was once a purely artistic endeavor.
    Topics include: How to Avoid LED rip-offs and avoid health hazards of LED lighting. How to do LED lighting the proper way.
    This is a must for those interested in getting the straight skinny on lighting. Get more control news you can use at http://controltrends.com

    • 53 min
    Transforming Remote Device Management with ControlBright #430

    Transforming Remote Device Management with ControlBright #430

    In today's digital age, remote access and management have become essential components of various industries, including building automation control systems. In a recent interview on Controltalk Now, the Smart Buildings Podcast, Chad Behling, the founder and CEO of ControlBright, shed light on how his company is transforming the landscape of remote device access. In this blog post, we'll delve into the innovative solutions offered by ControlBright, making it easier for technicians to manage and troubleshoot devices remotely.
    ControlBright: A Game-Changer in Remote Access ControlBright is a cloud-controlled remote access platform designed specifically for industrial controllers. This platform opens up a world of possibilities for technical support, offering the ability to adjust, troubleshoot, and reboot controllers remotely. Let's explore the key features and benefits that make ControlBright a game-changer in the field of remote access:
    1. Streamlined Remote Device Access ControlBright provides a revolutionary cloud-controlled remote access platform that simplifies remote device access through a single user VPN. This eliminates the need for cumbersome VPN certificate management, making it incredibly user-friendly for technicians.
    2. Versatility in Remote Access Users can access any remote device through ControlBright's platform. Whether it's modems, IP devices, or cellular connectivity, ControlBright's centralized portal allows easy management from anywhere in the world.
    3. Wide Compatibility ControlBright is designed to be compatible with nearly any IP-based device, whether it's connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Additionally, RS232 tunneling is available for control outside of IP, ensuring comprehensive coverage.
    4. Hardware Options ControlBright offers users a range of hardware options to suit their specific needs. These options include connectivity via 4G, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet, with additional functionalities like an onboard battery, file storage, DIN rail mount, and more.
    5. Mini-PC Addon For those seeking compatibility with various IP-based devices, ControlBright offers a mini-PC addon. This addon further expands the platform's capabilities, making it a versatile choice for technicians.
    6. Positive Testimonials ControlBright has garnered positive testimonials from users who have greatly benefited from its remote access solutions. It has transformed the way technicians work, allowing them to manage and troubleshoot devices efficiently and effectively.
    7. Reliability and Ease of Use Designed with technicians in mind, ControlBright is not only reliable but also exceptionally easy to use. Its user-friendly interface ensures that technicians can make the most of its capabilities without a steep learning curve.
    Conclusion: Unlocking the Potential of Remote Access ControlBright's cloud-controlled remote access platform is revolutionizing the way industries manage their devices remotely. With the elimination of on-site visits and a simplified approach to remote device access, ControlBright is poised to become an integral part of the future of building automation control systems.
    If you're interested in learning more about ControlBright's remote access solutions or how it can benefit your industry, don't hesitate to contact them today. Discover the power of efficient and effective remote access with ControlBright.



     







     

     

     

    • 21 min
    2023's Game-Changing Building Automation Tech | Passive Logic CEO Interview #429

    2023's Game-Changing Building Automation Tech | Passive Logic CEO Interview #429

    Unlocking the Future of Building Automation: An Exclusive Interview with Troy Harvey, CEO of Passive Logic
    In an era where technology is reshaping the way we live and work, it's no surprise that our buildings are becoming smarter than ever before. Building automation and control systems are at the forefront of this transformation, and one company is leading the charge - Passive Logic.
    We had the privilege of sitting down with Troy Harvey, the visionary founder and CEO of Passive Logic, to gain insights into their groundbreaking technology and its potential to revolutionize the world of smart buildings.
    A Glimpse into Passive Logic's Vision
    From the very beginning, it's evident that Passive Logic is on a mission to redefine building automation. According to Troy Harvey, the company is focused on "bringing building automation into 2023 by creating generative autonomy for buildings." This bold vision promises to change the way we interact with our built environments, making them more efficient, responsive, and sustainable.
    The Four-Pillar Approach
    Passive Logic's upcoming event on November 2nd is generating significant buzz. During the interview, Troy Harvey hinted at what attendees can expect. He mentioned a four-pillar approach that includes digital twins and AI compiler technology. These pillars are poised to shape the future of smart buildings, offering not just control but predictive and generative autonomy for building systems.
    Open Interfaces and Compatibility
    One standout aspect of Passive Logic's approach is their emphasis on open interfaces and support for various protocols and languages. This commitment to compatibility ensures seamless integration with different devices and systems within buildings. It's a crucial step in creating a truly interconnected and responsive environment.
    Cost-Efficiency and Accessibility
    Troy Harvey also shed light on a common concern in the industry – the cost of building automation integration. Many solutions come with a hefty price tag, making them inaccessible to some. However, with the introduction of tools and APIs by Quantum, Passive Logic is working to streamline the development of building applications, making integration more accessible and cost-effective.
    Bridging the Gap
    A key point of discussion was the disconnect between the installers of building controls and those seeking building management solutions. Passive Logic recognizes that bridging this gap is essential for the industry's growth. Their innovative technology aims to simplify the process, making it easier for both parties to work together seamlessly.
    The Role of AI and Automation
    Throughout the interview, the role of AI and automation in building automation was a recurring theme. While these technologies have the potential to make building automation more efficient, Troy Harvey emphasized the need for a broader workforce with the skills to utilize these technologies effectively.
    A Date to Remember
    In closing, Troy Harvey invited everyone to Passive Logic's event on November 2nd. This event promises to showcase technology that can drive digital transformation in the building industry, opening up new possibilities and opportunities for the industry as a whole.
    Conclusion
    As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and reliant on technology, the future of building automation holds immense promise. Troy Harvey and Passive Logic are at the forefront of this transformation, pushing boundaries and reimagining the possibilities of smart buildings.
    Stay tuned for more insights, updates, and industry innovations as we continue to explore the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its impact on our built environment.
    Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for the latest updates and interviews with industry leaders. #SmartBuildings #BuildingAutomation #DigitalTransformation #PassiveLogic #TroyHarveyInterview #FutureofBuildings #AIinAutomation #DigitalTwins #IndustryInsights #BuildingManagement #T

    • 37 min
    Smart Buildings 2.0: AI, Data, and Control Systems with Donny Walker #428

    Smart Buildings 2.0: AI, Data, and Control Systems with Donny Walker #428

    Join us for an enlightening interview with Donny Walker, a leading partner at Newcomb and Boyd, as we delve into the cutting-edge world of HVAC and Smart Buildings. In this captivating discussion, Donny shares his expertise and insights on the pivotal role of technology in revolutionizing asset management and control systems.
    🤖 Key Takeaways from the Interview:
    🔄 Proactive Maintenance: Learn how integrating machine learning can identify equipment anomalies and potential failures, revolutionizing the way we approach maintenance.
    🔧 Streamlined Automation: Uncover the power of automation in asset management, providing vital part numbers and repair steps, while emphasizing the significance of human validation.
    🌐 Data Accessibility: Explore how Artificial Intelligence templates can extract crucial data from building systems, making information more accessible and actionable.
    💰 Cost-Effective Innovation: Discover why it's crucial to prepare for AI and digital twin applications during new construction projects, ensuring cost-effective data readiness.
     🎯 Expertise Matters: Find out why assembling teams that include both control system experts and data analytics specialists is essential for project success.
    📡 Industry Trends: Stay ahead in the game by learning about the shift towards IP controls, a "parts and smarts" model that optimizes installation work and prioritizes programming and efficiency.
    🚀 Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the future of building automation! Whether you're a seasoned professional or just curious about the latest trends, this interview with Donny Walker is a must-watch. Get ready to elevate your understanding of HVAC and Smart Buildings to a whole new level.
     📺 Subscribe now and hit the notification bell to stay updated on the latest innovations in control systems and asset management. Let's build the future of smart buildings together!
    💡💪 #BuildingAutomation #SmartBuildings #ControlSystems #HVAC #innovation
    Stay in the know with the Controltrends Smart Briefing, a weekly digest of the best posts from ControlTrends https://eric-stromquist.ck.page/96aa2e4e1d

    • 37 min
    AI, Cybersecurity, and the Role of the BAS System Integrator in Smart Building Controls #427

    AI, Cybersecurity, and the Role of the BAS System Integrator in Smart Building Controls #427

    Dive into an engaging conversation on the latest trends and innovations shaping the building controls and construction industry. I am excited to welcome Mark Petock, a leading voice in the industry.
    In this episode:
    Discover how ICT Solutions is aiding system integrators with a hands-on team for diverse engineering tasks. From job execution to troubleshooting, they've got you covered! 🏢
    Uncover ABB’s game-changing products, focusing on AI and variable frequency drives. 🤖
     Discuss the changing landscapes of the construction world, influenced by the warm summers in the Southeast and the evolving sectors of retail and industrial distribution. 🌞
    🏭 Explore the increasing demand for industrial distribution facilities optimized for the boom in online ordering.
    Delve into the rise of IP controls and their advantages, from seamless network integration and cybersecurity to IoT compatibility. 🌐
    Understand the importance of cybersecurity in the realm of IP controls and how the industry is ramping up its efforts.
    🛡️ Learn about "the edge" in building automation and its pivotal role in real-time automation and hybrid working models.
     🏙️ Witness the transformation of building controls, emphasizing sustainability, decarbonization, and business outcomes.
    🎨 Grasp the shift in consulting engineers’ approaches towards the adoption of newer building technologies.
    🤝 Unravel the significance of data analytics, Haystack tagging, and their role in demonstrating environmental responsibility and compliance.
    📊 Find out the immense value of Project Haystack in maximizing building data and equipment's potential.
    🌐 Gather insights on the focus areas for system integrators like AI, EV charging stations, and robust cybersecurity.
    🤖🔌 For building owners, explore the plethora of proven technological solutions merging operational efficacy with economical considerations.
    🏢 Stay ahead of the curve by understanding these emerging trends and technologies. Subscribe and hit the bell icon to never miss an update!

    • 36 min

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