VYKON to stop producing legacy JACE platforms

With the introduction of the JACE 8000 and Niagara AX version 3.8u1 which features 8000 support, VYKON will stop producing legacy JACE platforms and components. Beginning January, 2017, VYKON will phase in the End of Life (OLD) process. The last time to buy legacy JACE are:

JACE 700 – January 2, 2017

JACE 300E – July 1, 2018

JACE 600E – July 1, 2018

Replacement recommendations from Tridium, to keep systems operating a maximum functionality:

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Tridium says it will continue to support the above products according to its Maintenance Policy. Controlco will continue to sell JACE 8000 and End of Life JACE products until their expiration as determined by VYKON.

There’s Still Time!

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Our summer promotion with Johnson Controls continues. Receive a $50 gift card when you spend at least $750 on Johnson Controls valves, pneumatics, electronic damper actuators and variable frequency drives. Purchases can be made through our web store or over the phone – just enter or say promo code JCSUMMER16 at checkout.

Shop now for more than 25,000 qualifying products on the web store and feel free to contact our sales team with any questions – sales@controlco.com.

*Must reach $750 in one purchase. Promo ends August 31, 2016.

It’s On! Summer Promo for Select JCI Top Sellers

JohnsonPromoBlogHeaderNow through August 31 the Controlco web store is running a special promotion with Johnson Controls. When you spend at least $750* on JCI valves, pneumatics, electronic damper actuators and/or variable frequency drives, we’ll send you a $50 Visa gift card as a thank you.

With HVAC systems running overtime right now, you’re already placing orders for replacement parts left and right. We know you have lots of options when it comes to controls distributors, but we want to show you that Controlco is the best out there.

Browse the more than 25,000 qualifying products on the web store and feel free to contact our sales team with any questions – sales@controlco.com.

*Must reach $750 in a single purchase. Gift card will be sent to the name and address listed in the purchase order. Promotion ends August 31, 2016.

IoTium and Controlco Announce Partnership to Offer Secure Remote Management of Building Automation Systems

ioTium’s Secure network infrastructure significantly reduces complexities in Controlco deployments with zero-touch provisioning and no changes to existing security

Today, IoTium (http://www.iotium.io), a leading provider of secure, scalable, cloud-managed, easy-to-deploy network infrastructure for IoT applications, and Controlco (http://www.controlco.com), a top systems integrator, announce their partnership to provide remote connectivity and management of building automation systems.

“We are encouraged by this new partnership with IoTium,” said Controlco President Brian Turner. “By automating provisioning and allowing enterprise firewalls to remain intact, all with cloud connectivity, we see this as a way to create an entirely new approach to secure remote management.”

IoTium’s secure network infrastructure offers zero-touch provisioning without changes to existing enterprise firewalls. Controlco’s implementation of this system significantly simplifies remote connectivity and management for all types of commercial buildings.

“We are pleased to enable Controlco to remotely, seamlessly and securely provision, connect and manage building automation systems using IoTium’s secure network infrastructure,” said IoTium CEO Ron Victor. “IoTium’s managed network infrastructure as a service simplifies secure remote connectivity and management of systems from the cloud while significantly reducing remote access costs and minimizing truck rolls.”

IoTium and Controlco will be together at the RealComm IBcon 2016 convention in San Jose this week. Representatives from each company will be available to answer questions and talk more about this partnership at booth #1305.

About IoTium
IoTium is a Silicon Valley start-up that is extending mainstream Internet to the Industrial IoT world. IoTium enables new revenue streams, secure remote management and diagnostic capabilities for customers in both green-field and brown-field installations. IoTium’s cloud-managed, software defined IoT Network infrastructure provides secure connectivity between devices and systems at the edge and applications in the public or private cloud. IoTium’s solution is secure, scalable, easy-to-deploy and extensible. More information is available at http://www.iotium.io.

About Controlco
Controlco delivers leading-edge automation and solutions to address the Internet of Things for commercial buildings, (BIoT). Controlco delivers the industry’s best software and hardware products, develops its own software applications, and provides hosting services to improve business performance and peace-of-mind. With dedicated sales and implementation teams, Controlco offers total solutions for all building and energy management needs in this BIoT world. Since 1958, Controlco has completed successful implementations in energy monitoring, enterprise-wide energy dashboards and customized energy-saving strategies for hundreds of clients in North America. Controlco actively participates in controls and integration projects of all sizes and continues to grow its data center capacity.

Media Contacts:

Ron Victor,
Founder/CEO, ioTium
ron(dot)victor(at)iotium(dot)io
408-316-3982

Natalie Jacobs
Marketing/Communications, Controlco
n(dot)jacobs(at)controlco(dot)com
(619) 929-8120

Controlco Partner Sessions to Explore at IBCon2016

realcomm sessionsWe’re getting into the thick of things here at RealComm IBCon 2016 and while Controlco execs aren’t on any panels this year, some of our partners are. If you’re wading through the conference booklet and wondering where to start, here are a few ideas:

TRACK: CONNECTED BUILDINGS – HIGH IMPACT ANALYTICS

A Changing Landscape – Understanding the Differences in Building Analytics Platforms

11:45 a.m. LL21D

John Petze, founder of SkyFoundry and Controlco collaborator, joins other analytics experts on this panel to explore data analytics for buildings. Conference organizers say this session will spotlight the best solutions in the industry, while allowing attendees to compare and contrast the options available in this growing space. Side note: come to our booth #1305 to hear how we’re using SkyFoundry and its analytics capabilities in two major projects.

TRACK: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY 3.0

Real-Time Energy Management – Beyond the Hype

11:30 a.m. LL21E

Longtime Controlco client and partner in energy efficiency Jeff Nash of GGP will share details about the projects he has spearheaded across the GGP portfolio of mall properties to incorporate real-time energy management into his team’s daily operations. Conferance organizers say this session will explore the technical, practical and business aspects of real-time energy management. And if anyone would know, it’s Jeff Nash of GGP.

TRACK: CONNECTED BUILDINGS – HIGH IMPACT ANALYTICS

Building Data Analytics – Real World Success Stories

2 p.m. LL21D

After lunch, Jeff Nash returns to the stage share stories about the incredible energy efficiencies he’s spearheading across GGP’s huge portfolio of mall properties throughout the country. Conference organizers say there is no better way to identify what the business drivers might be for a software solution than to talk directly with the people who have the most experience with these innovative solutions. As a partner with GGP for many years, we can attest that Jeff Nash is an incredibly powerful force in this space, and the opportunity to hear from him in this way is a good one. Remember to stay tuned to the Digie Award announcements tonight at 6 p.m., as GGP is a finalist for the retail category (also FYI, Controlco’s Brian Turner is a finalist for a Digital Impact Award too, so we have lots of excitement building for tonight’s announcement).

 

TRACK: SMART BUILDING CYBERSECURITY 3.0

Defining a Smart Building Cyber Strategy – BMS, IoT and More

4:45 p.m. LL20C

With the explosion of IoT and its expansion into the buildings industry comes increased security threats. Controlco’s newest technology partner, IoTium, has developed a way to create a secure tunnel between an energy management system and an end user. For this session, IoTium’s CEO Ron Victor will join other execs from Intel, Stanford, and Cylance to discuss how their solution offers complete, comprehensive and well thought-out cyber security which encompasses BAS, IT and IoT governance. Come to Controlco’s booth #1305 to meet directly with Ron and other members of the IoTium team to hear how we’re using their technology to create secure bridges in our IoT implementations.

Members from the Controlco team will be at booth #1305 all conference, so between the sessions be sure to come by.

Controlco President Listed as Finalist for 2016 Digital Impact Award

Pleasant Hill, Calif., June 21, 2016,  – Controlco is pleased to announce that its President Brian Turner has been selected as a finalist in this year’s IBcon Julie Devine Digital Impact Award.

“This award,” writes the IBcon committee, “is designed to acknowledge those individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after many failed attempts.”

Turner is included on a short list of six other industry leaders.

“It is a surprise and an honor to be a finalist for the Digital Impact Award,” Turner said. “I believe that the future of the buildings industry depends on pushing the boundaries of new and emerging technologies in order to make buildings smarter and more energy efficient for the next generation. We’re proud to be working alongside many of the professionals listed as finalists this year.”

Two winners will be announced in this category at the award ceremony on Wednesday, June 22 beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees of the Realcomm IBcon 2016 conference are invited to the exhibit floor for the announcement, and those watching from home can tune in to the live stream found at ib-con.com.

Controlco GGP Partnership an Innovative Combination

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At the annual Niagara Summit conference, Controlco and General Growth Properties were recognized for our innovative partnership and the cutting edge ways we’re utilizing the Niagara platform to optimize GGP’s impressive building portfolio.

“The surprise recognition of the Controlco/GGP partnership at Niagara’s largest gathering of industry professionals perfectly punctuates the work that we’ve been doing together for years,” said Clint Bradford, Controlco Senior Vice President of Operations. “It couldn’t be done without the trust of the GGP management, which is consistently willing to explore cutting-edge ways of optimizing their buildings with the technologies we’re developing.”

Established in 2011, the Controlco/GGP partnership began as a user experience optimization project, but thanks to the forward-thinking leadership at the real estate investment trust, Controlco has been able to implement truly unique energy monitoring programs, edge-to-cloud integration, tenant billing, and real-time analytics. The relationship continues to develop as new malls are added to the portfolio, and we examine new ways to push the limits of building automation technologies.

The distinction was outlined by Tridium’s President and General Manager Nino Di Cosmo during his opening remarks at the conference.