You’re Invited! Expand your IoT Capabilities

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Join executives from Controlco, Dell, OTI and Kodaro to hear about how you can leverage new IoT products to expand your Tridium solutions, and what you can provide to your customers.

A technology revolution is gaining momentum—a surge of innovation that connects an ecosystem of sensors, devices and equipment to a network that can transmit and receive data for tracking, analysis and action. With the estimated number of connected things reaching over 25 billion by 2020 and rapid innovations in collected data analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just about new technology—it’s an entirely different way of doing business…in building integration and automation and beyond.

Learn more about Dell’s Edge Gateways and Embedded Box PCs. Powered by Intel®, these products are fanless, ruggedized, and with a variety of input output connections are purpose-built to live in the toughest of industrial environments.  All backed by the Power of Dell with support and supply chain management on a global basis.

Plus, gain strategic insight into how Dell’s IoT solutions and partner program can help you expand your own IoT capabilities, and focus on a path of innovation to provide the strongest technological, competitive and strategic advantages for you and your customer.


Event Details
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 

1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where:
Mission Palms, Tempe

60 E 5th Street

Abbey Conference Room

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Agenda:

  • 1:30pm: Registration & coffee
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm: Presentations & product overviews
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm: Happy hour with drinks & passed appetizers

Dress is business casual.
For questions regarding the event, please email anna_vanderbroek@dell.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Brian Turner Announces Launch of OTI for Leading-Edge Automation Solutions

Today, Brian Turner, known for his role as President of Controlco, announces the launch of OTI, created from the Systems Integration team of that established building automation distributor. Brian Turner, along with Clint Bradford, VP of Project Operations, and Jason Dewar, VP of Sales, will begin an ongoing transition with existing integration customers that will ultimately streamline workflow and enhance technological adaptability.

“The creation of OTI allows us to focus on comprehensive integration projects that utilize the best hardware and software available in our industry to help our customers take full advantage of the Internet of Things,” Brian Turner, now President of OTI, said.

As a purely operational technology integrator, OTI will focus on selecting the correct products for all applications and implementing those products into a building’s life cycle in a harmonious way.

“By spinning off from Controlco, our dedicated OTI sales and implementation teams can offer total solutions for all building and energy management needs while the Controlco teams can focus on their distribution partnerships,” said Clint Bradford who will oversee new and existing projects at OTI.

“We see OTI as the best way to get buildings performing at optimal levels and providing the best experience to occupants and tenants,” said Jason Dewar who brings his extensive product expertise to the OTI team.

Moving forward, OTI’s integrations will aim to increase energy savings, provide the highest level of network security and enhance operational efficiency without compromising occupant comfort.

About OTI
We are a master systems integrator built from a combined 200 years in building automation. With the massive increase in the number of sensors and network-connected controllers in commercial buildings, we saw a need to specialize in operational technology integrations to improve business performance and peace-of-mind for our partners. Learn more about the company at otipro.com.

About Controlco
Controlco is a leading distributor of the industry’s best controls products used to improve building performance and owner peace-of-mind. Since 1958, Controlco has supplied products for hundreds of customers with a variety of building types, from hospitals to schools to government buildings. Learn more at controlco.com.

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.