Smart Building Conference at ISE to Show How Technology Makes Buildings Smarter and Better


The Smart Building Conference (SBC) at ISE 2019 will take place the day before Integrated Systems Europe 2019 opens its doors at 9:00 on February 4th at the RAI Amsterdam. SBC is a one-day, twin track event that explores the latest technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies through presentations from the world’s […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going


There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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Automation & Integration Rule The Nation


It’s 2018, cars drive themselves and run on electricity. We carry around at least one smartphone at all times and they are more advanced than the computers we used to send humans into space. Personal assistants are now virtual, built into watches, phones, tablets, computers, electronic accessories and they’ve got built-in artificial intelligence. Facilities, buildings […]

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Hogar Controls Debuts Complete Pro Line for Smart Homes and Buildings at ISE 2018


Hogar Controls is launching their new Pro Solutions lineup of control and automation products for the residential and commercial markets at ISE 2018. With a modern aesthetic at an affordable entry price, Hogar Controls Pro Solutions line is designed to provide easy customization, flexibility and style for homeowners and building managers. At the core of Hogar Pro Solutions suite is the Home […]

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Architect Ole Scheeren and Smart Building Conference Kicks Off ISE 2017


Award winning architect Ole Scheeren will present the Integrated Systems Europe Opening Address on 6 Feb., less than 24 hours before the show opens its doors. His speech will provide the culmination to an exciting day of events that will include the Smart Building Conference and the launch of extensive educational programmes delivered by trade […]

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My Smart Building BIM Keynote for the 2015 Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Is a Must Attend


The concept of Smart Buildings is not new. For over two dozen years, the construction design and management industries have been implementing the standards of Building Information Modeling and making each building “smarter” than the next. Gone are the days with manual security systems, manual fire control systems, camera-less buildings or floors and nowadays everything […]

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Beacons and Occupancy in the Intelligent Building


Wikipedia: In 2010, an Australian company called DKTOB pioneered Bluetooth for indoor proximity sensing in its Seeknfind location attendance solution. In 2013, the retail industry saw Beacons and their ability to approximate a customer’s location as an ideal method for drawing attention to targeted products. While passive access control cards can alert the building to your presence, […]

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Learn About the Future of UC, Smart Buildings and Digital Signage at Integrate 2014 in Sydney


On-trend and future focused insights, will be on offer at the inaugural Future Trend Talks at upcoming AV and systems integration trade show Integrate, which will take place in Sydney, Australia next month. Crafted to address the growing convergence of AV and IT, and to raise the benchmark of industry education available in the Asia […]

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A New Theme and Keynote for the 2014 Almo ProAV E4 Tour


Last week Almo ProA/V kicked off its 5th Annual E4 AV Tour in Dallas, Texas with an all-new theme, over 30 exhibitors showing “smarter” AV product solutions and technologies, and 10 new seminars. If you have attended any of the E4 AV Tours, you likely know that rAVe founder, Gary Kayye has been the keynote […]

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InfoComm 2013 – Automation Space and Managing Schedules


Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. One fascinating new area I noticed at InfoComm 2013 is manufacturers are showcasing their technologies in integrated building solutions. I wasn’t able to visit too many specific related manufacturers on Day 1. This […]

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Inside The EcoChamber: Interview with Jim Sinopoli of Smart Buildings, LLC


We continue our Inside the EcoChamber series with Jim Sinopoli, founder of Smart Buildings, LLC.  Smart Buildings provides owners, developers and architects with ways to manage, operate and meet their environmental and financial objectives through building systems. Scott Walker: One of the challenges in the GreenAV movement is people making the first step and moving […]

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NEW IDC EI Report: Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid — Strategy for an Integrated Future


Interconnection between Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid represents significant opportunity for economic gains and grid stability. While Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid are developing in parallel, there is a near-complete void of the shared business practices and technology alignment necessary to make this opportunity a reality in the near term. This IDC EI […]

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AV Will Be Doing Smart Buildings – Are You Ready?


A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems. The IMS Research report titled The EMEA  and Americas Markets for Integrating Smart Building Systems — A Quantitative Market Analysis — 2012 Edition found in 2011, an average of 25 percent of the installed building automation systems in […]

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Smart Buildings – Now or Never?


By Howard A. Nunes, CTS President/CEO, PepperDash In the world of residential AV, we routinely integrate all sorts of building sub-systems. Often called smart homes, this new generation of residence involves a high level of coordination and automation among entertainment, climate, lighting, security and more exotic systems such as fountains and driveway heaters. But home […]

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