Health Care Facility Automation 101 - Learn How to Save Thousands to Millions of Dollars Every Year
Building owners are saving thousands to millions of dollars every year by deploying building automation. Automation systems control a group of interlinked networks and devices, each of which monitors, manages, and controls one aspect of a facility’s core operations, services, and utilities. The facility could be corporate offices, K-12, college or university campuses, health care, hotels, retail spaces, commercial, industrial, institutional, scientific, or increasingly, residential. The range of systems is vast, spanning electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, security, safety, telecommunications and transportation (elevators and escalators).
Extron Announces Two Input XTP Wallplate Transmitter for Digital and Analog Signals
Extron Electronics introduces the XTP T UWP 302, a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that for connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations including a lectern or floor box. This XTP transmitter mounts into a standard three-gang junction box, and sends HDMI or RGBHV video, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. It is HDCP-compliant and supports computer-video to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K. The XTP T UWP 302 features automatic switching between inputs with selectable prioritization, and can be powered over the same CATx cable. The XTP T UWP 302 is designed for use in XTP Systems for signal distribution and long-distance transmission between remote endpoints.
Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.
Telemetrics Unveils New Camera Control Software at WFX 2013
TeleSoft is designed to control Telemetrics heads as well as third party PTZ cameras. Scenes are used to store camera settings that have been optimized for particular lighting; each camera can have 4 scene profiles. In addition to scenes, each camera can have 16 presets with stored preset pan, tilt, zoom, and focus values for a particular shot. When recalling a preset, the users have the option of cutting or fading the shot.The cut feature provides instantaneous transitions to a preset shot while the fade feature provides a gradual transition to a preset shot. The fade transition time can be set to any length between 1 second and 44 seconds. Additional features include IP control via a Telemetrics Device Server (DS-4) for up to 32 cameras and pan/tilt control using Telemetrics Multifunction Joystick Controller (TJP-USB), a PC tablet or laptop computer.
5 Pro Apps for Facility Control and Automation
Integrating control and automation systems in your facility gives you complete control of your mission critical components like HVAC, A/V/L systems and other essential systems like shading. Mobile control and automation apps give you control over the systems that you depend on in you facility, no matter where you are. Great control apps communicate with all features offered by your control system. With complete control over your system, you can ensure that changes and commands can be executed for all of your critical operations.
Sound Masking for Health Care Environments: The Essentials and The Benefits of Controlled Noise
Sound masking helps ensure patient privacy in hospitals and health care environments and increases speech confidentiality while addressing HIPAA regulations. In addition sound masking bolsters efficiency with distraction reduction ensuring patient privacy and controlling unwanted sound transmissions in private rooms and public areas, which is not always possible, depending on the amount of open spaces and reflective surfaces in various environments. Dealing with uncontrollable sound, or pitch silence, is paramount for encouraging patient privacy in a environment that is safe and efficient.
Lutron Approves Large List of LED Bulbs for Dimming
249 dimmable LEDs and several CFLs were added to Lutron's list of bulbs compatible with its C·L collection of dimmers. Top brands included Cooper, EcoSmart, Feit, GE, Philips, Sylvania, and Utilitech as part of the approved list.
Crestron Announces Two New infiNET EX IOEX Wireless Control Modules
Crestron announces the release of two new infiNET EX IOEX Wireless Control Modules. The IOEX modules offer wireless control of serial, IR and relay devices in homes and commercial buildings. The INET-IOEX-IRCOM enables long distance wireless communication between 3-Series control systems and devices such as TVs, cable boxes, displays, projector screens, AV components, switchers, and other equipment that is controllable using basic serial or IR commands.
Security, Meet Automation
Security and Control and Automation systems are being integrated more often as building facilitators realize there is a beneficial connection. Just as areas like lighting and room control systems are capturing greater interest, incorporating security areas such as access control makes sense.