What is HVAC as a service?

People don’t buy a shovel because they want a stick with a metal blade. They buy a shovel because they want a hole.  The same can be said for HVAC systems. The buyer of an HVAC system doesn’t want a…

OEMs can reap real benefits by going “all in” on BACnet

Today’s building owners and facilities managers are no longer content for industrial appliances to operate independently. Today, they’re practically demanding that protocols – like BACnet – be integrated into their equipment and appliances. However, this has left control system designers…

Democratizing the cloud for small and medium-sized OEMs

In some of the previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, the contributors and writers have laid out some of the benefits that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can realize from cloud-enabling their devices. These benefits have ranged from providing better,…

Data is the key to smarter OEM product development

Product development is an essential part of business for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Whether a company makes elevators, humidifiers, air conditioners or any other type of equipment, they undoubtedly have competitors in their market. Those competitors are constantly working to…

Building owners and facilities managers look to the cloud for insight

There’s this old saying that, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” It’s a saying that has less to do with the actual impact of the sun’s rays on bacteria, and more to do with the impact that transparency can have on…

The impact of cloud-enabled equipment on service contracts

In my last post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I took a detailed look into how equipment owners sometimes mistreat their equipment and abuse their warranties, and how this can negatively impact original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). I also looked at…

How data and transparency help OEMs fight warranty abuse

If you’ve ever purchased a television, cell phone, washing machine, car or other expensive piece of consumer technology or equipment, you’re most likely familiar with the concepts of a warranty and service contract. They exist to help protect the consumer…

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