Implementing BACnet – why it’s harder than equipment manufacturers think

Today’s HVAC units, lighting devices and other commercial and industrial devices can no longer function as stand-alone, independent units. Today’s commercial equipment buyers and owners expect these devices to operate as part of a system that can be managed and…

Three steps for embracing HVACaaS

In previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short – and described why I feel both equipment manufacturers and equipment owners would benefit from embracing it. The…

The economics behind HVAC as a Service

In a previous post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short. The idea of HVACaaS is for the equipment manufacturer to become more than just the producer of…

What do customers demand from modern HVAC systems? Mitsubishi Electric Trane weighs in

Something that became apparent during this year’s AHR Expo was that the next generation of HVAC equipment is smarter, more connected and more cloud-enabled than ever before. This was clearly on display in the product announcements and news at the…

How OEMs can better protect their equipment from cyberattack

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I talked about the threat of cyberattack facing OEMs and the equipment that they create. Ultimately, as commercial and industrial equipment becomes more essential to operations, as cyber threats grow increasingly…

Why OEMs need to get serious about cybersecurity

Last month, many of the leading Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) companies came together for the world’s largest, annual HVAC and industrial/commercial equipment event, the 2019 AHR Expo. As expected, there were multiple new product launches and news…

Panasonic introduces new HVAC technologies to deliver “quality air for life”

Participants at this year’s annual AHR Expo, the world’s largest and most respected Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) marketplace, made it abundantly clear that HVAC solution manufacturers are focused on bringing a new generation of product to market…

Smarter and easier to use – Friedrich discusses the direction of the HVAC industry

Today’s HVAC solutions have to do a lot more than just make a room warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Now, HVAC equipment needs to be energy efficient. It needs to be easy and convenient to use.…

Hunter Industrial Fans discusses the HVACR industry’s new focus on systems

Later this month, the leading equipment manufacturers in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry will come together for the annual AHR Expo, one of the world’s largest and most respected HVACR marketplaces. This annual event enables the…

Five frequently cloud-enabled devices

In previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we’ve discussed the emerging trend of cloud-enabling commercial and industrial equipment. Today’s original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have found that by cloud-enabling the equipment that they design, build and sell, they can harvest…

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