Combating the inherent cybersecurity risks of connected devices

In our last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we sat down with Richard Theron, a Product Manager at cloud gateway solution provider, Sierra Monitor, to talk about how today’s next generation of cloud-enabled devices can allow remote access and…

Remote workers create demand for remote access of devices

With many nonessential business and industries being asked to close by state and local governments, there has been a massive spike in the amount of Americans working from home. And, while we’re starting to see a number of states begin…

IIoT – empowering the essential to work from anywhere

Right now, across the United States, we’re seeing a large portion of the workforce shifting their usual activities, shedding their commutes and working from home. And for many of those people, that wasn’t a decision that they made themselves, but,…

Now is the time for manufacturers to invest in product portfolios

With nonessential businesses shuttered, travel halted for most Americans and folks being asked to avoid gathering in groups larger than ten, many companies are feeling financial pain. In fact, recent unemployment insurance claims have increased exponentially according to the U.S.…

How cloud-enabled submeters drive green initiatives

Having a solid understanding of an organization’s operations is essential for making impactful change. For example, you can’t figure out how to improve margins if you don’t know what every material, part and process that goes into making your product…

Connected devices – convenience or unchecked cybersecurity challenge?

Over the past year, the Modern Equipment Manufacturer has sat down with representatives from a number of different equipment manufacturers. We’ve interviewed companies in the fire protection industry, lighting companies, companies that make products for the treatment of wastewater, and…

Honeywell on what it will take for HVACaaS to go mainstream

For decades, HVAC manufacturers have been product companies. They manufacture devices that make our lives more comfortable. And while the technology in those HVAC devices has advanced, and those devices have become smarter and more connected, the companies themselves haven’t…

The advent of the smart building and the technologies making it possible

The concept of the “smart building” is gaining increased attention and discussion among facilities managers and building owners. This concept of a more automated building that can manage itself and its systems is attractive to building owners because of its…

Big Ass Fans? More like Smart Ass Fans!

Many of us that work in office buildings take our air conditioning for granted. We expect that, in the middle of the summer, we’ll be kept cool and comfortable. But that’s not the case for many people at work. There…

Hunter Industrial Fans on the “as a service” future of HVAC

Last year, prior to the annual AHR Expo, we sat down with Mark D’Agostino, the Vice President of Sales for the Hunter Fan Company’s Industrial Division. During our discussion, Mark shared his HVAC industry predictions for the coming year, and…

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