Smarter fire suppression systems take center stage at NFPA

This week marks the beginning of the annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo. This means that the world’s leading fire safety experts – as well as the most innovative fire protection solutions providers – have descended on…

Get a look at the fire panel of the future during NFPA

In advance of this month’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo, the Modern Equipment Manufacturer (MEM) sat down with Susan McKelvey, the NFPA’s Communications Manager to learn more about the Conference and the hot trends that are shaping…

What to expect at the 2019 NFPA Conference & Expo

Each year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the global nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, holds its Conference & Expo. This annual event is an opportunity for…

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…

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…

Douglas Lighting Controls discuss the benefits of smarter lighting

There is an overarching trend among the manufacturers of industrial and commercial equipment to make their products and solutions smarter and more connected. It was a trend that we heard discussed extensively by HVACR manufacturers at the 2019 AHR Expo…

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.…

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