About Drew Mire

Drew Mire is the CEO of Computrols where he has been employed since 2008. Along with running the day-to-day operations of the company, Mire also secures strategic partnerships and develops new avenues for the company’s growth. Drew’s background has given him experience from the ground, up which has proven to be invaluable in his current position. In his time with Computrols, Mire has grown the number of branches and dealers, helped the company expand into international markets, and secured Computrols foothold as a leader in the building automation industry.

Why We Design and Manufacture in the U.S.

Whenever patriotic holidays like Independence Day come along each year, I feel so much pride in the fact that we design and manufacture our products in the United States of America. This month, we also celebrated “Made In America” Week from July 14th to July 20th. All week, the White House honored those companies making an effort to revitalize the U.S. economy by keeping their workforce on our home soil.

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CBAS Web Update

Security vulnerabilities in Computrols’ CBAS Web were recently identified and patches for these vulnerabilities have been rolled into the latest release of the CBAS Web software. The Computrols team worked rapidly to patch the affected sites and address these vulnerabilities. As usual, customer security and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your site has been patched, you should have been notified by a member of the Computrols team. If you are unsure if your site has been patched, please contact your Computrols representative or call 504-529-1413 to speak with our tech support team.

 

Cloud Computing + Connectivity = IoT

I recently learned that April 9th has been dubbed “IoT day”, but what exactly is IoT and when is it happening? The vision of IoT or “the Internet of Things” is to interconnect anything and everything that one could imagine. With such an ambitious goal, there is no wonder why there is now a day dedicated to this vision, but where are we with IoT and how will it impact the buildings that we live, work, learn, and play in?

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A New Software Feature in Less than 24 hours

I recently visited one of our customers who expressed to me the fact that he really likes the header points feature in CBAS but wished that he could have more than two points. For those of you not familiar, this software feature allows for you to display any two database points just under the menu bar. These points and their values are displayed consistently regardless of what user is logged in. Furthermore, as with all CBAS point values, the values are updated in real time.

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The Ups and Downs of Destination Dispatch

Rather early in my career, I began working with destination dispatch elevator systems and have since had the opportunity to be engaged with a handful of these projects. Although I am far from an elevator expert, a fair number of my days as a technician were spent working on access control systems which were frequently correlated with destination dispatch.

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When Did American Companies Stop Putting America First?

Despite a political climate that is pushing towards bringing manufacturing jobs back to America, many Fortune 100 companies continue to do their business elsewhere to avoid higher employee wages and U.S. taxes. While this continues to be the case, U.S.-based manufacturers are forced to compete on, what some would consider, an uneven playing field. Continue reading When Did American Companies Stop Putting America First?