The Capabilities of CBAS Web

CBAS Web was originally created in the early 2000s for tenants to utilize a web portal to schedule their overtime air and lighting. Today, overtime scheduling remains the platform’s main use, but it is capable of doing much more. This solution also allows web-based remote access to the full CBAS system for building engineers, property managers, etc. Continue reading The Capabilities of CBAS Web

 

George’s CBAS Tips, October 2017

George HingleAs a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means of building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common issues he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, October 2017

 

Computrols Releases LX to Replace Flagship X-Line Controller

16-LX ControllerToday, Computrols announced the release of their latest and most advanced line of HVAC controllers to date. The new LX Controllers are designed to be drop-in replacements to Computrols’ classic X-Line and are 100% backward compatible. Offered in the same point count versions (8, 16, 32, and 64), these controllers introduce the next generation of technology. Besides a complete upgrade in computing power, these controllers provide better security, a flexible USB port, a cross-platform app for commission and checkout, as well as Computrols new WireCheck feature. WireCheck electrically probes all screw terminal connections before initiating control, avoiding costly mistakes during installation. And of course, the LX comes with Computrols’ industry-leading lifetime warranty that its’ clients have come to expect. Continue reading Computrols Releases LX to Replace Flagship X-Line Controller

 

George’s CBAS Tips, September 2017

George HingleAs a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means of building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common issues he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, September 2017

 

Recovering from Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Although the tolls of hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still being realized, the recovery has begun. We are happy to report that all of our employees from our Houston branch office are safe, and their homes were preserved despite heavy flooding in the area.

Some of our customers in the Houston and Miami areas were not as fortunate. A handful of their facilities took water and will require substantial efforts to bring back online. Computrols staff has been on the ground to help ensure these buildings return to normal as soon as possible. Houston Branch Manager, Ramon Torres, even continued working during Hurricane Harvey to take care of his customers. Continue reading Recovering from Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

 

2016 Distribution Partner of the Year: Williams Mechanical

Computrols is proud to announce Williams Mechanical of Jonesboro, Arkansas as its 2016 Distribution Partner of the Year. Williams Mechanical installs and services HVAC equipment, building automation controls, and fire alarm systems. The growing company opened a new office in Little Rock this past year and has been partnered with Computrols for 9 years with no end in sight. Continue reading 2016 Distribution Partner of the Year: Williams Mechanical

 

Understanding Software Point Types

Point TypesWhen you add a software point to a controller, you have to choose from a long list of point types.

In this list, some of the more obvious point types are not shown because the list is scrolled to the bottom. Here’s a brief explanation of the point types on the list.

Analog Types

Analog Output: Some of the most obvious point types are Analog Output (Setpoint) or (Reset Schedule), which are actually the same point type. Continue reading Understanding Software Point Types

 

Successful CBAS Training and Another On The Way

Computrols’ Strategic Partnerships Manager, Mike Clayton, recently lead our second CBAS Level I training of the year for Computrols’ customers and distribution partners. Participants received basic training on Computrols Building Automation Software including a thorough review of the various modes, database structure, navigation, and reporting capabilities. CBAS Training Clayton also brought in Computrols hardware for his trainees to get some hands-on experience with controllers. At the end of the course, the attendees all participated in a competition in which they were all given issues to solve in a live system.

Assistant Director of Facilities at National University, Robert Witherspoon, attended the training and said, “I found the training very beneficial.” Witherspoon continued, Continue reading Successful CBAS Training and Another On The Way

 

3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation

Generally speaking, we see technology trends progress at a much faster rate in consumer products like cell phones and televisions than we do in the building automation industry. This is mostly because the building automation industry is slow to adapt to new technology, wanting to see it proven in other fields before implementing it in large-scale commercial applications. Here are a few technology trends that we see in your daily lives that we are starting to see or will soon see in building automation. Continue reading 3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation

 

CBAS Training This Month

This June we will be conducting our second CBAS Level I Training session of the year. The training will be held June 27-29 just outside of New Orleans, LA, home of Computrols corporate headquarters.

The training will be conducted by our Strategic Partnerships Manager, Mike Clayton, with assistance from Technical Support Manager, George Hingle, and others. Clayton and Hingle have both been with Computrols for 15+ years and bring a multitude of experience and insights to the training. Continue reading CBAS Training This Month