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
As 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
As 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
When 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 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
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
Nine participants, including Computrols’ customers and distribution partners, took part in a three-day training program outlining the basics of Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS). The training sessions were guided by Director of Research & Development and the original creator of CBAS, Mike Donlon.
The training began Tuesday, March 14 with a high-level overview of the software. Some of the topics covered in the morning session were views (text, hardware, and graphics), point command and program screen, schedules, and control loops. In the afternoon, the group jumped into some hands-on exercises in which they did basic programming such as adding controllers and points. Technical Support Manager, George Hingle, joined the class to assist with this portion of the training. Continue reading Dealers and Customers Participate in Computrols Level I CBAS Training
Recently, FacilitiesNet published the article titled “7 Tips For Selecting a Building Automation System.” The piece walks readers through considerations that they should take into account when replacing their current BAS, including how facility managers will interact with the system. We found the article to be helpful and related to our own recommendations. Below, we have addressed each of their recommendations from Computrols’ perspective.
1. People are more important than technology. Buy-in from the operating engineers is crucial to a successful upgrade. It’s important to involve operating engineers in the selection, design, and installation of the new BAS. Ideally, bringing the engineer to visit buildings with the prospective BAS installed will allow them to demo it first hand, without the manufacturer or installation contractor present. Continue reading 7 Tips for Selecting a Building Automation System
Did you know that CBAS 15 offers a new lead/lag feature?
The concepts of Lead and Lag are simple and can save you significant wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. Computrols’ CBAS 15 software now allows users to easily create Lead-Lag schedules or logic, depending on preference. Continue reading New Feature in CBAS 15
Computrols is pleased to announce that that we will once again be starting a building automation retrofit project in Southern California. 4000 MacArthur is a Class A office facility located in Newport Beach, CA. Continue reading Computrols Begins New Project: 4000 MacArthur
If you are planning on attending the BOMA International Conference & Expo this June, mark your calendar for the 27th at 2:15pm to see Mike Donlon’s session on Machine Learning in HVAC Control Systems. Continue reading Director of R&D, Mike Donlon, to Speak at BOMA Conference