Building Automation System Integrators, also known as BASi, has recently joined the Computrols ranks as an authorized distribution partner. BASi is based out of Baltimore, MD but services a much wider region including Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina. The two companies align on a number of levels but perhaps none greater than their shared focus on building automation system integration.
“When I saw what Computrols was capable of in terms of integrating with legacy systems, I immediately wanted to learn more”, said President of BASi, Jim Graves. “Not only can their parent-level controllers natively communicate the proprietary protocols in our industry, but they also have a VAV solution that can sit on the same communication trunk as those third-party controllers. This gives building owners and managers an incredible level of flexibility, and that is certainly something I look forward to bringing to my customers.
In addition to both Computrols and BASi having a reputation for integrating multiple systems, the two companies also share the belief of empowering their customers to operate their BAS in-house.
“You rarely see a group like BASi that can operate a multitude of systems at such a high level”, said Computrols Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Mike Clayton. “Their knowledge and dedication to educating their customers makes me extremely excited to start working with Jim and his team.”
When Graves is not in the field or supporting customers remotely, he spends a large portion of his time teaching facilities teams of various state departments how to operate their building automation systems autonomously. His courses generally run for about 2 weeks and start from the basics and take his students to a point where they can be fully self-sufficient in managing and maintaining their BAS.
“Most of the time I can tell whether or not someone ‘gets it’ in a single conversation, and after I spoke with Jim, I was all but certain this would be a great match”, said Computrols Director of Business Development, Scott Holstein. “Both of our companies truly want what is in the best interest of our customers and refuse to compromise on that belief.”