AFEC Conference Attendees Learn from Trane about the Benefits of Wireless Communications


AFEC Conference Attendees Learn from Trane about the Benefits of Wireless Communications

Denver, Sept. 23, 2014 Wireless communications can help facilities management teams achieve on-time, on-budget project completion, simplify problem solving and help achieve life cycle savings.

A specialist from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will discuss the benefits of wireless communications during the Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (AFEC), held Sept. 24-25 in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Jim Kohl, senior product manager at Trane, will address how wireless is expected to provide significant advantages in common building controls applications. The presentation will describe common heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications, current and future wireless standards, and how wireless can be used to cost effectively and reliably overcome many common control system challenges today, and in the future.

Attendees will: learn about wireless building control applications; gain information about wireless solutions, advantages and disadvantages; learn when wireless solutions make sense; and, learn how to leverage opens standards, such as BACnet ® and ZigBee® Building Automation. They will also learn what state-of-the-art wireless technologies are available and understand how ZigBee Building Automation supports the BACnet standard

Presentation details:
Title: Wireless Direct Digital Control
When: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m.
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, CO 80204

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About the AFEC
The Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference, the largest event in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to facilities and management and engineering professionals, is held Sept. 24-25 in Denver. The event is dedicated to increasing the skills and knowledge of facility managers and engineers in the Rocky Mountain Region, preparing them to meet the demands of their occupation, today, tomorrow, and into the future.

About Jim Kohl
Jim Kohl is a senior product manager for Trane. In this role, he is responsible for wireless technologies, light commercial building control systems, chiller controls, and rooftop controls. Kohl has more than 15 years of product management, product design, and applications engineering experience. Prior to joining Trane, he managed the aftermarket development group at McQuay International. Before that he worked at the Donaldson Co. for 19 years, where he was awarded a U.S. patent for his work.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $12 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. 

Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit