Construction companies have a new solution for verifying employee training With Credential Verification Service’s (CVS) new wristbands, employers that need to verify that workers are doing only the jobs they are trained for can now do so. CVS teamed up with a leading manufacturer of silicone wristbands to offer the groundbreaking product. Each silicone wristband is stamped with a unique QR code. When the durable wristband is scanned with a smartphone or a tablet, the employee’s updated training records are displayed on the device. CVS provides the same proven training-verification service to employers that use its photo ID cards. Using a badge, however, can be inconvenient or unfeasible at certain worksites. “On many jobs, it’s not safe to have a lanyard around your neck or a card dangling from your belt,” says CVS president David Finkelstein. “A wristband offers a great alternative. A construction supervisor may need to check on employees as they go from job to job. Scanning a wristband makes verification easy and fast.” Order wristbands and cards at www.credentialverificationservice.com. Maxi-Cool server cooling cabinets prove ideal for historic buildings Many firms occupying buildings of architectural importance are finding IT salvation in server cooling enclosures from Maxi-Cool. With no invasive building work to install air-conditioning or build dedicated server rooms, Maxi-Cool is helping deliver data integrity to organizations based in heritage premises. Designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, Maxi-Cool enclosure cooling systems offer the perfect local, thermally managed environment for IT infrastructure. The free-standing server rack systems can be installed in a matter of hours, with no unsightly hoses dangling from open windows — ideal for sensitive premises where construction work is impractical, expensive or not permitted. “Organizations occupying historic buildings face an even greater challenge in keeping their servers cool to safeguard vital business data,” said Maxi-Cool chief designer James Garson. “These types of striking premises are favored by banks, accountants and law firms, which store mission-critical data on site for security reasons; yet very few have air-conditioned server rooms.” Low-power Maxi-Cool cabinets operate from a single 13-amp mains socket, can be easily repositioned on castors, are whisper-quiet at just 65db, require no ducting and take up just one square metre of floorspace. They typically deliver temperature reductions of up to 20°C with a thermal power capacity of 4kW. Visit www.maxi-cool.co.uk for more information Customizable ceiling panels offer cost-efficient and discreet overhead heating Marley Engineered Products introduces QMark radiant ceiling panels, providing custom, targeted, hidden heat in a wide range of applications. Able to blend in seamlessly with any indoor building space, the radiant ceiling panels are designed to provide localized spot heating or primary heating where needed. The panels can be specified by dimension and output level for each room to ensure optimal integration with a building’s traffic flow and design. Completely customizable from voltage and size to placement, color scheme and finish, QMark radiant ceiling panels are ideal for installation in hotels/motels, homes and offices; heating in commercial lobbies, hallways, studios and conference rooms; and in temperature-sensitive spaces such as hospital departments and yoga studios. Panels are offered in standard 24” x 24” and 24” x 48” drop ceiling panels, as well as custom sizes available from 10” to 28” in width and 24” to 96” in length. Visit www.marleymep.com. Schneider Electric unveils 2 new UPS solutions for data center and industrial applications Schneider Electric’s new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions include Gutor PXC UPS, a rugged solution suited for untraditional environments with high-temperature requirements; and the expansion of the Galaxy V-Series UPS portfolio, which offers scalable power density and high efficiency for large data centers. As demand for cloud computing and the growing adoption of the Internet of Things push data center infrastructure to new limits, availability, resiliency and efficiency are more important than ever. Schneider Electric’s UPS solutions provide data centers with critical power and certainty to ensure uptime of mission-critical systems and equipment. Gutor PXC protects critical equipment in remote and/or harsh conditions, such as oil and gas exploration and production sites, mining sites, manufacturing plants and transportation infrastructures. Customers have the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively implement industrial UPS. Galaxy VX’s extended power ranges, available from 500kW to 1500kW, provide complete, versatile power support for mid-to-large and hyperscale data centers that require an increasing amount of power for continuity and reliability of service. Galaxy VX offers flexible battery storage options, three operating modes to optimize the efficiency of IT environments, and can be integrated as part of a prefabricated power skid architecture to simplify UPS deployment and installation. To learn more, visit www.schneider-electric.us. BEHR PRO™ pre-catalyzed waterborne epoxy is designed to withstand high-traffic conditions BEHR PRO’s pre-catalyzed waterborne epoxy is a high-performance, GREENGUARD® Gold Certified coating suitable for commercial and residential paint projects. The highly durable, low-odor and low-VOC formula is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of high-traffic commercial, institutional and industrial facilities, such as schools, hospitals, food processing plants and USDA-inspected facilities. The interior coating offers superior application properties, including excellent chemical, stain and abrasion resistance, and is a fast-drying formula. One-and five-gallon sizes are available at select Home Depot stores. To learn more about this new product, the entire BEHR product lineup, as well as services for professionals, visit behrpro.com. Daikin Applied’s Rebel® chilled water air handler achieves higher efficiencies in a smaller footprint Building on the innovative and award-winning Rebel heating and cooling rooftop platform, comes Daikin Applied’s Rebel rooftop air handler. Rebel offers a customizable chilled water solution featuring segment-leading technologies that provide for a complete single-sourced system. Combined with either Pathfinder® or Trailblazer® air-cooled chillers, users capitalize on the 22+ IPLV performance of an air-cooled chiller for a complete system solution. Energy efficiency is at the core of Rebel’s design, gaining up to 15 percent energy savings from its standard direct drive airfoil supply and ECM fans. The factory-installed energy-recovery wheel captures and recycles lost energy, increasing the HVAC system efficiency and reducing the mechanical cooling capacity by as much as 30 percent to help exceed AHRI and ASHRAE 90.1-2016 standards. Rebel’s smaller footprint improves building aesthetics as well, with improved sightlines to meet architectural and municipality mandates. For more information about Daikin chillers, visit www.daikinapplied.com. Ketra introduces lighting technology that perfectly mimics sunlight Recognizing that the best light comes from nature, Ketra has developed an advanced lighting system that precisely imitates the color temperature and intensity of natural light. Ketra LEDs dynamically shift throughout the day, providing the full range of sunlight — crisp and bright during the day, soft and warm at night. The inventive lights provide wellness benefits to indoor occupants, synchronizing their circadian rhythms to support better health and rest. A recent survey commissioned by Ketra reveals that 87 percent of Americans say that exposure to natural light has a positive impact on productivity, alertness and brain function; and nearly 3 out of 4 Americans say they would pay more for light bulbs if they knew the bulbs would have a positive impact on their health. The ability to simulate sunlight, while maintaining consistency across every bulb in the space, is driven by the technology in each Ketra bulb. A proprietary semiconductor measures the bulb’s color 360 times a second, continuously ensuring that the light output across every bulb in the space is the exact color temperature of natural light, measured in degrees Kelvin. This industry-leading technology also facilitates a longer lifespan of the product — Ketra light bulbs last up to 30 years in a typical home, significantly longer than standard LEDs. To find a lighting showroom near you that distributes Ketra, visit www.ketra.com/contact-us. Bosch GBL18V-71 18V blower merges efficiency and versatility Keeping a jobsite clean helps keep a jobsite safe. The Bosch GBL18V-71 blower is an efficient and versatile cordless tool for jobsite cleanups. With a 71 CFM rating and air speed of 167 mph, the Bosch blower can clean any jobsite. The lightweight, ergonomic tool comes with a range of attachments to seamlessly move from task to task; and with variable speeds and an ergonomic soft grip handle, work is made easier. It is optimally balanced to minimize user fatigue, especially during long periods of use. To learn more about the Bosch GBL18V-71 18V blower or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com. Check out www.bethepro.com for tips and videos. BuildingIQ upgrades its SaaS solution to streamline operational tasks In June 2017, BuildingIQ announced significant upgrades to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Facility Worksite, which offers built-in preventative maintenance and asset management for BuildingIQ customers. Users will now experience a new, uniform interface and can use the solution for validating actions and adopting energy optimization services available from BuildingIQ. For new users, Facility Worksite will be available in scalable subscription options. Facility Worksite can be purchased as a stand-alone service or fully integrated into BuildingIQ’s 5i intelligent energy management platform to provide a central online portal, allowing users to create, manage and report on maintenance tasks. Facility Worksite is available for U.S. customers at www.buildingiq.com/shop.
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