97 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2015 8:58 AM by heatherausmus RSS

    Introduce Yourself


      Introduce yourself to the community by telling everyone a little about yourself in this discussion thread. Please say hello, tell us a little bit about what you're currently working on right now and don't forget to include something fun, such as a hobby, favorite vacation spot or a unique interest.


      New Member? Been a member of the Connected Community for a while? We'd love to hear from everyone.


      I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about everyone!  If you ever have any questions about the community or want to contact me for any reason, you can send me a message or email me at heather.ausmus@jci.com.

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          My name is John Bernd. I am a product manager for Panoptix, by Johnson Controls. My current focus in on building a developer program that will allow 3rd parties to develop application against the Panoptix platform.


          I have been at Johnson Controls for 8 years and spent the last two working on Panoptix. I am excited about the launch of Panoptix and how it will help our end customers achieve their desired outcomes around building efficiency. I am very interested and in tune with the technologies and social aspects that are affecting the industry. You can follow me on twitter @jkbernd if items such as buildingefficiency cloud saas and api interest you as well.


          Our developer program will be coming later this year and I can't wait to talk more about it. Please stay connected by following me in the community so you are the first to know when we roll out this program.

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              Im Chris Winters an hvac service tech with Value Pro Mechanical in the Chicagoland area. We are currently working on several clean rooms in the midwest. I have recently completed the PCT basic programming class and am looking forward to working with the controls and programing, i have followed the fx community for about a month now and find it an incredible source of info and i really appreciate the level of support for the product you guys and gals offer.

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              I'm Joe Aamidor, the product manager for Panoptix energy applications, such as the Carbon and Energy Reporter. I'm focused on making sure our applications deliver energy information to organizations that they can use to reduce their consumption and save money. My background is in carbon and energy management, both as a consultant and subject matter expert for software.


              I'm active on LinkedIn and Twitter, should you be interested in what I'm working on. I look forward to hearing from you and interacting with you on the community!!

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                I'm Kevin Potter and I'm a member of Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions team at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. 15 yrs in the building ops and controls industry; Panoptix beta tester; green sports, sustainability, and energy efficiency evangelist.

                Also enjoy participating in creative solution development for above, Green Sports Alliance, and Stadium Managers Association.

                What's Possible blog contributor and social media intraprenuer.

                Look forward to engaging in conversation and collaborating with everyone!

                Please look for my content here, on LinkedIn, and Twitter Kevin Potter if these topics are of interest to you: #cloud #sustainability #greensports #social media #energy efficiency #SaaS #panoptix

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                  My name is Katie Heckel and I am one of the Panoptix Live Guides. As a Live Guide, my role is to promote sustainability daily. My goal is to help facility managers run their building portfolio more efficiently by providing them with industry leading cloud based software and technical support.


                  If you have a question or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to help.

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                    My name is Jihad Chahine, I am the Regional Technology Sales Manager for Panoptix in the Middle East. With nearly 20 years of experience in Technology & Building Systems Integration, I have joined Johnson Controls in June 2010.


                    I am excited about the opportunities Panoptix is bringing to our customers and to the community.

                    My primarly role is to levrage Johnson Controls' Middle East sales organisation expertise to spread the excitement and to help our customers benefit from the power of analytics, where power is lost and misued.


                    You can follow me on twitter @jlamara, or contact me on jihad.chahine@jci.com

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                      My name is Marc Brandt, and I am a Product Manager for Panoptix, by Johnson Controls.  My focus for the Panoptix solution is on the Continuous Diagnostics Advisor and the Custom Analyzer. 


                      I have spent the last year at Johnson Controls working on Panoptix, and am really excited to see the solution help our customers achieve their building efficiency goals.  I will be working on a lot of exciting new things with Panoptix so please stay connected by following me in the community.  I look forward to interacting with everyone on the community!

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                        Hello!  My name is Wendy Randazzo, and I am a Program Manager in the Building Efficiencies division of Johnson Controls Inc. I work within the Global LOB Building Automation Systems (Metasys) on deployment. I facilitate a cross functional and multidisciplinary team of folks focused upon insuring (internal) product readiness for 'all systems' supporting the release as well as insuring (external) all collateral required to position, sell, service, and support a given release is ready at release to sales.  I look forward to exploring the possibilities and observing the power of communication and information exchange via the BE Connected Community.  These certainly are exciting times we're living in!   

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                          I'm gokul working with ICF Intenational in building-related design, research, energy efficiency and climate change projects. Working in development of several energy modeling and simulation tool. Looking forward to learn from here

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                            Hello Everyone,

                            I am specialist with a HVACR Woholesaler of JCI Facility Explorer products. I look forward to the future here and hope that I can be positive asset.

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                              Hi everyone.I'm with BE,India team for about 2 years. As a student of Reliability and 'Improvement', I view Panoptix as a great opportunity for knowledge sharing and understanding IT apps from two angles- simplification enablers and futuristic innovations. Have been working personally on GNU/Debian Linux and have learnt a lot from the open community (a newbie still).


                              I look forward to be an asset and grow everyway with the team.


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                                Hi, all,


                                I am Wei from University of Michigan. I have been an software developer and an IT person managing/monitoring networks as well as other IT systems. I came to this site to learn about Metasys. I see overlaps between building management and management of IT systems. But I am new to what I am learning here.


                                It is very nice to see a support community. I appreciate the help I have received.

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                                  Hello Everyone


                                  I am Chinna Jeyasingh, from BE_LOB Gurgaon, India. I have been associated with Johnson Controls for around 5 years now, (3 years as a contractor and now 2 years as a full time employee). My primary focus area is "System Testing" of the Metasys Tools, been part of Metasys release 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1 and few months for 6.5. My current assignment is with the new BAS product called "Building Control Manager"-BCM ( some of you may heard that as Nanosys). BCM is a BAS solution for simpler buildings and for Chinese Market for the first release.


                                  In my free time, i would like to read and surf.

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                                    Hello Heather,


                                    I worked for ESUSA in the 1990's until it was purchased by JCI in 1999.  I stayed on until 2006 working with Corporate Parts Distribution and the Customer Success Center in MKE.  Afterward I spent some time with the local Trane franchise in Louisville and then back to JCI most recently for a short stint in Service Sales in the Louisville Branch.


                                    FieldServer Technologies recruited me about two years ago for a position as Regional Sales Manager for the Central US and Canada, and I'm loving the job.  Our focus is on providing additional connectivity to equipment manufacturers and control system installers / integrators.  We do this through a combination of protocol drivers and gateways.  The JCI branches are some of my best customers, and I really enjoy meeting with them when I am in the field.  All we are doing is providing additional means for them to connect different protocols to Metasys.


                                    My curiosity with Panoptix is in the integration of different systems to the platform through our XML server.  We already provide connectivity to several other cloud based platforms like Cisco Energywise and other private cloud servers.  It's all through XML that ports building data through the gateway for populating cloud based servers. 

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                                      hello all,


                                      My Name is Russell Rowland. i work for M & A Supply Co. I am 26 years old and i live in Little Rock, Arkansas. I am new to the community but not to EMS or HVAC. I have six years of experience starting as a Tech installing building managment systems then shortly there after moving into the sales department. I have become very interested in Energy managment and Sustainability. I have been involved in ASHRAE and the USGBC and have worked on several LEED projects. I have come to this community to expand my knowledge of FX-PC, capabilities of the FX controls line and my knowledge of the industry. i look foward to the community experience.



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                                        My name is Erki Rannak. I am ABCS and I run a company in Estonia. Our company building BMS / HVAC systems based on Johnson Controls.


                                        I have been programming JCI for 7 years starting with DX9100/DX9200. After a while moved on to Facility Explorer series PLC-s (FX05 ; FX15 ; FX16, etc.) + Metasys. For last 3 years we have been focusing on Metasys PLC-s (NCE, NIE, FEC, FAC, ADS and etc.). We are putting considerable amount of time in control system development (CCT programming).


                                        I look forward to find new information from this community and hope to get / provide help and useful solutions. Also, to participate in interesting discussions.

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                                          My name is Paul Meyers, I work at Tower Equipment Co. Inc. in Connecticut. We are the local Johnson Distributor here in Southern Connecticut. I hope to access important information more easily by joining this group.

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                                            My Name is Omar Valdez. I worked for Johnson Controls for over 10 years as a Lead System Specialist. I am now working for an ABCS company and work extensively with FX explorer products and third party BACnet integrations. I love my job and the challenges that it brings.

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                                              Hello all - My name is Bill Beauvais, and I am currently working as a consultant providing BAS technical support to engineers, contractors and end-users. I established my company, Streamline Support Services, in 2011 after many years of experience in building automation, software development and building systems commissioning in Arizona. I enjoy the challenges of keeping up with the state-of-the-art technology that never seems to end in our industry, and I am grateful to be able to share my knowledge and capabilities to assist my clients and colleagues. Since the early 80's, I've primarily worked with Andover, Johnson Controls, Distech and KMC control systems. I appreciate how the Tridium Niagara platform provides a pseudo standard way to integrate so many different brands of controls into a common network. Lately, I have been involved with integrating many of these legacy controls into an AX Supervisor for a municipality, and helping them develop a guide spec for future BAS installations. I am looking forward to expanding and sharing my knowledge through this community. Best Regards!

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                                                  Welcome to the community, Bill!! We're glad to have you as a member and look forward to hearing from you! 


                                                  P.S. You're officially the first person to earn the "Nice to Meet You" badge for introducing yourself too! Something to brag about later...

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                                                  Hello everyone - I am The Ultimate Control Freak (according to facebook).  I started 20 years ago with a JCI ABCS installing, engineering, estimating and programming control systems.  I moved from there to Andover & KMC, then 11 years with Alerton Controls.  The last two years have been working with Niagara, and now I am back with a JCI ABCS.  Life does go in circles. 

                                                  I also create animated 3D HVAC graphics for lots of control companies around the world.

                                                  My goal in life...

                                                  Try to take over the world (HVAC that is).

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                                                    My name is Bill Cox, I"ve been an HVAC service tech for many years and got into control systems about 8 yrs ago. Knowing systems has really helped with the progress I"ve been making on the programming side of things. Working with KMC and JCI /  Field and supervisory controllers mostly. So much more to learn. Enjoying the challenge.

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                                                      Hello There,


                                                      I'm Onur Sevinç from Turkey in Manisa. I'm new in Johnsons Control, its about 3 month maybe less. I'm EHS Spc. of Manisa plant and its very exciting to be part of big community. All these stuff new for me because my experiences comes from industrial plants construction. I know i'll learn so much more to learn in here, i'm looking forward it, see you around.


                                                      Best Regards

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                                                        I am Sanjay Saini working as a product owner with Panoptix product, located at India center. It's been three years with JCI and Energy domain, I work with Joe and really enjoying it.


                                                        I believe in developing products that customer love


                                                        I love playing football, cricket and no favorite vacation spot but anywhere :-)



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                                                          My name is Jerry Marshall and I am the Energy Manager for Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA.

                                                          I have been working in Facilities Operations or Management to one degree or another (as Technician, Project Manager, Physical Plant Director, and Energy Manager) since 1989 and all of that time has been spent at increasingly larger campuses of Higher Education. I have served on campuses as small as a few hundred full-time students to where I am today with some 17,000+.

                                                          My Energy Management Philosophy is simple, "use only what you need and only as long as you need it."


                                                          In my private life I am a big fan of NFL football and the Carolina Panthers have been my team since their inception to the league. I am a political junkie, an avid reader, a science fiction fan, and a sometimes gamer.

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                                                            Hi all,


                                                            I am Richard Xu, from China. I have been a JCI's BAS / Refrigeration engineer for 7 years. The most headaches for me is we, ABCSs in China, have few technical supports and too many products (especially refrigeration products) can not be purchased in China. Bad :-(. The JCI China seems to be interested in York business and competing big BAS deals with us.


                                                            Forget it.


                                                            My programming began with DX9100, now familiar with FX06 / FX15 / FEC and CCT/SCT/ADS, touched PMI. It's absolutely an accident I found this community when googling JCI's product documents. I hope this help me more.



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                                                              Good Morning, I'm Nicole Richmond, I work for Cochrane Supply, we are a JCI ACBS (distributor) with locations in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.  I work our of our Madison Heights, MI office.  I'm responsible for Marketing, Training and Vendor relationships.


                                                              In my other life I'm mom to 3 little ones, 11 (boy), 9 (girl) and 2 (boy) and honestly that keeps me pretty busy so I don't even think I need to list any hobbies or interests (my main hobby is finding a quiet place to hide and read for 10 minutes ).

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                                                                Hi, I'm Scott Blundell, I work for JCI in the engineering and estimating support department.  We create and support the standard applications in PCT and create and support the data that drives the Asset estimates, drawings, and applications.  I work with a group that is completely virtual and we make it work.


                                                                I live outside Yoakum, TX, but work out of the Milwaukee Controls Group HQ.


                                                                When not working or attending meetings remotely, I enjoy woodturning.

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                                                                  Hiii,am Mohammed sadiq,work as BMS engineer in our company.my site is ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK in jeddah ,saudi arabia.Iam the one operating BMS and panoptix...

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                                                                    Good day, Keith Tomazewski, I am the Trade Show Manager.  I have been with Johnson Controls for 18 years.  I have been in the Trade Show position for 16 years.  It is great working with a cross section of people from Engineering, Marketing, PR, etc.  It is a pleasure to be able to bring the best we have to offer to our customers in the face to face marketing venue.

                                                                    My favorite time when not at work is Grandpa duty.  My two year old Granddaughter is a joy to be with!  She is like her Grandfather as she loves the outdoors!

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                                                                      Hello my name is Jeff Weiss. I work for the state of California at a maximum security prison near Folsom, CA. We currently have operating 4 different networks. One Lon network on a Jace700. One Alerton bacnet network, one other bacnet FX network on a FX60 controller and a metasys N2 network on our phone lines. I am challenged with integrating them together so my peers and bosses can access them without pulling their hair out and archiving the history on a FX Server. I had a programming background before I came to work for the state so the project fell in my lap. When I started 7 years ago, the engineers had just yanked out the pneumatic controls in the mechanical rooms and installed about 35 UNT-1144's to operate the equipment. Since then we have become the primary medical hub for the state and have had three new buildings built with all different controls. We are in the process of replacing the older UNT's with FX-30's on our IP network instead of the N2 network on our phone lines. In addition the state is building 3 more facilities on the property. I hope to get them to install FX Explorer equipment to make my life a little easier.

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                                                                        Hello Everyone. I am Alfa Madhusmita. I am part of BE_LOB, gurgaon, India Center. I have been with Johnson Controls for almost 5 years (Initial 2 yrs as Contractor and now a full time employee from past 3yrs). I am part of "Metasys System Test team". I do system testing for metasys tools and was involved in release 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and currently for 6.5 metasys release. Now I am getting myself ready for 7.0 metasys release testing .

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                                                                          Hello Everyone


                                                                          I am Ashish Arora working with Gurgaon, India center of Johnson Controls. I am working on Field Controller testing projects. I have been part of testing activities for CCT 10.0 and FAC 3611 controller. Currently I am working on CCT 10.1, N2 FEC Controller and Smart Equipment projects.I have been a part of JCI for two years. Prior to that I was working as field engineer for couple of competitors

                                                                          Really happy to be a part of this community and its unlike anything I have seen in any of my previous organizations.


                                                                          Its an excellent place to get information about scenarios people are trying in the field and is in turn helping us to create better products.




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                                                                            We are JCI Shanghai dealer, I'm Morgan Qian.

                                                                            My JCI projects including Security & BMS scope as well with 3years history.

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                                                                              Hi All, my name is Arnoldo , live in Mexico. I enjoyed worked at JCI for 16 years. Some of my goals when I was in JCI was to introduce the Facility Explorer and develop the ABCS channel.  I had the opportunity to assist to the JCI institute and take the related curses for FX.  On 2011 , left JCI to build my own company most oriented to Water Chillers and air conditioning as a contractor. Everything has worked well for me and this year hired an automation engineer for grow our business into the BAS market. I d like a lot to promote FX products and be a well recognized ABCS.  I m sure there is a lot to learn in this site and hope I also can contribute to grow this community.

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                                                                                Hi Everyone. I am Arslan and I am totally new to Johnson Controls. I have experience in designing both hardware and C/ C++ based firmware for embedded systems. Experience in designing applications in Visual Basic. I am quick learner and good in algorithm designing. Not that much experienced as all of others who commented above.

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                                                                                  Hi Everyone.I am  sadiq, working as BMS operator  am also totally new to BMS in JCI...

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                                                                                    My name is Debbie Brumbaugh, and I am the Chief Financial Officer for the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. We are near the completion date for our new business school building and look forward to using the JCI Metasys and Panoptix software to assist us in monitoring and maintaining maximum energy efficiencies and optimal water consumption levels.


                                                                                    Throughout our building design and construction, we have collaborated (through a grant) with the US Department of Energy representatives to model our planning options and to test the impact on our building's energy levels. Our DOE reps will continue to provide modeling and input through the operational phase. We will be at a minimum a LEED Platinum building, and have an interest in continuing our energy consciousness as we consider a continuing pursuit of a Net-Zero status.


                                                                                    When not working, I enjoy watching sports...particularly USC Baseball, USC Soccer, and USC Football.

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                                                                                      my name is Giuseppe Pollicina. I'm Utilities manager in Zoetis Catania (Italy), I'm involved in API process, specifically water & energy management.

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                                                                                        Hallo Everyone,

                                                                                        I am Marco Picozzi from System & Service OPS team in Italy, in JCI since 2002. Along my career I have held different roles starting with being a member of the Life Science Team in Europe working on validated BMS's. Later on I joined SIS Europe team for specific development of integration and security application like Stop&Serach for DeBeers diamond company in South Africa. More recently I had the opportunity to lead the local teams from Service Operations and Sales Support.

                                                                                        Today I am the local BMS focal person for Technical Support, Localization, New Projects and....any other business !

                                                                                        My great passion is watching films and go skiing on our Alps.

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                                                                                            Thanks for introducing yourself, Marco! We look forward to hearing from and seeing you more in the community!

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                                                                                                Hi,this is Morgan Qian from Shanghai (China).my company is the dealer of JCI,

                                                                                                during the past years we have successfully done a couple of security & BAS project of JCI,

                                                                                                our client including the big 4 that outsourcing  software company, Hyatt hotel in Shanghai,as well as US listed company in Shanghai ZJ park.

                                                                                                In the future,we will help with JCI each other to put more BMS & security project on Landmark building in China.

                                                                                                Keep in touch everyone

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                                                                                              I'm Sulekha Malik from JCI's gurgaon, "India" center.I'm involved in the BACnet testing of our devices where I do the pre-BTL testing i.e the testing we do before sending the device for BTL listing.JCI has got BTL listing for : FECs,FACs,VMAs,NAE,NCE, and ODS and a smart equipment(SE-SPU100x-xx)is in testing under progress at BTL lab.


                                                                                              Please feel free to ask any BACnet related questions, I will be happy to help!! "If i would be knowing it"




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                                                                                                Hello all,



                                                                                                My name is Nicholas Metz, the service manager at Breen and Sullivan Mechanical. We are a turn key mechanical contractor that have been installing and servicing JCI systems since the beginning of time.  I have been in the HVAC industry all my life (since age 14) and have a genuine passion for the trade.  Being well versed in almost all mechanical facets of this industry, I have grown to love the controls aspect and hold a fascination with the ever evolving concepts.

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                                                                                                  My name is Allen. I work with RSD Total Control as an applications engineer.

                                                                                                  I have been in the industry for 7 months, learning it quickly and having fun with it.

                                                                                                  Outside of work I play various team sports, watch NBA and MLS, in the mountains backpacking or camping, running, cycling, and out and about any city festival.

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                                                                                                    Hello Heather:


                                                                                                    This is Carl Dean from HCD Services in London, Ontario, Canada.  We are a commercial/industrial contractor with an FX controls offering.  I have a portfolio of buildings with various versions of FX controls in them + the occasional new one from time to time!  We work under Yorkland Controls from Toronto.......but like to stay out of Toronto!

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                                                                                                      Hello Everyone,

                                                                                                      My name is Kunal , I am work as Principle engineer with the P2000 Web UI project team for 3.14 release. We work out of JCI Gurgaon India center. Our teams are working specifically on Alarm Manager, Case Manager & Maps Web UI applications for P2000.

                                                                                                      Please feel free to reach out to me for any of questions / comments .

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                                                                                                        I am Anand Joshi, working as a Principal Engineer on IT Security features(eg: complex password, account policy etc) on Metasys Supervisory Stuff for Rel 7.0.

                                                                                                        I am based out of JCI Gurgaon India center.


                                                                                                        Please feel free to reach out to me for any of questions / comments related to above.



                                                                                                        Anand Joshi

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                                                                                                          Hello Everyone,


                                                                                                          This is Moht Goel, Product Owner for Team Shivalik, one of the teams contributing towards Facility UI (now Metasys UI). I am based out of JCI Gurgaon, India. We work on Authentication, Authorization, Trends, IT security Updates and many upcoming features for Metasys UI.


                                                                                                          Please feel free to contact me for any queries related to Metasys UI. I will be more than happy to help.


                                                                                                          Mohit Goel

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                                                                                                            Hi all,


                                                                                                            I've been with RSD in their Total Control division since 2012 as an Applications Engineer out of the Roseville, California office.  Total Control provides "Parts and Smarts" to HVAC contractors for projects that range from BAS to industrial processes. I personally have a background in industrial controls, PLC programming, Java programming, elevator controls, and motion controls.  Currently, most of my work with Johnson Controls is with the Facility Explorer product line.  I work with PCT and FX Workbench on a regular basis.

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                                                                                                              Hi everyone,

                                                                                                              I've been in the BAS industry for 5 years and recently started working with JCI products. I am starting to get familiar with some of the PCT programming along with the AX platform.  I previously worked in the HVAC service world for 11 years.  I am currently working on projects with integration to lighting, power meters and HVAC controls. Looking forward to the opportunities through this community.

                                                                                                              Chris Brehm

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                                                                                                                Hello Everyone


                                                                                                                I am Manu Garg from BE_LOB Gurgaon, India. I have been associated with Johnson Controls for around 3.5 years now. My primary focus area is "System Testing" of the Metasys Tools, been part of Metasys release  6.0, 6.1 and few months for 6.5. My current assignment is with the new Metasys UI.

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                                                                                                                  Greetings Everyone!


                                                                                                                  I am Raveesh from BE_LOB Gurgaon, India.


                                                                                                                  I have been associated with Johnson Controls for around 1.5 years now. My primary focus area is "System Testing" & Functional Testing of the MetasysUI. I am currently associated with Metasys UI project team.




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                                                                                                                    I am Victor Khin, an Energy Solutions Performance Engineer from Long Island Branch, NY, serving BE-JCI for 3 years.

                                                                                                                    My main responsibility is to measure, verify and ensure that our actual energy savings are more than Guarantee Savings under my PSA Projects. I provide my full support to our team members who need assistance for their projects.

                                                                                                                    Nice to know you all.


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                                                                                                                      My name is Scott Thomas it is very exciting to finally have a forum to communicate with other professionals in this exciting field.Thank you Heather Ausmus and the many others for all your hard work. So here is my background I worked directly for Johnson Controls for about ten years started out as a FLSP in the greater Boston area and worked my way up to a SAE core team engineer. I have been in the HVAC field for many years as well so the transition to control work was easy. I now am the owner of Commercial Control Systems and we just celebrated our tenth year together here. So that me in a nutshell.


                                                                                                                      Keep smiling its free

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                                                                                                                        Hello ,I'm Pichit Rintara,Thailand .I Develop platform embed wireless solution and Window PC Applicat .Now, I have new project to migate  acess control data from mssql to Johnson acess control. if you have knowhow on Johnson access control , contact me to join partner.


                                                                                                                        sorry for my bad language, hope u join my partner!

                                                                                                                        Pichit Rintara


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                                                                                                                          Hi, I'm Steve Carolus, Service Manager at SmartEdge in Western NY.  We are a building automation and mechanical service company that has newly become a Johnson Controls partner. We have not had a lot of training as yet so we will likely take advantage of this forum and more JCI training to come up to speed and troubleshoot customer challenges.


                                                                                                                          Our automation techs will be attending training as we are able to set it up and coordinate it.

                                                                                                                          We are looking forward to working with our customers to bring JCI solutions and assistance to them.




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                                                                                                                            Hello, My name is Frank Mendez.  I am the sales manager for CCI Mechanical Automation & Integration.  We are an ABCS Metasys Automation provider.  CCI Mechanical is a Design/Build mechanical contractor located in Salt Lake City, UT.  CCI has been in business here for over 50 years and has been an ABCS since 2002.

                                                                                                                            We specialize in small to large Metasys projects for Office Complexes, Universities, Data Centers and Industrial sites.  We exist to service our customers.

                                                                                                                            Thank you,

                                                                                                                            Frank Mendez

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                                                                                                                              Hello my name is Keith Adrian.  I just joined Automated Solutions Group in Dayton Ohio. Before joining ASG I had all of my experience with the  Honeywell XL-5000 and WEBS product lines and some with Distech.  Joining ASG I am learning the FX product line.  I just completed my first FX project and found PCT not to be that intimidating.  I still have a lot to,learn using PCT though.   In my past life using a forum was my best source for quick answers to issues I was having in the field. 

                                                                                                                              Happy Controlling

                                                                                                                              Keith Adrian

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                                                                                                                                Hi All, and especially to Heather ,

                                                                                                                                I am ASIF KAZI, currently working as a COMMISSIONING ENGINEER with L.S.S TECHNOLOGIES, BAHRAIN.


                                                                                                                                Here in Bahrain we are about to start a project with JCI implementation , (incorporating F.E.C, IOM , NAE 55)

                                                                                                                                I hope that i will receive some technical help from the community whenever i need the Expert advice.

                                                                                                                                Looking forward to learn .


                                                                                                                                THANKS & REGARDS

                                                                                                                                ASIF KAZI.

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                                                                                                                                  My name is Jason McGehee. I am the Director of Services and I.T. for Electronic Control Systems, Inc. (ECS).  We service the Southern California region. ECS has been a Johnson Controls ABCS since 1996, and I have been with the firm since 1997.


                                                                                                                                  Our customers include biotechs, manufacturing, data centers, R&D, large class ‘A’, military, universities, and REITs.


                                                                                                                                  Along with JCI products, we install fire alarm systems, low voltage telcomm cabling systems, CCTV, and card access.

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                                                                                                                                    Hello everyone, my name is Scott. I am happy to finally be a part of the community. I was trained in the military 25 years ago in air conditioning and utilities and got a job in the HVAC industry after my enlistment was up. I had worked for Johnson Controls for just under 15 years managing the service, controls group before recently moving on. Currently I am in the process of starting a controls division within a mechanical company. I am learning the FX product and have been forced to fast track that learning curve. I am hoping to get up to speed on third party FX graphics. I also teach controls, start test and balance, and hydronics to the apprentices at my union hall. I look forward to enlightening discussions that make us better and  motivate us to always improve.

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                                                                                                                                      My everyone name is Donald Lee. I am the owner of Lee Mechanical Solutions in Mississippi. I have been in the HVAC industry since 1986. I started working with controls in the early 90's, primarily Trane and some Andover. For about the last 3 years I have worked with Distech Controls. I am new to JCI and the FX line of controls. I look forward to working with this community.

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                                                                                                                                        Hello Everyone,


                                                                                                                                        I've been here over a year and realized I never introduced myself. My name is Eric Beach. I am a Technical Consultant/Chief Cook and Bottle Washer for ESC in Connecticut. I started my controls career with pneumatics and the 8540. I've been through every generation of JCI since. I am also fluent with Barber Coleman Network 8000, Alerton, American AutoMatrix, KMC, and Honeywell. This community is a fantastic resource for me. Right now I'm working on providing a Tridium solution for a large college campus. I'm also trying to develop a 3D energy dashboard. It is a privilage to be here!

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                                                                                                                                          I've been on here for a while.  My name is Kris Sorenson. I am the engineer/technical support/purchasing for Interactive Building Solutions in Chicago.  We specialize in creating environments for laser labs where the temperature varies any where in the room +/-0.1F.  The scientist have set up sensors all over the rooms to prove that the rooms are in spec. Its pretty amazing when you consider most rooms are +/-2-3F.  The company has been able to repeat that across university campuses around the US.


                                                                                                                                          Prior to that I was at JCI for 30.75 years beginning in Moline, IL working on pneumatics, T6700s, JC\80s and then 85/40s.  Moved to Indiana\Chicago where I was a tech support/engineering guy and then became a regional trainer.  Tech support and I worked together to develop the 85/40 L3 to DDL tool for conversion of all the 85/40s to NCMs.  I got a Chairman's Award for developing a way to estimate the real cost of doing all the software.  I also went on to the regional engineering teams. 


                                                                                                                                          I got another Chairman's Award for helping with some other team setting up the product literature and communications.

                                                                                                                                          I've worked on Duty/Standby NCMs and have done a couple of the larger installations of those in Chicago. 

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                                                                                                                                            Hi Everyone,

                                                                                                                                            My name is Anthony Fagan and I work for ATBRO SYSTEMS here in Johannesburg, South Africa as a BAS Engineer. I have been working with JCi products for the last 5 years. I have worked extensivly with FX explorer & Metasys products. I am currently working on a few Energy Managment and 3rd party integration project around Southern Africa. I am looking foward to getting / providing helpful information from this site.