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Allen-Bradley is a manufacturer of electrical components and system controllers.
The site includes drive incident, AC motor failure, and request for failure analysis
reporting forms plus miscellaneous documents on testing semiconductors using ohmmeters,
harmonics, AC motor formulas, motor fundamentals, and AC drive fundamentals.
National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, nonprofit organization
that coordinates national and international standards for U.S. companies. Site
includes reference libraries, standards information, accreditation services, news and publications, meetings and events, education
and training information, and a list of web links.
ASTM International is
a nonprofit organization that provides a global forum for the development and
publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems,
and services. Site includes information on standards, a digital library of technical publications,
and information on training courses.
BACnet (ASHRAE SSPC 135)
This site is maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standing Standard Project Committee 135, the group responsible for developing and maintaining the BACnet standard. Site provides the latest BACnet news, the status of SSPC 135 activities, and a comprehensive bibliography of BACnet publications.
Belden is a
manufacturer of high-performance wire and cable products. Site includes information
on cables for variable-frequency AC drive applications.
The Bluetooth SIG or Bluetooth Special Interest Group is an organization
devoted to the development, publishing, and promotion of a short-range
wireless specification for connecting mobile products. The site
contains information about Bluetooth technology, information on
the Bluetooth brand, qualification information, FAQs, links to specification
documents and regulatory resources, testing information, articles,
and developmental resources.
Cooper Bussmann® is a manufacturer and distributor of electronic components and systems.
Site includes product literature, technical and application information, and sales representatives.
The Canada Safety Council is a national, nongovernment, charitable organization
dedicated to safety. Site includes information on various types of safety including
occupational safety, traffic safety, child safety, and safety at home, as well
as information on safety training courses, publications, and educational material.
Energy Efficiency Alliance
Energy Efficiency Centre promotes and advances energy efficiency and its related
benefits to the economy and environment. Site includes best practices information,
product catalogs, training information, and news.
Standards Association (CSA)
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a nonprofit association serving business,
industry, government, and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. Site
includes a link for purchasing standards; links to related organizations
including standards, plumbing, health, and safety; news and events; career opportunities;
an online store and catalog; and membership information.
in Automation (CiA)
CAN in Automation (CiA) is the international users' and manufacturers'
organization that develops and supports CAN-based higher-layer protocols.
The site contains information and specifications on CAN protocols
including CAN Open and DeviceNet; links to downloads of specifications,
articles, and other literature; certification information; product
guide and product directory; and links to training course information.
of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) contains general and permanent rules published in the
Federal Register by executive departments or agencies of the U.S. federal government.
Site contains a searchable database of federal regulations and an online ordering
system for CFR publications.
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
The Continental Automated Building Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies in North America. Site provides research, networking, news, and resources related to building automation.
ControlNet International is an association of vendors, distributors,
and users of factory automation solutions that use ControlNetTM networking technology. The site contains links to information about
ControlNet and Ethernet/IP; a facility for ordering a buyer's guide,
specifications, hardware and software, and product testing; downloads;
conformance information; and links to other related web sites.
of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
The EERE develops public-private partnerships that enhance energy efficiency and productivity and bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace. Site includes technical information and research data, financial opportunities, policy information, and event listings.
Echelon developed the LonWorks platform for automated control networks that connect machines and other electronic devices. Echelon continues to provide hardware and software products for control network solutions based on LonWorks and other platforms.
& Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)™
& Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)™ promotes awareness of energy efficiency
and environmental issues in building. Site includes building technology articles,
a member directory, articles and other information for builders and consumers,
information on education from the EEBA Institute, a bookstore, and links to related
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a governmental agency that protects human health and safeguards the natural environment. Site includes educational resources, legal and regulatory information, and news related to environmental protection.
Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency
charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio,
television, wire, satellite, and cable. Site includes consumer alerts and fact
sheets, FCC forms, and information on priority issues.
Fieldbus Foundation is dedicated to a single international, interoperable
fieldbus standard. The web site contains a glossary, downloadable
application guide, FAQs, links to product catalogs and training
information, articles, and end-user support.
Fluke Corporation manufactures, distributes, and services electronic test tools. Site includes product and application notes, virtual product demos, and manuals.
(Home Automation, Inc.)
HAI is a maker
of integrated security and automation products for homes and businesses such as
the Omni controller system that provides HVAC and lighting control with telephone
and Internet access and control; electronic communicating thermostats; and accessories
such as Web-Link II software. The site includes product ratings and reviews, builder
and architect information, and product information links (manuals, information
sheets, and software; technical updates; and FAQs).
Hart® Communication Foundation
The HART Communication Foundation is a nonprofit support organization that owns the registered trademark "HART" and all rights
to the protocol itself. Site provides information on the
HART protocol including specifications, a product catalog, training
information, a support facility, FAQs, articles, a newsletter, and
other information for vendors and users.
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a leading
authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology,
and telecommunications to electric power and consumer electronics.
Site includes publications, standards, and membership information.
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for electrical, electronic, and related technologies. Site includes publications, standards information, and information on conformity assessment.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is a marketplace and showcase for new HVACR equipment, products, components, systems and services. Site includes expo schedules and links to news about the expo.
Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is primarily concerned
with promoting improved installation,
inspection, and usage of energy. Site includes membership, education, and magazine information.
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is an electrical union that represents the rights of workers in all areas of the electrical industry. Site includes education information, news, and membership information.
Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Counsel (ICC) is a nonprofit organization working to develop a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The ICC was formed by a merger of Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). Site includes certification and training information, news, a job board, codes and standards information, and links to subsidiaries.
Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides standards for business, government,
and society. Site includes a store, information on standards development, news and media, and education and training resources.
International Society of Automation (ISA)
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a global, nonprofit organization that helps members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems and enhance their leadership and personal career capabilities by developing standards, certifying industry professionals, providing education and training, publishing books and technical articles, and hosting conferences and exhibitions. Site includes information on membership, standards, certification, education and training, as well as a pressroom and a jobs page.
JDSU is a leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. Site includes news releases, product information, and links for customer service issues.
Johnson Controls provides business services in automotive experience, power solutions, and building efficiency. Site includes product information, a career center, a locator, and media.
LonMark International (LMI) is a global membership organization created to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing LonWorks standards. Site provides LonWorks-related resources, most importantly specifications for functional profiles, network variables, and configuration properties.
Measurement, Control and Automation Association (MCAA)
The Measurement, Control and Automation Association is a trade association of companies who manufacture and distribute process contorols, field measuremetn and analysis instrumentation, and systems software used in industrial process control and factory automation. Site contains links to marketing resources, reference materials, copyright information, and several listings of links to products and services of interest to the industry and to other organizations.
Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
The MCAA is an association of contractors. Site includes listings of contractors, links to their subsidiary bureaus, and an online bookstore.
The Modbus-IDA Organization is a group of independent users and
suppliers of automation devices. The site contains links to a standard
library, a device database, FAQs, a facility for submitting products
for testing, a "Modbus community - developers corner,"
links to companies and organizations that are members of ModBus-IDA,
a discussion group, and links to other ModBus related web sites.
Electrical Code® (NEC®)
The National Electrical Code® is a document that covers the installation of
electrical conductors and equipment for public and private premises (buildings
and structures), yards, parking lots, and industrial substations. Site has
information on specific articles of the NEC®.
Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is an organization dedicated
to enhancing the electrical contracting industry through innovative research,
labor relations, and work force recruiting and training. Site includes publications, safety information, and codes and standards.
Electrical Manufacturers Association®(NEMA®)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association® (NEMA®) is an electrical standards
organization that strives to promote and establish the latest standards for the
electrical industry. Site includes a list of member products, policy issues, and standards information.
Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes the NFPA 70E®: Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. NFPA 70E covers all electrical safety issues, such as general work practices for maintenance and installations, plus special safety concerns for specific equipment requirements. Site includes a catalog, codes and standards, news and publications, training information, safety tips, and research links.
Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
NIBS is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives
of government, the professions, industry, labor, and consumer interests to identify
problems in building and construction; facilitate the introduction of new and
existing products and technology into the building process; and disseminate nationally
recognized technical and regulatory information. Site includes links to affiliated
councils and committees; programs and projects; and publications.
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a nonregulatory federal agency within the Technology Administration of
the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission of NIST is to develop and promote measurement,
standards, and technology to enhance productivity and facilitate trade. Site includes
a listing of short descriptions
of NIST projects in specific areas such as energy use and conservation.
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)
The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) works to develop and standardize training for the electrical construction industry. Electrical workers receive training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Site includes information on apprenticeship, journeyman, instructor, and contractor training.
Safety Council (NSC)
The National Safety Council (NSC) is dedicated
to preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through research and education. Site includes an online library, a
training calendar, and Internet-based training programs.
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency
that provides and enforces safety guidelines to protect workers from injury.
Site includes laws and regulations, cooperative programs, safety and health
topics, and statistics and data.
OMRON has business segments in industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronic components, social systems, and healthcare. Site includes product information, press releases, technical support, training, and a document library.
DeviceNet Vendor Association
The Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) supports network technologies
built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). The site contains
links to DeviceNet, Ethernet/IP products, technical information,
training/support, and Dr. DeviceNet.
Panduit Corp. is a leading provider of high-quality products for wiring and communications
applications. Site includes links to training programs, downloadable software demos, upgrades, firmware, articles, brochures, and videos.
Profibus International supports a vendor-independent, open fieldbus
standard that allows communication between devices of different
manufacturers. Site contains links to an online product guide,
case studies, and system descriptions.
Tektronix is a manufacturer of test, measurement, and monitoring
equipment such as oscilloscopes, signaling test, RF/wireless test,
optical communications, video test, logic analyzers, and signal
sources. Site includes product information, downloadable manuals,
a software and firmware finder, and facilities for ordering products
or requesting a catalog.
Laboratories Inc. (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is a product safety and certification organization.
Site includes a directory of UL-certified products, standards information, and product safety information.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization working to provide green building materials and strategies, primarily through their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systemô. Site includes extensive information on LEED rating systems and project certification
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working to enable
reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring,
and control products based on an open global standard. The site
includes an online shop for information and resources including
reports, books, and white papers; and provision for initiating contact
for several types of requests. A "products" page was under
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