We are writing to inform you of global changes that affect the use of your Building Automation System (BAS). Oracle, the developer and supporter of JAVA, announced in Late January 2016 that they are eliminating support for the JAVA Plug-in for Web Browsers. Many browsers such as Mozilla, Firefox, and Chrome have announced changes that end support for plug-ins such as Flash, Silverlight, and Java. This affects many operations from online gaming, banking, movie streaming and building automation integration.
In light of this announcement, action must be taken for your Building Automation System (BAS) to continue functioning properly. Most (BAS) graphics use the JAVA Plug-in and without this support users are not be able to access their HVAC system through Web Browsers. Winona Controls is already in the process of converting JAVA based graphics to the industry standard HTML5 which is native to most Web Browsers.
American Auto-Matrix has introduced Aspect v3.0 which utilizes HTML5 and runs on almost every operating system and browser. It is less resource-heavy so it works well on any device (including smartphones) allowing you to view and modify information including trends, setpoints, schedules and more from your Building Automation System on the fly. We are very excited about the enhancements of Aspect v3.0 and want share them with you.
Each year, Woodland Industries recognizes an employer who has provided community work for its participants. This year they chose Winona Controls to be the 2014 Employer of the Year. Accepting the award was Chelsey Leis.
“Since November of 2009 Woodland Industries has teamed up with Winona Controls for employment opportunities for our participants,” Helen Olson, worksite coordinator for Woodland Industries, stated. “During the summer several of our participants get to enjoy the summer air and mow and trim Winona Controls lawn, and every other Friday a work supervisor brings an enclave crew of 3-4 participants to Winona Controls to clean their office building. Winona Controls is always friendly to our participants and they truly enjoy working there. Winona Controls has been very supportive of our programs in Houston County and this year was a major sponsor of our “Hittin’ the Sand for Woodland” fundraiser. We appreciate the work opportunities at Winona Controls and their advocacy to our programs.”
It’s National Energy Awareness Month, there’s no better time than Now to start your energy efficiency projects! Give us a call to hear how we can save you money and energy!
With archery season fast approaching, Winona Controls is busy getting some local projects out of the ground. We will be working close to home on a new Caledonia Haulers addition and Valley View Healthcare & Rehab in Houston will have several ongoing projects in the next couple months. We are also very pleased that the Organic Valley Office in Cashton has resumed and will be in full swing within the next month.
Good Luck on your upcoming archery season and don’t forget to take in the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest!
There are many heating system rebate programs that provide incentives to customers who upgrade to a high efficiency furnace or boiler or install a programmable thermostat. Call Troy today for Details! 800-808-7360