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Thrilled to welcome Rob Vandenberg to OTI

By Brian Turner | February 15, 2018


This week we announced the latest new member of our team. Rob Vandenberg joins to build out our managed services. He comes to us from the airline industry, where he developed a leading software platform for asset and maintenance management. Read details about Rob and why we’re so excited to have him on our team in the press release. Share your own warm wishes with Rob on LinkedIn and keep up with OTI on the go by signing up for our newsletter. February edition coming soon!

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Announcing our NYSERDA RTEM qualification

By Matt White | February 6, 2018


OTI is pleased to announce that we are officially a systems provider for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) program. Joining the list of leading contractors for energy management solutions, we are now able to offer clients access to supplemental funding for qualified building automation system projects.

Read our announcement in the news.

Here’s why we’re excited about this:

  • For building owners, working with NYSERDA can offer support for up to 30 percent of the cost for real time energy management projects.
  • A NYSERDA-approved RTEM system includes fault detection, fault diagnostics, predictive analytics and performance optimization.
  • According to the program, real-time energy management projects can return 15-30 percent energy savings per year by making up for the 30-60 day lag time for utility bills.

The NYSERDA RTEM program includes a rigorous verification process to determine each vendor’s ability to install, integrate and operate new building automation systems with proven energy management and optimization capabilities. This program is managed and verified every four years to ensure that systems are still performing to current real-time energy management standards.

As we take on more projects in New York City, we’ll be sharing stories of how building owners have taken advantage of this NYSERDA RTEM program to advance energy management goals. Check back on this blog for those stories throughout the year.




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Announcing our Procurement Agreement with University of California

By Jason Dewar | October 24, 2017

This morning we’re pleased to announce our procurement services contract with the University of California Office of the President. The five-year contract streamlines the purchasing process for facilities maintenance at each of the 10 campuses and five health systems included in the UC network.

As as company, we’re California native with deep experience in everything that goes into a major university energy management project – from parts for optimizing individual controllers, to controls contracting all the way up to complete master systems integrations for campuses with multiple buildings. We’ve seen that universities are often on the forefront of innovation for our industry and we’re really looking forward to the work we have underway with the University of California system.

Read the full press release on Yahoo Finance, Market Watch or wherever you get your business news.

*Photo of University of California San Diego campus, from UC San Diego Facebook page.

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OTI Nominated for Systems Integrator of the Year

By Natalie Jacobs | October 9, 2017

In their five years of recognizing outstanding building automation products and businesses, the Control Trends Awards have become an exciting annual event that brings the industry together to celebrate innovation and congratulate colleagues for a successful year. Part of the fun is the voting process that takes place online in the months leading up to the live ceremony. Voting opened in September this year and OTI was surprised and honored to see that we made the short list for Systems Integrator of the Year.

OTI itself is only a year old, but we’ve been growing at breakneck speed, with integration projects in luxury shopping malls, high-end data centers and commercial office buildings around the country. If you’re familiar with our work and like what we do, please vote for us. The ballot requires that you vote in every category, but there are some truly outstanding products and companies on the list this year so it shouldn’t be hard to pick a favorite in each of the 27 categories.

This time around, the Control Trends Awards ceremony will take place in the middle of the AHR Expo in Chicago on January 21 at the Chicago Hard Rock Hotel. Details on tickets will be available soon.

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Exploring the Intelligent Building Boom in Mexico City

By Natalie Jacobs | September 5, 2017

When Realcomm wanted to explore the intelligent building boom in Mexico City, they turned to OTI and our client Grupo Cinsa for a look inside the new developments across the city that is home to more than 20 million people. Staff writer Tina Danielsen asks “Are Mexico City’s intelligent buildings raising the bar globally?” and found that the answer is yes, as long as an integrated building management system is involved. Read the story on our website’s newly published News page.

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Brian Turner Announces Launch of OTI for Leading-Edge Automation Solutions

By Natalie Jacobs | October 24, 2016

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Brian Turner, known for his role as President of Controlco, announces the launch of OTI, created from the Systems Integration team of that established building automation distributor. Brian Turner, along with Clint Bradford, VP of Project Operations, and Jason Dewar, VP of Sales, will begin an ongoing transition with existing integration customers that will ultimately streamline workflow and enhance technological adaptability.

“The creation of OTI allows us to focus on comprehensive integration projects that utilize the best hardware and software available in our industry to help our customers take full advantage of the Internet of Things,” Brian Turner, now President of OTI, said.

As a purely operational technology integrator, OTI will focus on selecting the correct products for all applications and implementing those products into a building’s life cycle in a harmonious way.

“By spinning off from Controlco, our dedicated OTI sales and implementation teams can offer total solutions for all building and energy management needs while the Controlco teams can focus on their distribution partnerships,” said Clint Bradford who will oversee new and existing projects at OTI.

“We see OTI as the best way to get buildings performing at optimal levels and providing the best experience to occupants and tenants,” said Jason Dewar who brings his extensive product expertise to the OTI team.

Moving forward, OTI’s integrations will aim to increase energy savings, provide the highest level of network security and enhance operational efficiency without compromising occupant comfort.

About OTI
We are a master systems integrator built from a combined 200 years in building automation. With the massive increase in the number of sensors and network-connected controllers in commercial buildings, we saw a need to specialize in operational technology integrations to improve business performance and peace-of-mind for our partners. Learn more about the company at otipro.com.