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IQ4e Integration

Trend Controls IQ Interfacing is Now Available!

Trend Controls have announced the introduction of IQ Interfacing to the IQ4e product range, which provides an easy and intuitive way of interfacing Modbus points into an IQ4 controller. Modbus is the only protocol available right now, with M-Bus available later in the year. For full product details and a video demo, please click here.

IQ Interfacing Made Simple

IQ Interfacing to the IQ4e product range is now available to order.

IQ Interfacing helps to reduce project costing through a single box solution which decreases required panel space, installation costs and reduces the engineering requirement by providing pre-defined plant blocks, which can simply be dragged onto a schematic page. Put simply, it provides the simplest and most efficient way to integrate Modbus devices into a Trend BEMS.

IQ Interfacing provides peace of mind as the plant blocks have already tested both in-house at Trend and within their beta program. Trend's market-leading 5-year warrant also, of course, supports this product.

Improved User Experience

IQ Interfacing has prioritised the user experience. So much so, that Partners will be able to simply select their solution and meter, drag and drop this selection onto an IQSET page and the system will generate the correct registers and strategy. Many common devices are already supported including ABB, Honeywell, Schnieder, Kamstrup and Socomec Meters, as well as Honeywell VSDs.

Got More Questions?

Our IBC  Sales Team will be happy to provide further information and answer all your queries. Please contact us here or phone 01 4575421 and ask for Rich. For full product details and a video demo, please click here. For datasheet click here or for the interfacing flyer, click here.
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Trend IQVISION: release of new options for point extensions on IQ VISION

Trend is pleased to announce the release of new options for point extensions on IQ VISION. These will enable a more cost-effective solution that provides even greater value when extending IQ VISION for larger projects. 

3 Categories of Extension

  • Trend point extensions - 25k, 50k &150k Trend point extensions.
  • Trend point extensions for 963 upgrades - the above point options exclusively for customers upgrading an existing 963.
  • Open point extensions - 25k & 50k points extension for open points, such as BACnet, MODBUS, etc.
For details please see the table below
Order Code Price List Description
IQV-25000-EXT Extend base license with additional 25K Trend points - TA201381
IQV-50000-EXT Extend base license with additional 50K Trend points - TA201381
IQV-150000-EXT Extend base license with additional 150K Trend points - TA201381
963-IQV-25000-EXT* Extend base license with additional 25K Trend points - TA201381
963-IQV-50000-EXT* Extend base license with additional 50K Trend points - TA201381
963-IQV-150000-EXT* Extend base license with additional 150K Trend points - TA201381
IQV-25000-OPEN Extend base license with additional 25K Open protocols points - TA201381
IQV-50000-OPEN Extend base license with additional 50K Open protocols points - TA201381
* These items can only be ordered at the same time as a core IQVISION upgrade. If the customer still requires the item post upgrade, i.e. in 6 months time, the standard IQVISION non-upgrade parts must be used.

Establishing Large IQ VISION Systems

With the introduction of these new parts, very large IQVISION systems can be established and it is important to ensure the design architecture fits the application. There is not a “one size fits all” solution and system design will be dependent on the application. For example, a large building with 250k pts with lots of historical logging and 100 users accessing data simultaneously may need 2 servers to balance the load, compared to a system with 400 small remote sites with 10 users requiring one. We would recommend contacting Trend for systems greater than 200k points, to allow us to provide best practice guidance on the options.

Your Pathway to IQ VISION

As you may be aware, Trend's 963 is slowly being withdrawn, with IQ VISION an impressive successor. If you'd like to find out more contact Rich Costa or Keith Rickard or alternatively email [email protected]

Here To Help!

If you need further information on this or any Trend product, please contact us, we'd be happy to assist!
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IBC is Hiring a BMS Software Engineer

BMS Software Engineer Required

Opportunity for recently qualified Mechanical/Electrical Engineer. A strong interest in programming and software development combined with a knowledge of PLC programming will jump start you to the top of the queue. IBC is seeking a person experienced/interested in IoT, Programming, Software Development, HVAC, Energy Management, and wireless communications etc. Ideally with some experience with Tridium Niagara 4 Open Framework Software. IBC is an expanding independent value-added distributor of building management systems [BMS] and associated field devices. The technologies in the industry are evolving, and IBC is pivoting to address the opportunity where BMS, IoT and leading-edge software are converging. Would you like the challenge of connecting the Internet of things [IoT] hardware and programming it to address the challenges and opportunities in the built environment? Would you like to be trained in industry leading software designed to control and manage the IoT? Want to learn and develop in a dynamic fast-paced industry? IBC can provide the opportunity and training to take your career to new heights! Are you the person to grasp the challenge? If you are the one forward CV and cover note to Rich Costa at [email protected]

IBC Investment in New Technology SAP Business One

An Exciting New Partnership With SAP Business One

IBC is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with TRC Solutions for the deployment of SAP Business One accounting and business management software.

The Business One ERP system with SAP HANA, an in-memory database, will enable IBC to operate all its key business functions more effectively and efficiently to the benefit of our valued customers and staff. The system is scheduled to go live here at IBC on Friday, 1st November.

What Our Customers Should Know

In order to implement the system as quickly and seamlessly as possible, IBC will initiate a pre-launch system testing and commence stock take. Therefore, please take note that IBC will offer limited service in the week prior to this. Our primary focus during this pre-launch process is improving our services for our customers and we appreciate your patience as we continue to make the necessary improvements that will benefit all into the future. Thank you for your understanding and as always, thank you for being a valued IBC customer! Further updates will issue shortly.
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RC-Hospitality Achieves Oracle Validated Integration

A Gold-Standard Achievement for Reliable Controls

Reliable Controls®, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced the achievement of Oracle Validated Integration of RC-Hospitality® 1.0 with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. RC-Hospitality is a simple, flexible, and sustainable guest-room integration solution. RC-Hospitality automatically assigns the HVAC/lighting occupancy setting for any room upon guest check-in. This enables the MACH-System™ to improve guest-room comfort and operational efficiency, while delivering analytics for the entire facility.

What it Takes to Achieve the Oracle Gold Standard

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. The integration will instill confidence in customers, helping to reduce costs and provide an improved user experience. David Hicks, vice president for Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development at Oracle said,
Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between RC-Hospitality® and Oracle Hospitality OPERA is functionally sound and performs as tested. For solutions deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.

Oracle Validated Integration & Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork, gives customers confidence that the integration of a complementary partner software product with an Oracle “on-premises” Application has been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations and partners who successfully complete the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information about Oracle validation click here or to read about Oracle PartnerNetwork click here. To read the press release in full please click here.

IBC & Reliable Controls

IBC is a proud partner of Reliable Controls. RC proudly offers an industry-best, 5-Year Warranty on all controllers. For more information on this RC update, other RC products or for any queries you may have on any other partner and their products, please get in touch here, we'll be happy to assist you.

Trend Control Systems Feature Updates

trend control systemsFeature Updates for IQ 4 v3.7

You may have read details for features included in Trend Control Systems IQ 4 v.3.7 and IQSET v7.3. IQ 4 v3.7 has now started shipping, and so we'd like to remind you of the following;
  • Version 3.7 includes Secure vCNCs, for which there is a new procedure to setup a vCNC in a controller, please take this opportunity to attend the online training via the LMS.
  • Without IQSET v7.3 or above engineers will not be able to Upload/Download to a controller with IQ4 v3.7 firmware.
  • When upgrading to IQSET v7.3 or above be aware the minimum requirement is Windows 8.1 on a 64Bit PC
To download IQ®4 v3.7, please click here

TES version 3.8u4 is now available

TES version 3.8u4 is now available on PNet. This release updates TES to the latest version of Niagara AX
  • This release fixes the issue where, in certain circumstances, after 200 or more days of runtime, the network stack on a TONN could get into a state where it would consume 100% of the CPU. This was resolved in AX 3.8U2. Note: that previous resolution in earlier AX builds was incomplete.
  • Further information about this release can be found in the Niagara 3.8u2, 3.8u3, and 3.8u4 release notes.
To download TES version 3.8u4, please click here

Here to Help You

As your premier independent distributor and value-added reseller of BEMS, controllers, measurement and peripheral products, IBC is happy to assist you with any products or existing updates you may want more information on. Contact us today for all queries and quotes.
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IBC is Hiring Technical Sales & Support Position


Technical Sales & Support Position

  Intelligent Building Controls Ltd (IBC) [established 2005] is the premier independent distributor and value-added reseller of building energy management systems, controllers, measurement and peripheral products to Builders Merchants, Wholesalers, Contractors, Mechanical & Electrical Contractors, Consultants and System Integrators. This is an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated engineer to join a dynamic team in growing and developing IBC’s portfolio of high-quality building management systems.


  • Third level qualification in Building Services/Mechanical or Electrical or Engineering
  • Proven sales experience and knowledge of Building Energy Management Systems [BEMS], controllers and field devices or HVAC technical sales experience or other ancillary sectors
  • Knowledge of programming and experience with Tridium/Niagara 4
  • A proven track record in developing and selling technical solutions in Building Services project applications across commercial, education, healthcare and pharmaceutical markets
  • Current relationships with M&Es, consultants, contractors, local authorities and end-users.


  • Confident, shows optimistic 'can do attitude’ and expresses a strong belief in own ability to succeed.
  • Proven organisational skills and planning ability.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team
  • Able to meet deadlines, follow through on commitments, and take corrective action where appropriate
  • Computer literate

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary €30,000 to €50,000 [depending on qualifications/experience], progressive bonus/commission plan, vehicle allowance, laptop, mobile phone and business expenses as appropriate.
  • Comprehensive training will be provided as required.
  For further information on IBC please visit our website:   Please forward cover note and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
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Trend Controls 963 Withdrawal Reminder and Final Update

Trend Controls 963 has served many building operators and our industry for over 15 years, but the time has come to remove this product from sale. From December 23rd, 2019, 963 software will no longer be available for purchase. The technology used within the product is aging and uses components where their future support is not guaranteed by their developers, resulting in unacceptable increased risk to our family of Trend Partners and end-users. As of December 23rd, 2019, Trend will withdraw the final 963 parts from the price list, with the following exceptions:

Product Description Order Code
963 Supervisor Software additional client licenses (from existing number to 25 user. Note: serial no. required) 963S/UP/*/25USER


At IBC our mission is to ensure you have access to the most up to date information that's important to the work you do. If you'd like more information on this Trend withdrawal or have any questions relating to this or any other product or partner company please don't hesitate to contact our team.

Trend 963 Final Update

Following the announcement of this withdrawal, the final 963 update is now available. Changes in this service pack include several fixes and a number of software enhancements. To view the full list of changes, please click here.

A New Era of Trend Technology

Trend Control's recent launch of IQ VISION version 2.2 has exceeded all expectations and has now established itself as the BMS Supervisor of choice for Trend Partners. IQ VISION 2.2 provides engineers and users with superior integration, visualisation, and IT compliance, meeting the needs of many stakeholders in the life cycle of both traditional and connected buildings. To find out more about IQ VISION, talk to our team now.