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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.

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: www.ibc.ie   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.

IBC Brexit Statement

Intelligent Building Controls Ltd [IBC] Brexit Statement

IBC takes the impending Brexit situation very seriously and has over the last several months consulted with all our manufacturing and supplier partners, reviewed supply chains, logistics and stocking options.

The manufacturers and suppliers that IBC represents do not rely on UK based facilities or supports [except Trend Controls Ltd] and all ship from the European mainland and have restructured supply chains to avoid transhipping through UK, if necessary. The only exception is Trend Controls Ltd who are continuing to manufacture in Horsham, UK. Please note that if you have any specific projects with specialised controllers i.e. IQ4e/XNC, IQ41xx,  IQ422xx, IQEcos, 24v or IQ4e/LAN versions please let us know so we can prepare. In this context IBC will be holding additional stocks of controllers and peripherals [3 months’ supply]. Please refer statement from Trend Controls Ltd in response our Brexit readiness questions:
‘For our Partners and Customers that operate outside the UK, we are developing country and product-specific contingency plans to minimise disruptions. This includes ensuring readiness, if needed, to obtain new product certifications and regulatory compliance, preparing for possible border delays, and developing short-term contingency plans for sourcing’
Please endeavour to place orders as early as possible to mitigate any potential supply chain delays. IBC is confident that it can ensure supply no matter what kind of Brexit unfolds.

Michael McKeon Managing Director

Trend Changes to Warranty

Our Products are Outstanding!

....................and to back up this statement we are now providing 5 years warranty on IQ4 & IQ4 I/O*.

All IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules purchased from the 1st of June 2018 will receive a 5-year limited hardware Warranty.*

*This is applicable on Trend systems installed with IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules. For systems which contain a mixture of IQ4 controllers & 3rd party I/O modules the extended warranty is not offered and our standard 2 year warranty applies as this solution increases the risk to the Trend hardware installed. Offering a solution with Trend IQ4 Controllers and Trend I/O modules provides the best long term investment for our mutual end-users. It improves the long term supportability and is future proofed. So keep it simple, keep it Trend and benefit from the extra 3 years of support and protection on your Trend Controllers.

This extended warranty does not include parts of the product that are implemented to prevent cyber security issues, when it is no longer reasonable to continue to provide security updates to firmware due to advances in or availability of 3rd party components or processing performance and capacity of the original product.

We have updated our standard partner Terms & Conditions document to reflect this very positive change.


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Holiday Arrangements 2019


Intelligent Building Controls Ltd (IBC) closes on Fridays preceding bank holidays, namely May 3rd & 31st, August 2nd and October 25th.

Also closed Good Friday.


IBC will close from December Friday 21st 2019 at 15.00 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2020.

                                                                                                  Deadline for your Orders

                                                                                           Last orders to be placed by Friday 13th  December to guarantee delivery before Xmas


Universal Valve Actuator, Yes or No?


Universal Valve Actuator


IBC's advice on choosing a Universal Valve Actuator

The term “universal” means ‘most popular’, it does not imply ‘all’. Therefore, there will be variations and exceptions but sufficient commonality to facilitate the development of effective and efficient linkage kits. Most manufacturers supplying universal valve actuators provide custom made linkage kits which are designed to fit third part valves. (more…)

IBC Valve Retrofit App

IBC Valve Retrofit App

Introducing IBC’s new Valve Retrofit Tool application. An innovative valve retrofit solution from IBC’s technical team. IBC retrofit tool is an application which provides seamless interaction with our sales team. Users can send us measurements and a photo to attain a valve quote. Simply fill out each of the corresponding details and follow the on-screen prompts and submit.

Download our app today!

Go to the Google Play store HERE.