Two popular, high-tech product showcases – the Building Automation and Control (BAC) Showcase and Software Center – will once again be featured at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo(r), Jan. 14-16, 2002 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

Both showcases are located on the show floor and are designed to serve as a “show within a show” featuring the latest in BAC and software products for the hvacr industry. Every year, these are two of the most well attended and exciting areas of the show floor.

BAC Showcase: This pavilion has proved to be a very popular area and an excellent opportunity for companies to introduce new innovations in technologies that make buildings more efficient. Products and technologies on display include facility management systems, building automation systems, integrated climate control systems, network integration products, and other networked building systems including lighting, security, and energy products.

There are currently more than 100 exhibitors signed up to participate in the BAC Showcase at the 2002 AHR Expo. In addition, a series of seminars on building automation will be conducted during the 2002 Expo by Ken Sinclair, editor/owner of the online industry magazine, (and contributing editor to Engineered Systems,), and David J. Branson, PE senior vice president, Compliance Services Group, Inc.

Software Center: This pavilion offers the latest software solutions in key management areas such as accounting and business management; energy analysis; equipment selection, estimating, pricing and contracts; project and service management and maintenance; inventory control; and sizing and system specification analysis. Many of the more than 1,000 exhibitors outside the Software Center also showcase software at their booths.

“Exhibitors and attendees of past AHR Expos have expressed how helpful the product pavilions are because they make it easy for buyers and sellers of particular products to get together,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces and manages the AHR Expo.