Trend’s IQ® SET voice commissioning application wins ‘Technical Innovation of the year’ at the BCIA Awards

1st June 2015 …. Undoubtedly the highlight of the building controls calendar is the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) awards held on May 14th at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth.  The awards annually recognise the achievements of individuals and companies operating within the UK controls industry and reward personal endeavour, technical innovation, engineering, advancement and commercial acumen. 

This year Trend fought off stiff competition from the other major controls manufacturers and suppliers to scoop the Technical Innovation of the Year award, sponsored by Modern Building Services (MBS) magazine.  The winning product, chosen from 10 entries, was Trend’s IQ® System Engineering Tool voice commissioning application.   

This product enables engineers to operate Trend’s existing commissioning software package by using voice technology.

SET Voice can use many types of ‘off the shelf’ headsets that can be connected to a laptop, most of which have noise cancelling technology and utilise the Microsoft Windows voice engine. A single engineer can easily check sensor operation and record data simply by speaking into the headset.  By using this technology to streamline the process, Trend Partners will be better placed to meet commissioning requirements should project deadlines get compressed. 

The company’s success at this year’s BCIA awards didn’t end there – as Trend’s Ian Beavis was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Engineer of the Year category. 

Additionally, Trend was proud to once again be a sponsor at this year’s event for the Student of the Year category, which was won by Mitchell Dawson of System Five Controls.

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Image shows, left to right:  Babita Sharma; Simon Cox, Test Engineer at Trend Control Systems; Charles Keele, Publishing Director of MBS.

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