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Johnson Controls Introduces the York Affinity Communicating Control for Total System Integration
This revolutionary new control communicates with all key components in a home comfort system, providing total system integration that ensures maximum system efficiency and homeowner comfort, while equipping contractors with a reliable, distinctive tool to build their business.

The Communicating Control takes advantage of advanced digital technology to build a real-time system profile, displaying equipment and accessory status that provides contractors and homeowners with precise information and better control. A simplified four-wire plug-and-play design eliminates time-consuming wiring and system checking at installation. And when new compatible components are added to a system, an auto configuration feature automatically recognizes and configures them, based on the comfort settings and operation requirements of the existing system.

AmeriCool Introduces A New Portable Unit
AmeriCool, Inc. announces the addition of a new portable air conditioning unit to its product line-up. The WPC-4000 features a cooling capacity of 16,800 BTU and operates between 64 and 104F. Other features include:

  • Highest capacity at 115V (16,800 BTUH)
  • Removable nozzles with integrated grill
  • 12-in. flange included
  • Spot cool and room cool modes available.

According to company sources, these units can also be used to dehumidify, and are very effective in drying out water-damaged buildings.
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Billtrust Launches Invoice Central Network
Billtrust, a provider of outsourced billing services, announces the launch of Invoice Central, a cloud-based business invoice network that’s focused on streamlining invoice delivery and payment for both vendors and small businesses. Invoice Central provides vendors with a hub-based approach to deliver invoices and accept payments electronically. Small businesses can sign up for free, log in, and begin receiving and paying invoices from multiple vendors from one convenient website. Invoice Central empowers small business owners with a one-stop location for invoice and payment management, helping them avoid late fees, maximize early-pay discounts and save time by scheduling future payments.
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ICM Controls Launches SC700 Series of Fan Coil Thermostats
ICM Controls, a manufacturer of electronic controls to the HVACR industry, launches its new Simple Comfort SC700 series of fan coil thermostats designed for high voltage fan coil and baseboard applications.

Each of the four UL listed, non-programmable models in the SC700 series support either 24 or 115-277 VAC, 3-speed fan, and 4-pipe heat/cool applications, with precise comfort controls accurate to +/- 1F.

The two SC700V models are auto-changeover; the two SC710V models are manual changeover. All models feature an easy-to-use, mechanical slide bar temperature adjustment and support remote room temperature sensing.
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Channellock Re-Launches Code Blue Line of Pliers
Channellock, Inc. announces the re-launch of its Code Blue line of pliers, as well as the return of manufacturing from overseas to Meadville, PA. Thanks to this manufacturing shift, Channellock’s entire Code Blue line now features newly designed American-made grips.

The pliers have been improved with redesigned grips that feature composite thermoplastic elastomer cores and over-molds that deliver a more secure hold, greater durability and comfort, sources say.
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