Among the New Product Showcase Winners ...Accubid won first prize in the software and electronic equipment category for its Pocket ChangeOrder™ for the Pocket PC. This allows contractors to price changes while at the job site. Also, projects can be downloaded for on-site project management.
Uponor Wirsbo was awarded first place in the heating and ventilation category for its proPANEL™ comfort management series. Fully assembled, wired and piped, the proPANEL functions as a mechanical room in a box.
Also At ISH NA ...McGuire Manufacturing Co. showed its Convertible™ one-stop ball valve for both loose key and wheel handle applications. The commercial valve is ideal for hospitals, schools and building owners with multiple facilities, the company said. The quarter-turn brass ball valve is CSA approved and meets ANSI/NSF 61, sec. 9 Safe Drinking Water Standards.
LA-CO Industries introduced Markers for Plumbing Pros Marking Center at ISH NA. The counter/ pegboard display features marking tools for plumbers, such as Valve Action® paint markers and Dura-Ink® markers.
Teletrac Inc., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, introduced the Dynamic Dispatch feature for FleetDirector, its flagship fleet tracking product, at ISH North America. Dynamic Dispatch will be offered as an optional feature which will enhance FleetDirector's benefits for fleet communications, customer service and customer response time by further simplifying dispatcher to driver communications. The new feature eliminates some key strokes and automates the vehicle location, routing and information update process.
Takagi Industrial Co. USA Inc. displayed its new tankless water heating product, the Flash T-K Jr., in the New Product Showcase at ISH North America. Weighing only 30 pounds, the wall-mounted T-K Jr. can be installed indoors or outdoors. It provides a first-hour flow rate of 180 gallons.