Newsletter January 2016
January is large building testing month
Retrotec blower doors are used in more large building tests across the world than any other manufacturer.  We are the only company with a complete range of equipment for large building applications.

Our webinar on January 28th will focus on Multiple Blower Door Tests of Large Buildings.  To register, click here
Educational webinars
January Webinars   11:00 am to 12:00 pm PST

Tuesday, January 19th:
DM32 Gauge Overview

Thursday, January 21st:
FanTestic Automatic Testing Software

Thursday, January 28th:
Multiple Blower Door Tests of Large Buildings from 4 Pros who've performed over 1000 tests
*11:00am-1pm PST
   
We offer BPI and InterNACHI CEUs for every webinar.  

We add webinars throughout the month, click here
Feedback from the field
Q: Can I use different gauges with FanTestic...We have several Retrotec DM-2 and DM32's and some TEC DG-700's?

A: When using FanTestic we recommend using wired connections. FanTestic works with DM32 and DM-2 gauges.   The DM32 can use an Ethernet cable (connection is on the bottom).  E thernet is almost limitless, 325ft. or 100 meters and can be extended multiple times with a hub or booster.   The DM-2 and DM32 can use a USB cable, but the length is limited to 75ft at the max length with a special hub or booster. FanTestic does not work with the DG700 but you can use the TEC blower door with the DM32 and a Speed Control Adapter.
Great Resources
Linkedin is a great resource for industry answers.  If you have a Multiple-Fan issue, try checking out this group: Multi-Fan Air Barrier Testing Think Tank  

Number of Fans Calculator (Blower Door Testing) 
This tool aids residential and large building blower door testers to determine the number of Retrotec fans required for testing.  Microsoft Excel is required to use this tool.  The calculator and other resources can be found on the Retrotec software page. 
Upcoming events
RESNET Building Performance Conference 2016
Retrotec is exhibiting and is providing a Multiple Fan training at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ
Register here for our Multiple Fan Training on Saturday, February 27th from 8am-5pm.
Retrotec is ANAB Accredited
Retrotec is now ISO 17025 accredited for pressure and flow. This takes years of work to accomplish and a huge investment in quality calibration equipment. No other blower door company has this. ISO 17025 calibration is now included with every Retrotec Gauge and is optional for all our newest duct testers and blower doors. Authorities worldwide recognize this accreditation.
List yourself as a trainer and events on our website
Click  here to add yourself or your company as a trainer on our website
Activate your new account and change your password
Retrotec is upgrading all of our existing website user accounts to enable you to use a single login for a variety of Retrotec online services.
As part of the upgrade process, you should have received a link to activate your Retrotec account and reset your password.  
If you have a Retrotec online account and did not receive an email, please check your spam folder and then contact support@retrotec.com.
Are you up to date? 
  • DM32 - v.2.4 Build 71B1 Last Update 2015-12-01 ...for more information  
  • GaugeRemote iOS - v.1.3.1 Last Update 2015-09-16
  • GaugeRemote Android - v.1.3.0 Last Update 2015-07-29
  • FanTestic - v.5.8.7.30  Last Update  2015-11-12 ...for more information
  • Data Logger - v.1.0.8.7  Last Update 2014-12-17 ...for more information
  • Configurator - v.1.4.1.28 Last Update 2015-07-30 ...for more information
  • Virtual Gauge - v.1.9.0.2 Last Update 2015-07-20  ...for more information
For a complete list of our Software Updates click here
From all of us at Retrotec, we wish you a Happy New Year