EnOcean Alliance and LonMark International to explore deeper cooperation and collaboration
EnOcean Alliance and LonMark International announce talks aimed at deeper cooperation and collaboration to simplifying and enabling multi-protocol open data connectivity standards for professional installations.
LonMark International and EnOcean Alliance began their cooperation shortly after the formation of the open, non-profit, standardisation organisation EnOcean Alliance in 2008. Both alliances share similar values and a common vision surrounding the application of open networking technologies to create a world with “protocol-inclusive” solutions and systems as well as interoperable devices communicating and sharing data openly in a more connected world.
The EnOcean Alliance with more than 400 members worldwide is one of the most successful alliances in the area of smart building monitoring and control. The non-profit organisation standardises and develops intelligent building solutions with integrated energy harvesting technology based on the EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10/11). More than one million buildings all over the world now have wireless networks of this type.
Graham Martin, EnOcean Alliance Chairman & CEO, states: “Each wired and wireless connectivity protocol and solution has its sweet spot and advantages, resulting in most building and industrial installations now being multi-protocol solutions with maximum benefits. Most users do not really care what transport technology is used, but are focused on easy to install, easy to use and easy to maintain solutions based on truly open data standards, with the possibility to engage multiple vendors (no vendor lock-in) throughout the years and therefore total cost of ownership.”
Tracy Markie, Chairman LonMark International, adds “LMI led the world in the early 90s in the first steps towards open and interoperable technologies that precipitated the Internet of Things. LMI and the EnOcean Alliance combined, working across industry sectors globally, will ensure this value is delivered vertically and horizontally, so that our world is truly interconnected.”
EnOcean Alliance is cooperating with LonMark International and other connectivity standard organisations in building automation and industrial solutions such as BACnet Interest Group Europe with the aim of achieving user friendly standardised and open data solutions to benefit the user and to help us achieve energy savings, CO2 and sustainability goals as well as help create safer, more comfortable and healthy environments.
EnOcean Alliance and LonMark International will be presenting members’ solutions and sharing their ideas at the AHR Expo, Feb 6th – 8th in Atlanta (booth number C5147 in the Building Automation Section).
About EnOcean Alliance
The EnOcean Alliance is an international association of leading companies in the building and IT industries founded in 2008. The open, non-profit organisation is committed to enabling and promoting interoperable, maintenance-free and proven eco-systems based on the wireless EnOcean radio standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10/11). With their decades of experience EnOcean Alliance members strive to co-create a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in Smart Homes, Smart Buildings and Smart Spaces for the benefit of all. The EnOcean Alliance headquarters are located in San Ramon, California. www.enocean-alliance.org
About LonMark International
LonMark International is a member-based, non-profit organisation that enables interoperable systems for products based on the ANSI/CTA-709 (ISO/IEC 14908) series of standards. LonMark International has tested and certified over 1000 products complying with its interoperability guidelines. Additionally, LonMark International has certified nearly 1,000 industry professionals worldwide for their expertise in the guidelines and industry standards. Products based on the ANSI/CTA-709.x (ISO/IEC 14908) suite of standards are installed in over 500,000 buildings worldwide. LonMark International remains committed to educating the industry on the value of open, interoperable systems by providing tools, resources, certification, and support for its members and their markets. For more information, visit www.lonmark.org.