Best of the Year awards program hosted at LONCOM conference in Frankfurt Germany November 16, 2010
November 16, 2010 - San Jose, California - LonMark International, a non-profit international association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, is pleased to announce the winners of the annual LonMark awards at LONCOM 2010. The “Best of the Year” awards program recognizes the best Multi-Vendor Project, Certified Device, Infrastructure Product, Software Solution, Initiative and Visionary of the Year.
Davis Industries won the Multi-Vendor Project of the Year award for their work on Columbus Regional Hospital, Indiana, USA. The four-building complex includes 225-bed facility providing emergency and surgical services, a primary stroke center, chest pain center, lung institute, heart center, cancer center and many other specialty areas. By adopting an open LonMark system architecture, Columbus Regional Hospital was able to openly bid projects giving them access to a larger selection of vendors, while seamlessly integrating new systems existing systems from different suppliers.
Special recognition was given to Heger Gebäudeautomation for their work on the TK Maxx GmbH project in Germany. This project represented the best small, repeatable solution used in retail stores and quick service restaurants. In order to improve system reliability and reduce operating costs, TK Maxx leveraged an IP-based network for linking stores together, while using an open LonMark system architecture for connecting refrigeration, ventilation and lighting equipment together.
Special recognition was also given to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their work on a Large Campus Integration project involving Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, USA. Fort Bragg expects the their Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) to reduce electrical/gas energy consumption by 120,650 MBTU/yr with a corresponding annual energy cost reduction of $1.8M and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in excess of 30 million pounds per year.
The award for Certified Device of the Year was presented to Kieback & Peter for their RBW30x-L and RBW31x-x-L Room Control Modules. The room control modules have a very modern, attractive design that uses the power of LonMark functional profiles to enable users to visualize and set room temperature, display time and date, set-up weekly schedules, control fans and more.
The winner of the Infrastructure Product of the Year award was LOYTEC electronics GmbH for their LINX-121 Automation Server. The L-INX-121 Automation Server provides users with a flexible solution for connecting single or multiple buildings together through a LonWorks® network using an IP backbone. Users can leverage the built-in graphical user interface and M-bus and Modbus gateways as well as alarming, scheduling, trending and e-mail services to lower system deployment cost.
The Software Product of the Year was awarded to Newron System for DoMooV, a multi-protocol operating system integrating open Building Management System (BMS) standard protocols into a unified platform. DoMoov simplifies integration of multi-protocol systems providing network management, commissioning, monitoring, alarming, scheduling, trending and scripting through a user interface that is independent of the underlying system protocol.
The Initiative of the Year was awarded to Engenuity and the EKG/Electronic Kitchen Group for the Smart Restaurant Initiative. “Our winner this year has demonstrated that dramatic changes for the better can be achieved from a concerted effort by many companies coming together to change an industry,” said Ron Bernstein, executive director of LonMark International, upon presenting the award.
Finally, Visionary of the Year was presented to Tim Sly of Calon Associates/Infranet Partners in the UK for his dedication and commitment to the advancement of LonMark open systems within Europe and around the world.
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