AHR EXPO, Chicago, IL. Jan. 22, 2018- LonMark® International, a non-profit international association recognized for the certification, education and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, today announced the winners of its “Best of the Year” awards for 2017. LonMark certified products, people and companies have been the basis for thousands of open, interoperable systems across the globe. These annual awards reflect the vision and innovation shared among the members of the LonMark community.

Categories and winners for 2017 include:

Multi-Vendor Project of the Year (Large): ISDE is being recognized for the management and improvement of the building management systems which included enhancements to the lighting, fire, HVAC and electrical energy monitoring systems for the APILAC Building for the Port Administration of Lazaro Cardenas SA de CV. The new BMS has allowed the client to control the use of the equipment reducing power consumption and cost.

Multi-Vendor Project of the Year (Small-repeatable): Aditel for its Integrated Control System for ING Bank N.V.’s new headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This control system was granted the BREEAM Sustainability Certification, one of the worlds leading Building Energy Efficiency Certification. The ease of integration proved the value of open, standard, interoperable and multi-manufacturer systems by using powerful existing technologies for control systems, like LonWorks.

Certified Product of the Year: STV Powerhouse PL This LonMark standards-based product family provides an interoperable device definition that makes it possible for a system integration company to deliver a system where sub meter nodes (devices) from different manufacturers can be integrated with a minimum amount of effort.

Visionary of the Year: Jörg Schneck General Manager Sales & Marketing, Vossloh-Schwabe Deutschland GmbH
Jorg is the chair and a very active member of the Smart City Council and has lead the technical effort in
the development of two new channels, LON HD-PLC and LON ISM-RF. He is now moving forward with the
“neighboring protocols” initiative. He continues to recruit new members and is an advocate for the use of LON technology. Jorg has been a long-time supporter, innovator, and contributor to LonMark’s efforts. We are proud to honor him as our LonMark Visionary of the Year.

Honorary Award: Mitch Slavensky, ACS Controls
Mitch Slavensky, the founder of LonMark America’s, an LMI board member, and a key advocate for LonMark for over two decades is the recipient of this year’s Honorary Award. Mitch was a longtime supporter and integrator of LonWorks solutions based in Sacramento, CA. He was a member of the Open Systems Alliance and co-author of the first LonWorks open building automation specification published by LonMark in the late 1990s. Mitch’s company, ACS Controls, has been a long time member of LonMark International. Sadly, Mitch passed away this October he will be greatly missed but he will be remembered with great admiration for his dedication, passion and contribution to the industry.

“Winners of the Best of Year program are selected yearly, based on innovation, leadership and commitment to implement the LonMark interoperability standard,” said Ron Bernstein, CEO and executive director, LonMark International. “The rise to nearly 1,000 certified products is the result of LonMark’s prominence worldwide in a number of markets including: street lighting, transportation, building automation, home automation and more. This award program continues to demonstrate the key role LonMark plays in empowering intelligent control networking solutions.”

For more information on the award categories, photos and winners’ entries, please visit here.

About LonMark International
LonMark International is a member-based, non-profit organization that enables interoperable systems for products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 and ANSI/CEA-709 series of standards. LonMark International has tested and certified close to 1,000 products complying with its interoperability guidelines. Additionally, LonMark International has certified nearly 1,000 industry professionals worldwide for their expertise in the designing and implementing LON solutions. Products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 and ANSI/CEA-709 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, and support for its members and their markets. For more information, visit www.lonmark.org.

LonMark and the LonMark logo are registered trademarks of LonMark International in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Shannon Mayette
LonMark International
Tel: +1 602.882.4733

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