PALO ALTO, Calif. - Frost & Sullivan has selected Tridium Inc. as the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award in the North American building automation systems market.
According to Frost &
Sullivan, Tridium’s open-systems protocol framework integration gives
manufacturers a universal platform in which they can develop Internet-enabled
equipment systems and device-to-enterprise applications. The capacity of
Tridium’s Niagara Framework® has enabled the company to serve customer segments
beyond traditional building control. These include telecommunications, medical
equipment, industrial, and the security controls platform.
“Niagara Framework integrates diverse systems and devices,
regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol, into a unified platform
that can be easily managed and controlled in real-time using a standard Web
browser,” said Jorge Moreno, Frost & Sullivan research analyst. “This
framework is an extensible platform that supports the rapid development of a
wide range of device-to-enterprise applications and provides many benefits in a
variety of customer applications.”
Niagara Framework's integration software enables building
managers to track and collect energy information to generate energy savings,
improve efficiency, and monitor the condition of equipment. Tridium also has
the added benefit of being able to integrate this data with a facility’s
existing enterprise application, using various accepted Internet and Web
To enable the security extension to its Niagara Framework,
Tridium recently launched its Vykon Security platform, which helps authorized
personnel manage access rights and schedules, time and attendance, and alarm
response in real-time through a standard Web browser. Since this physical
security system is based on an open-systems protocol, it helps reduce costs by
allowing remote maintenance and troubleshooting, reduces installation time,
requires less training and is completely scalable.
To further enhance the Niagara Framework, Tridium has
incorporated oBIX, which is a new standard in Web-based service technology and
it uses widely accepted IP Internet protocols.
Additional information about Tridium is available at www.tridium.com.