CHICAGO - LonMark International announced the winners of its Best of the Year Awards at the 2009 AHR Expo. The awards ceremony took place as part of the LonMark General Meeting and attracted numerous industry professionals both from the LonMark member base and from the industry at large. The program received many nominations in six award categories from companies around the world.

“This year we once again had an extremely high quality of the nominations,” said Ron Bernstein, executive director. “With so many noteworthy nominations, it is difficult to single out just one winner in each category.”

The Best Multi-Vendor Project award went to Enerlon, a Southern California-based contractor specializing in open LonWorks control networks leveraging LonMark interoperability standards.

The LonMark Certified Device of the Year award was awarded to Continental Control Systems for the WattNode Logger. LonMark presented Thermokon with the Infrastructure Product of the Year award in honor of its Easysens SRC65-FTT Receiver, a radio receiver using EnOcean’s core technology for wireless and battery-less sensors and switches combined with a LonWorks interface. In the category of Industry Initiative of the Year, the winner was the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) for the National Load Management through Centralized Remote Control. In acknowledgement of Barry Haaser’s industry stewardship, LonMark International presented him the Visionary award. His many years of support of LonMark include being a sponsor, the organization’s executive director, and recently as a member of the board of directors, where he held the office of marketing committee chairman.

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Publication date:02/16/2009