SAN JOSE, Calif. — LonMark International has announced two new educational webinars that will discuss the key trends and the challenges relating to control system interoperability, integration, and enterprise access facing the commercial building market.

“EASI Platform,” scheduled for April 9, 2013 at 8 a.m. PDT, will present several basic integration concepts and a new model referred to as the enterprise application standard interface (EASI) platform, where applications are able to utilize data from a variety of sub-systems and sub-protocols, in a more interoperable way, without the need for knowing or caring about the data transport origin. This model is bringing together large end users, industry protocol standards development associations, and vendors that are facing similar integration challenges. LonMark said this collaborative effort is working to solve one of the last fundamental interoperability issues left in smart buildings.

“Power of Profiles,” scheduled for May 21, 2013 at 8 a.m. PDT, will provide an overview of device-function profiling and discuss the importance of this concept in creating interoperable systems. The session will elaborate on the concept of tightly defined information sharing in a contextual framework that allows integrators to have full control over the customization of a system for their clients — using off-the-shelf devices from a variety of vendors. For the end user, the benefits of interoperability are combined with the standardization of profiled functions for thermostats, air handlers, lights, elevators, smoke alarms, and more. Attendees will be shown how strong data typing and profiling produce the building blocks for open controls systems.

To register for the live webinars, visit The webinars will also be recorded and posted to the LonMark website for future reference.

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Publication date: 4/1/2013