MILWAUKEE — Telkonet Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management system, has signed a strategic partnership with Islandaire, one of the nation’s largest packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) manufacturers for the hospitality industry. The partnership will provide Islandaire with the resources and technology to integrate Telkonet’s EcoSmart wireless thermostat and energy management packages directly into PTAC units.

“Telkonet continues to impress us with innovative development and extensive product intelligence,” said Robert Hansen, Islandaire’s chief executive officer. “Our ability to rapidly integrate such an exceptional product is truly a game-changer and allows us to offer a unique value proposition not currently found with any other product in our industry.”

The companies noted that the hospitality industry is searching for new ways to decrease energy costs while increasing occupant comfort. With this partnership, Islandaire customers receive fully-integrated solutions to meet their energy management needs direct from the OEM. The initial integrated PTAC systems will be available with Telkonet’s EcoWave wireless programmable thermostat technology or with EcoInsight, an enhanced energy management thermostat with over 125 settings used to control the efficiency of the in-room HVAC system.

“We’re very excited to be working with a manufacturer as large and innovative as Islandaire. With many of the same values and penchant for innovation, we look forward to furthering the integration and technology solutions we’re able to offer,” said Jason Tienor, Telkonet’s chief executive officer. “Through offering our customers increased value earlier in their asset life cycle, we’ve created a truly unique opportunity for the marketplace.”

According to the companies, energy represents the single fastest-growing operating cost in the lodging industry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption would have the same financial effect as increasing the average daily room rate by $0.62 in a limited-service hotel and by $1.35 in a full-service hotel. Overall, reducing energy use across the U.S. hospitality sector by 10 percent would help the industry save over $285 million in energy costs.

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Publication date: 5/20/2013

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