SAN JOSE, Calif. — LonMark announced that it is expanding its interoperability guidelines and device profile architecture to support the growing market for the Internet of Things. LonMark’s release corresponds with Echelon® Corp.’s new open IzoT platform, which enables the creation of communities of devices based on LonMark’s interoperability model.

“With more than 350 members, 500 certified products and 100 LonMark profiles spanning multiple industries, LonMark International has created one of the world’s most admired interoperability standards,” said Barry Haaser, executive director, LonMark International. “Now companies can support traditional control networks based on the ISO/IEC 14908 standard or migrate them toward IP-based networks utilizing popular wired and wireless transport protocols such as Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, and IEEE 1901.”

For 20 years, LonMark has enabled the connectivity and interoperability of devices based on the ISO/IEC 14908 control-networking standard using its device profile model. Now that networks are becoming more IP-based, LonMark is providing a clear migration path for products to communicate over IP networks.

According to Varun Nagaraj, senior vice president and general manager, Internet of Things, Echelon Corp., the new IzoT platform demonstrates the natural evolution of control networks toward IP architectures. “Members of the global LonMark community will now have multiple connectivity options for their control system products,” Nagaraj said. “The combination of the Echelon IzoT platform and LonMark’s proven interoperability model provides a powerful technology supporting both traditional LonWorks® networks and new IP-based networks.”

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Publication date: 11/11/2013

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