SAN JOSE, Calif. — LonMark International, a non-profit association for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced the formation of a new affiliate organization, LonMark Cono Sur, to support LonMark members and certified professionals in South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

To date, more than 700 people have passed the LonMark Certified Professional (LCP) exam, with 25 percent coming from Spanish-speaking countries. The LCP program establishes a proficiency standard to assure end-users that they have access to a resource pool of professionals with industry knowledge and experience. The LonWorks Installation Handbook, which is used by exam candidates to prepare for the LCP exam, is being translated into Spanish by LonMark Spain, a LonMark affiliate organization.

“LonMark Cono Sur’s mission will be defining the courses and documentation required for professionals to incorporate the ISO/IEC 14908 standard in facilities across the region,” said Hernán Fagnilli, president, LonMark Cono Sur. “We are confident this affiliate will be a great resource for Latin American members and their customers who support the ISO/IEC 14908 standard.”

LonMark International supports the testing and certification of products, people, and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. Its members manufacture, distribute, develop, install, or use systems based on these standards. There are over 500 interoperable products certified and listed on the LonMark website.

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Publication date: 9/1/2014

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