Licensing Deal Advances Smart Valve Technology
SEATTLE — Optimum Energy and Belimo Automation AG are advancing innovative HVAC optimization solutions through a licensing deal that provides Belimo with Optimum Energy’s recently patented IoT technologies for smart valves.
The agreement brings together Optimum Energy’s creative technology with Belimo’s hardware innovation to make smart valves even smarter and more valuable with practical, energy-saving solutions. This deal builds on the success of the award-winning Belimo Energy Valve™, which incorporates Optimum’s technology. The Belimo Energy Valve has provided incredible value to thousands of customers since its launch in 2012.
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with Belimo,” said Larry Stapleton, Optimum Energy president. “They are the best in the field, and we know they’ll turn our ideas into reality. It’s exciting to see our innovations improved upon — it’s always gratifying to help advance energy-saving smart building technology in the Internet of Things.”
“We are always looking for ways to expand our capabilities and provide greater value to our customers,” said Jim Furlong, president of Belimo Americas. “Making HVAC systems more efficient while providing improved occupant comfort, energy efficiency, simplified installation and maintenance-free operation is Belimo’s mission. These newly patented technologies from Optimum Energy will enable better optimization of hydronic systems with smarter Belimo Energy Valves featuring advanced process algorithms and cloud-enabled analytic capabilities.”
The three licensed smart valve technologies provide powerful algorithms designed to enable optimal efficiency, reduce energy and water use, and lengthen equipment life, among other benefits.
Publication date: 1/8/2019