SAN JOSE, Calif. - LonMark International is planning the Building Open Systems Seminar Series to help facility professionals making the transition from proprietary to open systems. Industry leaders Circon Systems, Distech Controls, Echelon, Engenuity Systems, Honeywell, Hubbell Building Automation, Siemens Building Technology, and Tour Andover Controls are sponsoring the seminar program. The program is also endorsed by Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and LonMark Americas.

The seminar series is scheduled to begin in February 2005, and it includes stops in 20 North American cities.

LonMark International is organizing the seminar program to provide members of the commercial buildings industry with consistent information on specifying, deploying, and maintaining open systems. The seminars are expected to appeal to a number of industry professionals including architects, building and facility managers, consulting engineers, electrical and mechanical contractors, and system and network integrators.

"The primary goal of this seminar program is to help industry professionals navigate through the noise associated with open systems to deliver what their customers really want - flexible yet powerful automation solutions that lower costs now and in the future, deliver greater value, and have the ability to be easily adapted to future market and technology needs," said Barry Haaser, executive director of LonMark International.

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Publication date: 12/13/2004