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EMBRACING THE INTERNET OF THINGS: LONMARK INTERNATIONAL TO OFFER FREE EDUCATION SESSIONS AT AHR EXPO IN CHICAGO

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO: LONMARK® International is a non-profit corporation focused on the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. The organization continues to support the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market and focus on its next generation initiative- LONMARK 2.0.

WHAT: At AHR Expo, LONMARK will be highlighting new and exciting developments at our booth #3843 and in our education sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 27 9am-4pm on Level 1, Room S103a.

9:00 a.m.

Smart Cities Asset Monitoring and Control Using an Open Platform: This session will focus on the Interoperable Internet of Things and how it is enabling smart cities to monitor and control city assets. Buildings, outdoor lighting, city sensor grids, and many more devices are connected using open interoperable control technology. Attendees will gain valuable insight into the latest market trends and solutions in this rapidly growing marketplace followed by an open discussion session.

Speakers:

Ron Bernstein, Chief Ambassador, LonMark International

Sanjay Manney, Echelon Corporation

10:00 a.m.

Open Standards for the Oil/Gas Industry: Integrating Building Automation and Process Control: New profiles and standards have been developed to support requirements for interoperability in the oil and gas industry. New guide standards focus on requirements for a process industry's need to manage building control systems as part of an enterprise-wide centralized system.

Moderator:

Ron Bernstein, Chief Ambassador, LonMark International

Panelists:

Colin Parker, Suncor Energy

Jim Scott, Suncor Energy

Peter Laan, Convergint

Tracy Markie, Chairman, LonMark International

11:00 a.m.

Profiles Powering Big Data, and Uncovering Dark Data in the Industrial Internet of Things: Now, as more devices are becoming connected in the IIoT, solutions demand a common device profile model to provide the framework needed for interoperability. Big data, dark data, and other data analytics driving IIoT solutions thrive on common device object models. This session focuses on how the LONMARK profile model supports these IIoT initiatives.

Speakers:

Mike Gibson, Technical Director, LonMark International

Ron Sege, CEO, Echelon

1:00 p.m.

LONMARK 2.0: New Advancements in Open Systems Control Networking: LONMARK International's next generation of technologies and standards provide a roadmap for the LONMARK community to extend ISO 14908. New technologies include increased support for IP-based transports while maintaining integration compatibility with existing 14908 devices. In addition, LONMARK brings its profile model to the IIoT for transport agnostic mapping of profiles enabling cross-protocol support for BACnet, ZigBee, KNX, OpenADR, Modbus and other industry protocols.

Speakers:

Mike Gibson, Technical Director, LonMark International

Ron Sege, CEO, Echelon

2:00 p.m.

Energy Management for Small Box Retail (SBR): There is a growing opportunity for applying BAS design principles to the unique requirements of small box retail applications. Building on the principles of control automation, open systems, and interoperability, retail environments require local monitoring and control in an easy-to-use KISS environment. This can pose some design challenges. This session will discuss the opportunity and advancements in the industry and share some key best practices.

Moderator:

Barry Haaser, Executive Director, LonMark International

Panelists:

Glenn Schackmuth, McDonald's Corporation

Roy Buchert, McDonald's Corporation

John Huston, Franke

Tracy Markie, Chairman of LonMark International

3:00 p.m.

Specifications for Open Interoperable Systems: This session will focus on the challenges and advancements in developing design guide specifications for Building Automation Systems. This high level discussion will share the latest trends within the specification community.

Moderator

Ron Bernstein, Chief Ambassador, LonMark International

Panelists:

Joe Bush, US Army Corps of Engineers

Colin Parker, Suncor Energy

WHEN: Jan. 26-28, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

WHERE: LONMARK International will be in Booth #3843

LONMARK'S education sessions to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 27, Room S103a

NOTE: LONMARK executives will be in attendance for press meetings.

About LONMARK International

LONMARK International is a member-based, non-profit organization that enables interoperable systems for products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 series of standards. LONMARK International has tested and certified over 950 products complying with its interoperability guidelines. Additionally, LONMARK International has certified nearly 1,000 industry professionals worldwide for their expertise in the guidelines and industry standards. Products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 standard are installed in over 500,000 buildings worldwide. LONMARK International remains committed to educating the industry on the value of open, interoperable systems by providing tools, resources, and support for its members and their markets. For more information, visit www.lonmark.org.

LONMARK and the LONMARK logo are registered trademarks of LONMARK International in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.

CONTACT: Shannon Mayette LONMARK International + 1-602-882-4733 shannon.mayette@lonmark.orgSource:LonMark International

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