LONMARK International Announces Building Open Systems Seminar Series for Facilities Professionals

Industry leaders support seminar program to smooth transition to open Facility Automation Systems

San Jose, CA - December 1, 2004 - LONMARK International announces the Building Open Systems Seminar Series to help facility professionals make 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 CABA and LONMARK Americas. The seminar series is scheduled to begin in February 2005 with stops in 20 North American cities.


LONMARK International is organizing the Building Open Systems 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 wrestling with open systems issues, including architects, building and facility managers, consulting engineers, electrical and mechanical contractors, and system and network integrators. Seminar material will be presented by industry experts familiar with the construction cycle and key issues impacting facilities today.

"It is very clear that there is still a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation regarding open systems in buildings today," said Barry Haaser, executive director of LONMARK International. "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. It seems like a tall order, but this seminar series will deliver just this information and show just how far the industry has come in making open systems cost effective, to specify, install and maintain."

The Building Open Systems Seminar Series is a global program that will take place in Europe and North America in the spring and Asia in the fall of 2005. More information on the seminar series can be found by visiting the website at www.buildingopensystems.com.

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