BACnet® International Opens Survey to Measure BACnet Usage and Trends -- Survey Closes October 15, 2008

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BACnet® International today announced that it has released a comprehensive survey to measure BACnet adoption and usage trends (located here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=J0KQFAjJvRZryso1W9R_2fSg_3d_3d). This is first in a series of annual surveys intended to capture meaningful data related to BACnet® adoption and usage patterns. The survey will capture aggregate information about the geographic distribution of BACnet installations as well as general information regarding the functionality of installed BACnet products. All members of BACnet® International as well as other BACnet equipment manufacturers are encouraged to participate.

Collecting accurate data about industry use of BACnet® is a challenge because of its broad adoption and application

BACnet® International today announced that it has released a comprehensive survey to measure BACnet adoption and usage trends (located here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=J0KQFAjJvRZryso1W9R_2fSg_3d_3d). This is first in a series of annual surveys intended to capture meaningful data related to BACnet® adoption and usage patterns. The survey will capture aggregate information about the geographic distribution of BACnet installations, as well as general information regarding the functionality of installed BACnet products. All members of BACnet® International as well as other BACnet equipment manufacturers are encouraged to participate.

"Collecting accurate data about industry use of BACnet® is a challenge because of its broad adoption and application," said Natalie Nardone of BACnet® International. She continues, "We believe this annual survey will enable us to make more informed decisions about the development of the BACnet® International organization - helping us to better plan events that meet the needs BACnet® users around the globe. We also hope to gather meaningful data about BACnet deployment questions."

Andy McMillan, BACnet® International President, and President/CEO of Teletrol Systems, commented, "Our purpose is to facilitate effective decision-making on the part of users and suppliers by providing accurate BACnet usage information. This survey, as a specific and formalized feedback mechanism, will augment our member communication efforts, promote participants and enhance the BACnet experience for everyone."

The survey is now open, and will close on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. The survey is open to all BACnet® manufacturers around the world, including BACnet International members. All responses to survey questions are confidential, and only anonymous, aggregated results will be presented and shared with the community. To access the 2008 BACnet® International Product Survey, please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=J0KQFAjJvRZryso1W9R_2fSg_3d_3d.

Any questions related to the survey can be submitted to BACnet® International via email at Natalie @ bacnetinternational.org.

About BACnet® International
BACnet® International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet® protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities. The BACnet® standard was developed by ASHRAE and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet® International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet®-related interest groups around the world. BACnet® International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet® for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.

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