Carrier Corp. Joins BACnet® International: Seeks To Move Products to a Native BACnet® Platform

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BACnet International announced today that Carrier Corp., a leading provider of building automation systems, is now a member of BACnet International. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), offers a complete range of building system equipment, including air handlers, chillers, rooftop units, and controls. Carrier has been producing BACnet-based products for over five years and has been active in the BACnet community, but recently decided to join BACnet International to further support the BACnet standard and evolving community.

BACnet International announced today that Carrier Corp., a leading provider of building automation systems, is now a member of BACnet International. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), offers a complete range of building system equipment, including air handlers, chillers, rooftop units, and controls. Carrier has been producing BACnet-based products for over five years and has been active in the BACnet community, but recently decided to join BACnet International to further support the BACnet standard and evolving community. A full listing of BACnet International membership benefits is located here, and an overview is included below.

As a new BACnet International Platinum member, Carrier will participate in BACnet International working groups to make the standard more valuable to manufacturers, building owners and operators. Carrier is also transitioning their controls platform to a native BACnet platform and will leverage the BACnet International membership benefits during that process.

Mark Jones, controls business manager at Carrier Corp., shared his view on the BACnet protocol and Carrier’s decision to join BACnet international, “Customers have choices when purchasing building controls and we want to provide them with the right BACnet solutions to fit their requirements.” Mr. Jones added, “We are looking forward to more fully supporting, and participating in the BACnet community.”

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and President/CEO of Philips Teletrol, commented on Carrier joining BACnet International, “As one of the most established manufacturers of building systems equipment, Carrier is a great addition to BACnet International. Mr. McMillan added, “Because of Carrier’s broad product portfolio and history manufacturing BACnet devices, their expanded participation in BACnet International will undoubtedly improve the usefulness of the BACnet standard as well as the quality of BACnet-based products available to the building systems market.”

Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.

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.

About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit http://www.carrier.com for more information.

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