Advantech Industrial Automation Group Becomes a Sliver Sponsor of BACnet International: Sees BACnet® As Most Common Building Automation Communication Protocol

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BACnet International announced today that Advantech, a leading manufacturer of industrial PC, embedded single board computers, and automation controllers & software, is now a Silver member of BACnet International. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support for many industries – including building automation. Advantech has embraced the BACnet protocol and joined BACnet International to help advance its mission to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. A full listing of BACnet International membership benefits is located (http://bacnetinternational.org/associations/8066/files/MemberBrochure2009.pdf), and an overview is included below.

BACnet International announced today that Advantech, a leading manufacturer of industrial PC, embedded single board computers, and automation controllers & software, is now a Silver member of BACnet International. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support for many industries – including building automation. Advantech has embraced the BACnet protocol and joined BACnet International to help advance its mission to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. A full listing of BACnet International membership benefits is located (http://bacnetinternational.org/associations/8066/files/MemberBrochure2009.pdf), and an overview is included below.

As an advocate of building automation, Advantech is dedicated to dedicated to developing BACnet certified devices now and in the future. Currently, Advantech's BAS-3000BC series remote I/O modules have received BACnet certification, approved and listed by BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL). The BTL Certification confirms that the devices can serve as reliable BACnet MS/TP remote I/O modules through an RS-485 network and be integrated with world-class BACnet DDC Controllers.

According to Thomas Lee, Advantech’s Associate Vice President, “We are delighted to be a sponsor of BACnet International because it enables Advantech to share information with other companies and learn more about building automation systems. As a result, we will be able to design the devices that better meet the needs of building automation customers.”
Mr. Lee added, “The BACnet protocol is an open system with great flexibility. It allows users to freely choose the most suitable equipment from a number of manufacturers according to their application needs. BACnet certified devices can be integrated with other BACnet devices without extra effort, which simplifies installation and saves maintenance costs.”

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and President of Philips Teletrol, commented on Advantech becoming a member of BACnet International, “We are pleased that Advantech has become a silver sponsor of BACnet International. As a manufacturer of many different control and automation devices, Advantech has already demonstrated their thought leadership in the building automation space.” He added, “As a member of BACnet International, Advantech will have enhanced access to information, interoperability events, and promotional opportunities that will help them build BACnet devices.”

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 Advantech
Since 1983, Advantech has been a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. It offers comprehensive system integration hardware, software, customer-centric design services, global logistics support and an industry-leading front and back office e-business infrastructure. With Advantech, there are no limits to the applications its products can offer. For more information, please visit: http://www.advantech.com/

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