The fact that we are in our fifteenth consecutive year of PlugFest is a testament to collaborative nature of the BACnet community and is one of the reasons BACnet has established itself as the global standard for building automation and control systems.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
BACnet International recently announced that PlugFest 2014, the industry’s leading workshop for companies to perform interoperability testing for their BACnet® enabled solutions, will take place October 28th to 30th at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC. This year marks the 15th annual interoperability workshop and is expected to have participation from over 90 engineers from over 30 different companies.
PlugFest appeals to building automation suppliers and engineers seeking an opportunity to test their solutions in a vendor neutral and friendly environment with other community members. More information about PlugFest 2014, including vendor applications, registration details, requests for topics and other logistics, can be found here.
According to Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director of BACnet International, “PlugFest is a unique opportunity for suppliers to validate the interoperability of their BACnet products.” He continued, “The fact that we are in our fifteenth consecutive year of PlugFest is a testament to collaborative nature of the BACnet community and is one of the reasons BACnet has established itself as the global standard for building automation and control systems.”
PlugFest 2014 will feature several different opportunities for attendees, including: one-on-one testing sessions designed to allow each team to test their products with other company’s product based on a formalized schedule, round table testing which will allow vendors to conduct unscheduled testing on days 2 and 3 of the workshop, and various BACnet training sessions. There will also be a BTL-WG meeting on Monday prior to the workshop. Anyone interested in attending the working group meeting should contact the BTL Manager.
Registration for this year’s event is now open, and will close on October 8th. Any company with a BACnet product that is released or at beta level of maturity is eligible to participate in this event. For complete workshop information, including registration and pricing information, please visit the official website 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. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (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.