BACnet International Introduces Functional Devices Inc. as Association Member

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Electronic Device Designer and Manufacturer is Newest Silver Member

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As the number of specifications requiring the BTL mark continues to increase, it is important for us to maintain interoperability with devices from other manufacturers.

Members of the BACnet community are welcoming Functional Devices Inc. to BACnet International’s growing membership. Functional Devices, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality electronic devices in the United States since 1969. The company’s goal is to provide high quality products for the most reliable and economical solutions to the needs of its customers, along with world-class support from sales and engineering experts. Current product offerings include relays, sensors, power control, enclosures, power supplies, transformers and accessories. Functional Devices has established itself as a leader in the HVAC, building controls, energy management, energy savings, lighting controls, and wireless industries.

“Functional Devices has been developing and manufacturing open protocol devices for many years,” said Mark Fernandes, president of Functional Devices, Inc. “As the number of specifications requiring the BTL mark continues to increase, it is important for us to maintain interoperability with devices from other manufacturers. Having the BTL mark assures customers that our products will function with the rest of their BACnet control system."

Functional Devices Inc. joins more than 120 of the leading building automation vendors and integrators in the world in pursuing of BACnet as a communication protocol.

“BACnet International is consistently committed to promoting the successful use of BACnet protocol in building automation”, stated Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “We welcome Functional Devices to our expanding membership. The company's commitment to producing BACnet-enabled solutions makes them a perfect fit for our association, and we look forward to a strong relationship going forward.”

More information on BACnet International members can be found here. 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. 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.

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