Vykon Distributor Develops Integration to Support New Plug-Load Device

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Energy Systems Technologies, VYKON and Best Energy Reduction Technologies announce the immediate availability of a new wireless system to measure and control plug load using Niagara Framework® architecture.

We are very pleased to be a master distributor for PlugIT. - Paul Czerwin, president and CEO of Energy Systems Technologies

A new distribution agreement between Energy Systems Technologies (EST) and Best Energy Reduction Technologies (BERT) provides new and existing Niagara Framework customers with an integrated wireless plug-load device.

The device, called Plug-IT, is a patented wireless smart plug with a programmable on/off schedule that operates over a company’s Wi-Fi network and can be controlled from customers’ existing servers, providing an extraordinary ability to cut energy costs. This new offering provides Niagara Framework customers with the programming and Wi-Fi communications they need to seamlessly integrate the plug-load device with their existing energy management architecture. Tridium Professional Services and EST developed a custom driver that integrates Plug-IT directly with customers’ existing Niagara Framework-based JACEs.

This new technology solution creates one common platform and a single standard interface that allows customers to measure and control energy usage 24 hours a day and reduce daily energy consumption. As a result, small loads that typically could not be automatically controlled due to the cost of connecting them to an energy management system can be cost-effectively connected and managed.

Paul Czerwin, president and CEO of EST, applauded the agreement and noted that the easy-to-use program and new arrangement will allow customers to swiftly take advantage of the benefits.

“We are very pleased to be a master distributor for Plug-IT,” said Paul Czerwin, president and CEO of Energy Systems Technologies. “We have been working on this partnership for a while and our unique relationship with Tridium allows current customers to utilize Plug-IT right away, with reduced implementation time, and without any additional programming or software.”

“We also are thankful to BERT for the underlying technology that enables us to offer this wireless energy saving device,” Czerwin continued.

“This was truly a cooperative effort among all parties to create an advanced application in record time. The Tridium Professional Services team worked closely with EST and BERT to develop a robust communications driver that allows for Wi-Fi integration to the JACE,” said Ed Merwin, director of VYKON Automation Energy Security. “This is another example of the differentiated advanced services and products that our VYKON partners bring to the market.”

“We are thrilled to partner with VYKON and EST thus providing Niagara customers with the ability to cost effectively measure and control plug load throughout their enterprise,” said Scott Yetter, CEO of BERT.

Plug-IT lowers energy expenses by automatically and remotely controlling plug load across multiple buildings and time zones. The Niagara Framework software will provide robust analytics based on a building’s plug load energy usage that can help building engineers and end users understand their energy consumption.

About Energy Systems Technologies
Energy Systems Technologies (EST) is a smart building system distributor specializing in energy efficient controls and systems. Our solutions specialize in HVAC, lighting, and metering applications for commercial buildings. EST creates partnerships with mechanical, electrical and energy design companies with the common goals of reducing energy consumption and maximizing the effects of facility's energy management. With state-of-the-art products and a full suite of services, we offer a total solution for your building needs.

Visit us at estdistribution.com.

Powered by the Niagara Framework, VYKON® includes a variety of open, intelligent automation and control solutions that meet all the challenges of real-world integration and enterprise connectivity and ensure the interoperability among diverse facility systems. VYKON solutions synchronize, manage and control major building system functions vital in a facility, such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy, lighting, security, fire, safety unitary devices and more. VYKON solutions make facilities smarter-ones that use less energy, have lower operating costs, are safer, contribute to a better environment and deliver significant ROI. VYKON solutions are available worldwide through a network of authorized distributors, systems integrators and value-added resellers. Additional information about VYKON is available at http://www.vykon.com.

About Best Energy Reduction Technologies
BERT has developed and patented the Bert® Plug Load Management System. By simply plugging water coolers, coffee machines, printers, copiers, etc. into Bert, you can measure, analyze and control all your plug loads. Bert uses the existing Wi-Fi network to remotely turn equipment on and off when all buildings are unoccupied. Bert installs quickly and easily so energy savings are immediate and payback is between 1 and 2 years. Learn more about how K-12 schools, colleges, offices, hospitals, state/local governments and retailers are managing plug load with the Bert Plug Load Management System by visiting http://www.bertbrain.com.

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