Coopersburg, PA (January 14, 2013) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, is solidifying its leadership position in the building automation community. Lutron was recently honored by BACnet International with the Fox Hound Award during the annual “Leaders of the Pack” gala in Las Vegas, Nev.
BACnet is a communications protocol that allows communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control, lighting control, access control, as well as fire detection systems and their associated equipment.
According to BACnet International officials, the Fox Hound Award goes to a company that quickly and stealthily came up from behind in BACnet International. In the last two years, Lutron joined BACnet International as a silver member, and participated in both PlugFest events and on BACnet International’s Education Committee. Lutron recently achieved the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) Listing for its Quantum® total light management system processor, thus firmly establishing the company as an early adopter and pioneer in virtual BACnet networks.
“This is the time when we recognize individuals who through their hard work and dedication continually enrich this organization,” said Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International. “Within the BACnet International community, there are members who consistently go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard and we are proud to recognize them as ‘Leaders of the Pack.’ Please join me in thanking Lutron for their unfailing devotion and service to BACnet International and the BACnet standard,” said McMillan.
Lutron’s Quantum system has been successfully integrated with many of the leading building management system providers such as Alerton, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Schneider, Siemens, Trane, Tridium, and others, to provide building operators with a common operating picture of their building. Lutron systems have been integrated via BACnet on numerous projects, including Amgen, the Jackson Federal Building, Johnson Controls headquarters, MidFirst Bank, and Princeton University.
“Integrating our Quantum total light management system with a Building Automation System (BAS) gives facility managers easier access to building data and provides the potential for enhanced energy savings and optimization,” said Mark Jenner, new business alliances director at Lutron. “BACnet is a key enabler to provide facility managers with a ‘single pane of glass’ for managing their different building systems. We are proud to be recognized as an industry leader and will continue to work with leading BAS companies to enhance our capabilities. We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers this powerful benefit.”