December 2011
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Winner at Mercur ‘11 Awards - LOYTEC honored for strength in innovation

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Annually, the Viennese Federal Economic Chamber presents the Mercur Awards for innovation. Within the context of the Innovation Day event LOYTECs CFO, Mag. Josef Wojak, was presented by the President of the Viennese Federal Economic Chamber, Mrs. Brigitte Jank, an award for the special category “Cooperation“. The goal of the Mercur Award is to reveal and strengthen the innovational capability of Viennese companies. The special award “Cooperation“ is awarded to innovative projects in the field of energy efficiency and energy management in conjunction with universities, research facilities or colleges. LOYTEC, receiving this award now automatically is a nominee for the Austrian State Prize for Innovation. All submissions are assessed by the renowned and independent Institute for Industrial Science.

“We are very proud of the Mercur Award for innovation,“ states a pleased Wojak. “The win is a motivation for our dedicated and creative team. For our customers it is a clear signal for LOYTEC’s top position in research and development for building automation.”

LOYTEC was awarded the favored prize for the innovative L-WEB System and an energy saving application at the school district of Decatur, Indianapolis, USA. L-Web is a system for visualization and management of connected real estate and buildings of any size. Maximum customer benefit is achieved through flexibility, scalability and the combination of various software and hardware components.

In cooperation with Perfection Services Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a L-WEB based scheduler solution was implemented for the school district of Decatur, a township of Indianapolis, USA. The task was to minimize energy consumption of the school buildings without affecting functionality and comfort. Energy and occupancy needs at different times of day or different days of the week had to be taken into account, as school buildings are utilized with varying events throughout a day or a calendar year. The school district of Decatur optimized the energy balance of its facilities considerably with automation solutions by LOYTEC

“Our aim is to increase energy efficiency and comfort of buildings to a maximum at reasonable prizes. Our products for building automation ‘made in Austria’ are delivered to more than 80 countries of the world. Our export rate is 99 %,” Mag. Wojak relates.

Founded in 1999, LOYTEC electronics GmbH today ranks among the leading European providers of intelligent network infrastructure products for building automation. There LOYTEC sets to open and standardized communication protocols exclusively. LOYTEC develops, manufactures and distributes to the world router solutions, embedded Automation Servers, DALI lighting controls, graphic user interfaces, touch panels and gateways. Primary focus is on network solutions for buildings and real estate. Methods provided are remote access and notification, as well as functions for data acquisition, information viewing and data storage. The LOYTEC system is based on a protocol independent approach for decentralized alarming, scheduling and trending.

Product development and manufacturing are located at the Austrian headquarters in Vienna. Particular emphasis is laid on careful and top-quality execution. LOYTEC is certified according to ISO 9001 since 2004. In addition the company has branch offices in France (software development) and Germany (sales) and a subsidiary in the USA.

LOYTEC supplies to more than 80 countries around the world. Export rate is 99.5 %. Strong partnerships with leading industrial companies and intensive research work in cooperation with universities result in innovative products for customers all around the world. Numerous national and international awards confirm the run of success of this Austrian high tech provider.

LOYTEC products are found in buildings like the Uniqa-Tower or the T-Center in Vienna, the main train station and the German parliament (Reichstag) in Berlin, the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen, the regional bank Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, the Esprit Arena Düsseldorf, one of the most modern multifunctional stadiums of Europe, the Gallileo Tower in Frankfurt, the Rheinhallen/RTL-Studios in Cologne, the biggest cruise ship of the world, the “Oasis of the Seas“, the fair center Jaarbeurs Utrecht in the Netherlands, Il sole 24 ore, the headquarters of Italy’s leading financial magazine in Milano, the Governor Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany/New York State, the world’s most spectacular sport arena, the Dallas Cowboys Football Stadium in Arlington/Texas, the Wangjing International Commercial Center and the China Reinsurance in Beijing, the Ernst & Young Headquarters in Sidney and many others more.

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