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Lee’s Summit, MO-December 9, 2013 Lynxspring, a premier developer and provider of open platform control solutions for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration, and Franklin Control Systems, a leading manufacturer of innovative motor controls including variable speed drives, building automation starters and components, today announced a technology and distribution partnership. The collaboration brings together two companies at the forefront of advancing automation, control and communication in building automation and energy management.

On the technology front, Lynxspring will develop integration and application combinations of the Franklin Controls VFDs and starter devices with Lynxspring control products and value added services to provide innovative and cost effective energy saving solutions for the building automation marketplace.
In addition, Lynxspring will distribute Franklin Control System’s VFD’s, Building Automation and Energy Management Starter products designed to meet the operational and facility management challenges of today’s buildings through their North American system integrator and controls contractor network.

The relationship will enable the Franklin Controls brand to reach a new channel and extend another level of vertical integration for building automation and equipment control solutions. Lynxspring business partners will experience the same world-class product support and service that existing Franklin Control System’s customers receive, combined with Lynxspring’s experience and knowledge of the building control systems with interfaces to motor controls.

“Franklin Controls VFDs and starter devices are a perfect match to extend our technologies and enhance them with new applications.” said Marc Petock, Vice President Marketing for Lynxspring.  “This partnership will further expand on our JENEsys building and informational platform, open up a range of new opportunities for our channel partners, and strengthen Lynxspring’s comprehensive intelligent building automation and control solutions”.

“Revolutionizing the HVAC industry through smarter, more efficient automation and control products is a fundamental tenet of both companies.” said Andre Perra, President of Franklin Control Systems. “This alignment of thought coupled with the expertise FCS and Lynxspring bring in our respective markets will allow for exciting new opportunities.”

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Lynxspring is changing the way devices and systems communicate and collaborate across enterprises. Our technologies enable users to manage and operate their facilities and equipment smarter, safer, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels. Embracing an open, operational and informational framework platform, Lynxspring designs, manufactures and distributes JENEsysŪ, brand Internet based automation infrastructure technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions for Building Automation, Energy Management, Cyber Security, Equipment Control and other Specialty applications. More information is available at:

About Franklin Controls
Franklin Control Systems (FCS, formally Cerus Industrial) is well known throughout not just the HVAC industry, but also the agriculture and manufacturing community for their innovative and reliable motor controls. FCS offers a full line of motor controls from Variable Frequency Drives to components. Their Smartstarters have revolutionized the industry’s across the line capabilities, integrating advanced I/O, BACnet communications, superior protection and more into a compact package. FCS is currently partnered with several other industry leading OEMs, including Greenheck Fan Company, HuntAir, Valley Irrigation and Grainger among others. Acquired in 2011, Franklin Control Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Electric Company.


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