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EATONTOWN, NJ. January 8, 2013 – IPKeys Technologies, an expert in Smart Grid communications technology and Connexx Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Lynxspring, Inc. and leading developer of open technologies for building automation and energy management solutions today announced that they will partner to deliver an OpenADR 2.0 a-certified Virtual End Node (VEN) driver for the Niagara AX® platform. Through this solution, IPKeys Technologies and Connexx Energy will provide an OpenADR 2.0a-certified driver for Niagara AX®, permitting rapid deployment of standards-based AutoDR solutions to the Niagara community and enabling the collaborative facility-grid relationship necessary to make Smart Grid a reality.

By integrating IPKeys’ OpenADR 2.0a certified EISSClient technology with Connexx Energy’s Niagara® driver platform, IPKeys and Connexx can provide C&I facilities with a complete, scalable, and secure end-to-end AutoDR solution. Connexx Energy and Lynxspring will both actively market and support the Niagara® based OpenADR 2.0a Driver to Connexx Energy’s Energy Partner Channel (CEP) and OEM customers and Lynxspring’s Business Partner (LBP) Channel. In addition, they will make it available to the Niagara Community and users of the Niagara Framework.

“With rising and unpredictable energy costs, it makes good economic sense to operate and maintain your building as efficiently as possible and take advantage of programs that OpenADR 2.0 offers, said Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing at Connexx Energy. “This new driver allows almost any facility to participate in demand response without fear of being locked into a proprietary technology.”

“We are delighted to announce our agreement to integrate IPKeys’ certified OpenADR 2.0a facility endpoint technology into Connexx Energy’s Niagara AX® driver portfolio,” said IPKeys Managing Director & CFO, Robert Nawy. “This new and highly secure technology integration enables facilities to receive and respond to actionable open-standard and machine-interoperable market signals. Connexx’s OpenADR 2.0a driver will permit the Niagara AX® community to begin the process of planning, valuing, and automating participation in demand response and price sensitive markets.”

Both companies will have demonstrations in their booths at Distributech 2013 and AHR Expo 2013.

Through this partnership, IPKeys and Connexx illustrate their continued commitment to interoperability and open standards while enabling C&I customers to automatically connect to the Smart Grid and enable them to more easily take advantage of automated demand response programs.

Supporting Resources:
IPKeys Technologies Energy Interop Server and System information: http://www.ipkeys.com/Products/EISS.html

About IPKeys
IPKeys, an SBA Certified 8(a) and women owned business, is a strategic partner in the energy, federal, DoD, and commercial sectors delivering expertise in Smart Grid communications technology. IPKeys provides the standards based energy interoperations software, network communications engineering and enterprise security solutions that enable utilities and their customers to achieve the promise of a more reliable, safer and more economically beneficial Smart Grid. IPKeys is a member of the OpenADR Alliance.

About Connexx Energy
Connexx Energy, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lynxspring, Inc. Capitalizing on Lynxspring’s success in the development and marketing of building automation and energy management solutions for OEM’s and system integrators as well as their success in channel development, Connexx Energy is mandated to take advantage of this market leadership experience and know-­‐how as well as the intellectual property developed by the company and focus appropriate elements on the energy market to deliver repeatable, scalable and cost effective solutions to developers and operators of energy applications.


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