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Announced at the 2008 Niagara Summit, the Sedona Framework™ will provide the software infrastructure for providing a wired and wireless VAV product to be introduced in 2009

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, May 15, 2008 - Tridium, Inc., the leading provider of device to enterprise automation, today announced that it will collaborate with Belimo to develop a next generation VAV controller featuring the Sedona Framework™. The Sedona Framework is Tridium’s newest automation platform targeted at application-specific controllers, smart sensors and other types of intelligent edge devices.

As the leader in damper actuators, Belimo will integrate the capabilities of the Sedona Framework into its actuator platforms adding temperature control and communications to the pressure independent control that is available today. With Sedona’s communication options, Belimo will give customers a VAV controller that is both BACnet® compliant and can alternately communicate wirelessly over a 802.15.4 mesh network to dramatically lower the installation costs for the controller and associated space temperature sensor.

The Sedona Framework is the industry’s first, open source development framework that provides a comprehensive software platform for developing, deploying, integrating, and managing pervasive device applications at the lowest level. Sedona distributes decision-making control and manageability to any device and brings intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.

EasyIO “A partnership with Belimo for a next generation VAV controller is an ideal example of where the Sedona Framework can provide an innovative and cost effective solution for this high volume segment,” said Steve Fey, President of Tridium. “In addition, once installed in the field, Sedona-based VAV controllers will be 100% compatible and interoperable with building automation systems based on the NiagaraAX Framework®.”

The Sedona Framework will be officially released in the fourth quarter of 2008.

About Belimo
Belimo the pioneer of direct-coupled actuators specializes in damper actuator and control valve technology for the HVAC industry. For over 30 years, Belimo has provided innovative actuator solutions to customers across the globe. For more information, contact Belimo at 1-877-326-6027 or visit the website at www.belimo.com.

About Tridium Inc.
Tridium, a global software and technology company, is the inventor of the Niagara Framework®, a software framework that integrates diverse systems and devices - regardless of manufacturer, or communication protocol - into a unified platform that can be easily managed and controlled in real time over the Internet using a standard web browser. Niagara is an extensible platform that supports the rapid development of a wide range of Internet-enabled products and device-to-enterprise applications. Additional information about Tridium is available at www.tridium.com.

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