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First Market Study on Building IT Convergence to be Presented at BuilConn Europe

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IRVING, TEXAS—i&i limited, specialists in identifying the opportunities and benefits of fully integrating information systems into the design, construction and management of buildings, will report their findings from the first published study on the potential market for Building-IT Convergence at BuilConn Europe, 8-10 November, at the Amsterdam RAI, Clasma Events Inc. announced.

The study by i&i – Proplan evaluates the technical and commercial potential for delivering holistic solutions in buildings through IT-Convergence. Through 20 years of charting the performance of intelligent controls in buildings, i&i calls attention to the relatively slow adoption of full building integration despite its innate benefits and the wide availability of enabling technologies over the past five years. With such evidence, i&i challenges the perception that IT convergence and therefore integration with the IT Business Enterprise is inevitable and in such a short time frame.

The study seeks to answer this challenge by analyzing the commercial and technical benefits that IT convergence can deliver to building owners and operators, measuring the market penetration to date, evaluating the future potential and the demand drivers that will convince buyers to invest in this new technology.

“We are excited to share our results with the intelligent buildings community at BuilConn,” Allan McHale, Director, i&i limited, said. “Much work has been put into this study and the industry will find considerable value and insight into the future direction of smart buildings.”

“As BuilConn is considered the premier event for Building-IT Convergence, we are honored to have i&i present their findings from this landmark study,” Anto Budiardjo, BuilConn organizer, said. “Their keen observance of the intelligent buildings industry over the past few decades provides them a unique perspective that BuilConn attendees will greatly benefit from hearing.”

CatNet Systems About BuilConn Europe
BuilConn Europe is an annual event designed for the channels that specify, manage and deliver integration to take an objective and comprehensive view of the buildings industry, understand the technologies and trends that shape it, and discover the steps required to implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. As the gathering place for Building-IT Convergence, BuilConn unites building and facility owners and managers, integrators, contractors, distributors, manufacturers and IT professionals from the full spectrum of the buildings industry including HVAC, Security, Lighting, Access Control, CCTV, and IT. BuilConn is the only network infrastructure and integration event focusing on bridging the gaps between these sectors to deliver true Networked Building Systems.

The next BuilConn Europe will take place November 8-10, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI. For further information, visit www.builconn.com.

About i&i limited
i&i limited is Europe’s leading research and consultancy company specialising in intelligent buildings. We provide a comprehensive range of professional services encompassing marketing intelligence, technology intelligence and user intelligence to suppliers, managers, government and industry. The marketing intelligence division established in 1980 has analysed the markets and technology for building controls and services in 40 different countries throughout the world. Over 100 assignments have been completed in marketing strategy, product planning, market assessment and evaluation and company/product image. For more information on i&i limited - Proplan please visit: www.iandi.ltd.uk or www.proplan.co.uk.

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