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Irving, TX –  – LONMARK International, a global membership organization created to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing the LONWORKS® protocol, announced today its commitment to sponsor the BuilConn Europe and M2M Expo and Conference to be held 8-10 November, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI.

Now in its second year in Europe, BuilConn is dedicated to the advancement of the intelligent buildings industry as it faces the significant changes that result from IT convergence, while the co-located M2M Expo focuses on the developing machine-to-machine industry and its widespread application possibilities to virtually all industries, including buildings. The decision by LONMARK International to sponsor the events delivers a concrete message to the European market of their dedication to the M2M and building automation markets.

“The combination of BuilConn Europe and the M2M Expo and Conference provides an excellent opportunity for us to help more manufacturers, integrators and end-users understand how they can use open, interoperable products to help their companies and operations,” said Barry Haaser, Executive Director of LONMARK International.

“We are delighted to have the support of the LONMARK organization as they are a significant component of the buildings industry with much to offer the emerging M2M industry," Anto Budiardjo, BuilConn and M2M organizer, said. "LONMARK members have a tremendous expertise in device-centric solutions, experience that will greatly benefit attendees of this event in Amsterdam.”

Members of LONMARK International include the world’s leading manufacturers, integrators and users of control systems in a variety of industries, including building automation, security, lighting, elevators, mass transit, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, consumer appliances, sun blinds, energy metering, construction, commercial real estate, and industrial automation. For over a decade the LONMARK® organization has been helping its members in both the building automation and M2M markets by providing technical guidelines, product certification, and marketing programs.

contemporary About BuilConn Europe
BuilConn Europe is a 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. For further information, visit .

About LONMARK International
Since its inception in 1994 and new corporate structure in 2003, LONMARK International has become a major driving force in the establishment of interoperable guidelines for building, industrial, transportation and residential/utility automation. LONMARK membership is open to any manufacturer, distributor, engineer, system integrator, or end-user committed to the development, specification, and use of open, interoperable products utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards.

Products that have been verified to conform to the LONMARK interoperability guidelines are eligible to carry the LONMARK logo.

For more information about LONMARK International, its members, the affiliation program and LONMARK certification can be found at

About M2M Expo & Conference
Now in its second year, the M2M Expo and Conference attracts the adopters and suppliers who have entered the emerging space of machine-to-machine communication on the ground-floor. It is these organizations, industry stakeholders, and technologists who are mapping this new industry through cross-industry education and networking. Designed as an educational and business development venue, the event will define the M2M space, structure, players, distribution, and relationships required for the industry to evolve into a significant global business space. For further information, visit


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