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Palo Alto, Calif. — September 5, 2006 — Frost & Sullivan selected Tridium, Inc. as the recipient of the 2006 Green Buildings Energy & Facilities Management Excellence in Technology of the Year Award. Tridium receives this recognition for creating an Internet-based software infrastructure that enables end users to communicate between devices and right up to the enterprise for simpler and more efficient flow of data and operation.

“Tridium’s Niagara Framework® is designed to integrate diverse formats regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol,” says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Jorge Moreno. “For customers this means operating on one unified platform, with easy data access through the Internet, real time information sharing, and ultimately simplified interoperability and integration between building infrastructures to improve efficiency and maximize cost savings.”

The Niagara Framework takes into account all critical areas that form the subsystems that make a building function including lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), security, and energy management. It allows devices to share information with each other and streamline it into an enterprise system where management can control and monitor the buildings’ operations anytime from anywhere.

The technology also enables end-users to collect information and benchmark buildings to expose operational inefficiencies and facilitate solutions. From a green building perspective end-users can capitalize on accurate and concise intelligence relating to the energy performance of a building in order to achieve lower energy consumption and enhanced efficiencies.

In addition to offering the Niagara Framework as a development platform to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build their own solutions, Tridium also offers a Niagara based management and control product suite known as Vykon® that orchestrates the building automation, energy and security functions of any facility and ensures the integration and interoperability among the different systems and devices within the facility. Currently, there are over 50,000 instances of Niagara operating in over 6,000 installations worldwide.

“Meeting all the complex challenges of real-world integration and enterprise connectivity is a major challenge in the building automation industry,” notes Moreno. “Niagara ensures simpler connectivity along with easy installation and operation of the system backed by comprehensive tools to support both application developers and software developers.”

These cumulative factors make Tridium the deserving recipient of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology of the Year in the Green Buildings Energy and Facilities Management Markets.

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to a company that has pioneered the development and introduction of an innovative technology into the market - a technology that has either impacted or has the potential to impact several market sectors. The Award recognizes a company’s successful technology development that is expected to bring significant contributions to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture.

Reliable Controls Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

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.

Manufacturers adopt the Niagara Framework technology to move their products to the web, reduce development time, migrate legacy systems, develop new service offerings, and open up new markets. System integrators use Niagara products to provide true open solutions without regard for specific protocols, products or technologies. Today, there are over 50,000 instances of Niagara operating in over 6,000 installations worldwide in applications that include: energy management, building automation, M2M, telecommunications, security automation, lighting control, maintenance repair operations (MRO), service bureaus, convergence retailing and total facilities management – all realizing improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs and greater returns.

Tridium markets its products to value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers and a network of Tridium Systems Integrators. The company is an independent business entity of Honeywell International Inc.

Additional information about Tridium is available at

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit or

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