September 2006
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Tridium® and American Auto-Matrix® Announce New Internet Controller Suite based on the NiagaraAX® Framework

Low Cost, Open Protocol Controller Has Multiple Applications

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Richmond, Virginia/ Export, Pennsylvania: August 2006 - Tridium and American Auto-Matrix have collaborated on the development of a new internet controller suite built using Tridium’s NiagaraAX software platform. The Integra™ control suite from American Auto-Matrix is a low cost, Internet controller targeted for mechanical equipment manufacturers, control system integrators, national accounts and small commercial buildings.

Powered by NiagaraAX and developed to meet the needs of American Auto-Matrix’s customers for open protocol agnostic equipment, the Integra controller incorporates AAM proprietary protocols as well as Modbus®, LonWorks® and BACnet® in a single platform. The Integra controller features a modular, expandable design enabling customers to pay only for the functions they use.

“American Auto-Matrix recognizes its customers’ need for cost effective facility controls that provide integration capability with major protocols, cost competitiveness, flexibility, web functionality, and scalability," said Paul Jordan, CEO of American Auto-Matrix, LLC. Integra meets these needs. "Using Integra, our partners can deliver high value products to their customers; reduce costs and meet control interoperability requirements of today and tomorrow. This solution enables robust integration possibilities while supporting our longstanding commitment to backward compatibility. Integra has allowed AAM to instantaneously establish a state-of-the-art solution that communicates with products manufactures as far back as 1985.”

“NiagaraAX provides complete interoperability among diverse systems and devices through a unified, web-based framework. This unique and powerful technology gave American Auto-Matrix the ability to rapidly introduce a platform that embraces both their integration needs and their philosophy of supporting legacy solutions”, said Steve Fey, president of Tridium.

contemporary About American Auto-Matrix
Since its inception in 1979, American Auto-Matrix, located in Export, PA, has been dedicated to developing the most flexible solutions in the industry. The first to introduce DDC control and the pioneer of truly open protocols, American Auto-Matrix is widely recognized for providing Smart Building Solutions® for Building Automation. Applications include HVAC; Access Control; Light Process; Laboratory and Fume Hood; Energy Management; and Integrated Fire, Security, and Life-safety management. American Auto-Matrix systems are sold, installed, and maintained through an international network of Solution Integrators.

Additional information on American Auto-Matrix can be found at

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


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