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Ethernet Operator Interface/HMI For Data Acquisition and Display

Davis, Calif., October 3, 2002 - Z-World's new OP7200 eDisplay is a C-programmable operator interface/HMI (human-machine interface) that offers rugged I/O, built-in Ethernet connectivity, and optional A/D and touchscreen capabilities. The compact eDisplay is an ideal data acquisition and display device for OEM products and stand-alone systems such as factory floor controls. The unit's 10Base-T Ethernet facilitates remote diagnostics, control, and communication, including sending and receiving E-mails and alerts.

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Domosys Releases Commercial Version of PowerBus™ OSGi Bundle

Quebec City, QC – September 30, 2002 – Domosys announced today that it has developed a complete OSGi bundle supporting its PowerBus technology. This Java-based software package is used to design, install, operate, and maintain PowerBus power line control networks connected to OSGi-enabled service gateways. The bundle includes asynchronous, synchronous, and installation communications packages, sample device service bundles, a power line firmware upgrade utility, and complete documentation.

Southern Wine & Spirits to Save 55% on Energy Costs with The Watt Stopper's Lighting Controls

A retrofit at Southern Wine and Sprits of Northern California includes several of The Watt Stopper's lighting control products.

Santa Clara, CA - September, 2002 - As part of a comprehensive lighting retrofit, Southern Wine and Spirits of Northern California incorporated a number of The Watt Stopper's lighting control products, including occupancy sensors, lighting control panels, digital time switches, and daylighting controls. Estimates show that the project could save 55% in lighting kWh in retrofit areas, and 22% in kWh for the entire site. 

CABA's IIBConference! 
December 2-3, 2002; 
Toronto, CANADA

Key Discussion Topics:
- The Intelligent Building--What it Was, What it Is, What it Shall Be
- Driving the Vision - Targeting the Reality of the Intelligent Building
- Clearing the Roadblocks/Barriers
- Marketing the Intelligent Building - Selling the Concept
- Building Security--What Will Tomorrow Bring?
- Proprietary Technologies, Open Standards and Middleware
- Case Studies - Working Together to Create the Intelligent Building
- Energy Management - Understanding the Options

The full agenda and complete listing of speakers is available at: 

Plcforum summit declares that Power Line Communication (PLC) is a competitive broadband access and in-home LAN technology 

Edinburgh, Scotland - The 11th plcforum General Assembly took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 12th and 13th 2002, addressing the latest advances in Power Line Communications (PLC) technology and the existing commercial deployments. 

Power Line Communications allows the transmission of data and voice over the electrical cables and enables to provide broadband services using existing infrastructure. The plcforum is composed of 54 members from 17 countries, including major power utilities (such as EDF, EnBW, Endesa, ENEL and Iberdrola) and the main PLC technology manufacturers and stakeholders.   For more information, visit the website

Bioscrypt Biometric Readers Secure NATO Facilities in Turkey

Toronto, ON and Yokneam, Israel, September 24, 2002 — Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology, today announced that three North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) air force bases in Turkey have joined the growing list of installations that integrate Bioscrypt’s MV1200 OEM module.

Manufactured, installed and supported by Synel Industries Ltd, a leading time and attendance and access control integrator, the SY-780 terminals integrating the Bioscrypt units verify each user's identity, without a possibility for bypass or falsification, and then grant appropriate access to secure facilities. Should unauthorized persons attempt to gain access, an immediate warning is given to nearby security personnel, who can immediately respond.

The MV1200, designed for optimum flexibility, is a full-featured stand-alone fingerprint verification module. Smaller than a business card, the MV1200 contains advanced features to accommodate a wide-range of installations.

Opto 22 and Nokia Team to Deliver Wireless Communication to Enterprise Assets 

Offering Simplifies, Improves, and Reduces the Cost of Remote Business Operations 

Temecula, CA and Irving, TX - September 20, 2002 - Opto 22, a manufacturer of hardware and software products for remote monitoring and enterprise data acquisition, has teamed with Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the expert in mobility, to create, promote and market the first complete offering for providing wireless connectivity to external physical business assets.

Opto 22's SNAP-IT connects to, remotely monitors, and captures operational data from new or legacy line-of-business systems, devices, and equipment. Nokia's M2M platform, which includes the Nokia 31 connectivity terminal and the Nokia M2M Gateway, provides the wireless hardware and software necessary to communicate with Opto 22's SNAP-IT. The resulting combination creates a complete package for wirelessly delivering real world data using GSM/GPRS networks to enterprise applications and databases over standard, Internet-based architectures.

Tridium™ Inc. Closes $5 Million Round of Capital Funding
Marubeni Corporation and K Road Ventures, L.P. Invest to Further Company’s Expansion

Richmond, Va., Sep.19, 2002 – Tridium, Inc.TM, a leading provider of Internet-enabled, automation software infrastructure and enterprise applications, today announced the close of a $5 million round of capital funding. Funds came from Marubeni Corporation, a new investor and supporter of Tridium products in Asia, and K Road Ventures, L.P., which increased its existing ownership in Tridium. The investment will be used to further enhance its Niagara FrameworkTM technology and products.

California Department of General Services Leads Conservation Efforts with Enterprise Energy Management System from Power Measurement

VICTORIA, BC (September 18, 2002) - In response to a statewide conservation initiative, California's Department of General Services has introduced a pilot enterprise energy management (EEM) system in sixty-five of the buildings it manages for state government agencies. DGS worked with Power Measurement and WebGen Systems to create an energy management system that automates conservation efforts by monitoring and controlling power usage in each of the buildings around the clock. A Power Measurement(R) ION 8500(tm) intelligent energy meter installed at each facility communicates with the WebGen Internet-based Use of Energy(tm) (IUE) energy conservation network to monitor power consumption and identify cost-saving opportunities.

ASHRAE's BACnet Moves Closer to Becoming International Standard 

ATLANTA -- BACnet®, the building controls standard published by the ASHRAE, has moved a step closer to becoming an international and European standard.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2001, BACnet -- A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, is being considered as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and as a European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standard.

Standard 135 has been approved by ISO Technical Committee 205 as a draft international standard. The standard has been distributed to voting member countries of ISO/TC 205 for acceptance as an international standard.

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Tridium appoints John Petze President and CEO; Jerry Frank CTO 

Richmond, VA, (September 17, 2002) – Tridium, Inc.TM, a leading provider of Internet-enabled, energy and automation software infrastructure and applications, announced the appointment of John Petze as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Jerry Frank, current President, CEO and company Founder will continue on Tridium’s Board of Directors and serve as Chief Technical Officer. launches New Product News E Newsletter gets new product information to the marketplace fast

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 9, 2002 - (, the electrical industry's information, marketing, services and development site, recently announced the launch of their New Product News eNewsletter. This will allow manufacturers to announce their latest products to the marketplace in real time.

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