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Frost & Sullivan recognizes Tridium for superior product development

March 11, 2009
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Based on its recent analysis of the building automation systems (BAS) market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Tridium, Inc. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year Award for its "unrelenting and intensive efforts to advance building efficiency, maximize cost savings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing energy usage." The firm cited Tridium'ssuccessful expansion upon its Niagara Framework to broaden the scope of device-to-enterprise integration platform within the realm of building technologies and beyond.

Niagara is an extensible platform that supports the rapid and wide range development of device-to-enterprise applications. It integrates diverse systems and devices regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol into a unified platform. The technology is being adopted by not only the integrators but also the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and reseller partners to either implement the product as is or build upon the existing code. This allows partners and clients to have more flexibility in targeting specific end-user requirements and in some areas meet more stringent government regulations.

"Having anticipated the technical future of the building automation industry, Tridium's product line is designed around the standard IT infrastructure to capitalize on cost effectiveness while at the same time offering a comprehensively tailored package of unique features," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jorge Moreno. "As a pioneer in the machine-to-enterprise segment, the company continues to provide customers with the tools to operate on a single, unified platform for integrated data sharing to improve efficiency and maximize cost savings."

The Niagara Framework can be used in a variety of applications, such as energy management, lighting control, M2M, security automation, video integration, remote monitoring and total facilities management. New growth areas for the technology include telecommunications, medical equipment, 'smart cities' or intelligent infrastructures, smart homes, aviation, c-stores, and industrial applications.

"Due to this unique business model, Tridium has broken pertinent cost barriers to access the proprietary and legacy data from different systems and devices in a facility," continues Moreno. "This revolutionary and timely concept not only facilitates simplification of the process of connectivity and integration, but also makes building management easier for end-users by building bridges between systems and devices."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a technology that can benefit or revolutionize the industry. The award recognizes the development of a system or enabling component that removes a significant obstacle in the development of a technology.

Frost & Sullivan's 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.

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