LonMark International (LMI), the industry trade and interoperability association for the controls industry, recently announced the LonMark Sessions 2007 Global Educational Seminar Program. Capitalizing on the success of the 2005 Building Open Systems tour which had over 4,000 registrants, the LonMark Sessions 2007 Global Seminar Tour will visit 59 cities in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

LMI will host the tour, which is part of the LonMark Connection Initiative, a global educational program that aims to help the controls and automation industries continue the transition from proprietary to open, integrated systems.

For a list of North American cities the program is scheduled to visit, www.lonmark.org/news_events/calendar/sessions/home.shtml#na.

 The tour will focus on:

  • Energy savings
  • Improving efficiencies through system integration
  • Maintenance, operating, and training cost reductions
  • Leveraging IT infrastructure
  • Successful projects and market trends
  • And much more…

The seminars will highlight the penetration of LonMark open systems and demonstrate the value of LonMark certified products and professionals in the marketplace. Facility professionals around the globe are encouraged to attend. The seminars are also aimed at building owners, managers, architects and stake holders as well as engineers, system integrators, and specifiers.

The seminars will be given free of charge, and attendees will experience a live technology demonstration - featuring LonMark certified devices - that demonstrate a complete, integrated building solution. Participants will also have the opportunity to take the new LonMark Certified Professional examination at each location. This exam sets the standard for professional competency for engineers and integrators working with open, control systems. More information about LonMark Certification Programs is available at www.lonmark.org/testing.