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Belimo and Tridium to Develop Next-Generation VAV Controller

May 16, 2008

The system will combine temperature control, wired and wireless communications options, and a software platform for developing, deploying, integrating, and managing pervasive device applications at the lowest level.

RICHMOND, VA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Tridium Inc., a leading provider of device-to-enterprise automation, announced that it will collaborate with Belimo to develop a next-generation VAV controller, featuring the Sedona Framework. The Sedona Framework is Tridium's newest automation platform, targeted at application-specific controllers, smart sensors, and other types of intelligent edge devices.

As a leader in damper actuators, Belimo will integrate the capabilities of the Sedona Framework into its actuator platforms, adding temperature control and communications to the pressure-independent control that is available today. With Sedona's communication options, Belimo will give customers a VAV controller that is BACnet-compliant and can alternately communicate wirelessly over a 802.15.4 mesh network to dramatically reduce the installation costs for the controller and associated space-temperature sensor.

The Sedona Framework is the industry's first, open source development framework that provides a comprehensive software platform for developing, deploying, integrating, and managing pervasive device applications at the lowest level. Sedona distributes decision-making control and manageability to any device and brings intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.

"A partnership with Belimo for a next generation VAV controller is an ideal example of where the Sedona Framework can provide an innovative and cost-effective solution for this high-volume segment," said Steve Fey, President of Tridium. "In addition, once installed in the field, Sedona-based VAV controllers will be 100% compatible and interoperable with building automation systems based on the NiagaraAX Framework."

The Sedona Framework will be officially released in the fourth quarter of 2008.

About Belimo
Belimo, a pioneer of direct-coupled actuators, specializes in damper actuator and control-valve technology for the HVAC industry. For over 30 years, Belimo has provided innovative actuator solutions to customers across the globe. For more information, contact Belimo at 877-326-6027.

About Tridium
Tridium Inc., 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.

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