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Redmond, Washington February 3, 2015 - To empower building owners and operators to easily manage their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy consumption while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, Alerton has released an updated version of its Ascent Compass Software. The solution provides users a cleaner, simpler interface that reduces the steps required to optimize building systems and energy efficiency.

Introduced in 2014, Compass is a part of the Alerton Ascent building automation suite of products that monitors and controls a host of building systems, including HVAC; lighting; security/access control; fire and life safety; elevators and escalators; and others.

Compass 1.2 software features an enhanced navigation tree that enables each user, or group of users, to tailor the building automation system to only present features pertaining to their work. The interface is simpler and reduces the number of steps required to complete a task. Another feature is context-specific menus that provide relevant data and tasks wherever a user is within the system. This allows users to easily view, create and edit alarms or any system data points controlled by Ascent. Additional enhancements include updated graphic images, controls and views.

"This latest Compass version delivers complete user management of trend logs, alarms and schedules, via a web browser," said Kevin Callahan, product owner and evangelist for Alerton. "User feedback on Compass has been great. For example, two facility operators with one of the largest school districts in the U.S. independently rated Compass as three times easier to use than our already simple Alerton Building Suite supervisor software."

"We designed Compass software to reduce the time operators need to spend on the system,” said Josh Cales, Alerton general manager. "The increased work efficiency means building owners save staff time, while also reducing energy use and optimizing their buildings."

About Alerton
Founded in 1981, and a business unit of Honeywell, Alerton is a leading manufacturer and pioneer of building automation systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Alerton products are used in commercial and institutional buildings throughout the world, including high-rise offices, government facilities, universities, airports, hotels, schools and hospitals. www.alerton.com

About Honeywell
 Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.


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