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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 March 2011) – The Automation Federation (AF) and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) announced today that they recently signed a memorandum of membership initiating CABA as one of the newest members of the Automation Federation.

AF is an association of member organizations providing awareness, programs, and services that continually advance all facets of the automation profession. AF serves as the “Voice of Automation” by providing advocacy and industry-wide strategic analysis and coordination through its member organizations. AF recognizes the importance of bringing like-minded organizations together to create a stronger “Voice” that represents the whole profession, including the home and building automation sector.

CABA, an international, nonprofit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies, is supported by nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation.

Through its membership in AF, CABA will work with AF and the other AF member organizations to collaborate on educational improvements; new technology, recommended and best practices, and standards development and promotion; and dedication to improving the working environment of the automation profession.

Control Solutions, Inc   “CABA is absolutely gratified to be entering into an agreement with the Automation Federation,” stated Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA president and CEO. “We believe that this agreement will lay the foundations for a strong alliance within the wider automation industry and represent a significant milestone toward enhancing industry productivity, progress and profitability.”

“The Automation Federation is glad to welcome CABA as one of our newest members. We look forward to working together to advance the home and building automation sector and the automation profession as a whole," stated Mike Marlowe, managing director of the Automation Federation. "Together, our organizations can further our common objectives to promote the Automation Competency Model, advance the automation profession and advocate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for our youth."

About CABA
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading industry association that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings in North America. More information is available at

About the Automation Federation
The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization under which member associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is working to become the “Voice of Automation.” For more information about the Automation Federation, visit


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