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Tridium Announces New OpenADR Simple Client Driver
VA - March 14, 2011 - As part of Tridium's continued commitment to
helping building owners reduce energy use and cost, the company
announced today the market availability of a new OpenADR (Open
Automated Demand Response) simple client driver for the NiagaraAX
This software driver is based on
OpenADR specification 1.0, and enables communication between NiagaraAX
Hosts and Utilities, allowing ISO's and Aggregators to support
Automated Demand Response Programs.
OpenADR specifications outline a
specific communication model that uses the Internet to send Demand
Response signals to end-user facilities to curtail energy loads.
OpenADR programs are used in commercial, industrial and residential
settings to reduce cost, promote interoperability among demand response
technologies, and allow utilities and energy providers to better manage
pricing and critical load issues while actively engaging with their
With the OpenADR Client driver,
users have the ability to collaborate utilities with end-user
facilities to perform automatic load shedding events to curtail energy
consumption during peak usage. The system architecture of the OpenADR
program includes three parties: the energy provider, the Demand
Response Automation Server (DRAS), and the facility that is consuming
Tridium's OpenADR Simple Driver has been validated with the Akuacom DRAS (www.akuacom.com) and requires NiagaraAX version 3.5 or higher with a licensed OpenADR software module. "The addition of the OpenADR Simple Driver to our expanding portfolio of software drivers provides opportunities to create standards for demand response for a growing population with growing demands, as well as control energy usage while reducing costs" said Marc Petock, Tridium's vice president global marketing & communications.
Additional information about OpenADR can be found at http://www.openadrcollaborative.org.
About Tridium Inc.
Tridium is the global leader in open platforms, application software frameworks, automation infrastructure technology, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. Our technologies extend connectivity, integration and interoperability to the millions of devices deployed in the market today and empowers manufacturers to develop intelligent equipment systems and smart devices that enable collaboration and communication between the enterprise and edge assets.
The Niagara Framework® is a software
platform 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. By integrating today's diverse building
systems such as environmental controls, security, lighting, energy,
video, fire and life safety, Niagara is creating better
buildings---ones that are smarter, use less energy, are more efficient,
have lower operating costs, are safer and contribute to a sustainable
environment. Today, there are close to a quarter million instances of
the Niagara Framework operating in 50 countries.
The Sedona Framework™ is an open
source development framework that provides a complete software platform
for developing, deploying, and managing pervasive device applications
at the lowest level. It brings the power of programmable control and
the Internet down to extremely inexpensive devices. The Sedona
Framework distributes decision making control and manageability to any
device and brings intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and
The company is an independent business entity of Honeywell International Inc.
Additional information about Tridium is available at www.tridium.com.
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