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LonMark International Achieves Certification Milestone
Certifications Enable Knowledgeable Workforce to Deliver High-Quality
Integrated Solutions, Better-Tailored to Suit Customer Requirements
SAN JOSE, California – Nov. 15, 2011 -LonMark® International, a non-profit association for the certification, education and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, today announced it has certified more than 500 individuals through its Professional Certification Program. These certified professionals ensure end-users have access to a knowledgeable and experienced pool of installers and integrators capable of delivering first-class solutions.
Since 2007, LonMark’s Professional Certification Program—comprised of the Certified Professionaland Certified System Integrators—has provided a comprehensive professional education and testing program for manufacturers, integrators and end users involved in the design, specification, integration, installation or maintenance of LonMark control networks. A number of LonMark’s 500+ certified professionals have enabled their companies to be eligible to participate in the LonMark Certified System Integrator program, designed for companies committed to LonMark open systems and requiring at least two certified professionals on staff.
“Successfully implementing integrated control networks requires professionally trained and qualified installers and system integrators,” said Barry Haaser, executive director, LonMark International. “Earning these certifications gives LonMark members a strong competitive advantage by demonstrating to potential customers that the installers have the necessary knowledge to deliver open, integrated control systems.”
Specifics on theInternational Professional Certification Program
The LonMark Certified Professional program provides the credentials associated with fundamental knowledge of LonWorks® technologies, including terminology, basic architecture, network-management tools, basic network engineering, system design, configuration, wiring, termination, routers, network interfaces, advanced system diagnostics, and HMI integration. This certification applies to network-integration individuals; such as HVAC, lighting, security, and building-automation and control engineers. To learn more, visit www.lonmark.org/professionals.
The LonMark Certified System Integrator program provides the industry with a pool of seasoned, professional integration firms that are highly trained and proficient in the planning, development, installation, and support of integrated systems. Companies participating in the program must have at least two employees with LonMark Certified Professional credentials, technical competency involving ISO/IEC 14908-1 control networks, and project references. To learn more, visit www.lonmark.org/csi.
About LonMark International
LonMarkInternational is a non-profit corporation supporting the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. Its nearly 400 members manufacture, distribute, develop, install or use systems based on these standards. For more information about LonMark International, please visit www.lonmark.org.
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