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KMC Products Now BTL Listed

Boston, Massachusetts - The BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) has informed KMC Controls that all of its current BACnet Advanced Application Controllers have become BTL Listed products. The products met the rigorous testing of BTL which verifies conformance to the BACnet communications protocol. This protocol was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE Standard 135-2004) to promote interoperability in open building systems.

The BTL is an independent arm of the BACnet Manufacturers Association. According to BTL Manager, Jim Butler: “Our goal is to improve interoperability between BACnet products, and we believe that a combination of BTL lab testing, multi-vendor interoperability testing, and adherence to the BTL's device implementation guidelines will result in products that will have a high level of interoperability.”

The BTL offers testing services for various BACnet device profiles including Advanced Application Controllers. These devices are typically the backbone of a building automation network. KMC offers several models of these controllers to address the needs of general purpose, VAV, and specific applications. All 13 of these models are now BTL listed.

 contemporary “We consider the BTL listing as a stamp of approval for these products,” says Ed Revak, VP of Engineering for KMC Controls. “More importantly, however, it is an assurance to building owners that we communicate with others residing elsewhere on the BACnet network. They can build with confidence with BTL and KMC.”

Official products listings for all BTL listed products can found on the web site of the BACnet Manufacturers Association (

About KMC Controls:
KMC Controls (formerly Kreuter Manufacturing Company; ) has been designing and manufacturing HVAC controls and building automation products for 35 years. KMC remains the only privately held controls manufacturer with a full line of pneumatic, electronic, and digital products. Its intellectual property includes dozens of patents and its professional affiliations include the BACnet Manufacturers Association. KMC maintains regional sales offices throughout the U.S. and is represented by value-added, authorized installing contractors and wholesalers throughout North America as well as authorized distributors worldwide.



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