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AMX Partners for Green Building Management

AMX has entered into partnerships with building management device manufacturer FieldServer Technologies, a subsidiary of Sierra Monitor Corp., and energy measurement company DENT Instruments. The strategic alliance is expected to allow AMX to offer networked, interactive control systems for building automation, AV devices, and indoor environmental quality from a single interface, company officials say.

AMX has entered into partnerships with building management device manufacturer FieldServer Technologies, a subsidiary of Sierra Monitor Corp., and energy measurement company DENT Instruments. The strategic alliance is expected to allow AMX to offer networked, interactive control systems for building automation, AV devices, and indoor environmental quality from a single interface, company officials say.

AMX will implement FieldServer's Gateway as a bridge between AMX platforms and protocols found in building management systems such as BACnet and LonWorks to enable interaction with HVAC, lighting, security, and fire systems. DENT's PowerScout power meters will escalate AMX platform's efficiency, which already contributes to LEED points, by providing accurate and timely energy consumption reporting on whole building and branch circuits.

"It is an undeniable fact that integrating building systems reduces carbon footprints," said Robert Noble, AMX chief technology officer, in a statement. "Our collaboration with FieldServer and DENT Instruments enables building managers to synchronize intelligent building systems, access each system faster, automate and track sources in every room, and reduce their carbon footprint."

According to the company, one of the main differentiators AMX can now offer in a building management control system is integration of building, environmental, and AV systems. By using Resource Management Suite (RMS) from AMX, a user can manage, monitor, and schedule up to 1,000 rooms and 10,000 assets from a single interface. RMS software enables IT and AV managers to remotely monitor and diagnose equipment problems, gain centralized management of disparate systems, improve uptime, increase staff productivity and reduce energy usage.

"Intelligent building automation is realized by having all components interacting based on rules set for energy consumption, scheduled occupancy, ambient light, security, and fire alarms," said AMX product manager Doug Hall. "This new capability is made possible through the Resource Management Suite enterprise software."

 


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