FieldServer Technologies Partners with AMX for Next-Generation Building Management Solutions


August 10, 2010 - FieldServer Technologies, the leading manufacturer of building automation gateway solutions has partnered with AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments.

The strategic alliance allows AMX to offer fully networked, interactive control systems for building automation, audio-visual (AV) devices and indoor environmental quality from a single interface.

AMX will implement FieldServer's Gateway as a bridge between AMX platforms and protocols found in building management such as BACnet® and LonWorks® to enable interaction with HVAC, lighting, security and fire systems.

"It is an undeniable fact that integrating building systems reduces carbon footprints," said Robert Noble, AMX Chief Technology Officer. "Our collaboration with FieldServer enables building managers to synchronize intelligent building systems, access each system faster, automate and track resources in every room and reduce their carbon footprint."

"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," commented AMX Product Manager Doug Hall. "This new capability is made possible through the Resource Management Suite enterprise software."

"Together FieldServer and AMX can achieve our shared goal of making sure building environmental systems provide the highest level of comfort for the occupants and be the most cost-effective for building owners, said Richard Theron, National Sales Manager of FieldServer. "With FieldServer's extensive building management driver library and AMX's leading resource management platform, we can deliver the perfect package of interoperability maximizing energy and operational efficiencies to produce tangible and significant return on investment."

One of the main differentiators AMX can now offer in building management control systems is seamless integration of building, environmental and AV systems. By utilizing 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 equipment uptime, increase staff productivity and reduce energy usage.

More and more, building managers, architects and building owners are facing requirements to construct smarter, greener facilities that promote resource efficiency and safer, healthier environments. AMX building management solutions provide users with best-in-class intelligent technology to meet these initiatives while simplifying and automating the process.

About FieldServer Technologies

FieldServer Technologies, a wholly owned division of Sierra Monitor Corporation based in California, designs and markets a broad line of devices that enhance communication between various instruments, systems, machines and other devices that utilize non-compatible data protocols. The FieldServer combined with the extensive driver library makes the perfect package to achieve interoperability. For more information about FieldServer Technologies, please visit its Web site at www.fieldserver.com.

About AMX

AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others.

AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.amx.com

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