ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics, an award-winning worldwide HVAC solutions provider, has achieved BTL certification for LG's popular BACnet gateway product (model PQNFB17B0)*, assuring enhanced compatibility and interoperability with building management systems.
"BTL certification is a standard that customers have come to expect when installing new HVAC equipment. LG is committed to supporting processes that allow us to deliver solutions that best suit the needs of our U.S. customers," said Kevin McNamara, vice president, Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA. "Matching our advanced air conditioning technology with the sort of advanced communications offered by BACnet Testing Laboratories certification further supports LG's commitment to leadership in the U.S. HVAC market."
BTL certification ensures control interoperability and compatibility with a wide range of third-party products and building management systems, expanding the possibilities for building owners and integrators seeking to use a BACnet-compliant control system. The BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) mark, established to support compliance testing and interoperability activities, indicates that a product has passed the rigorous testing conducted by an independent laboratory and correctly implements the BACnet features claimed in the listing.
LG's BTL-certified BACnet interface provides a pathway to smoother and more predictable control over integration tasks at the field level. The LG PQNFB17B0 also includes an improved graphical user interface for configuration and diagnostic activities. As a leader in energy efficiency, LG added additional features for setting and monitoring indoor unit upper and lower temperature setpoint locks and indoor unit mode locks, McNamara explained.
BACnet is a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks. It governs the exchange of data over a computer network in order to standardize and provide stronger integration of building automation and control systems throughout HVAC equipment, fire and life safety, lighting control and myriad other building automation systems.
Developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is an American national standard, a European standard, a national standard in more than 30 countries, and an ISO global standard.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
* BTL certification in effect for LG BACnet gateways (PQNFB17B0) operating with software version 2.00.1a or later
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The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances. mobile communications, and air conditioning & energy solutions.
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