Continental Control Systems
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In This Issue
New certified professionals:
Lery Benavides
Daniel Burga
Ray Bursey
Hugo Casallo
Danny Chen
Donaire Duran Janampoa
Peter Laan
Joel Saldarriaga Vasquez

To view the new members of LonMark Italia:
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This month, LonMark announced the formation of a new affiliate organization, LonMark Cono Sur, to support LonMark members and certified professionals in South America, including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia.
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FieldServer Technologies
Following on the success of our last anniversary edition, which was well received at the AHR Expo in New York and at Light Building in Frankfurt, we are now preparing for the next edition of the LonMark magazine in time for distribution at the next AHR Expo in Chicago, Jan. 26-28, 2015.

The LonMark Magazine offers LonMark members the opportunity to contribute product or company news, authored articles and case studies. If interested in submitting an article, please submit a 500 word abstract for review no later than Sept. 22, 2014 to If accepted, completed articles will be due by Oct. 31, 2014.

For more information on advertising in this issue, click the "Learn More" link below.
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LCP Training
This summer, we saw the ramping up of LonWorks Certified Professional (LCP) re-certifications as well as new LCP candidates coming on board. We recently held an online training class for the LCP exam as part of our on-going professional training program. We continue to run online classes providing an overview of control networking LonMark technology. These classes are designed to provide a controls professional with the tools needed to successfully take the LCP exam.

Task Group Activities
Summer has also been a busy time for the Automated Food Service (AFS) task group. Updates to restaurant equipment profiles are currently under review by the task group. We are also trying out a new working format for task group management. To allow for more flexible scheduling of task group meetings, more extensive discussion and collaboration, we instituted two new approaches:
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Each month, LonMark International features a company, organization or individual committed to the development, manufacture and use of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ISO/IEC 14908-1 and related standards.

SIMON is the head of an industrial group that emerged from a family-owned workshop in Olot (Spain) 100 years ago. It has grown, thanks to the efforts and the tenacity of thousands of people, to its present position: leading company in the Spanish market with a strong position in the world market for low-voltage electrical materials.

Its portfolio of more than 5500 products covers small electrical and protection materials, electronics, home and building automation, remote control and point-to-point remote consumption measurement, security (access control, CCTV, intruder controls, technical alarms), voice, data and multimedia connection systems for workstations, trunking, and interior lighting for professional environments, using LED technology.
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Please join Echelon and Avnet Memec for a free hands-on lab session at a location close to you. You will learn more about the technology powering the Industrial Internet of Things.

We will visit several cities throughout Europe:
Sept. 11: Stevenage (North of London), UK
Oct. 15: Lyon, France

Complete the registration form and choose your preferred city. Everyone who joins a session will get a Raspberry Pi to get started.

In the five-hour session, you will learn to:
• Connect different devices in a multi-protocol, multichannel environment using Python, with IP all the way to the device
• Prototype your application on the Raspberry Pi, productize with Echelon silicon and modules
• Get familiar with Echelon's new IzoT™ platform with experts on-site ready to answer any questions

Register today!
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APICE Srl, a well-known Italian company specializing in access control and building automation, recently completed an access control system based on LonWorks technology for Istanbul Subway.

The branch expansion of Metro Istanbul Access Control System consists of about 200 gate controllers that manage shutters at station entrances, doors for entering tunnels at the end of a platform, emergency exit doors and doors of station rooms.
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"Well worth it and successful," is how the participants explained the LonMark Deutschland member booth at the Light Building 2014 tradeshow.

LonMark Deutschland is planning to have another member pavilion for the upcoming tradeshow, ISH 2015 (March 10-14, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main). ISH is the world's largest show for energy-efficient heating and climate technology and renewable energies, with a large portion dedicated to building automation and energy management.

Mark your Calendars! LonMark Deutschland will host another booth for LON technology at the Light Building 2016. LonMark members worldwide are invited to take part in the exhibition.
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LonMark International has a partnership with talent acquisition company BirdDog. The company offers both recruitment software and services helping companies find the right candidates quickly and cost effectively.

When your recruiting machine is broken, your opportunity to take on new business and grow is hindered. Worse yet, when you don't put the right people in the right positions, you could step backwards and lose customers.

Whether you have a recruiting strategy already in place or you are just getting started, you can download the Top Five Tips to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy to put a plan in pace and learn how to:
• Channel your focus and take action
• Identify more high performers
• Make the most of your company's secret recruiting weapon
• Build a comprehensive applicant profile
• Report and repeat your success
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Calarasi is another Romanian town to benefit from a remote street lighting management system. Following their first foray into the home market, the Brasov project, Flashnet will install a total of 4,000 inteliLIGHT controllers in Calarasi, thus covering the entire city. As a direct result of the inteliLIGHT®‘s modular implementation procedure, the energy costs decreased by circa 30 percent for the upgraded street lighting segments. Overall operational costs are also expected to decrease by 40 percent through more efficient maintenance and preventive grid interventions.
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LonMark International is proud to be an endorsing organization for the following industry events:
• ICEBO: Sept. 14-17 in Beijing, China
• IBS: Sept. 25-26 in Paris, France
• Smart Building Conference: Oct. 7 in London, UK
• The Second Annual IoT Global Summit: Oct. 26-27 in Washington D.C., U.S.
• HiTech Buildings: Oct. 29-31 in Moscow, Russia
• Energo Summit: Nov. 18 in Prague, Czech Republic

To view all of LonMark International events:
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