Control networking technology becomes ISO/IEC standard

LonWorks networking technology—from LonMark International, an non-profit industry association—has been approved as a standard.


San Jose, Calif.-based LonMark International —a non-profit standards development and industry trade association—has announced that members of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC

First introduced 18 years ago, the control networking technology has been used worldwide. The ratification stands to enhance the adoption and usage in the controls market, specifically in vertical construction.

The four parts of the standard set comprise the core protocol; the twisted-pair, free-topology-wiring transfer medium; the powerline transfer medium, and the use of the Internet protocol (IP) as a tunneling transfer medium.

LONMARK International is hosting a seminar and press conference on the topic on Jan. 27, 2009, during the AHR Expo in Chicago.

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