• Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, announced that its Metasys system field gear is now BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) certified, a status that confirms the components’ interoperability with other BACnet devices. For more information, go to www.johnsoncontrols.com .
• ABB Drives, New Berlin, Wis., announced a LonWorks interface for its ACH550 series variable frequency drive. The LonWorks interface supports pass-through I/O, allowing LonWorks integrators to use the drive’s digital inputs and outputs as “free” I/O points in their system. For more information, go to www.abb.us/drives .
• Venture Development Corp., Natick, Mass., finds healthy growth prospects for the worldwide $1.7 billion industrial wireline networking infrastructure market, according to a recently published research study, “Industrial Networking Global Market Intelligence Service.”
• Microsoft Corp. has acquired a 44-acre site located in the Westover Hills development of San Antonio. The plan is the development of a data center in excess of 470,000 sq. ft.