Industry Roundup: New Certifications and Technologies

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff May 23, 2005

• ACG Identification Technologies GmbH, Walluf, Germany, a component and technology supplier in the RFID and smart card markets, announced that it has received official MIFARE certification for its new HF Dual ISO RFID Read/Write Reader from the independent MIFARE certification institute Arsenal Research, Vienna, Austria.

• Danfoss Turbocor, Montreal, Canada, has given its support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ’s “Responsible Use,” which is outlined in the EPA brochure “Building Owners: Save Money, Save the Earth.” It encourages manufacturers, owners and system designers to invest in those technologies that provide the highest efficiency and lowest emissions on a sustainable basis and where performance can be documented on an on-going basis.

• Dranetz-BMI, Edison, N.J., has been notified today by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that the agency had approved three additional product families for sale under contract GS-24F-1129B: PowerXplorer PX5, PowerXplorer PX5-400 and PowerGuide 4400.

• KMC Controls, New Paris, Ind., has been informed by the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) that all of its current BACnet advanced-application controllers have become BTL Listed products. Official products listings for all BTL listed products can found at .

• L ON M ARK International, San Jose, Calif., has signed an affiliation agreement with LonMark Japan, the first such organization in Asia. LonMark Japan and its 52 member companies are actively promoting the benefits of LonMark open BAS as they create business opportunities for their members in Japan and elsewhere.

• Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., has obtained NSF Standard 61 certification on its ClorTab high-volume pressure tablet feeder systems. The NSF Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components certification is the nationally recognized health effects standard for all devices, components and materials that contact drinking water.

• Waukesha Engine, Waukesha, Wis. is in the commercial demonstration phase in its development of an engine using advanced reciprocating engine systems (ARES) technology. The company has paralleled an advanced test version of its APG genset to the local grid and is using it to power the company’s test lab and exporting electricity to its factory.