Tridium, Dust Networks form energy-monitoring alliance

Richmond, VA; Hayward, CA—Tridium Inc. and Dust Networks have formed an alliance to reduce the costs of energy monitoring and real-time demand response applications.


Richmond, VA; Hayward, CA— Tridium Inc. and Dust Networks have formed an alliance to reduce the costs of energy monitoring and real-time demand response applications. Consequently, Dust’s SmartMesh wireless sensor solutions is interfacing directly with devices and applications based on Tridium.s NiagaraAX Framework.

“As a result of our alliance with Dust Networks, end-users can rapidly implement more widespread programs to reduce energy costs,” says John Petze, Tridium’s president and CEO. “Deploying Dust Networks’ SmartMesh wireless sensor devices to collect and transport vital energy-related information to Tridium.s systems and applications is much easier, less intrusive, and more cost-effective than running wires and conduit all over a building. With this alliance, all of the partners and end-users in the Niagara community now have new options for connecting devices to implement advanced energy management applications.”

The two firms add their alliance comes at a time when energy costs are rising, and building owners and facilities managers are increasingly pressured to manage energy costs more effectively.

Dust’s SmartMesh is a platform for easy installation of very reliable wireless communications devices that dramatically reduce the cost of deploying sensors for energy management systems. Coupled with the flexible and extensible Niagara platform, the rich information set provided by the SmartMesh wireless sensor networks can be used to monitor and manage energy consumption, to implement demand reduction policies using real-time energy pricing information, and to reduce overall energy costs. With more sensing points, ultra-reliable wireless network performance, and low-cost installation, the costeffectiveness of energy management systems has never been more attractive.

“Dust Networks is pleased to be working with Tridium, the leading provider of energy management software solutions," says Joy Weiss, Dust’s president and CEO. “This alliance ensures that SmartMesh device networks and Niagara systems are compatible out of the box. for the benefit of the ultimate customer, the building owner or facilities manager intent upon reducing energy costs.”

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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