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CABA member Bertsch appointed to oBIX technical committee

The Continental Automated Buildings Association has announced that Ludo Bertsch, president of Horizon Technologies Inc., has joined the oBIX technical committee as a CABA representative.  


April 4, 2013  


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The Continental Automated Buildings Association has announced that Ludo Bertsch, president of Horizon Technologies Inc., has joined the oBIX technical committee as a CABA representative.  

The purpose of oBIX (open Building Information Exchange) is to enable mechanical and electrical control systems in buildings to communicate with enterprise applications, and to provide a platform for developing new classes of applications that integrate control systems with other enterprise functions. Enterprise functions include processes such as human resources, finance, customer relationship management (CRM), and manufacturing. 

“Extending to all smart systems embedded in buildings, oBIX targets those that have traditionally been obscured by proprietary control standards, as well as non-control system sensing,” CABA said in a release.

These include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), elevators, laboratory equipment, life/safety systems, access control, intruder detection, A/V event management, CCTV monitoring, environmental sensing, electrical panels, utility meters and virtually anything that measures or monitors the physical space in a facility.

Bertsch, a professional engineer, has 30 years of experience in data communications, automation, controls, integration, energy and the environment. In the past, he was chair of the CABA Standards Committee and part of the Standards Council of Canada Task Force that developed Canada’s first Smart Grid roadmap.