The LGATE-950 by LOYTEC eectronics GmbH was named "Product of the Year" by LonMark International, in its "Best of the Year Award" competition. It is the fourth consecutive year that Loytec has won this award.

LGATE-950 allows interconnection of various systems in building automation which use different communication protocols. LGATE-950 supports simultaneous communication of multiple communication protocols. It quasi speaks several languages and is able to connect LonMark systems to BACnet, KNX, Modbus and M-Bus networks. At the same time it provides all data points through OPC XML-DA and supports alarming, scheduling and trending of data points on the device.

Submissions were judged based upon the following criteria: uniqueness of solution, addressing industry problem with effective solution, openness of solution and integration into an open ISO/IEC 14908 system. Special consideration was given to energy efficiency, industry best practice solution and sustainable design principles. “Being a mid-size business we have succeeded in keeping up with the international building automation industry– very successfully for years. Awards like this are an enormous motivation for our staff and we honestly are delighted about the recognition from the industry," says LOYTEC CEO Hans-Joerg Schweinzer.

“Every year we continue to be impressed with the level of innovation from our members. The dedication to innovation grows significantly and this year’s winners truly demonstrated superior levels of expertise with open control networking technology based on the ISO/IEC 14908 suite of standards," says LonMark International executive director Barry Haaser.

LonMark International is a non-profit corporation supporting the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. Founded in 1999, LOYTEC electronics GmbH of Vienna Austria ranks among the leading European providers of intelligent network infrastructure products for building automation.