A. O. Smith and Nordyne have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, whose goal is to leverage existing industry standards and achieve seamless information integration.

A.O. Smith and Nordyne have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, whose goal is to leverage existing industry standards and achieve seamless information integration. Other members include major HVAC, water heater and zoning equipment companies.

“The ClimateTalk communication standard is beneficial because it allows for the development of interoperable equipment and takes it one step further; by providing opportunities for customization and differentiation among various applications,” saidAndy Philips, manager platform electronics, A.O. Smith and ClimateTalk Alliance board member.

The ClimateTalk Alliance announced the addition of its two latest members at a recent member meeting where four new working groups were formed with focuses on CT-485, Wireless, Common Information Model and Smart Energy. The goal of each group includes:
  • CT-485: Expanding capabilities of the wired protocol currently in production.
  • Wireless: Establishing requirements for communication of ClimateTalk Applications over a variety of industry standard wireless protocols.
  • Common Information Model: Ensuring new application profiles are interoperable with the current application base.
  • Smart Energy: Developing a roadmap for ClimateTalk compatible devices to add Demand Response capabilities to existing control and performance capabilities.

The ClimateTalk Alliance is open to companies committed to providing long term interoperability of communicating devices that provide reduction in energy consumption while improving comfort and end user experience.

For more information, visitwww.ClimateTalk.org.

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