Press Release: New LonWorks Communication Option Available

E-Mon's new LonWorks Communication Option Provides up to 40 Submetering Data Parameters for Building Automation & Control

New offering adds LonWorks protocol to company's expanding line of BAS communication options; now available with E-Mon D-Mon Class 3000, Class 5000 and Interval Data Recorders (IDR).

Langhorne, PA -October 20, 2009 - E-Mon, the electric submetering market leader and manufacturer of the widely installed E-Mon D-Mon® product line, announces the availability of a new LonWorks communication option (specify option LTP) for converting electrical submeter data into the LonWorks communications format for building automation systems (BAS) and equipment control applications, including lighting and security systems, HVAC and more. Any E-Mon D-Mon Class 3000 or Class 5000 meter or Interval Data Recorder (IDR) equipped with Option LTP can communicate up to 40 meter data parameters to any BAS employing the widely used LonWorks protocol. Like E-Mon's other communication options, the LonWorks version provides similar electrical measurements including:
  • Energy and reactive energy, delivered and received (kWh)
  • Reactive (kVAR) and apparent (kVA) power, total and by phase
  • Power factor (percent), total and by phase
  • Current (A), voltage (V) and phase angle (degrees) by phase

This communication option greatly extends E-Mon's reach into the Building Automation & Controls market by increasing the granularity of electrical measurements that can talk to BAS via twisted pair, power line carrier, wireless and other LonWorks-compatible media," said Don Millstein, president and CEO of E-Mon. "With the addition of the LonWorks option, E-Mon's complete line of communication options opens the door to deploying submeters in more than 9- percent of new and installed BAS control applications, including those using Modbus RTU and BACnet MS/TP and Ethernet-based protocols like Modbus TCP and BACnet IP."

The LonWorks communication option is currently available for the following E-Mon D-Mon submetering equipment:

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