The development of the CECED AIS standard is a significant win for both appliance manufacturers and consumers," said Anders Axelsson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Echelon.
Together, the existing LonMark interoperability certification program and the CECED AIS standard take a significant step forward in making it easier and more cost effective for manufacturers' products and systems to work as one cohesive system -- an absolute requirement for widespread consumer adoption.
Show organizers Messe Berlin joined with CECED
to bring "a different kind of show" to the market, pointing to disappointment in recent years with Cologne's DomoTechnica as a contributor to the decision.
(European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances), established 1958 and headquartered in Brussels, includes in its 200-plus membership the 15 largest European producers of large and small electric household appliances, manufacturers of home ventilation, air conditioning and heating equipment, and 26 national industry associations.