Celebrating the 20th year anniversary, Lynxspring embraces open software and hardware platforms to develop, manufacture, distribute, and support horizon-to-edge-to-enterprise solutions and IoT technology that create smarter buildings, smart equipment, and smart applications. 

Lynxspring meets the need for open, IP-based software and hardware delivering connectivity, integration, interoperability, data access and exchange and control from the edge to the enterprise wihtin the built enviornment. Lynxspring technologies, solutions, and services:

  • Meet the need for a strategic, IoT/IP platform built on open software and hardware.
  • Merges multi-vendor systems, Internet-enabled infrastructure, and real-time enterprise integration into one single, scalable, extensible platform solution.
  • Connects systems, equipment, devices, and applications together.
  • Provides a powerful, flexible scalable software framework specifically designed for real time control, integration, and interoperability.
  • Integrates building systems and enterprise applications into one automation infrastructure for daily operation, maintenance, and engineering.
  • Combines common network management services for both open standards devices and legacy products with a full-featured environment that blends the control system seamlessly with the enterprise information system.
  • Enables the exchange of information and data extraction to help manage and control energy within buildings and run at optimal performance and energy efficiency. 
  • Deployed in the commercial built environment including office, industrial, financial, education, government, data centers, sporting venues, retail, hospital, and healthcare.
  • Customers partner with/buy from Lynxspring? To provide a standardized, scalable building operating enterprise solution and automation control framework that enables them to command and control their building systems and equipment through connectivity, integration, interoperability, data exchange and visibility resulting in better business outcomes, meet regulatory and compliance requirements and for risk management and mitigation. 

Interview with Marc Petock, Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Lynxspring.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Marc Petock: Our technologies, solutions and services address connectivity, control, integration, interoperability, data access and management and analytics, enabling users to extract insight, and achieve outcomes and value from the operations and workplace of the built environment. Lynxspring goes beyond traditional BMS/BAS by delivering solutions and the experience designed to satisfy the needs of multiple stakeholders and by broadening the focus to include both operations and the workplace. Lynxspring’s solutions, and services has transformed millions of SF of commercial building space throughout North America and selected international markets. 

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

M.P: Developed and brought to market the first IP Horizontal Topology and Architecture for the built environment based built on the Niagara Framework®, the industry’s most ubiquitous building platform. This enables for faster, easier integration, new devices can easily be added and connected to the network, data can be normalized at the device level as well as in the Cloud and makes for scalability for a single building or a portfolio of buildings. 

Developed, created, and brought to market the industry’s first, Niagara, IP VAV controller and conforms to ASHRAE’s G36 Guidelines.

Brought to market Onyxx® LX™, a new product portfolio of BACnet® MS/TP, configurable controllers, smart thermostats, and digital room sensors that include built-in configuration tools pre-built graphics, scheduling, and an accompanying user interface. Onyxx LX products can adapt their control logic to meet the requirements of most terminal HVAC equipment such as variable air volume systems, heat pumps, roof top units, fan coil units, and small air handling units.

Brought to market JENEsys® NSX, a new Niagara 4 Workstation & Automaton Supervisory Platform that combines a series of next generation features and enhanced IT security that ensure ease of access while adhering to the highest of security standards.

Expanded E2E our Cloud based, independent data layer platform (IDL) for the collection, standardization, and exchange of building operational data from disparate systems into one data layer allowing users to control systems through a single source of transparency and actionable insight.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

M.P: Lynxspring provides a complete and comprehensive portfolio of IP building, plant, equipment, VAV’s and unitary controllers. We also provide a variety of gateways, sensors and related solutions that support and deliver smarted buildings.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

M.P: At present, the market is extremely active and robust. We are seeing lots of activity with buildings and facilities of all types and sizes—new and retrofit. We see this activity continuing for the next several years and feel year-over-year growth will range between the 11% to 14% range. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

M.P: We see multiple drivers driving the market including:

  • Cost Control—Lower operating and maintenance costs
  • Greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs
  • Increasing Operation Efficiency
  • Data and analytics to make better business decisions 
  • IoT Sensing 
  • Sustainability, ESG
  • Open systems
  • No longer a nice to have; now a must have 
  • Centralized Control
  • Not just operational outcomes but business outcomes 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

M.P: While there are many innovative products being marketed, we believe those that center around IP, Edge and data are the ones which are leading market. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

M.P: The built environment is perhaps the most transformative and compelling application of innovative technologies for businesses today. The challenge is not technology—it is here, it is now, and it is proven—but it’s the willingness and preparation to take advantage of it. The value technology and solutions providers deliver isn’t just providing products; it’s understanding your buildings and delivering insights and solutions to make them better and smarter.