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Climate Talk Alliance Includes Emerson, EWC, Rheem

Nov. 18, 2009
The Climate Talk Alliance has been formed. Charter members include Emerson, EWC Controls, Rheem, and Watsco.

The Climate Talk Alliance was formed on November 12, during a launch event in Phoenix, AZ. Charter members include Emerson Climate Technologies, EWC Controls, Rheem, Watsco, Inc., Embedded Electronic Design Solutions, and Microchip Technology, Inc.

The ClimateTalk Alliance is a new organization of companies committed to developing a common communication infrastructure for HVAC and smart energy devices, to enable the interoperability of diverse systems. Members of the alliance will collaborate and drive the future of ClimateTalk, expanding the model into other industries, as well as making it the preferred communications model and, ultimately, the industry standard.

Designed to provide cost-savings, control and diagnostic capabilities for residential applications, ClimateTalk is standards-based and data-focused for simplified implementation. It also allows for independent decision-making within each device, providing flexibility, customization, and interoperability within a common framework.

ClimateTalk was designed around standard communication protocol models, which allows for overall flexibility and expandability among numerous applications outside of HVAC. The open architecture also allows it to be adapted by any manufacturer.

The goals of the ClimateTalk Alliance include:

  • Building a vendor neutral solution around a common information model for OEM differentiation
  • Setting direction for the future of the standard
  • Driving certification by an International Standards Board