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01-25-2007, 07:03 PM
Just curious if anyone has registered to take the test at AHR. I had a hard time getting past the second page of the registreation form. Wonder how others feel.
01-25-2007, 10:33 PM
I'll be there hangin out at the LonMark booth causing trouble as usual. Hopefully, I'll be able to take the exam there but I 'll probably wait to the last minute to apply.
Now for the important stuff. I owe a few of you a cerveza as I had promised to buy last year and was too busy drooling over turbocor chillers and Lon vfd's to meet up wit ya at the LM venue. I say we meet at the LM booth at closing time on Monday night and head to the nearest watering hole. Maybe we can talk my Daddy, Lonman to join us and buy a round or two.
01-25-2007, 11:09 PM
I'd really like to be at the AHR show ---- especially since I have "bomb" for a smaller LON company that has a CEO that is shifty as sand and attempting to screw us in the ground for a bad product they have.... would make for some interesting conversation.
01-26-2007, 06:55 PM
lonboy, would like to make the Monday 'meet and grog' but we have plans to go to the Seimens 'Hoedown'. (bosses brother works for Seimens). Maybe I can sneak out.
Seems noone else is interested in the LonMark Certified Professional test. Frankly, I had a case of sticker shock when I saw the fee. I am pretty sure that you can take the P.E. exam or the BAR exam around here for no more than what they are charging. To quote sysint in a previous post about LonMark. "wheres the value?"
01-30-2007, 01:31 PM
From what I understand the test at the AHR is the first one publicly available. I talked to the LonMark folks and they're improving the registration process. I plan to take the test in San Jose when it comes around in a few months. As for the value, I think it would be good to have Certified LonMark Professional on my resume and on our marketing materials. LonMark will be also be listing LonMark members who are certified professionals on their website - so I might get some integration leads out of it too. Since the majority of our work is design/build, I sometimes have to convince the building owner or mechanical contractor that we are better qualified to deliver an interoperable control system than other control guys who do LON. The certification should give us more credibility. Will we win more jobs by having it? Don't know yet. But, I'm not going to wait and see what happens. I might wake up in the future and say "What happened?"
PS - lot's of cool stuff at the show. Wireless is looking like the next big thing for I/O connectivity. Distech now has a wireless card inside their VAV control and talks to a wireless temp/setpt module. I remember the time the drywall contractor buried me before we got the wires down the wall.....
01-30-2007, 05:18 PM
Well, I will probably eventually take the test myself for many of the same reasons that you stated. After talking with some of the LonMark and Echelon folks at the show, I am glad that I did not register to take the test now.
Wireless is big at the show. Sat in on Engenuities 'Roll Out' breakfast of their new wireless division this morning. Several interesting products were presented and a panel discussions offered some incite on the future of wireless in the controls market.
01-30-2007, 06:35 PM
Someone there tell Tracy Markie with Engenuity that Glenn McConnell says Hi, please.
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