Founded in 1981 by three entrepreneurs, Alerton's name was created from their first names: Al, Clair and Tony. The company was founded to provide building automation systems (BAS) for any size commercial building.

Alerton is a industry leader in providing native BACnet HVAC control systems, security systems and smoke control systems. They were the first to manufacture and provide a control system based on the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2008. Why BACnet? BACnet opens the door to true systems integration. BACnet® is the industry's only truly open protocol. The difference between BACnet and other protocols that claim to be "open" is that BACnet was developed by a group of dedicated industry stakeholders and is extensively reviewed, maintained and revised by public committee. No single company or organization "owns" BACnet.

Blue Ridge Technologies

Blue Ridge Technologies, based in Marietta, Georgia, manufactures energy management solutions with a focus on Unified Lighting Control.

The Blue Ridge Lighting control system operates on the same network as the HVAC controls. This consolidation eliminates surplus hardware required for stand-alone or gateway based lighting systems which reduces installation maintenance costs.


Lynxspring, founded in 2001, is a leading technology company addressing building automation control requirements with a focus on interoperability. Lynxspring manufactures and distributes web-enabled, open protocol control solutions to fit the simplest to the most complex criteria building owners expect in today's market.

Using web-based NiagaraAX software in an embedded platform, Lynxspring provides normalized interoperability with standard and open protocols, and many legacy systems. Lynxspring believes that the intelligent use of both unique and third-party software products can increase quality assurance, productivity and repeatability in any market that uses an integrated approach in design, development and deployment of products and services.


The Niagara Framework connects different components, operating systems and applications and allows devices and protocols to integrate into unified, smart systems. Our offices are staffed with Niagara AX Framework certified programmers.

Niagara supports a variety of open APIs, making time to market faster and applications more robust.


We specialize in designing and manufacturing Internet-connected building controls and green building automation controls that are simple, flexible, and competitively priced.

Known as direct digital controls, building automation systems, building management systems, energy management control systems, and facility management systems, our MACH-System is used to monitor and control the mechanical / HVAC and electrical / lighting equipment found in every kind of HVAC building control application. Our designs utilize the ASHRAE standard BACnet® protocol and our building automation controls ship with an industry recognized 5-year warranty. [RC-Studio®] is a BACnet® listed Operator Workstation (B-OWS) application that is full-featured and easy-to-use, allowing building operators to freely program sequence of operations and develop customized graphical user interfaces for multivendor integrations.