LONMARK International is seeing strong gains in demand for open, interoperable systems as witnessed through gains in membership, the formation of new LONMARK® affiliates, the number of newly certified products, and the growing volume of active projects requiring LONMARK certified products.
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LONMARK membership soared in 2005 with growth of nearly 30% over the previous year. This increase is due to the addition of five countries to the LONMARK Affiliation Program. LONMARK affiliated organizations are active in Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Several LONMARK affiliates are forming around the globe in Australia, China, Germany, Korea, Russia, and Singapore.
Growing demand for open systems is further evident through the number of products certified by LONMARK International last year. Following the completion of the industry’s first Web-based certification and verification tool, LONMARK International certified over 50 products in 2005. The shear volume of certified products, nearly 700 to date, gives industry the freedom to choose the best products from a variety of vendors.
“I am extremely pleased to see the progress of open systems adoption across the globe,” says Barry Haaser, executive director of LONMARK International. “Throughout my international travels over the past year I witnessed unparalleled demand for open, interoperable solutions requiring LONMARK certified products.”