||- Building Automation Systems, Building
Control, HVAC Control
|CyboSoft and Siemens
MFA Control Software License Agreement
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., October 25,
2005 – CyboSoft today announced that it has
signed a long-term software license agreement for its Model-Free
Adaptive (MFA) control software with Siemens Building Technologies,
Inc. in Buffalo Grove, Ill. CyboSoft’s patented MFA
control technology has been embedded and delivered as part
of the Siemens APOGEE® Building Automation System (BAS).
It is estimated that Siemens will launch 100,000 new MFA
control loops annually.
Kevin Osburn, executive vice president of Siemens Building
Technologies, explained, “Proportional, Integral,
Derivative (PID)-based controls have been the de facto industry
standard in the commercial controls business for the last
20-plus years. Through our collaboration with CyboSoft,
we are able to use its proven technology to provide a new
and innovative solution that will improve facility performance
for our customers.”
Dr. George Cheng, CyboSoft chairman and CEO, said, “This
can be considered one of the most significant events in
automation history, because it is the first time a general-purpose
advanced controller has replaced PID controllers on such
a large scale. The Siemens agreement has further validated
our vision and mission to make MFA the next generation mainstream
Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control, as its name suggests,
is an adaptive control method that does not require process
models. No other comparable advanced control technology
possesses all the attributes of MFA. Its ability to solve
difficult control problems is well known, and engineers
in the industrial and equipment control markets continue
to rely on MFA to achieve improved quality, flexible production,
environmental control, and cost savings.
With exclusive rights to the technology, Siemens becomes
the first and only major HVAC control systems provider to
offer its customers the value of an MFA-based control solution.
CyboSoft is poised to sign MFA control software license
agreements with OEM partners in different market segments
and application areas and will consider providing certain
exclusive rights to give the OEM partner a leap in its competitive
“We are convinced that early adopters of MFA-based
controls will soon recognize the performance, accuracy and
productivity improvements that Model-Free Adaptive control
can deliver,” said Siemens Building Technologies’
Sr. Product Manager, Jeff Wills.
(Picture of Siemens APOGEE® Building Automation System)
MFA control-based building automation solutions from Siemens
will provide the following customer benefits:
Consistent control performance for all
simple and complex loops such as supply air temperature,
Adaptive and accurate control with no
human interactions for controller tuning,
Simplified installation and reduced training
Clear path to energy savings and end device
About Siemens Building Technologies
As a leading provider of building controls, fire safety
and security system solutions, Siemens Building Technologies,
Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, productive and
less costly to operate. The company focuses on improving
the performance of its customers’ buildings, so that
its customers can focus on improving their business performance.
With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill, Siemens Building
Technologies employs 7,500 people and provides a full range
of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast.
Worldwide, the company has 29,000 employees and operates
in more than 42 countries.
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader
in control technology serving the worldwide process control,
building control, and equipment control markets. CyboSoft’s
patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology
for automatically controlling physical processes is a
major breakthrough. No other comparable technology possesses
all the attributes of MFA.
CyboSoft's mission is to embed the appropriate MFA controllers
in instruments, equipment, tools, software platforms,
or automation systems of brand-name suppliers in targeted
industries, application areas, or market segments. MFA
controllers are replacing PID controllers on a large scale.
This revolutionary technology allows users to achieve
significant advantages to better compete in this global
For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect
Park Drive, Third Floor, Rancho Cordova, Calif. 95670
USA. Tel: (916) 631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail:
, Web site: www.cybosoft.com.
CyboSoft and MFA are registered
trademarks of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc.
APOGEE is a registered trademark of Siemens Building Technologies,