We automate buildings for over 30 years
For more than 30 years, ISSENDORFF KG has been offering powerful building automation with the Local Control Network (LCN). As a bus system, it ensures safety, convenience and efficiency. LCN uses only one wire of the house installation for communication and proves itself in single-family houses as well as in multifunctional commercial buildings up to office towers.
Innovation from the start
ISSENDORFF KG was founded in 1986 by Dipl.-Ing. Eberhard Issendorff as ISSENDORFF Mikroelektronik GmbH, based in Hanover. The original company focus was on the development of PC hardware and software as well as the distribution and setup of networks. The small company quickly advanced to become an ambitious, medium-sized enterprise. At the beginning of the 90s, it was decided to open up another business area far away from PC sales. Finally, in April 1992, the concept of the Local Control Network (LCN) was presented at the Hanover Industrial Fair. The great interest of the market quickly led to the first prototypes being ready for series production and to the first projects.
Nevertheless, the company’s focus remained on the PC business until 1994, as this also served as the financial basis for LCN’s further development. From 1994 LCN became the company supporting product, which is still placed today in a strongly growing market segment. The initial reference projects were soon followed by others with ever greater technical challenges. In 1996, for example, LCN became the first bus system in the world to be used in racing and was made mandatory for the Formula 1 race track in Lausitz (Lausitzring). In 1998, DB Cargo used LCN in DB Cargo Center 1+2, and in 1999 the Main Tower in Frankfurt/Main went into operation. At the latest with this reference, the technical possibilities of the product, the development performance of its founder and the flexibility of the company set standards in the field of building control systems that are still valid today. ISSENDORFF KG is also the only manufacturer worldwide to realize the entire hardware and software development of its products in-house. Independent in production and supported by a dense network of distribution and cooperation partners, LCN is always about one thing: perfection.
The company history from the foundation until today
The company is founded by Dipl.-Ing. Eberhard Issendorff. Business focus is the PC: hardware and software development as well as networks. The company is renamed ISSENDORFF Mikroelektronik GmbH. In 1992, after only three months of development, the first prototypes are presented at the Hanover Industrial Fair. This is the starting signal for LCN. There is great interest in this new type of installation bus, and development continues “on the side” until it is ready for series production. Now the first modules go into production.
The first great successes
The success of LCN no longer allows a “sideline”: The business area is concentrated on LCN, the development of hardware and software is massively advanced. In 1995, the first large LCN project is realized, the Mecklenburgische Insurance Company in Hanover. A new generation of modules is introduced and the LCN-W visualization software is delivered for the user (end customer). In the second largest project with installation bus in Europe, the Main Tower in Frankfurt, LCN 1999 shows how powerful and reliable it is.
The new generation
The programming software for Windows, LCN-PRO, is supplied. Move into the company building in Rethen (factory II) On April 2, LCN turned 10 years old. A new generation of modules is introduced: new processor, double power, double memory, etc.
LCN gets International
The sales activities in Europe are expanded and additional markets in North and South America, Arabia and Asia are developed. In the highest office building in southern Germany, UPTOWN in Munich, LCN controls and regulates everything: lighting, shading, heating, cooling. It was the wish of the client, who already knew LCN from major projects. In Hungary, the largest bus project (Euro Tower, Budapest) is successfully completed with LCN. ISSENDORFF records first major successes abroad, documentation and software are fully available in many languages, including Chinese. The most modern intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia is equipped with LCN: cooling, heating, access control via transponder. Additionally, pressure control in the quarantine cells. On April 2, LCN turns 15 years old. After many years of teaching in Göttingen and Holzminden, Mr. Issendorff becomes an honorary professor.
Top ratings and the success continues to grow
ISSENDORFF KG is formed from the GmbH. The company receives top ratings from auditors: e.g. the top rating of 1 (range 1..16) from the savings bank association and the D&B rating: “economically stronger” than 19 out of 20 companies in the electrical industry. For the first time, ISSENDORFF is developing its own switch panels as elegant glass pushbuttons. The LCN-GT series is very well received by customers: The GTs are elegant, inexpensive and offer more functions than the previously known surfaces, e.g. adjustable key sizes.
Sky Office Düsseldorf
In the large office building on the Rhine, Sky Office Düsseldorff, LCN controls and regulates lighting, shading, heating and cooling. The LCN-GVS global visualization system is delivered. With browser-based operation, LCN systems can be controlled and managed worldwide via a server using the Internet or a smartphone. LCN-GT4D and LCN-GT6D with built-in color displays expand the GT series.
Expansion and development
The highly successful GT series switch panel program is being further expanded. Individual coloring of the glass panel or logo printing are now possible. And the LCN-GT3L brings new movement to the switch panel industry. New module generation: The entire analog value processing has been significantly expanded. Up to 12 readings per module, more calculations, much more possibilities. The LCN-GVS visualization system now also allows operation via APPs, via smartphone or tablet. The product portfolio is extended by the room controller LCN-SHD, which controls not only DALI lighting but also heating and shading. The LCN-HL4+ dims constant voltage LEDs on four channels, up to seven LCN-HL4+ can be operated on one bus module. The LCN-PKE connects PCs to the Local Control Network via Ethernet or WLAN.
Innovation and technology
Successful through the crisis year with innovation and technology: ISSENDORFF KG offers perfect solutions against the pandemic with the LCN-GSA4 air quality sensor and the LCN-GG1 gestalt sensor.
New level of flexibility and overview
ISSENDORFF KG offers a new level of flexibility and overview with the coupling module LCN-VISU. Thanks to the integrated visualization, an LCN segment can be displayed and controlled even more easily and quickly from anywhere.
30 years LCN
The LCN team is proud to have already been there for you for three decades and to still offer stable prices and fast delivery times.
Solution for modern living
The LCN wallboxes expand the product portfolio.
We want to be the reliable and trustworthy partner of the electrician, the electrical designer and the builder on the building automation market. To this purpose, we seek the technical challenge and break new ground in order to provide our customers with high-quality technologies and systems. We realize this goal through our own ideas as well as through cooperations and partnerships with like-minded companies.
One focus of our further development is on expanding our portfolio of home automation products. In our cooperation with wholesalers, electrical installers and electrical planners, we focus on the requirements and wishes of our customers. From this we derive the further developments and new developments of our products.
Our focus is on healthy growth and a stable market position in the long term. We are an open company and maintain direct contact with our customers through hotlines for planning and technology that are available all day by telephone. Our products are designed for long life and reliability, which we stand behind with a flexible warranty. Even as a profit-oriented company, environmental protection and a positive eco-balance are at the forefront as important corporate goals.
ISSENDORFF KG offers the market a sophisticated range of components for building automation, from private homes to office towers. The Local Control Network (LCN) is characterized by high performance and flexibility with an excellent price/performance ratio. Our focus is on ensuring that our products are reliable and practical, while delivering the highest level of functionality. Our primary goal is the satisfaction of our customers and partners with our products.
With a three-tier distribution model via wholesalers to electricians, we are a company that prioritizes the professional use of our products. We serve the market through qualified partners, not through mail order or construction markets, so that customers use our products professionally and safely. We develop our products with respect for our environment and by conserving limited resources. Through the use of our products, we support energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.
LCN is a high-end system. Not only that the individual functions of the system are very deeply developed, with many options. It is superior in performance to all European systems. And it is the only system in the world to offer a 4-step receipt and reporting system. In this way, every operation in the building is transmitted via its own reporting channel - the user has a full overview without having to program any groups. There is even a separate message level for the electrician, the operating messages - an absolute novelty. This channel helps the installer to quickly find installation errors and thus save time on the construction site.
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Eberhard Issendorff
We respect and value our human relationships, with our customers, our cooperation partners, within the team and outside the company in our social environment. We value fair dealings with each other, long-term relationships with our customers and employees, acting on our own responsibility and social commitment. We are an internationally oriented company with employees from many nations and cultural backgrounds. We want to maintain and cultivate our openness.
We are constantly working to keep and expand our good working atmosphere even as the pace of our technological and economic environment increases. Genuine teamwork, continuous training and development, and the constant improvement of our technical and social facilities are building blocks of this objective. The hierarchies in our company are kept flat, the important thing is the performance and own contribution of each employee, not rank positions.
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