THE COMPANY

The ISSENDORFF KG was founded by Dipl.-Ing. Eberhard Issendorff in 1986 located in Hanover. The first major focus of this business was on development of PC hardware and software, additionally slaes and installation of networks. Over a short period the small company became an aspiring medium-sized one. In the early nineties there was a decision to extend the business apart from PC sales activities. On the Hanover Industry Fair in 1992 the concept of the Local Control Network (LCN) was presented. With a huge interest in this market first prototypes went to series production and first projects came up.

Nevertheless, the focus of the company stayed on the PC business, as this assured the financial base for the creation of LCN. From 1994 on LCN became the main product, which is still positioned in a growing market segment. After some first reference projects, more technically challenging came up. In 1996, LCN was, as the first of its kind, installed for Formula One motorsport applications  at the Lausitzring and established as obligatory. In 1998, the Deutsche Bahn used LCN in their DB Cargo Centers 1 and 2, in 1999 the Main Tower in Frankfurt/Main started operation. At the latest, this reference showed the technical possibilities of the product LCN, the development force of its founder and the flexibility of the company in terms of building automation, still valid today.

The ISSENDORFF KG is the only producing company who realizes the complete hardware and software development in-house. Independent in production and supported by a dense network of sales and cooperation partners, LCN has only one target: perfection.

History

1986 The company is founded by Dipl.-Ing. Eberhard Issendorff. Main business the development of PC hardware, software and networks.
1990 The company is redefined as ISSENDORFF Mikroelektronik GmbH.
1992 After only three months of development the first prototypes are presented on the Hanover Industry Fair. This was the beginning of LCN.
1993 The interest in the new installation bus is huge, the development continues to production state. The first modules are produced.
1994 The success of LCN requires focus on this product. The main business concentrates on LCN, development of hardware and software get promoted.
1995 The first big LCN project: Mecklenburgische Versicherung in Hanover.
1996 A new module generation is introduced.
1997 The visualization software for end-customers is finished.
1998 The own moulding process begins: LCN gets new housings.
1999 In the second biggest project with installation busses in Europe, the Main Tower in Frankfurt, LCN prooves its performance and stability.
2001 The programming software LCN-PRO is available.
2002 Movement to the new building in Rethen (plant II). LCN celebrates its 10th birthday.
2003 A new module generation is introduced, new processor, twice the memory and performance.
2004 In the highest office tower in southern Germany, the UPTOWN in Munich, LCN controls everything: lighting, shading, heating and cooling. The building owner wanted LCN, as he knew it from other large projects.
2005 LCN gets international: sales activities in Europe are intensified and additional markets in North and South America, Arabia and Asia are expanded.
2006 In Hungary, the largest installation bus project is finished successfully, the Euro Tower in Budapest. The ISSENDORFF KG enjoys remarkable success overseas, documentation and software are available in many languages, even in Chinese.
2007 The most actual intensive care in Saudi Arabia is equipped with LCN: cooling, heating, access control with transponders. Additionally, the pressure control in the quarantine zone is controlled. On April 2nd LCN is 15 years old. After long lectureship in Goettingen and Holzminden Eberhard Issendorff becomes honorary professor.
2008 The ISSENDORFF KG emerges from the GmbH. The company receives top ratings from business auditors. Grade A from the German Sparkassenverbund, D&B rating: economically stronger than 19 of 20 companies.
2009 For the first time the ISSENDORFF KG develops their own switch panel for glas keypads. The LCN-GT series is well accepted by customers, the keypads are elegant, inexpensive and offer more functions as previous versions. For example to group sensor areas.
2010 In the huge office tower at the Rhine, the Sky Office Düsseldorff, LCN controls lighting, shading, heating and cooling. The Global Visualization LCN-GVS ia also used. With this web browser-based user interface, LCN installations all over the world can be maintainded via the Internet and smartphones. LCN-GT4D and LCN-GT6D with integrated colour displays extend the LCN-GT family.
2011 The very successful switch panel portfolio of the GT series is extended. Individual colours or logo print is now possible. The LCN-GT3L widens the application range of the GT series.
2012 All elements of the GT series receive the Corona® ring. On the 2nd of April LCN gets 20 years old.
2013 A new module generation: the complete analog processing is extended. Up to twelve measured values per module, more calculations, more possibilities. The LCN-GVS can now be accessed via smartphone or tablet app.
2014 The ISSENDORFF KG grows. A new building doubles the usable area. With the LCN-MRS the market of audio applications is entered.
2015 The LCN-GTS series is selected several times by the jury of the Plus X Awards. They receive the award in the categories ‘high quality’, ‘design’, ‘ease-of-use’ and ‘functionality’.
2016 The GT series is now also available in the tone ‘Champagne’. Sales, production and warehouse move to the new building in Rethen. The development department gets new offices with double the space.
2017 With the LCN-UPU a universal dimmer is avaiable that has trailing and leading phase cut diming.
On the 2nd of April LCN gets 25 years old.