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  - Building Automation Systems, Building Control, HVAC Control  
CyboSoft and Siemens Sign
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 automatic controller.”
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 position.

“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 requirements, and
  • Clear path to energy savings and end device life extension.


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.

About CyboSoft
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 economy.

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:

CyboSoft and MFA are registered trademarks of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc. APOGEE is a registered trademark of Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

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