Echelon Receives Digital Innovation Award

6/21/2002 - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the worldwide leader in networking everyday devices, announced that it has received a Digital Innovation Award for Most Innovative Technology in the Building Infrastructure category at the third annual "Digie Awards" at Realcomm 2002 in Las Vegas, a leading trade event for the commercial real estate industry. The Digies are presented to individuals and corporations demonstrating vision, drive, passion, consistency and determination to move the commercial real estate industry into a digital model for the 21st century.

Echelon received an award for "Most Innovative Technology -- Building Infrastructure" for its LonWorks® technology, a de facto standard for networking everyday devices in building control and other industries. With LonWorks products available from leading building equipment suppliers such as GE, Honeywell, Invensys, Johnson Controls, Philips Lighting, Schindler, Samsung, TAC, Trane, Siemens, and York, as well as hundreds of other suppliers and integrators, LonWorks products can power virtually all building systems including access control, elevators, energy management, fire/life/safety, HVAC, lighting, metering, and other applications. A&P, Sears Tower, Pfizer, Genentech, Washington Mutual, UBS, Wells Fargo are just a few examples of companies using LonWorks technology to run buildings.

"At Echelon we are dedicated to providing open, interoperable products that give manufacturers, systems integrators and building owners greater choices, more robust, scalable solutions, lower cost, more efficient operations, and faster, more cost-effective installations. Our open platform can tie multiple buildings or control networks together to optimize functions through a single interface, improving service and lowering costs, to provide business with a competitive edge. We are honored to be recognized, with this Digital Innovation Award, for our advances in the commercial real estate industry," said Bea Yormark, Echelon's president and COO.

About Echelon Corporation
Echelon Corporation is the creator of the LonWorks platform, the world's most widely-used standard for connecting everyday devices such as appliances, thermostats, air conditioners, electric meters, and lighting systems to each other and to the Internet. Echelon's hardware and software products enable manufacturers and integrators to create smart devices and systems that lower cost, increase convenience, improve service, and enhance productivity, quality, and safety. Thousands of companies have developed and installed more than 18 million LonWorks based devices into homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide.

The protocol underlying LonWorks networks and the signaling used by Echelon's power line and free topology transceivers have both been adopted as standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Echelon is also a founding member of the LonMark Interoperability Association, an open industry forum of hundreds of leading manufacturers, integrators, and users dedicated to promoting the use of interoperable LonWorks devices. More information is available at Further information regarding Echelon can be found at

Echelon, LonWorks, LonMark, the LonMark logo, and the Echelon logo are trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. Other marks belong to their respective holders.

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