10/9/2003 - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), creator of the LonWorks platform for connecting everyday devices, announced the i.LON 600 LonWorks/IP Server for peer-based, M2M communications across any IP connection such as corporate LANs, the Internet, or IP-based WANs. The i.LON 600 LonWorks /IP Server provides secure, reliable routing among LonWorks based devices such as pumps, motors, valves, sensors, actuators, and lights using the EIA 852 (IP routing) and ANSI/EIA709.1-B (LonWorks) protocol standards. Millions of LonWorks based devices are currently in use worldwide. The i.LON 600 Server will be available in both free-topology and high speed twisted pair versions and is expected to be available for volume shipments in Q4 2003. Pricing is expected to be $595.00 US, FOB California, USA.
"We believe that the i.LON 600 Server is the ideal solution for connecting everyday devices to one another over corporate LANs, structured building wiring systems, industrial Ethernet systems, and Internet connections," said Alex Chervet, Echelon's product marketing manager for IP and connectivity products. "The i.LON 600 Server is an excellent solution for applications such as industrial process control, building, utility, transportation, and telecommunications automation that require fast, reliable and secure performance. The addition of the i.LON 600 Server for very high performance LonWorks/IP routing represents a significant line extension to our family of IP integration products, both in terms of its high performance and low price point."
Echelon has been named a Focal Point 40TM by the Focal Point Group – designating that the company is amongst a select group that is shaping the machine-to-machine communications arena. According to Focal Point Group's M2M Primer, M2M "has the potential to restructure entire industries... [and] with more devices becoming networked and enabled, M2M adoption will increase exponentially."
IP integration has been a key element of Echelon's product line and LonWorks device networking solutions since the introduction of the Cisco NetWorks certified i.LON 1000 Internet Server in early 2000. Echelon's suite of solutions now includes the i.LON 100 Internet Server for XML/SOAP (Web services) interactions, the i.LON 10 Ethernet Adapter for very low cost direct connection between LonWorks devices and LNS® based applications, and the i .LON 600 LonWorks /IP Server for transforming the Internet – or any 10/100 BaseT IP-based Ethernet network – into a pathway for carrying LonWorks control information locally or remotely. The i.LON 600 Server features a 32-bit RISC processor and Echelon's LonWorks /IP architecture to provide best-of-class performance for LonWorks based high-speed control, display, and monitoring applications. The i.LON family of products are U.L. and cU.L. listed, TÜV certified, and FCC and CE Mark compliant.
Additional information about the i.LON 600 and the i.LON family of Internet Servers will be available at the LonWorld® 2003 Exhibition in Munich, October 15-16th 2003, or from Echelon's web site at http://www.echelon.com/ilon.
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 LonWorks products and more than 30 million LonWorks enabled processors have been shipped for use in homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide. Further information regarding Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.
Echelon is a sponsor of the LonWorld® Exhibition, the world's largest event devoted to the networking of everyday devices, to be held October 15-16th 2003 in Munich, Germany. The show is being organized by TEMA AG. Concurrent with the LonWorld Exhibition, Echelon will hold an international conference for developers and business executives with simultaneous English to German translation. More information on the show and conference can be found at http://www.lonworldexpo.com or http://www.tema.de.
Echelon, LonWorks, LonWorld, LNS, i.LON and the Echelon logo are registered trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries.
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