Realcomm Nominates Echelon's Panoramix for Most Innovative Technology

6/5/2003 - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the creator of the LonWorks® device networking platform for networking everyday devices to each other and the Internet, announced that its PanoramixTM Enterprise Platform is a Digie Award nominee in the category of Most Innovative Technology, Building Automation Technology at the Realcomm 2003 Commercial Real Estate Automation and Business Solutions Conference being held at Chicago's Navy Pier, June 4th 5th. Only technologies and products that have the potential to dramatically change the real estate industry are nominated for the award. The nomination comes close on the heels of Echelon's recent Nova Award from the Construction Innovation Forum ( for the LonWorks device networking platform.

Echelon, a Realcomm sponsor, has an extensive presence at the event including hourly theater presentations in its booth (#8020) designed to show the real restate community the many concrete returns enabled by networked building systems based on the LonWorks platform; a device networking demonstration of tenant command & control services in Hewlett-Packard's (HP) booth (located next to Echelon's booth) that extends HP's Intelligent Office concept for integrated IT services to everyday devices; speaking in the Building Enterprise Applications session; and a tabletop display in the technology pavilion featuring Echelon's infrastructure products including the i.LONTM 100 Internet Server that connects LonWorks automation networks to any XML aware application via web services to allow applications to drive the behavior of intelligent buildings and enable Internet command and control of any LonWorks device on the network.

According to Kevin Lynch, Echelon's director of building solutions, "Over the last two years, real estate investment firms have come to realize the huge potential impact on costs and operational efficiencies that open, integrated building automation systems using Echelon's infrastructure and devices based on the LonWorks platform can have on their business. Echelon's building solutions that can include interoperable products from any set of the thousands of companies using LonWorks networking today offer these companies an ideal way to maximize their returns."

The Echelon booth theater presentations focus on ROI, solutions/benefits, and installations involving the LonWorks platform and the impact they have on the real estate and property investment communities. Topics include:

Realcomm is the largest conference dedicated exclusively to technology, business solutions, the Internet, and e-commerce for commercial real estate. The annual conference targets the needs of commercial real estate at all levels including executive, management, professional and support. For additional information, please visit

About Echelon Corporation
Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) 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 over 30 million LonWorks enabled processors have been shipped for use in homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide.

The protocol underlying LonWorks networks and the signaling technology used by Echelon's power line and free topology transceivers have 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 is a sponsor of the LonWorldTM 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 developers' conference. More information on the show can be found at or Contact Echelon for more information about the developers' conference.

Echelon, LonWorks, LonMark, the LonMark logo, and the Echelon logo are trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. i.LON, Panoramix, and LonWorld are trademarks of Echelon Corporation.

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