7/30/2003 - Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and TEMA AG announced a strong preliminary program for the LonWorld 2003 Trade Fair and LonWorks Developers Conference, the largest events worldwide in support of the LonWorks platform for networking everyday devices in buildings, factories, homes and utilities. The fair is on track to include over 100 exhibitors and already includes market-leading firms such as Honeywell AG, TAC AB, and EBV Elektronik. The 2003 trade fair will include a co-located LonWorks Developers Conference that is being jointly organized by Echelon, TEMA and members of the LonUsers® International User organizations in Europe. Distinguished speakers scheduled for the Conference include Dr. Ulrich Moehl, Director of Program Development at Johnson Controls; Mr. Reinhard Finkbeiner, Product Manager, Honeywell; and Dr. Peter Palensky, Institute of Computer Technology (ICT).
"We are extremely pleased to have an overwhelming response thus far from exhibitors and visitors alike for LonWorld 2003. This year's LonWorld promises to be the biggest event ever dedicated to the LonWorks technology. Leading LonWorks hardware and software manufacturers, specifiers, integrators, value added resellers, engineers, distributors, facility & energy managers are already committed to the event," said Grant Mahmutovic, Executive Vice President, TEMA Technologie Marketing AG.
According to Anders Axelsson, Echelon's senior vice president of sales and marketing, "The show will clearly be the place to conduct business this year. We're seeing tremendous support and interest despite generally tough economic times. We believe that this is indicative of a strong and growing worldwide demand for networking solutions based on the LonWorks platform."
The LonWorks Developer's Conference contains two tracks, a business track that will focus on the LonWorks platform as a business advantage, and a technical track that will provide in-depth technical information to help companies create market-leading, cost saving solutions. Both conference tracks will begin with important information on the status of the LonWorks industry, trends in market development, and introductions to the latest products, platforms and solutions.
A new pre-conference session has been added to LonWorld 2003 that will introduce new users to the LonWorks platform. The pre-conference will take place on October 14, 2003 and attendees will receive an overview of the fundamentals, terminology and application of LonWorks networks, including a high-level perspective on developing LonWorks devices and networks.
The Conference Business Track will address issues on how to grow a LonWorks business and maximize ROI. Presentation highlights will include: Echelon's Vision of the Market Development, Status of LonWorks Industry in Europe and Trends of its Development, Advantages Provided by Open Systems, Energy Management: Supply and Demand Strategies in the Open Systems Market, Energy Application Case Studies, Best Practices in Deploying and Enterprise - Wide Networking Solutions, Facility Management Issues in Large Campus Environment and Medium - Scale Installations, Comparison of Building Automation Standards, Panel Discussion: OSGiTM plus LonWorks: Outlook of Mass Deployment, Internet Connectivity from an IT Perspective, Increasing Personal Productivity with Open Systems, System Integration Case Studies. Speakers scheduled for this track include: Mr. Henrik Ebeklint, Managing Director, IntelliCom Innovation AB, Sweden; Mr. Serge LeMen, Sales Manager, Newron System, France; Mr. Reinhard Finkbeiner, Product Manager, Honeywell, Germany; Dr. Peter Palensky & Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Tech., ICT, Germany; Mr. Derek J. Way, ABB Gebaeudetechnik, Germany; Ralf Baral of IBM; and Dr. Ulrich Moehl, Director of Program Development at Johnson Controls, Germany.
The Conference Developer's Track is designed for people developing a LonWorks based system, integrating a control system, or building device support into a service gateway. The lab setting of the Developer's Track is a perfect environment for learning about the tools available today. Presentation highlights will include: New Products, Platforms and Solutions from Echelon Corporation, Web Services 101, Designing with the Power Line Smart Transceiver, The Why, What and How of Adding LonWorks Support into Service Gateways, How to Optimize Your Monitoring and Control Applications for Performance, Creating Self-Installed Devices, Device Development Trade-Offs, Evaluating Power Line Environments Using the Echelon PLCA-22 Communication Analyzer, Advance Web Services: Accessing the i.LON® 100 Internet Server using Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6, Unlocking the Power of xDriver – Reliable Secure and Scalable Remote Connections for Real-Time Management, Monitoring and Control. Scheduled speakers for this track include: Dr. Ken Oshman, Chairman and CEO, Echelon Corporation, USA; Mrs. Bea Yormark, President and COO, Echelon Corporation, USA; Mr. Peter Mehring, Vice President Engineering, Echelon Corporation, USA, Mr. Alex Chervet, Product Manager, Echelon Corporation, USA, Mr. Ernst Eder, LonMark® Interoperability Association, European Technical Office, Austria.
A Best Multi-Vendor Installation Award, open to exhibitors only, for the most outstanding multi-vendor application will be presented at LonWorld 2003. To qualify, applications must include LonMark certified products from at least 3 different manufacturers, the LNS® network operating system, and the application must be completed or scheduled for completion prior to December 31, 2003. IP integration and/or remote access over IP, though not a prerequisite, are recommended application features.
Visitors arriving at Munich's International Airport can reach the MOC fairgrounds by public transportation quickly and easily in approximately 15 minutes. An underground railway line serves the fairgrounds; during the LonWorld event, the trains will run every 5 to 10 minutes. Take the U6 directly to the MOC's front door (metro stop: Kieferngarten). Exhibitors and visitors will also have the opportunity to take advantage of cheaper hotel rates in the vicinity for the exhibition. When arriving by car, simply take the A9 expressway and follow the signs to the MOC. For registration and exhibition information, visit http://www.lonworldexpo.com.
About TEMA Technologie Marketing AG
TEMA Technologie Marketing AG, Aachen, Germany, offers Public Relations and Marketing solutions for both young and established High-Tech companies. TEMA AG was created in 1994 and has profited from continual expansion. As a full-service provider, areas such as consulting, online/offline public relations, advertising, event management and business development, as well as online/offline investor relations, belong to its core competences. TEMA AG's personnel are made up of graphic designers, booth constructors and artists, together with its core team of international marketing and PR specialists. TEMA AG enables its clients to receive all services across Europe from one single source. Further offices are located in Berlin, Dortmund and Paris. Further information can be found at http://www.tema.de
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 more than 30 million LonWorks enabled processors have been shipped for use in homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide. More information about Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.
Echelon, LonWorks, LonWorld, LonMark, LNS, i.LON, the LonMark logo and the Echelon logo are trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries.
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