LonWorld Expo and Conference in Shanghai Garners Worldwide Support

8/13/2004 - Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) and LonMark® International announced the initial sponsors and speakers for the upcoming 2004 LonWorld® Exhibition and Conference in Shanghai, China on October 20-21, 2004 at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao. The event has garnered worldwide support with sponsors from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Platinum sponsors for the event include Nico Technology (China), Samsung Electronics (Korea) and TAC AB (Sweden). Silver sponsors include ShenYang Huatang (China); Adic, DAELIM I&S, iBRIDGE, Samsung Heavy Industries, and TELDA (Korea); ARC Informatique (France); and Distech Controls (Canada). Additionally, the UPnPTM Implementers Committee is holding its UPnP Summit with LonWorld 2004 as part of a special Conference sponsorship arrangement. LonWorld 2004 has gained the support of key government organizations including the Shanghai Information Commission, Shanghai Construction & Management Commission, Shanghai Economic Commission, Shanghai Science & Technology Commission, and the Shanghai World Expo Bureau.

The LonWorld Conference will begin with a general session featuring distinguished speakers from government and industry. Throughout the two-day Conference, attendees will be able to hear from experts on conducting business in China; trends and opportunities in the LonWorks® industry; and case studies on home, intelligent communities, building, industrial, and energy automation projects in Asia.

Key speakers for the Conference include:

Influential Chinese trade and business publications including Intelligent Building & City Information, Journal of HV & AC, Automation Panorama, Lighting, Building Electrical & Intelligent System, China Computer World, Control Engineering, Electronic Engineering & Product World, and Shanghai Business are Media sponsors of LonWorld 2004.

"We are very pleased with the initial collection of sponsors supporting the LonWorld 2004 event," said Barry Haaser, LonMark International's executive director. "Based on the number of enquiries received thus far it appears that exhibition space will be sold out soon. Attendees will have access to an impressive selection of hardware and software products offered by companies from Europe, North America and Asia."

"The LonWorld event has gained the attention of very influential companies and government organizations sharing a common interest in the LonWorks device networking platform," said Anders Axelsson, Echelon's senior vice-president of sales and marketing. "Everyone attending LonWorld 2004 will be able to gain valuable knowledge whether they are business or technically oriented."

The LonWorld 2004 event, open to all members of the LonWorks community and other interested companies and individuals, will be comprised of two parts: an Exhibition featuring company exhibits and a LonWorks Conference featuring educational, technical, and business sessions. The LonWorld event will include an international trade mission to help companies involved in manufacturing, designing, distributing, installing and using LonWorks based products and services gain access to the thriving Asian marketplace.

Echelon and LonMark International are co-organizers of LonWorld 2004. The LonWorld event is the world's leading annual forum for the LonWorks industry, allowing hardware and software manufacturers, specifiers, integrators, value added resellers, consulting and design engineers, distributors, facility managers, energy managers and executives, and buyers of "smart" products to see and learn firsthand about new products, applications, and technological advances in networking everyday devices. For registration and exhibition information, visit http://www.lonworldexpo.com.

The LonWorks platform is an open standard that enables everyday devices such as appliances, elevators, lights, thermostats, air conditioners, electric meters, water heaters, and security systems to be made "smart" and to communicate with each other and across the Internet to improve the way we work and live. A LonWorks based product designed to the LonMark Interoperability Guidelines that has been tested and certified by LonMark International earns the right to bear the LonMark logo. This logo signifies that the product can be easily integrated with other LonMark certified products into a single network without resorting to customized or product specific software tools.

About LonMark International
Celebrating its tenth anniversary as an association, LonMark International is recognized worldwide as the leading developer and proponent of open systems for use in building, industrial, transportation and residential/utility automation. LonMark membership is extended to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the development, distribution, or marketing of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards. More information on LonMark International can be found at http://www.lonmark.org.

About Echelon
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 40 million LonWorks devices have been installed in homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide.

More information regarding Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.

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

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