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  • September 1, 2014

    New wiring for lighting controls is often prohibitively expensive and time-consuming thanks to the need to knock holes in the wall. Wireless lighting controls work in many applications, but just aren’t feasible in some situations.

    But there’s a third option – lighting controls that use your existing power line in lieu of their own dedicated wiring system.

  • EE Herald
    August 31, 2014

    Industrial network device expert Echelon acquires IOT business and also gets rid of its smart grid business. 
    Echelon has acquired lighting control IOT company Lumewave Inc. Lumewave makes individual lighting controllers ( mainly for outdoor lighting control), gateways, and management and maintenance software. Echelon also sold its smart grid operations to Europe based S&T AG.

  • Greentech Media
    August 25, 2014

    Echelon sheds a multi-million smart meter empire to turn to the industrial internet of things

    One month after announcing its plan to quit the smart grid to concentrate on the "industrial internet of things," Echelon (ELON) has made true on its promise. On Monday, the San Jose, Calif.-based company announced a definitive agreement to sell its Networked Energy Services business to Austrian IT services provider S&T AG for an estimated $5 million in "upfront consideration,

  • Electrical Marketing
    August 22, 2014

    Echelon Corp., San Jose, Calif., has built a strong presence in providing the communications infrastructure for smart grid deployments and industrial networking and has its eye on the Internet of Things. The company moved this week to further diversify its position with an acquisition that brings wireless and wired outdoor lighting controls into its catalog. Echelon announced that it has acquired Lumewave Inc., Sacramento, Calif., a privately held provider of wireless outdoor lighting ...

  • LEDs Magazine
    August 22, 2014

    Echelon Corp (NASDAQ: ELON) is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) push to more directly address networked lighting and has acquired Lumewave and the company's wireless street light control portfolio. Echelon has long been focused on networking industrial and building automation systems utilizing low-bandwidth but robust technology based on the company's LonWorks platform that include products ranging from from ICs to software stacks and protocols.

  • All LED Lighting
    August 21, 2014

    Echelon, a venerable industrial controls company, has acquired Lumewave, an award-winning vendor of wireless controls for outdoor lighting, as one step in refocusing on a standards-based Internet of Things.

    For a while we've been watching as vendors of industrial control and building automation systems catch the scent of opportunity in the space of lighting controls. Now another one of them has made an acquisition that signals a strong move toward lighting as a business focus.

  • Greentech Media
    August 19, 2014

    Over the past year, as the smart meter market has hit the doldrums, we’ve seen a number of grid networking players start to look for opportunities in the “internet of things,” or IOT for short -- a broad term that can include everything from smart street lights and building controls to IT-enabled industrial equipment and medical devices.

  • Embedded Computing Design
    August 18, 2014

    Outdoor lighting is a crucial part of any smart city implementation. In addition to fulfilling their primary purpose of casting light onto dark roadways, parking areas, and public spaces, modern commercial outdoor lighting systems also are expected to reduce energy consumption, improve safety for both pedestrians and drivers, and serve as the foundation for a range of smart city applications.

  • EE Times
    EE Times
    July 28, 2014

    Industrial and heavy-duty building automation systems such as HVAC, lighting, factory-floor monitoring, and security have been using networking technologies for a long time -- so long, in fact, that a majority predate the widespread embedding of Internet protocol (IP) into devices.

  • Profit Bricks
    Profit Bricks
    July 14, 2014

    Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but for a long time many weren’t quite sure how to define it. While the IoT is still taking shape, it’s already make incredible strides as a new frontier for the connected world in which people, devices, environments and virtual objects are all connected and capable of interaction.


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