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  • Intelligent Power Today
    April 3, 2015

    According to a recent report by Accenture, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could drive many trillions of dollars in economic growth worldwide in the next 15 years. Building automation is expected to represent a huge chunk of the total IIoT opportunity—at least, for those able to take advantage of this monumental technology shift.

    Here are 10 things to know that will help you grab your own slice of the IIoT pie.

  • Electronic Products
    March 25, 2015

    Smart lighting is taking hold in a big way. Cities and municipalities, auto dealerships, airports, university and corporate campuses—all are embracing LED outdoor lighting for their energy and cost savings. Adding wireless control networks to their LED lighting further enhances the benefits, and many organizations are finding they can go even further beyond the expected enhancements through technologies such as distributed intelligence, point-to-multipoint communications and zero-cross

  • Forbes
    March 16, 2015

    South by Southwest is best known in the tech community for the new social media technologies, products and services. Twitter TWTR -0.1% received its first big dose of notoriety as attendees posted which sessions they were attending and which parties they were at.  Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way into the content stream as IoT will move the culture in the future as much as social media does today.

  • M2M Paper
    March 9, 2015

    Automatic Configuration Upon Coupling and Recoupling/Changes

    Trains fall into a network management scenario known as continuous installation. There is no set time when it is safe to assume that the topology of the train is fixed. Train cars may be added, removed or swapped at any time.

  • March 3, 2015

    A recent visit to Arup’s exhibition “Lighting in the Urban Age” reveals an interesting collaboration between Arup, Echelon and Xicato; which uses PLC to control lighting and not wireless, a route others like Enlighted & Harvard Engineering have already committed to.

    March 3, 2015

    The problem with fragmentation of automation technology within buildings is that it slows innovation, which has serious implications for everyone from BAS providers and specifiers to building owners and the tenants of the buildings.

  • New York Times
    March 2, 2015

    Panel at SXSW features Ayla Networks, Echelon Corporation, Xicato Networks; moderated by Moor Insights & Strategy

    Echelon Corporation:

    February 25, 2015

    The multiprotocol IzoT platform includes new Wi-Fi control modules and integrated support for BACnet/MS-TP. Combined with Internet Protocol technologies, the IzoT platform supports the integration of formerly disparate building- and lighting-control systems while reducing development, startup, commissioning, and operating time and costs. It is said to be the only platform with a rich set of profiles to speed and simplify the development of building controls for both wired and wireless devices.

  • Energy Watch News
    February 3, 2015

    Modern commercial outdoor lighting systems are being asked to do more than ever before. In addition to fulfilling their primary purpose of casting light onto dark roadways, parking areas, and public spaces,outdoor lighting systems are increasingly evaluated for how well they reduce energy consumption, improve safety for both pedestrians and drivers, and serve as the foundation for a range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

    February 1, 2015

    Spurring greater convergence of existing and new building automation systems is a crucial step toward realizing the full potential of the IIoT.

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the next big wave in commercial building automation. Accenture recently released research forecasting that the IIoT could drive many trillions of dollars in economic growth worldwide in the next 15 years.

    We asked Sohrab Modi, Chief Technology Officer of Echelon Corp., a leader in IIoT device



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