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Echelon Wins LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award for Connected, IoT-enabled Lighting Control Technology

The Lumewave by Echelon PL-RF Gateway is Recognized for Its Ability to Integrate Powerline and Wireless Technology to Create a Single, Seamless Intelligent Network

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2017-- LEDs Magazine has named Internet of Things pioneer Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) a 2017 Sapphire Awards winner for its Lumewave by Echelon ® PL-RF Gateway in the “Smart and Connected SSL Technologies” category.

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The Echelon gateway is the only commercially-available outdoor control solution that seamlessly integrates two of the most widely used lighting control connectivity technologies—powerline and wireless—to provide flexibility, reduce deployment costs and ease maintenance. City-wide deployments in Bellingham, WA and Cambridge, MA are utilizing this solution to intelligently manage their diverse LED streetlighting systems. The award-winning gateway enables the customer to mix and match connectivity options allowing Bellingham to control 500 decorative fixtures along with 3,100 cobra head fixtures. Similarly, Cambridge is coordinating control of more than 7,000 fixtures. Customers have the flexibility to control widely diverse lighting types across their city landscapes so they can provide comfort and safety to their residents, while achieving energy efficiency goals.

“Receiving the Sapphire Award is a great honor and achievement. Our technology enables cities to implement connected smart lighting across their entire city landscape under a common control platform, regardless of fixture type or location,” said Ron Sege, Chairman and CEO of Echelon. “We are thrilled to be included in the group of innovators who are advancing the industry by helping smart cities and enterprises adopt IoT-enabled lighting.”

The winners were announced at the Awards Gala held March 1 at Strategies in Light and The LED Show 2017. The Sapphire Awards are the first in the lighting industry to recognize true technology stars in the LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) market from an enabling-technology and elegance-of-design perspective. Manufacturers submit information which is used by the Sapphire Awards panel to rank products/solutions based on their unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability. The Sapphire Awards relies on independent judges chosen from industry and consultancy roles to ensure that all entries are fairly evaluated by multiple experts.

About Echelon Corporation

For 25 years Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) has pioneered the development of open-standard networking platforms for connecting, monitoring and controlling devices in commercial and industrial applications. With more than 110 million devices installed worldwide, Echelon’s proven, scalable solutions host a range of applications enabling customers to reduce energy and operational costs, improve safety and comfort, and create efficiencies through optimizing physical systems. Echelon is focusing today on two IoT (Internet of Things) market areas: Creating smart cities and smart enterprises through connected outdoor lighting systems, and enabling device makers to bring connected products to market faster via a range of IoT-optimized embedded systems. More information about Echelon can be found at

Echelon, the Echelon logo and Lumewave by Echelon are trademarks of Echelon Corporation that may be registered in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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