SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), a global leader in energy control networking for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications, today announced its 2012 partner award winners at its annual Smart Energy Conference held last month in Budapest, Hungary. The company presented eight Outstanding Achievement awards to its Smart Grid Partners.
Winners announced were:
- Echelon Partner of the Year and Top Performer – Telvent GIT, S.A, a Schneider Electric company, serving Echelon customers worldwide
- Echelon Best Implementation – Eltel Group Corporation
- Echelon New Market Leader – Holley Metering, Ltd.
- Echelon Application Excellence – System Level Solutions (SLS)
- Echelon Most Deployed Smart Metering Application – Ubitronix System Solutions GmbH
- Echelon Most Deployed Street Lighting Solution – Streetlight.Vision
- Echelon New Street Lighting Application – FlashNet
- Echelon Application Excellence – LG CNS
"We are honored to recognize and reward these partners for their continued success and applaud them for going above and beyond to capitalize on the strength and value of Echelon's proven, open standards, multi-application energy control networking solutions," said Michael Anderson, SVP, Worldwide Markets, Echelon. "Together, we are making the grid smarter."
The awards were founded to recognize achievements by Echelon's top Smart Grid Partners in the areas of sales and commitment to customer excellence. The awards also recognize key resellers and application development partners that together, with Echelon, offer complete turn-key energy control networking solutions for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications.2012 Innovators of the Year AwardsEchelon also announced that GreenWave Reality and Streetlight.Vision received its 2012 Smart Energy Innovator of the Year awards. The Echelon Smart Energy Innovator of the Year awards received by GreenWave Reality and Streetlight.Vision spotlight outstanding achievements and commitment in the areas of technology expertise and service specialization that result in new energy efficient services for customers. Participants in the Innovator of the Year awards were judged by Echelon's Smart Energy Conference attendees. Winners were selected based on uniqueness of innovation, usefulness of application and value to customers based on market need and benefits achieved. Ideal innovations are real-world tested and interoperable via open standards. About the Echelon Smart Energy Conference 2012Each year, the annual Echelon Smart Energy Conference brings together industry leaders to engage face-to-face with Echelon executives and partners about the growing business value of a comprehensive smart grid infrastructure and to discuss the trends and best practices that impact the utilities industry, cities and businesses worldwide. This year's Echelon Smart Grid Conference featured keynotes from Echelon's Chairman and CEO Ron Sege and Michael Anderson, SVP of Worldwide Markets, Heikki Linnanen, project manager at Fortum Finland, and Dr. Keunhyoung Lee of LG CNS. Guest speakers also included representatives from ADIC, Alstom, ELO, Eltel, GreenWave Reality, GridKey, Gorlitz, NRGi, Oracle, PEA, Philips, PMT, Streetlight.Vision and Telvent. About Echelon CorporationEchelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) is an energy control networking company, with the world's most widely deployed proven, open standard, multi-application platform, selling complete systems and embedded sub-systems for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications. Our platform is embedded in more than 100 million devices, 35 million homes, and 300,000 buildings and powers energy savings applications for smart grids, smart cities and smart buildings. We help our customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and safety, grow revenues and prepare for a dynamic future. More information about Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com. Visit the Smart Energy Blog by Echelon. Echelon and the Echelon logo are registered trademarks of Echelon Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. This press release may contain statements relating to future plans, events or performance. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with market acceptance of Echelon's technology by itself or combined with other offerings, do not perform as designed or do not offer the expected benefits and savings; and other risks identified in Echelon's SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Echelon undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.