Echelon CTO Invited to Participate in First SmartAmerica Challenge Workshop at the White House

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

What:  The White House is holding its first SmartAmerica Challenge workshop, to assess the possibility of Interconnecting multiple Cyber-Physical System (CPS) test beds from different industry segments. The goal is to demonstrate what can be done today with cutting-edge communications technology to improve safety, sustainability, efficiency, mobility and overall quality of life. CPS test bed experts from both academic and commercial organizations have been invited to present and discuss their technologies, programs and test beds.

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Echelon will describe its engineering of a smart street lighting system that supports both wireless (900MHz 6LoWPAN) and wired (ISO/IEC 14908-3 power line) communications; works with both LED and induction lights; and can be integrated with other smart city systems for safety applications such as illuminating roadways to guide emergency vehicles to an accident; oscillating roadway lights to warn drivers of upcoming traffic slowdowns or accidents; using signals from lights' motion detectors to guide law enforcement personnel when searching for criminals in a parking structure; and lighting emergency evacuation routes.

Who:  Robert Dolin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Echelon Corp.

When:  December 12, 2013

More information:  Information on the SmartAmerica Challenge is available at http://www.nist.gov/el/smartamerica.cfm. For more information about Echelon, visit http://www.echelon.com; for background information on Echelon's smart street lighting system, see http://www.echelon.com/applications/street-lighting/.

Media contact:
Colleen Martell
+1 (408) 832-0147
cmartell@echelon.com

SOURCE Echelon Corporation



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