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Japan's Largest Information Services Company Becomes an Echelon Authorized Network Integrator

PALO ALTO, Calif. — January 18, 2000 — Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) today announced that NTT DATA Corporation has joined Echelon's Authorized Network Integrator Program.  Echelon is the worldwide leader in networking everyday devices and NTT Data is the leading provider of information systems and computer networking in Japan.  NTT Data is an affiliated company of NTT (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph), the world's largest provider of telecommunications services.  NTT DATA will offer design, construction, operations, and maintenance services of LonWorks based control systems to real estate and construction companies starting in April 2000.  As its first project, NTT DATA plans to use Echelon's LonWorks system to automate its new training center, due to be completed in February 2001. Web site at

Echelon's LONWORKS® Technology Chosen as Finland's Preferred Home Networking Standard

PALO ALTO, Calif.— January 10, 2000— Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the leader in networking everyday devices, today announced that the company’s LonWorks® system has been chosen as the preferred home networking standard in Finland by three agencies: the Finnish National Technology Agency (TEKES), the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients (RAKLI), and the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms (SKOL). 

Sun’s McNealy Presents the Networking of Everyday Devices with Echelon's LonWorks® System 

PALO ALTO, Calif.— January 7, 2000— Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) wowed the audience at the 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with his presentation on how connectivity to anything, from anywhere, at anytime will transform our lives.  During his keynote address Thursday evening, McNealy described how a web browser on a digital mobile phone with a Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) micro-browser could interact with Sun's ".com Home" exhibit that was networked with Echelon Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ELON) LonWorks® system.
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Echelon and Partners Bring the Internet to Life at the 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show

PALO ALTO, Calif.— January 6, 2000— Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the leader in networking everyday devices, announced today that Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:  CSCO), GTE Corporation (NYSE: GTE), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) are featuring Echelon’s LonWorks system in their 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) home networking exhibits.  Using products and technology from Echelon, these industry leaders are showing the role that smart devices play in new services that enable services providers to attract new subscribers, reduce customer churn, and create new revenue streams.  As shown at the 2000 CES, Echelon’s LonWorks system combined with Cisco Network Foundation technologies, Microsoft’s Universal Plug and Play technology, Oracle’s Portal-to-Go wireless software, and/or Sun’s Jini connection technology provides the connection to everyday devices required to deliver service-based home networking and to enable the residential gateway market.   This market is predicated by Cahners In-Stat Group to grow from $200 million in 2000 to $2.4 billion by 2003.

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