Echelon Corporation develops and markets energy control networking platforms. Its products enable everyday devices, including air conditioners, appliances, electricity meters, light switches, thermostats, and valves to be inter-connected. The companys product portfolio include twisted-pair smart transceivers that can be embedded into building automation devices, such as sensors, thermostats, motion detectors, air handlers, and chillers; embedded control and communications software; SmartServer controller, a system manager and field controller for building networks and smart-energy applications; and LonWorks control networks software (LNS) and OpenLNS operating system, which are development and integration tools; and third party energy management or grid analytics software and apps. It also offers outdoor lighting controllers to address the retrofit market and to reduce time to develop and deploy intelligent luminaires; PL/RF Bridge to connect segments of streetlights; smart meters that provide revenue-grade payment capabilities; distributed control nodes, which connect smart meters and open smart grid protocol (OSGP) based grid devices; and networked energy system software to retrieve data from smart meters. In addition, the company provides Element Manager, a browser based software that provides network analysis, graphed statistics, and automated network management; and control point modules, which enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build OSGP compliant smart grid devices. It operates in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific and Japan. The company markets its products and services to OEMs and systems integrators in the building, industrial, transportation, utility/home, and other automation markets through direct sales organization, third-party electronics representatives, value-added resellers, and distributors. Echelon Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.