Echelon's LonWorks/IP Server enables M2M interaction via the Internet
San Jose, CA—Echelon Corp., creator of the LonWorks platform for connecting devices, launched Oct. 8 its i.Lon 600 LonWorks/IP Server for peer-based, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications across any IP connection, including corporate local area networks (LANs), the Internet, or IP-based wide area networks (WANs).
San Jose, CA— Echelon Corp. , creator of the LonWorks platform for connecting devices, launched Oct. 8 its i.Lon 600 LonWorks/IP Server for peer-based, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications across any IP connection, including corporate local area networks (LANs), the Internet, or IP-based wide area networks (WANs). i.Lon 600 will be available in free-topology and high-speed, twisted-pair versions. It's expected to be available for volume shipments in the fourth quarter of 2003.
i.Lon 600 provides secure, reliable routing among LonWorks-based devices, such as pumps, motors, valves, sensors, actuators and lights using two protocol standards, EIA 852 for IP routing and ANSI/EIA709.1-B for LonWorks. Echelon reports that millions of LonWorks-based devices are presently in use worldwide.
'We believe that the i.Lon 600 server is the ideal solution for connecting everyday devices to one another over corporate LANs, structured building wiring systems, industrial Ethernet systems, and Internet connections,' says Alex Chervet, Echelon's product marketing manager for IP and connectivity products. 'i.Lon 600 is an excellent solution for applications, such as industrial process control, building, utility, transportation, and telecommunications automation that require fast, reliable and secure performance.'
Echelon adds that IP integration has been a key element of its product line and LonWorks device networking solutions since the introduction of the Cisco NetWorks-certified i.Lon 1000 Internet server in early 2000. Echelon's suite of solutions now includes the i.Lon 100 Internet server for XML/SOAP, or web services, interactions; the i.Lon 10 Ethernet adapter for low cost direct connection between LonWorks devices and LNS-based applications; and the i.Lon 600 LonWorks/IP server for transforming the Internet, or any 10/100 BaseT IP-based Ethernet network, into a pathway for carrying LonWorks control information locally or remotely.
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Jim Montague, news editor
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