Wonderware integrates Echelon i.LON SmartServer with System Platform 3.0

Feb. 28, 2008

Lake Forest, Calif., Feb. 28 - Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, today announced the integration of i.LON SmartServer from Echelon Corp. of San Jose, Calif. with Wonderware System Platform 3.0 software.

Echelon, a provider of networking technology, worked in conjunction with Munich Software in Germany to develop a technology interface. The interface enables the Wonderware and Echelon applications to work in conjunction to address energy conservation management activities across a wide range of commercial and industrial facilities.

The integration of i.LON SmartServer with the Wonderware System Platform 3.0 delivers a single software platform for real-time operations management functions. It enables customers to achieve energy savings, improved safety and reduced maintenance costs.

"Energy management is important in every industry, and the pairing of Echelon's leading control products and Wonderware's user-friendly supervisory software solutions will simplify energy management for end-users," said Rashesh Mody, Wonderware vice president of global product management. "It has never been so easy to create robust, quickly deployed control networks for improved efficiency and productivity in industries such as facilities management, building automation, retail and convenience stores and quick service restaurants."

The i.LON Smart Server integration package from Munich Software significantly optimizes the development process of supervisory applications for use with the i.LON SmartServer. It supports installation and remote deployment and enables users to leverage the wide range of features of the Wonderware System Platform 3.0 software.

"We are pleased to work with Munich Software and Wonderware to further expand LonWorks networks and energy management in the control networking market," said Anders Axelsson, Echelon's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Wonderware's expertise in the supervisory software market, the introduction of System Platform 3.0 and the position of i.LON in the energy management market are a powerful combination. Building owners, facility managers, industrial plant operators, retail chains and city personnel will all find the solution easy to use and quick to install."

The Wonderware System Platform 3.0 offers a consistent and strategic software platform that works on top of virtually any existing system and is built on the industry standards-based ArchestrA real-time, service-oriented architecture technology.

"Building control networks has historically been complex to install and integrate, making them difficult and time-consuming for most end-users," said Michael Hädrich, founder of Munich Software. "By providing outstanding integration between two of the industry's leading products, the company expects to see a marked increase in the adoption of these types of solutions."