Cannes, France — (METERING.COM) — September 29, 2006 – Net-atHome™, an annual event organized by Homega Research, has named Echelon Corporation as the recipient of its first annual award for commitment to the advancement of the home automation industry.

The award was presented at the 9th annual Net-atHome event held in Cannes, France. It recognizes contributions to the worldwide connected home markets made by particular companies.

“We chose Echelon for the inaugural Net-atHome award because of its constant determination to offer to the worldwide market innovative solutions suited to consumers’ needs,” said Roger Torrenti, CEO of Homega Research.

The event fosters cooperation between industry players, and focuses on the home automation market, residential energy management, and developments in technology, standards and regulations.

“Echelon is committed to creating an open, international market for home automation at both the product and the network levels,” said Anders Axelsson, Echelon’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. The company’s LonWorks® technology is embedded into consumer products for the home, enabling services such as energy management, security monitoring and remote control and diagnostics.