Echelon, AT&T to Develop 'Smart Device' Solutions
Direct access from LonWorks networks to AT&T’s global network will allow users to monitor and control their LonWorks networked devices with a local phone call from virtually anywhere in the world, the companies said.
The companies also said that they intend to provide an end-to-end solution for globally managed access to information collected from everyday devices. This opens the door for energy service companies, appliance manufacturers, and consumer electronics companies to offer customers performance-enhancing services such as remote product diagnosis, product updates, event-alarm logging, maintenance scheduling, data collection and storage, and monitoring and control of LonWorks devices.
Publication date: 10/30/2000