Echelon Corp. (NASDAQ: ELON) has announced the new DCN 3000 distributed control node, a multi-protocol, multi-application platform designed to help electric utilities around the world accelerate and simplify their grid modernization and optimization programs.
The DCN 3000 extends Echelon´s proven, reliable grid technology with increased computing power and flexibility, establishing a more intelligent communication infrastructure between grid devices and the utility head-end through a variety of wireless and fixed connectivity options.
The DCN 3000 is a backward-compatible replacement for the Echelon DC-1000 line of data concentrator products, which are installed throughout Echelon´s worldwide customer base and which power more smart meters than any other data concentrator in the world.
Echelon, a foundational leader in the Industrial Internet of Things, delivers all the elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control industrial-strength ´communities of devices´ within the lighting, building automation, grid, Internet of Things, ´maker´ and other markets worldwide. Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com and at the company´s blog at http://blog.echelon.com/.