Echelon and ERC to Jointly Explore Motion Sensing and Color Tuning Technology

Echelon Corporation, a leading independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced it has joined the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in membership to support and participate in the institute’s pursuit of the study and commercialization of transformational smart lighting systems.

Echelon and ERC will explore innovative motion sensing and color tuning technology. The ERC brings together industry, academia and industry to build an ecosystem that will speed the commercialization of discoveries made by the ERC.

“We are pleased that a company such as Echelon Corp., who share our strong desire to innovate in lighting, has joined the ERC,” said Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center. “Our goal is to create the opportunities to study, create and bring solutions to market that improve the health, productivity and well-being for people while delivering greater energy savings.”

“The Smart Lighting ERC is one of the leading research centers solely focused on exploring the possibilities that lighting can bring to society,” said Sohrab Modi, Chief Technology Officer, Echelon. “As an industry, we have only cracked the surface of how lighting can be manipulated to improve our surrounding and our inner being. We look forward to work with the ERC over the next years.”

About the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC)

Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ERC is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Smart Lighting Systems that See and ThinkTM”. The Center engages faculty members, graduate students, research staff, and undergraduates to work on research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties that will change the way society uses lighting. The Center joins academia, industry, and government in partnership to produce transformational-engineered systems, along with engineering graduates who are adept at innovation and primed for leadership in the global economy. The Smart Lighting ERC is headquartered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and partners with Boston University and The University of New Mexico to achieve its objectives.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological university. The university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with particular emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and the media arts and technology. The Institute is well known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. Visit the ERC:

About Echelon Corporation

Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), a pioneer in developing open-standard control networking platforms, delivers elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control industrial-strength ‘communities of devices’ within the lighting, building automation, Internet of Things and related markets worldwide. Echelon sells its lighting products under the Lumewave by Echelon brand and its building automation and other IIoT-related products as part of its IzoT™ platform. With more than 100 million Echelon-powered devices installed worldwide, Echelon helps its customers easily and safely migrate existing control systems to the most modern platforms, while bringing new devices and applications into an ever-growing global Industrial Internet. Echelon helps its customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and safety, grow revenues and perform better in both established and emerging markets. More information about Echelon can be found at, or and at the company's blog at

Echelon, Echelon logo, and Lumewave by Echelon are trademarks of Echelon Corporation that maybe registered in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.