Echelon Corporation announced that the Danish utility ELRO Net has awarded a contract to Echelon's Networked Energy Services (NES) Value Added Reseller Eltel Networks A/S to deploy an NES based advanced metering system to 50,000 Danish homes. This award marks the first win for the NES system in Denmark, representing another expansion of the NES system market. Initial deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007 with project completion by 2010. Revenue to Echelon over the life of the project is expected to total approximately $5 million.With this project ELRO is continuing its strategy of investing in innovative programs and technologies to provide the highest possible levels of service to our customers.
In the ELRO project a combination of wide area networks will be used for the system's backhaul data collection infrastructure, WiMax, an emerging standard for high speed, low cost metropolitan wireless data networking, and GPRS cellular. ELRO recently acquired a national license to spread WiMax countrywide.