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What do you think of Echelon Corporation (ELON) as a possible king. They can't be a gorilla because they are developing a open architecture but can they become a king.
They have very strong aliances - CSCO, SUNW, INTC and GE.
"Echelon Corporation develops, markets, and supports a family of hardware and software products that enables manufacturers and systems integrators to design and implement open, interoperable, distributed control networks. A control network enables any group of electrical devices to be linked together to
implement sensing, monitoring, control, and communications capabilities for a variety of applications. The company's products, based on its LonWorks networking technology, include transceivers, control modules, routers, network interfaces, development tools, and software tools and toolkits that provide the infrastructure required to build and implement multi-vendor control networks. Customers include Hitachi Limited, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Raytheon."

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