I am proud to announce that a dedicated R&D laboratory has been set up in year 2014 for the developers to implement and test interoperability of the ECHONET-Lite software using full ECHONET-Lite emulator and ECHONET-Lite device. This laboratory was set up in Penang at NLTVC Sdn Bhd (NLTVC) office. NLTVC is the University Sains Malaysia (USM) spin-off company which will handle ECHONET-Lite research. The ECHONET-Lite compliant laboratory is currently focusing on developing and improving a proprietary controller for ECHONET devices.
We established a working together relationship with ECHONET Consortium Japan to promote ECHONET worldwide.
I am pleased to announce that the ECHONET Consortium Malaysia (ECM), an NGO (non-governmental organization) was formed in November 2016. The objective of this formation is to promote and rationalize the efforts of ECHONET in Malaysia with the collaboration from ECHONET Consortium Japan. Further to that ECM has signed an MOU with ECHONET Consortium Japan on March 2017.
ECM will spearhead the establishment of Global ECHONET-Lite Certification Support Center in Malaysia and will build a test facility to provide interoperability certification and development support to promote ECHONET-LITE as a global HEMS standard. The Global ECHONET-Lite Certification Support Center in Malaysia is set to:
Create awareness among user community about ECHONET capabilities and advantages of using ECHONET products
Prof Dr Sureswaran Ramadass
Chairman – ECHONET Consortium Malaysia
Chairman of the Board – NLTVC Sdn Bhd
Professor – Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
|Echonet Lite Technician Training in Kuala Lumpur||18th & 19th January 2017||Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN), KL||Photos as per attachment.|
|Echonet Lite Technician Training in Penang||11th April 2017||Inti International College, Penang||Photos as per attachment.|
|Echonet MOU Signing Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur||28th March 2017||Majlis Profesor Negara, Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Putrajaya, KL||Article in the Star Newspaper – as per attached PDF file : http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/03/28/echonet-consortiums-announce-partnership/|
Echonet Consortium Malaysia (ECM) was formed on the 23rd November 2016 with NLTVC Sdn Bhd and Daikin Research & Development Malaysia Sdn Bhd as the founding members and Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) as the Academia Member.
The idea of forming the consortium was seeded by Prof Dr Sureswaran Ramadass who is also the Chairman, was to promote Echonet efforts in Malaysia with the collaboration of Echonet Japan.
The member of ECM meet quarterly to discuss and plan the activity for the year.
Since the formation, ECM has been involved in conducting trainings in Kuala Lumpur and Penang for the Echonet-Lite Technician as part of IOT.