Echelon Corporationrecently announced that it has joined forces with 16 other companies and organizations in a campaign to explain the realities and benefits of open systems based on the LonWorks platform. The companies and organizations include: Honeywell, Wago, Distech Controls, The LonMark Interoperability Association, FieldServer Technologies, Triatek, TAC, Circon Systems, Kele, Yaskawa, EBC, Onicon Inc., Raypack, Novar Controls, Ebtron, and AC Tech.