All of the other meter manufacturers are there but no Echelon. The pumpers on this board will have you believe that the new NES meter is the greatest thing in the world. So it begs the question. If the NEW NES METER is so GREAT, why isn't Echelon exhibiting?.
I know, they are media shy (yeah right).
I think Echelon (claims) to have such a great device. However, I think it is nothing more than a figment of Oshman's imagination.
This may be the reason. This conflicts with another conference where ELON and many of their customers are presenting. Europe is where they are gaining momentum so you build on that. They won't be able to sell a deal with a booth in a US trade show and they know that. Why waste time? When their customers present at this conference they will be able to shine like no other company. I say impress EDF and continue to build momentum in the rest of the world. The US will be the icing on the cake (only 10% of the world's meters are here according to KO).
It's a good question. If I headed the PR for this company here is what I would do:
i. Cut a deal with Duke for them to announce the deal in San Francisco this week ($2 off first meter order - 250k meters).
ii. pound the local media with the value of such a system in tempering emission release, reducing costs and generally making life better.
iii. let the announcement signal the entrance in the US market and line up an interview with the NY Times to discuss the transaction and the benefits of the system.
Then by being absent from shows like this you signal to others that you are somehow different from the rest of the metering companies. I suspect those who are looking to discuss metering will know of the transaction and want to know more. A show like this isn't where you sell yourself. You let KO do it in person with the CEO.
Chipsteak, I will answer your question if you answer the one that I asked you weeks ago. Why are you here? You don't own the stock, and you claim that you are not shorting it. I am a very inquizitive person, I am dying to know what motivates you to try and convince a bunch of strangers to sell their stock. I have a theory, but I would really like to hear it from you.
I've stated my position before.I am here for the entertainment. I have never owned or shorted this stock. I'm most interested in why people buy a stock that hasn't any value except for it's monetary asset, which is dwindling.