Did anyone else see the green build they did on this week's episode of extreme makeover? When they zoomed in on the smart meter that was sending unused electricity to a grid that would distribute it to the local town, there were the words Landis & Gyr. Another opportunity missed.
L&G is owned by an Australian company that has so many holdings that any slight appearance on a TV show would probably not create an upward blip. Nice PR for their product to be seen, but not much of an opportunity.
That may be true for L & G, But since it appears few outside of Europe know Echelon exists, I think seeing the name Echelon on a meter that is capable of doing things that society seems to want would have at least gotten some inquiries. Congress is going to be debating an energy bill that involves reducing or capping CO2 emissions by a certain date. I'm guessing most of them have no clue what is available to accomplish their objective. It would take just one politician or member of his or her staff to see something like that on TV and bring it to the attention of others. That is how successful businesses are created, through a combination of quality products and service, along with word of mouth from happy customers. It's like a snowball effect, where every tiny bit of exposure brings more tiny bits, until you have a giant, unstoppable snowball.