Tendril, ecobee to deliver end-to-end energy information, control

Boulder, Colo., September 13, 2011 — Tendril and ecobee have partnered to integrate ecobee's Smart Thermostat on Tendril's extensible energy platform, Tendril Connect.

Utilities and energy service providers that have deployed Tendril Connect can now easily install ecobee's Smart Thermostat amongst their user base.

As utilities and energy service providers seek to drive consumer engagement and facilitate ongoing dialogue with customers, both consumer-friendly energy management tools and a robust back-end infrastructure are needed.

This partnership provides increased information, choice and control to consumers, and enables energy service providers to move consumers from energy awareness programs to demand response and load control programs, driving more value and choice to consumers, as well as improving operational efficiencies, grid operations and environmental sustainability.

ecobee's Smart Thermostat allows energy service providers to engage consumers and provide greater control and choice of how and when they consume. The Tendril Connect platform provides the crucial infrastructure to enable dialogue between consumers, energy service providers and third party hardware devices and applications.

An open, secure, scalable cloud platform, Tendril Connect enables standards-based communications to support millions of networked devices, immense amounts of data and intelligence, enable remote management capabilities and support an emerging marketplace of new services.

As a Tendril Device Developer, ecobee joins the Tendril Connect Platform Partner program, which consists of more than 25 partners that span the energy ecosystem. From industry players like Siemens Energy, to smart meter makers and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) vendors, to cutting-edge smart device and appliance producers like Whirlpool Corp., Tendril's partners are utilizing the power of the Tendril Connect cloud platform to capitalize on new revenue and market opportunities, differentiate products and services, increase customer satisfaction, accelerate time to market and improve margins.

Tendril Device Developer partners, like ecobee, can be found in numerous in-market devices, including in-home energy displays, programmable thermostats, smart plugs, appliances, load control switches and more.

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