Productive Product: Echelon Corp. announced the PL 3170 Power Line Smart Transceiver to help designers more quickly and easily create end-user home automation products. This is part of Echelon's LonWorks and Digital Home product lines, designed to help buyers save energy. The Pl 3170 has power line signaling technology, an applications processor, and automated installation software in a single chip. The chip meets requirements of the CECED (European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances) Household Appliances Control and Monitoring – Application Interworking Specification standard. It will ship this summer. Pricing is not yet announced. Echelon.