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Aug 22, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Archived: Telkonet Launches EcoSmart University

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Partner Training and Certification Portal Provides Instant Resources to Channel Partners, Seeking to Speed EcoSmart Growth

WAUKESHA, WI – Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI), creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent room automation supporting the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), has launched the EcoSmart University partner training and certification online portal. This new tool provides easy to access information on product specifications, installation, user guides, marketing and more for both current and prospective channel partners. In addition, the site offers training videos on all aspects of the EcoSmart Platform and a certification process, ensuring partners have essential knowledge and tools for successful EcoSmart deployments.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of EcoSmart University. As we continue to build our channel sales strategy, providing this educational tool is an investment in the success of our channel partners,” said Chad Burow, Director of Sales and Marketing for Telkonet. “EcoSmart University equips our channel partners with the tools they need to sell and support our platform from top to bottom.”

Telkonet’s channel partners include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system manufacturers, service technicians, installers, architects, engineers and others who participate in the decision-making process, installation or maintenance of room controls or automation. The tools offered in the comprehensive EcoSmart University portal are intended to help to expand a partner’s customer base by improving their expertise on the EcoSmart platform.

EcoSmart University’s training and material offerings are organized in a simple and intuitive manner to ensure efficient learning. The learning management system tracks a user’s progress on each training session and overall certification progress. Once completed, Telkonet designates the user as an EcoSmart Certified Partner. The user experience is based on intuitive, streamlined navigation for quick access to:

  • Training description
  • Training materials and videos
  • Training tests
  • Product information and marketing
  • Product specifications
  • Platform manuals and instructions
  • Links to other EcoSmart tools and resources

Telkonet works extensively with channel partners to assist with customer education and to market the EcoSmart platform to targeted market verticals. By increasing market penetration and platform awareness, Telkonet’s partners gain access to a growing audience of energy management customers. Under this sales strategy, more than 50% of Telkonet’s revenue is driven through channel partners.

“EcoSmart University offers a level of quality control and further demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with premier service and best in class support,” said Burow. “The initial feedback and number of enrollments has been outstanding and we look forward to results in the form of increased sales volume and successful deployments.”

The EcoSmart intelligent automation platform helps properties better manage energy costs by providing in-depth energy usage analysis that allows facilities managers to develop and deploy targeted solutions to reduce energy consumption and improve operational efficiency. This is achieved using a full suite of IoT-connected wireless products, from intelligent thermostats to occupancy sensors. Most users see a 20-45 percent reduction in energy costs. Vertical markets that benefit from EcoSmart technology include hospitality, student housing, military, government, healthcare and multiple dwelling housing.

About Telkonet

Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI) provides innovative intelligent automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Helping commercial audiences better manage operational costs, the company offers two product lines: EcoSmart and EthoStream. The EcoSmart Intelligent Automation platform is supported by a full-suite of IoT-connected devices that provide in-depth energy usage information and analysis, allowing building operators to reduce energy expenses. EthoStream is one of the largest hospitality high-speed internet access networks in the world, providing public internet access to more than 100 million annual users. Vertical markets that benefit from Telkonet products include hospitality, education, military, government, healthcare and multiple dwelling housing. Telkonet was founded in 1977 and is based in Waukesha, Wis. For more information, visit www.telkonet.com.

Statements included in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties such as competitive factors, technological development, market demand and the Company’s ability to obtain new contracts and accurately estimate net revenue due to variability in size, scope and duration of projects, and internal issues in the sponsoring client. Further information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results, can be found in the Company’s Registration Statement and in its Reports on Forms 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


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