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ZigBee Alliance Adds Cellnet to Board of Directors
Addition Adds New Expertise for Energy Solutions
San Ramon, Calif. – April 23, 2007 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications, today announced that Cellnet Technology is now a Promoter level member and the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
Cellnet, a leading provider of intelligent communication and automation solutions to energy and water businesses worldwide, has been a Participant level member of the ZigBee Alliance since 2006. Cellnet’s UtiliNet® ZigBee Gateway technology supports two-way communication and control for ZigBee enabled in-home devices – leveraging installed communications infrastructure to deliver in-premise customer networks that expand load control, energy management, and demand response programs.
“Utilities are facing a changing marketplace and ZigBee is a global solution ideally suited for demand response, smart meters and other advanced metering initiatives,” said David Slump, chief executive officer of Cellnet. “Cellnet believes in ZigBee because of its open standard approach and our product line and membership in the ZigBee Alliance demonstrates our focus on providing our customers with only the best solutions.”
Cellnet joins Eaton Corporation, Ember Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Honeywell, Huawei Technologies, Mitsubishi Electric, Motorola, Philips, Samsung, Schneider Electric, Siemens, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Tendril Networks on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
“Increasing global energy efficiency starts with power companies, then reaches consumers and tackling this wide spectrum of devices is perfect for the unique and global capabilities of ZigBee,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “Adding Cellnet to the Board of Directors allows the ZigBee Alliance to draw upon Cellnet’s utility industry strengths, and will lead to more effective energy management solutions for use in the home, commercial and industrial automation spaces.”
About Cellnet Technology, Inc.
Cellnet provides intelligent communication and automation solutions to energy and water businesses worldwide. The company’s offerings include advanced metering infrastructure, in-premise networks, automated meter reading, SCADA and distribution automation. Cellnet’s proven record of delivering customer value is demonstrated by over 14 million customer endpoints representing contracted revenue of over $2.2 billion over the next 15 years. For more information visit www.cellnet.com.
ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.
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