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First Test Successfully Completed on Daintree Networks Lighting Device
 
CALABASAS, Calif., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- National Technical Systems Inc. /quotes/zigman/75975/quotes/nls/ntsc NTSC -1.70% (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that it has begun certification testing services supporting the ZigBee Building Automation(TM) standard for commercial buildings, the latest standard in ZigBee's standards catalog. NTS recently completed the first successful test of a lighting device supporting the standard which resulted in the ZigBee Alliance awarding the Daintree Networks' Lighting Controller official ZigBee Certified status.

ZigBee Building Automation is the latest wireless standard based on the 2.4GHz ZigBee standard. As the only BACnet- approved, wireless mesh network standard for commercial buildings, ZigBee Building Automation provides a standard for interoperable products for secure and reliable monitoring and control of commercial buildings. Daintree Network's Wireless Area Controller (WAC) has become the first lighting controller product to be ZigBee Certified for ZigBee Building Automation. As the leader in ZigBee testing and validation, NTS assisted in the development of the test specification, as well as performing testing on Daintree's product to verify that it meets the requirements of the standard as defined by the ZigBee Alliance.

"NTS congratulates Daintree Networks on attaining ZigBee Certified status on its Wireless Area Controller product, and we look forward to assisting Daintree on future certifications," said Osman Sakr, NTS Chief Technology Officer. "The release of a new ZigBee standard and the first ZigBee Certified product from this standard is another major milestone for all involved - for the ZigBee Alliance, for Daintree, and for NTS. NTS will continue to work closely with the ZigBee Alliance to support the testing and certification needs of the ZigBee membership."

"Daintree Networks is proud to be the first ZigBee Certified lighting solution using ZigBee Building Automation, an important milestone in bringing wireless lighting controls to the mass market of commercial buildings," said Niall Mai, VP of Engineering, Daintree Networks. "We have worked with NTS through the ZigBee Alliance for many years, and we appreciate their support in successfully bringing our certified product to market."

"The ZigBee Building Automation standard is the choice for intelligent wireless control of HVAC, lighting and other devices across commercial buildings," said Ryan Maley, Vice President of Strategy, ZigBee Alliance. "NTS has been a consistent leader in testing services for ZigBee Alliance members and a valued contributor to the ZigBee Certified program. We look forward to continuing work with NTS on new application standards that bring even more ZigBee Certified products to market."

Reliable Controls About Daintree Networks, Inc. Daintree Networks is revolutionizing the way commercial and industrial buildings intelligently manage and reduce their energy use. Daintree provides the industry's leading wireless lighting controls solution, delivering substantial energy efficiency improvements and occupant-friendly work environments, all in a more cost-effective way than ever before.

Since its founding in 2003, Daintree Networks has been a pioneer in wireless mesh networking, with nearly 400 customers using its industry-standard design verification and operational support tool. The company has brought this extensive experience to bear in developing the market's first truly open and interoperable platform for wireless lighting controls. For more information, visit www.daintree.net .

ZigBee: Control your world ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org .

About National Technical Systems National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.nts.com.


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