The ZigBee(TM) Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard, announced that 16 new member companies have joined, bringing its total membership to more than 100 companies.
New member companies include Cisco Systems, Inc.; Control4; ELDAT Gesellschaft fur Elektronik und Datentechnik mbH; Exegin Technologies Limited; France Telecom R&D LLC; Golden Power Manufacturing, Inc.; MaxStream, Inc.; Niko N.V.; Novar Controls; Orange Logic; SDSystem Company, Inc.; Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.; Smarthome, Inc.; Telematics Wireless, Ltd.; TenXTechnology, Inc.; and Yamatake Corporation.
The Alliance said it has more than doubled its membership in the last year and now represents companies from 22 countries on four continents.
"The tremendous level of interest expressed by so many global leaders across a broad range of markets underscores the need for wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "As our membership continues to expand, so does our potential to deliver innovative applications based on ZigBee. ZigBee's newest members will join in the market roll-out of the initial specification, working to deliver a global interoperable standard for the advancement of easily deployable, low-cost, low-power, wireless communication products."
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