ZigBee Alliance Surpasses 100th ZigBee Certified Product Milestone

By Zigbee Alliance, PRNE
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More companies joining Alliance to offer ZigBee control in products across more industries as ZigBee family of standards expands

SAN RAMON, California, September 22, 2010 - The ZigBee(R) Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless
solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications,
surpassed the 100th ZigBee Certified product milestone as rising popularity
and demand for innovative ZigBee products increases across the world.
According to a recent report by ON World, ZigBee has been adopted by more
than 350 global manufacturers with annual revenues exceeding US$1 trillion

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ZigBee achieved several critical milestones over the last year, building
on the momentum realized by ZigBee members in the energy, commercial and
consumer electronic marketplaces. With approximately 400 members across a
wide spectrum of industries, the Alliance has enjoyed unprecedented success
as the leading open-standard for product manufacturers wanting to offer
consumers smarter and greener products that offer easy-to-use control

With more than 100 ZigBee Certified products on the market - and
growing - many manufacturers are using the standard as part of their product
portfolio, delivering control benefits offered by ZigBee to millions of
consumers and businesses. These products include:

    -- ZigBee Smart Energy - As the industry leader, ZigBee provides the core
       technology for monitoring, controlling, and automating the delivery
       and smart use of energy and water to help consumers live a greener
       lifestyle. More than 64 ZigBee Certified products are available today
       and include a range of products covering energy service portals,
       meters, displays, programmable communicating thermostats and smart

    -- ZigBee Home Automation - With 24 ZigBee Certified products providing
       the easy-to-use control offered by ZigBee Home Automation, consumers,
       do-it-yourself and professional installers can easily create smart
       homes. These smart homes give consumers more control of home
       appliances, lighting, security, heating and cooling systems, allowing
       them to use less energy.

    -- ZigBee Telecom Services - Launched in 2010, ZigBee Telecom Services
       enables delivery of value-added services ideally suited for mobile
       network operators, businesses and government agencies. Today 13 ZigBee
       Certified products offer a variety of communication platforms, access
       points, terminals and location nodes.

"ZigBee has entered a new adoption phase made possible by years of
groundwork and investment by our members," said Bob Heile, chairman of the
ZigBee Alliance. "With our leading smart home standards and continued strong
growth in ZigBee Certified products, ZigBee is truly enabling a new era of
smart control for consumers and businesses."

This year, the Alliance expanded into new industries with the release of
ZigBee Remote Control, ZigBee Telecom Services and ZigBee Health Care
specifications. The Alliance also began development of a new standard, ZigBee
Retail Services. With each standard completed, more manufacturers will seek
the official ZigBee Certified designation, further expanding the ZigBee
ecosystem of control products for consumers and businesses.

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.

Kevin Schader of ZigBee Alliance, +1-925-275-6672, kschader at inventures.com; or Earlene Tang of GolinHarris, +1-714-918-8215, etang at golinharris.com for ZigBee Alliance

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