ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Remote Control Now Publicly Available

By Zigbee Alliance, PRNE
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Downloads help drive further public innovation

SAN RAMON, California, March 3, 2010 - The ZigBee(R) Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless
solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer
electronics applications, today announced two of its popular standards,
ZigBee Home Automation(TM) and ZigBee Remote Control(TM), are now available
for public download.

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Since 2005, ZigBee standards have been downloaded more than 100,000
times, demonstrating a strong public interest in utilizing the Alliance's
open-source standards and developing applications that provide new ways to
control for businesses and consumers. Public availability of the ZigBee
profiles helps drive the proliferation of ZigBee worldwide, signifying the
true open and global nature of the Alliance's work.

The enhanced ZigBee Home Automation public application profile, announced
in August 2009, features expanded security and device support. The standard
offers control for home appliances, lighting, environment, energy use, and
security. It defines control of HVAC systems, power outlets, motorized
devices, doorbells, mechanized window shades, security and other devices.
Products using ZigBee Home Automation are ideal for new construction,
do-it-yourself and retrofit markets. The download and full list of features
are available by visiting www.zigbee.org/homeautomation.

Announced in December 2009, the ZigBee Remote Control public application
profile frees consumers from pointing remotes at devices, offers flexible
control from nearby rooms, enables unique two-way communications between the
remote and device, plus delivers improved remote battery life for a variety
of consumer electronic (CE) devices like HDTV, home theater equipment,
set-top boxes and other audio equipment. The download and full list of
features are available by visiting www.zigbee.org/remotecontrol.

"These two ZigBee standards for the home offer a variety of benefits for
CE product manufacturers and consumers," said Bob Heile, chairman of the
ZigBee Alliance. "ZigBee gives product manufacturers new ways to innovate and
differentiate. As a leader in the home space, our standards provide consumers
with more ways to control a smart home than ever before."

Today, 28 products from a variety of ZigBee Home Automation categories
have been certified by the Alliance and wear the ZigBee Certified product
logo. The categories include buttons, deadbolts, dimmers, electrical
switches, gateways, key fobs, meter relays, portals, sensors, smart plugs,
and development kits.

ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different
devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a
non-profit association of more than 340 members driving development of ZigBee
wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as
the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in
consumer electronic, energy, home, 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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