- featured in "Understanding ZigBee Light Link" , a FREE webinar scheduled for 8:00 am PDT on May 16, 2012
Ember Corporation’s ZigBee platform – chips, software and tools - has achieved Golden Unit certification for ZigBee Alliance’s ZigBee Light Link™ standard, the newly ratified wireless interoperability standard for consumer LED lighting and control products. The ZigBee Light Link™ standard ensures that ZigBee Certified products from different vendors will easily and seamlessly connect into a single lighting network, without the need for additional devices to coordinate the network, enabling consumers to wirelessly control all their LED fixtures, light bulbs, switches, timers and remotes.
The ZigBee Light Link standard will also give consumers the ability to control lighting remotely over the internet providing - yet another avenue for managing energy use and making their homes greener. In addition, the standard enables lighting manufacturers to target the broader ZigBee home automation market through the capability to integrate with other ZigBee standards.
According to Dave Blissett, resident Smart Energy specialist with pan-European Ember rep Ismosys, Ember's ZigBee platform - which includes EM300 series wireless chips, EmberZNet PRO networking software and development tools - is one of the first five Golden Units certified by the ZigBee Alliance: “Ember's ZigBee platform will serve as a preferred development platform to build and test future ZigBee Light Link products,” Blisset said. “This certification process instills consumer confidence by assuring that all ZigBee Light Link certified products will interoperate regardless of vendor and make it easier and more convenient to add lighting control to their connected home network,"”.
"As a golden unit for ZigBee Light Link, Ember is enabling designers to quickly develop and easily deploy certified lighting solutions,” said Skip Ashton, Ember senior vice president of engineering and chair, ZigBee Architecture Review Committee. “Ember's technology platforms have always been among the first ZigBee Certified golden units for many ZigBee standards and we're proud to continue our leadership with ZigBee Light Link."