ZigBee updates its Smart Energy AMI system

San Ramon, Calif., July 21, 2011 — The ZigBee Alliance announced that an update to ZigBee Smart Energy version 1, an advanced metering infrastructure standard, is now available for product development and public download.

ZigBee Smart Energy is a standard helping to create greener homes by giving consumers the information and automation they need to easily reduce their energy consumption and save money.

ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1 adds several important features including dynamic pricing enhancements, tunneling of other protocols, prepayment features, over-the-air updates and backwards compatibility with certified ZigBee Smart Energy products version 1.0.

Pike Research projects a $26.1 billion global market for smart energy devices and appliances by 2019. Additionally, ON World estimates that ZigBee Smart Energy will account for half of global revenues for home energy management equipment and services, aggressively projected at $3.3 billion by 2014, among both wired and wireless systems.

Utilities and consumers can select from a growing list of interoperable ZigBee Smart Energy Certified products ranging from thermostats to meters. The new ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 products below have been independently verified to be fully interoperable and have earned the right to be branded with the ZigBee Certified logo and the ZigBee Smart Energy icon on product packaging and advertisements. These marks are designed to clearly communicate interoperability.

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