Wi-SUN Alliance Expands Global Participation; Adds Several New Members

    Wi-SUN Alliance Expands Global Participation; Adds Several New Members

Cisco Systems, Huawei, Tokyo Gas, and Toshiba Toko Meters Join Alliance.

PR Newswire

TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012

TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov.27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-SUN Alliance,
a global organization leading standards compliance and interoperability
testing of Smart Utility Networks, announced today continued rapid growth of
its membership with many additional companies and institutions recently
joining the Alliance. These new members strongly enhance the Alliance's
existing coalition of leading silicon vendors, networking companies and
utility equipment providers cooperating to ensure robust, interoperable
products for Smart Grid and related utility needs.


From the network industry, key new additions include Cisco Systems joining at
the Promoter membership level and Huawei joining at the Contributor level. As
a Promoter member, Cisco Systems has additionally been accepted to the Wi-SUN
Board of Directors, joining existing directors from Analog Devices, Fuji
Electric, Murata Manufacturing, Japan's National Institute of Information and
Communications Technology (NICT), Omron Corp., Osaki Electric, Renesas
Electronics and Silver Spring Networks.

From the utility industry, key new additions include Tokyo Gas and Toshiba
Toko Meters joining at the Contributor membership level. As one of the
largest utilities in the world, Tokyo Gas serves more than 10 million
customers and has a long history of active participation in standards efforts,
including IEEE 802.15.4g. Toshiba Toko Meters is a major supplier to and part
owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which serves over 20 million
customers in the greater Tokyo area.

"Our current membership warmly welcomes these new additions," said Phil
Beecher, chairman of the Wi-SUN Alliance, "We have focused on developing an
open and participatory testing and certification process, as demonstrated by
recent successful interoperability and educational events in several
countries. Our rapid growth shows the widespread global support for this
approach. We look forward to active participation from our new members, and
to announcing additional members and other collaborations in the near future."

A complete roster of Wi-SUN membership, including most recent new members, as
well as information on membership levels and benefits, can be found at

Wi-SUN: Advancing seamless connectivity

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable
reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wireless Smart Utility products based on
open global standards such as IEEE 802.15.4g. The Wi-SUN Alliance membership
comprises solution providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide.
Membership is open to all corporations. Additional information can be found at

Wi-SUN is a registered trademark of the Wi-SUN Alliance. IEEE 802.15.4 and
IEEE 802.15.4g are trademarks of the IEEE. Other trademarks are property of
their respective owners.

CONTACT: Bhupender Virk, +81-80-1137-5574, bvirk@procubedinc.com, for Wi-SUN

SOURCE Wi-SUN Alliance

Website: http://www.wi-sun.org
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