National Technical Systems Certifies Golden Units for ZigBee Compliant Platform Standard

    National Technical Systems Certifies Golden Units for ZigBee Compliant
                              Platform Standard

Only Lab Selected To Perform Specification Version R20 Testing

PR Newswire

CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012

CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --National Technical Systems
Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering
services, announced today that it successfully completed testing of all of the
"Golden Units" for the enhanced ZigBee 2012 specification. These "Golden
Units" are ideal examples of this ZigBee specification, and serve as the
devices by which all future ZigBee Compliant Platforms will be compared for
interoperability and conformance. NTS participated in the earliest stages of
the interoperability testing efforts and ultimately performed all testing and
verification for the new "Golden Units."

ZigBee is the leading wireless standard that has already been adopted by
countless manufacturers for the design of low-power wireless devices from
smart meters and thermostats to remote controls and televisions. ZigBee
Compliant Platforms are the foundation upon which all of the ZigBee
application standards, such as ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation,
are built. NTS performed testing on products from Atmel, Freescale, Silicon
Labs, and Texas Instruments.

"The testing of these 'Golden Units' again solidifies NTS leadership position
in the testing of ZigBee products, which have proven to be instrumental in
many devices, including those developed for the Smart Grid," said President
and CEO William C. McGinnis. "We look forward to continuing to work closely
with the ZigBee Alliance as it enhances existing standards and introduces new

ZigBee 2012 includes additional security and integration of the latest errata
into the specification. Once ZigBee Compliant Platforms have been ZigBee
Certified by the Alliance, they will be rolled out in the next generation of
ZigBee devices.

"ZigBee is focused on providing product manufacturers with the greatest
flexibility through a low-cost, low-power platform," said Ryan Maley, vice
president of strategy at the ZigBee Alliance. "NTS provides members of the
ZigBee Alliance with flexibility by offering testing services covering every
standard we have released. We look forward to a continued long relationship
with NTS as one of our authorized testing laboratories."

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:

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services
to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology
markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product
life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance,
testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For
additional information about NTS, visit the Company's website at
or call 800-270-2516.

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Contact: Allen & Caron Inc National Technical Systems
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Len Hall (media)           (818) 591-0776         Derek Coppinger (technical)
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SOURCE National Technical Systems Inc.

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