Wi-SUN Alliance Membership Continues to Grow
Toshiba Joins Wi-SUN Alliance
TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2013
TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-SUN Alliance today
announced that its membership has exceeded 30 companies. Companies who have
recently joined as Contributor members include Access Company, CM Engineering,
Exegin Technologies, ISB Corporation, Osaka Gas, Rohde & Schwartz, Semtech,
Silicon Laboratories, Tateyama Kagaku Wireless Technology, Tessera Technology,
and Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation has been selected by Tokyo
Electric Power Company (TEPCO) as a main partner company for their Smart Meter
Systems. TEPCO plans to introduce smart meters into up to 27 million homes in
the next decade.
Toshiba Corporation is also a board member of the ECHONET consortium
developing the standard for Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) technology.
Wi-SUN Alliance and the ECHONET Consortium have signed an agreement to jointly
develop the complete specification for wireless HEMS including Smart Meters.
Toshiba is taking a leading role for this new specification, which is in final
stage and will soon be published for Wi-SUN Members.
"Wi-SUN Alliance expresses warmest welcome to our new members," said Dr
Hiroshi Harada of NICT, co-chair of the Board of Directors and a founder
member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, "We look forward to Toshiba's support with both
the HEMS profile and future profiles."
"Wi-SUN Alliance's focus on defining and validating the communications systems
for Interoperable Smart Utility Networks is key to our continuing growth,"
said Phil Beecher, Chair of Wi-SUN Alliance, "our members include a wide range
of companies and organizations including silicon vendors, equipment
manufacturers, communications software developers and Utility companies all
with the common purpose of developing interoperable smart utility network
products. We congratulate Toshiba Corporation in their selection by TEPCO and
look forward to supporting them within Wi-SUN Alliance.
Wi-SUN: 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
an open global standard 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
Contact: Bhupender Virk, MWG Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Wi-SUN Alliance
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