BOSTON - Ember’s ZigBee technology platform was named the “Best New Wireless Product” by the attendees at BuilConn held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

The company won the Buildy Award for its high-performance ZigBee platform that uses lower power, wireless technology to help make living and working environments smarter and more energy efficient.

The Buildy Awards are designed to increase awareness of the benefits of whole building integration and interoperability, and to highlight organizations and individuals who best support the vision of networked building systems. Buildy Award nominations are reviewed by the BuilConn board and selected by BuilConn attendees in an open ballot during the event.

The ZigBee Alliance, of which Ember is a founding member and promoter, was also honored at this year’s event, winning the Initiative Award. The winner of this award is a company or organization that has shown or launched a key initiative to enable or otherwise forward the subject of integrated and intelligent buildings.

“Ember’s Buildy Award demonstrates that our members are truly leaders and innovators in their fields,” said Bob Heile, chairman of ZigBee Alliance. “ZigBee Alliance members like Ember are bringing great new products to market for wireless lighting, HVAC, security, safety systems, and other automation applications, resulting in huge energy savings, cost savings and a better environment.”

“We are honored to receive this award from BuilConn,” said Ember CEO Robert LeFort. “Recognition from the attendees at this year’s event for Ember, as well as the ZigBee Alliance for their initiatives in the building automation market, reaffirms our belief that Ember’s ZigBee technology can have a significant impact in managing the global challenge of energy demand.”

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Publication date:06/11/2007