MALVERN, United Kingdom — Following the recent ratification of ZigBee Retail Services by the ZigBee Alliance, TRaC has announced the opening of its authorized test service for products intending to make use of the new functionality.

The ZigBee Alliance is a global organization of companies creating wireless standards for connecting a wide range of devices.

TRaC noted that Jon Harros, TRaC’s ZigBee business manager, took the chairmanship of the ZigBee Retail Services Work Group during the development of the new features. During this time, TRaC contributed its technical expertise leading up to the ratification of the ZigBee Retail Services standard.

“TRaC has been a very important contributor to the successful completion of ZigBee Retail Services,” said John Osborne, general manager, Research & Development, The Kroger Co., and vice chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “Their technical contribution and leadership have greatly assisted us reaching this important goal.”

In addition, Tracer, TRaC’s test harness for ZigBee standards, has been updated to support all testing required for the ZigBee Retail Services standard. This tool was used during the Standard Validation Event where the first devices implementing the ZigBee Retail Services standard were fully assessed. Tracer is widely used by developers creating products that will be ZigBee certified.

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Publication date: 2/10/2014

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