The Zigbee Alliance Augments Its Green Power Program
New Green Power logo identifies IoT products
DAVIS, Calif. — The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced new branding and certification measures centered around its existing Green Power feature, which is based on energy-harvesting technology and part of the flagship Zigbee PRO standard. The new brand treatment – designed to easily identify reliable, cost-saving products utilizing Zigbee technology – denotes IoT devices featuring Green Power.
New Logo, Updated Certification Process
The new Zigbee Alliance Green Power logo is now a required mark for all Green Power certified devices. The updated certification process provides refined guidelines around the use of the new Green Power logo, and builds on the family of Zigbee Alliance brands and logo portfolio.
“Green Power is a great feature of the Zigbee standard. This new logo allows our customers to easily identify and purchase Green Power devices for integrating them seamlessly with their Zigbee system,” said Jean-Pierre Desbenoit, senior IoT standardization expert, Schneider Electric and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Zigbee Alliance. “Interoperability is the cornerstone of our smart devices and this new logo reinforces that.”
The new logo will aid end users in both the smart home and commercial realms. Green Power is a battery-less feature for smart networks cast across a variety of facilities (including hotels, factories, retail space, office buildings, etc.).
“We utilize Green Power in our switches and sensors to ensure that the products we put on the market are adaptable and long-lasting in smart commercial and residential spaces,” said Bruno Vulcano, research and development manager, Legrand and vice chairman of the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors. “This new logo will allow our end customers to easily differentiate which products they want to use and continue to allow for widespread interoperability in smart spaces.”
“Our Green Power initiative is a collaboration led by Zigbee Alliance members based around the world, and together they’re driving this important feature through the organization, across various product lines, and into massive wireless deployments for the good of the earth and the convenience of those using Zigbee technologies,” said Tobin Richardson, president and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “We’re excited to launch this new Green Power initiative so members can utilize a dedicated logo and more robust certification process to clearly designate and qualify devices that support this differentiating eco-friendly, battery-less feature.”
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