China Electronics Standardization Institute Becomes First China-Based Zigbee Authorized Test Service Provider Local access to compliance testing services will benefit rapidly growing ecosystem in the region

SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) has become an authorized test service provider of the ZigBee Certified program. CESI, a China Government organization under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), becomes the first ZigBee testing facility headquartered in China and will support the rapidly growing ZigBee ecosystem in the region.

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CESI will offer compliance and interoperability testing services for ZigBee PRO Compliant Platforms and ZigBee Light Link end products immediately and then scale services to cover other ZigBee specifications and standards. The presence of an authorized test service provider in China will make it easier for ZigBee members in the region to obtain testing services and offer other benefits such as communication in local language and assistance with education on the importance of certification. In addition to its significant role in promoting different standards in the country, CESI also plays a leadership role in China's Internet of Things (IoT) standardization initiatives under the auspices of the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

"CESI is committed to providing the best testing facilities and services for ZigBee members in the Asia-Pacific (Asia-Pac) region," said by Mr. Zhao Bo, President of CESI. "ZigBee is a critical technology enabling the Internet of Things and we are pleased to help regional suppliers deliver ZigBee compliant products and solutions to the burgeoning market."

The ZigBee Certified program ensures that quality products are available to manufacturers and their customers and indeed throughout the value chain. ZigBee has a strong focus on conformance to the standards, and testing by independent agencies such as CESI is crucial in ensuring performance meets expectations as well as interoperability between devices.

"We are delighted to add CESI to our global testing infrastructure," said Tobin J.M. Richardson, Chairman & CEO of the ZigBee Alliance. "The Asia-Pac region is primed for significant growth in the number of ZigBee certified products and CESI's experience and expertise will be a great asset to ZigBee members in Asia-Pac and China in particular."

China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) is a professional institute for standardization in the field of electronics and IT industry.  By developing scientific research for standards, testing, measurement, certification and information service, CESI provides professional support for the government's strategic study, industry management and strategic decision, and provides technical service in standardization field to the society.  For more information visit www.cesi.cn and www.zigbee.cesi.cn.

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: www.zigbee.org.

ZigBee Certified 
The ZigBee Certified program ensures that products built using ZigBee standards function as expected and products from different manufacturers interoperate with each other. The certification of products is also a critical part of the Alliance's standards development process. Unlike other standards organizations, the testing and certification of products is required before any ZigBee standard is released for use. The ZigBee Certified process allows manufacturers to deliver a variety of products to customers of all types who can benefit from the simplicity of ZigBee control. To learn more about the ZigBee Certified program, visit: http://www.zigbee.org/Certification.aspx.

SOURCE ZigBee Alliance



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