TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Wi-SUN Alliance announced the appointment of TELEC (Telecom Engineering Center, Tokyo, Japan) as an Authorized Test Laboratory. TELEC will provide test and certification services in Japan for Wi-SUN PHY and Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite standards. Along with TUV Rheinland, the addition of TELEC brings two Authorized Test Laboratories to the Wi-SUN Alliance.
Wi-SUN Alliance members include international companies helping to build Smart Utility Network infrastructure on five continents. The growth of Smart Grid markets in Australia, Europe, North and South America and the Asian region, is driving the need for verification and certification of standards.
Wi-SUN technology is an essential part of Smart Utility Networks around the world. The smart grid promises a dramatic transformation of the world's electricity infrastructure. Smart grid deployment has been taking place at a rapid pace for the electric utility industry. Over 300 million smart meters have been deployed worldwide, with more than 50 million in North America.
"Utilities are moving forward, proving to end-use customers and regulators that the adoption of smart grid technologies, such as smart meters, has been a worthwhile effort in both reducing costs and boosting energy efficiency," says Phil Beecher Chair of Wi-SUN Alliance. "Wi-SUN technology is applicable to a wide variety of Smart Utility Network application areas. The growing number of deployments of Smart Utility Networks, including Automated Metering Infrastructure, Distribution Automation, Smart Cities and Home Energy Management, makes it essential that equipment both conforms to applicable standards and is proven to be interoperable."
TELEC: (www.telec.or.jp) currently provides a variety of certification and calibration services as well as support for research and development and international cooperation activities. The company is well suited to provide Wi-SUN related test and certification services.
The addition of TELEC as a second Authorized Test Laboratory is an indication of the rapid growth and expansion of the Alliance, and provides its members with an additional source for certification.
About the Wi-SUN Alliance
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of leading companies devoted to the proliferation of Wi-SUN technology across devices and market segments. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-SUN Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-SUN worldwide.
The Wi-SUN CERTIFIED™ program was launched in January 2014. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and it helps to ensure that Wi-SUN enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-SUN Alliance product certification program will encourage the expanded use of Wi-SUN products and services in new and established markets.
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SOURCE Wi-SUN Alliance