ZigBee Alliance Launches New Greater China Special Interest Group Group focused on local collaboration and expanding ZigBee adoption in Greater China region

BEIJING and SAN RAMON, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it launched the ZigBee Special Interest Group – Greater China (SIG-GC) to better address the needs of its Greater China members and the Greater China market.  The SIG-GC will hold its next meeting in Taipei, Taiwan in conjunction with the COMPUTEX show on June 5-9, 2012 and will have a pavilion at the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 A0319a – A0323a.

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In addition to promoting ZigBee and expanding collaboration in the Greater China region, the group will focus on expanding membership, increasing participation in regional activities and conferences, identifying China-specific standard needs, and promoting the ZigBee Certified program for interoperable products. In June, 2011 the Alliance established offices in Beijing and Wuxi China to improve local access while addressing requirements for ZigBee standards to meet China's specific needs for its rapidly expanding infrastructure and growing markets.

"China's focus on the Internet of Things as one of its key strategic initiatives in the 12th five year plan is unique in the world," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "The ZigBee SIG-GC will provide a China-centric platform to facilitate greater collaboration between our members and other organizations in China as they look at how ZigBee can help them meet this important strategic goal."

With the support and close collaboration of the Taipei Computer Association and CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of the International Trade, Electronics and Information Industry Sub-Council), the SIG-GC is participating in the 2012 Computex Internet of Things Forum in Taipei on June 7, also at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1.  It will feature a full day ZigBee forum open to Computex attendees and a ZigBee Pavilion with members exhibiting at the Internet of Things Solution session.

Organizations interested in joining the ZigBee Alliance and the SIG-GC can find more information about joining by visiting: http://zigbee.org/Join/HowtoJoin.aspx.

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.

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