SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced Legrand is now a Promoter level member and the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
Legrand, a long-time Alliance Participating member, has a complete offer tailored to the commercial, industrial and residential markets, making it a reference worldwide with sales in nearly 180 countries. It provides control and monitoring of installations, cable management, power distribution and distribution of voice-data-image systems. Legrand provides numerous solutions for managing lighting, heating, energy, networks and access in buildings. Its product offering is particularly extensive with more than 178,000 products in its catalogues, divided into 98 product families.
"Legrand wants to take a larger role in the ZigBee Alliance because it develops the best global standards that give people the control they need to increase the energy efficiency of homes and businesses," said Fabrizio Fabrizi, group vice-president of the Commercial Systems and Infrastructures Division, Legrand. "ZigBee standards play an important role in Legrand's ambition to strengthen its leading position for electrical and digital infrastructures for buildings, and to become the reference for smart electrical systems and services with innovative, highly energy-efficient solutions."
Legrand joins Ember Corporation, Emerson, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Itron Inc., Kroger, Landis+Gyr, Philips Electronics, Reliant Energy, Schneider Electric, STMicroelectronics, Tendril, Inc. and Texas Instruments on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
"The ZigBee Alliance is pleased that Legrand will be using its electrical and building systems leadership to promote the adoption of ZigBee standards," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "The ZigBee Alliance has been fortunate to have so many innovative members focused on developing smart, energy efficient standards. Legrand's position as a leading global manufacturer of electrical systems for buildings will help people experience the convenience of ZigBee control while improving their overall comfort, convenience and energy efficiency."
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisition are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of euro 3.9 billion in 2010. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC 40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.com
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 organizations 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.
SOURCE ZigBee Alliance