Wi-Fi Alliance® Hosts First Public Demonstration of Interoperable Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® SEP 2 Implementations

Jan 24, 2012, 09:00 ET from Wi-Fi Alliance

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilities, appliance makers and other vendors attending DistribuTECH 2012 in San Antonio this week have an opportunity to witness an important milestone for smart energy.  The Wi-Fi Alliance will conduct a multi-vendor interoperability demonstration of Wi-Fi device connectivity to both Wi-Fi and ZigBee meters. This will be the first public demonstration of SEP 2 over multiple technologies.

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Eight vendors will participate in the demonstration, which is open to all event attendees: Aclara®, Broadcom®, Elbrys Networks, Gainspan, Grid2Home, Intwine Energy Networks, Qualcomm Atheros and Texas Instruments. The demonstration will showcase demand response and load control scenarios with Wi-Fi thermostats and smart plugs. Demonstrations will be hosted at the Wi-Fi Alliance DistribuTECH booth #1345 at the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

"This is an exciting next step in our progress towards a multi-technology, interoperable smart grid," said Greg Ennis, technical director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "It is also a result of the Smart Energy Forum we hosted last August, reflecting our industry's commitment to collaboration across technologies."

The DistribuTECH demonstration builds on the momentum from the first ever multi-vendor, Wi-Fi smart energy demonstration in August 2011 at the inaugural Wi-Fi Alliance Smart Energy Forum in Chicago. Members of the Wi-Fi Alliance are also working to define a certification program for SEP 2 Wi-Fi devices that will enable implementation of smart energy applications on a wide variety of new and existing device categories.

About the Wi-Fi Alliance®


The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.

The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 12,500 product certifications, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. 

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