MORGAN HILL, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-SUN Alliance today announced that Bob Heile has joined the organization as Director of Standards with the mission of advancing the global adoption of Wi-SUN's interoperable wireless solutions using IEEE 802.15.4 and related standards. Dr. Heile brings over 30 years' experience to the Wi-SUN Alliance, in the field of wireless data communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and in the building of global industry alliances. Dr. Heile is the Chair of IEEE 802.15, the Chair of IEEE 2030.5 on Smart Energy, Co-Chair of the IEEE 2030 SmartGrid Guide Communications Task Force, and a founding and still active member of IEEE 802.11. Until recently he also served as Chairman and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance.
According to Dr. Heile, "I am very excited to be starting a new challenge within the Wi-SUN Alliance and look forward to working with a really top notch team. Wi-SUN is uniquely positioned to expand in key global markets serving Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), Smart Cities, Infrastructure Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and IoT in general."
"We are very pleased to welcome Bob to the Wi-SUN team," said Phil Beecher, chairman of the Wi-SUN Alliance. "We view his role as another sign of our commitment to advancing seamless connectivity in rapidly emerging IoT applications, particularly those serving energy and smart infrastructure. Having Bob as a strong Wi-SUN advocate will definitely help accelerate Wi-SUN's standards position and growth in key strategic regional markets."
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a non-profit member-based association consisting of industry leading companies devoted to the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions based on the IEEE 802.15.4g standard for Field Area Networks (FAN). Membership in the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of a complete interoperability specification for use in Smart Utility networks for Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart City networks for intelligent street lighting and parking systems. Products bearing the Wi-SUN CERTIFIED™ mark provide utilities and municipalities with confidence that certified products from multiple suppliers are interoperable and conform to the IEEE 802.15.4g standard. More information can be obtained at http://www.wi-sun.org.
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