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UK ZigBee specialists Telegesis have today announced that their ZigBee module product range has successfully achieved certification based upon the ZigBee PRO feature set of the ZigBee standard. The widely acclaimed Telegesis AT Command layer has been tested by US test house National Technical Systems Inc at their Culver City laboratories in California, USA, where Telegesis was granted ZigBee certification for their Manufacturer Specific Profile (MSP). This makes the Telegesis ETRX2 the world's first ZigBee PRO compliant module.

All Telegesis ZigBee PRO products are built around the Ember EM250 chip with core mesh networking technology provided by Ember Corporation's EmberZnet 3.1 software. EmberZNet PRO 3.1 was the first ZigBee software to support the ZigBee PRO Feature Set and it was one of three platforms to be granted a "Golden Unit" status by the ZigBee Alliance.

Telegesis will be releasing their ZigBee PRO compliant products to beta customers during February 2008 with the whole Telegesis ZigBee PRO range expected to be generally available shortly afterwards.

Telegesis managing director Nicholas Gomersall said: "We are delighted to be the first company in the world to offer our customers certified ZigBee PRO compliance with our module range. ZigBee is now a technology that is truly ready for use in real world applications and we envisage rapid expansion of our customer base throughout 2008 as ZigBee is applied to a wide range of wireless solutions".

"Telegesis is our longest standing module partner and we are very pleased to see them achieving ZigBee PRO certification for their products," said Ember vice president of marketing, Bob Gohn. "Ember customers now have the option of ZigBee PRO compliant modules to accelerate the development of their ZigBee solutions."

ZigBee Alliance chairman, Bob Heile, added: "We congratulate Telegesis on being a leader in producing a ZigBee certified module based on the latest ZigBee feature set, ZigBee PRO. The ZigBee Alliance expects many other ZigBee companies to begin certifying their own ZigBee products to meet the rapidly growing demand for ZigBee technology."

"NTS is pleased to see manufacturers, such as Telegesis, bringing ZigBee PRO compliant products to market so quickly, and having them officially certified to verify that they meet the standards developed by the ZigBee Alliance," commented Osman Sakr, chief technology officer of NTS. "We're looking forward to seeing an explosion of new products based on Telegesis' modules in the coming year."

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About Telegesis

Telegesis is a specialist provider of ZigBee module technology enabling companies to design in ZigBee PRO wireless capability without the need for specialist RF or embedded firmware capability. This reduces cost and risk for the design engineer whilst getting the wireless solution to market faster. Telegesis is a Participant Member of the ZigBee Alliance.

About Ember Corporation

Ember Corporation develops ZigBee wireless networking technology that enable companies involved in energy technologies - enertech - to help buildings and homes consume less energy, operate more efficiently, and keep people comfortable, safe and secure. Ember low-power wireless technology can be embedded in potentially any device to be part of a self-organizing mesh network. Ember is headquartered in Boston and has its radio development centre in Cambridge, England, and distributors worldwide. The company is a promoter and Board member of the ZigBee Alliance and its platform is the "Golden Suite" for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing. For more information, please visit www.ember.com.

About ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works

The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.

About NTS

National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit www.ntscorp.com or call 800-270-2516.

Photo:
A high resolution image of the ETRX2 module can be downloaded from: http://www.telegesis.com/photos/ETRX2%20Hi-res.tiff.zip

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Date: 12 February 2008

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