Sunday, April 26, 2009

Texas Instruments Endorses ZigBee + IP for SmartGrid

Texas Instruments announced its strong endorsement of the ZigBee Alliance's plan to integrate Internet Protocol (IP) and open standards. The plan to incorporate IETF standards will allow continued growth of smart grid applications beyond the smart meter.

"The ZigBee Alliance decision to expand its leading wireless networking standard to incorporate IP standards will solidify and accelerate developments and innovation of rapidly growing smart grid applications," said Laurent Giai-Miniet, general manager of TI's Low-Power RF business. "TI is a leading supplier in this market segment and will continue to invest in solutions for smart energy. TI is also the only supplier that can deliver solutions for ZigBee in all market segments with ZigBee PRO, RF4CE, Smart Energy profile and IP."