The company wants to help advance ZigBee standards as the open global choice in green, connected lighting technology
Connected lighting specialist, LEEDARSON, is the latest organisation to join the ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies which aims to create and deliver open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT).
LEEDARSON joins the alliance at the Promoter level and also becomes its 16th board member. Headquartered in Xiamen, it is a leading provider of lighting solutions, security and intelligent lighting control, sensing and communication systems.
The company specialises in smart, energy-saving technologies, and through its R&D Centre strives to advance green, connected lighting devices based on its comprehensive LED light research and manufacturing facilities.
“This is a crucial time as the relevant wireless standards emerge as vital to proliferation of the IoT market, and organisations behind them like the ZigBee Alliance wisely move to consolidate in a strategic direction for the good of the IoT experience and end users,” said Kellen Yang, sales director from LEEDARSON.
He added: “Our organisation is eager to help advance ZigBee standards as the open global choice in green, connected lighting technology. We look forward to continuing to champion 3.0 as the most important common language between intelligent devices, as lighting is a springboard for this important movement.”
ZigBee 3.0 is the unification of the Alliance’s market-leading wireless standards into a single standard. This aims to provide seamless interoperability among the widest range of smart devices and gives consumers and businesses access to innovative products and services that will work together seamlessly to enhance everyday life.
LEEDARSON joins Comcast Cable, Huawei, Itron, The Kroger Co, Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, SOMFY, Texas Instruments and Wulian on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
“LEEDARSON brings significant worldwide reach and scale to the connected lighting market,” said Tobin Richardson, ZigBee Alliance President and CEO. “Welcoming LEEDARSON at the Board level is very noteworthy as the top players in residential, commercial and industrial lighting gather under the ZigBee umbrella to collaborate and drive interoperability to make the IoT meaningful in everyday life.”
The ZigBee Alliance ecosystem comprises more than 400 companies from 37 countries. It recently announced UL, a global safety science organisation, as the latest independent authorised test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programmes. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke in the UK.
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