Daintree’s Wireless Lighting Controls First to Be ZigBee Certified
The Wireless Area Controller (WAC) from Daintree Networks, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent wireless lighting controls for commercial buildings, became the first lighting controls product to gain ZigBee Certified product status using the ZigBee Building Automation wireless standard.
This certification confirms that the product meets all ZigBee requirements and can interoperate seamlessly with other ZigBee products.
“Daintree Networks is proud to be the first ZigBee Building Automation lighting solution to obtain ZigBee Certified product status, an important milestone in our mission to bring wireless lighting controls to the mass market of commercial buildings,” said Danny Yu, CEO, Daintree Networks. “Throughout our 9-year association with the ZigBee Alliance, Daintree has been a strong advocate for the value of open, interoperable communications standards. Our work and certification with the ZigBee Building Automation standard represent an important step towards building-wide, intelligent wireless control networks.”
The WAC is the core component of Daintree’s ControlScope solution – an intelligent local controller that provides commercial buildings with distributed wireless lighting control and centralized management intelligence. It is now ZigBee Certified for both ZigBee Building Automation and ZigBee Home Automation enabling the WAC to communicate with, and control, a wide variety of wireless light fixtures, fluorescent ballasts, LED drivers, sensors, switches and other devices from leading manufacturers – out of the box. The WAC can easily communicate with non-lighting devices as well, such as wireless thermostats and window-blind controllers.
“The ZigBee Building Automation standard is the choice for intelligent wireless control of HVAC, lighting and other devices across commercial buildings,” said Ryan Maley, vice president of strategy, ZigBee Alliance. “Through products like Daintree Networks’ WAC, buildings can take advantage of secure, reliable and high-performance wireless networks that improve control and reduce energy costs. We congratulate Daintree Networks on attaining the coveted ZigBee Certified product status and applaud their ongoing efforts and successes in promoting interoperable lighting controls.”
Most wireless lighting control systems on the market today use proprietary wireless communications. This limits customer choice, creates unnecessary lock-in and stifles innovation. The ZigBee open approach instead follows the proven lead of the IT and Building Management Systems industries, where the intelligent use of open and proven industry standards has led to more widespread adoption. Daintree demonstrates its commitment to open systems through its certified use of the ZigBee Building Automation standard, and its ControlScope Connected community of wireless partners.
Daintree Networks is leading a new generation of intelligent, wireless and open lighting controls for every building. The company has completed more than 40 commercial installations since the start of 2011, representing close to 3.5 million square feet of floor space. Customers include one of the world’s leading banks, a northeastern grocery chain, warehouses and cold storage facilities, office buildings, government facilities and more – including several enterprise-wide systems installed in sites across North America. Daintree’s innovative ControlScope Connected partnership program has grown rapidly to include nearly 20 leading lighting manufacturers committed to open wireless controls.
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial, and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
About Daintree Networks, Inc.
Daintree Networks is revolutionizing the way commercial and industrial buildings intelligently manage and reduce their energy use. Daintree provides the industry’s leading wireless lighting controls solution, cost-effectively delivering substantial energy efficiency improvements and occupant-friendly work environments. Since its founding in 2003, Daintree Networks has pioneered wireless mesh networking, with nearly 400 customers using its industry-standard design verification and operational support tool.