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TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. is a testing body officially appointed by the ZigBee Alliance to develop and implement the qualification of ZigBee products. TUV Rheinland is extensively involved in the development of all ZigBee testing and specifications and methods, and is responsible for testing ZigBee devices for certification by the Alliance. ZigBee testing by TUV Rheinland is available in the U.S. now, and will be available in TUV subsidiaries throughout Asia and Europe.
TUV has also completed ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) tests for ZigBee specification and is approved by the ZigBee Alliance to perform ZCP Testing. The ZCP is a combination of an IEEE 802.15.14 compliance transceiver and an embedded microcontroller, running the ZigBee protocol stack up to the Application Layer. The ZCP forms the basis of implementing ZigBee technology in proprietary and open ZigBee enabled end products. Each new combination of transceiver, microcontroller and stack requires a separate ZCP certification by the ZigBee Alliance. Platform level certification ensures interoperability of ZigBee devices in a multi-vendor network.
What is the ZigBee Alliance?
The ZigBee Alliance is an organization with a mission to define reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
The Alliance provides upper layer stack and application profiles, compliance and certification testing and branding. The result is a set of interoperable solutions recognizable in the market.
Who supports the ZigBee Alliance?
Companies such semiconductor manufacturers, wireless IP providers, OEMs and end users support the ZigBee Alliance. Currently, there is over 100 industry leaders wordwide that are committed to providing ZigBee compliant products and solutions.
Why do you need ZigBee Technology?
The ZigBee Alliance provides the consumer with ultimate flexibility, mobility and ease of use by building wireless intelligence and capabilities into every day devices. Zigbee technology will be embedded in a wide range of products and applications across consumer, commercial, industrial and government markets worldwide. For the first time, companies will have a standards-based wireless platform optimized for the unique needs of remote monitoring and control applications, including simplicity, reliability, low cost and low power.
- AMR (Automatic Meter Reading)
- Lighting Control
- Access Control
Personal Health Care
- Patient monitoring
- Fitness monitoring
- Assest management process control
- Environmental energy management
- TV/VCR/DVD/CD remote
PC & Peripherals
Residential/Light Commercial Control
- Lighting control
- Access control
- Lawn & garden irrigation
- AMI (Automatic Meter Infrastructure)
AMI is defined as the communications hardware and software and associated system and data management software that creates a network between advanced meters and utility business systems. This allows collection and distribution of information to customers and other parties such as competitive retail suppliers, in addition to the utility itself. Importantly, it connects the utility to a HAN typically comprised of ZigBee-enabled devices including appliances, thermostats, water heaters, pool pumps, and more. This network of ZigBee devices is easy to connect and allows users to customize and monitor their energy consumption in an environment where devices communicate to each other and can connect to the outside world to enable remote access and control either by the utility, a third-party service provider or the customer.
Aside from these emerging technologies, TUV offers FCC, IC, R&TTE as well as many other country specific tests and certifications.
Questions? Please contact us at 1-TUV-Rheinland (1-888-743-4652)