Spectre moves into ZigBee

Spectre, embedded communications specialist, has signed an agreement with Ember Corporation, to support UK developers in working with Ember Corporations ZigBee ready mesh networking technology for sensor and control applications in Building Automation, Home Control, Industrial Automation and Medical Devices and Utility industries.

Commenting, Doug Gilmour, Marketing Director, Spectre, said, Embers total solution including RF-Chips, mesh networking software and developer tools perfectly complement our portfolio of wireless communications solutions, adding a short-range, fast-deploying solution for both industrial and home control network applications. He added, Support for an over the air upgrade to the final ZigBee standard, when it is ratified, enhances the obvious appeal of this robust and well-designed network topology that has been successfully implemented in real applications with real customers.

Mohamed Awad, Applications Manager, EMEA at Ember Europe added, With a track record in wireless communications spanning six years, and 135 years of combined experience in this technology, we see Spectre as the ideal partner for our customers to work with in bringing their low-cost, low-power wireless projects to fruition. They have demonstrated particular strength in the wireless control market, and we believe have the expertise and the relationships to be extremely successful with Embers total solutions.

Designed from the ground up for developers of sensing and control products, EmberNets strengths include a mesh networking, that allows the network to automatically route around networking obstacles, and ensures that it has no single point of failure. Spectre is offering ZigBee ready, EmberNet development and evaluation platforms, giving users a fast and straightforward path to learn about the technology and commence development of real-world applications. The technology is delivered as an integrated solution that includes RF chips, EmberNet embedded networking software, and the tools required to develop and monitor EmberNet application networks.

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