Monday, July 13, 2009
Ecobee Smart Thermostat Becomes ZigBee Smart Energy-Certified
TORONTO, July 13 - ecobee, the award-winning green technology company, has received ZigBee Smart Energy certification for its new ecobee Smart Thermostat.
The ecobee Smart Thermostat is a sleek electronic device with a full-color touch screen, noted for its extremely easy-to-use interface. It is Wi-Fi-enabled so that users of the product can change the temperature remotely, from anywhere. It will now be able to support utility demand response programs.
The addition of the thermostat's new ZigBee radio module facilitates ecobee's participation in Smart Meter integration aimed at helping utilities and consumers reduce energy consumption during peak periods of demand. The ecobee Smart Thermostat uses the Certicom Device Authentication Service for Zigbee Smart Energy and was tested and certified using National Technical Systems' (NTS) ZigBee Smart Energy (SE) Test Harness.
"The ZigBee Smart Energy certification is a demonstration of our commitment towards a more integrated, information-based, highly-adaptive electric grid," said Stuart Lombard, founder and CEO of ecobee. "We are developing a new generation of energy management devices for home and commercial use to make it very simple for our customers to conserve energy."
ecobee is a long-standing member of the ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Smart Energy Certification embeds ZigBee technology into the Smart Thermostat allowing for optimization of ZigBee's unique remote monitoring and control applications.
About ZigBee: Control Your World
ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: http://www.zigbee.org/
ecobee was founded in 2007 to deliver intelligent conservation solutions for real people. The company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM). ecobee's products are being sold for use in single family homes (both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial properties. For more information, please visit http://www.ecobee.com/.