ZigBee Alliance Adds 5th Authorized Test Lab to Accommodate Growth of IoT Product Certifications

UL Joins Alliance’s Prestigious, Independent Testing Roster to Serve Hundreds of Members Creating Internet of Things Devices

Davis, CA --- The ZigBee Alliance announces UL is the newest independent authorized test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke, UK. The expansion to a fifth lab to provide ZigBee-specific testing validates the prevalence and significance of ZigBee-based products as hundreds of market-moving members design and develop IoT-focused devices for today’s connected world.

To date, authorized test service providers for the ZigBee Alliance have provided testing services leading to over 1600 certified products, with 75% of those earning certification in the past three years alone. Already in 2016, over 200 products have achieved certified product status – demonstrating the tremendous industry interest and trust in the ZigBee brand as the wireless technology of choice for the foundation of the IoT.

The ZigBee Certified program verifies that every platform and product meets Alliance requirements and performs as expected – helping to ensure interoperable products are available to manufacturers and end users. This supports the critical next step in the market: enabling consumers to buy with confidence. The certification program is a substantial benefit of ZigBee Alliance membership, and contributes to the Alliance’s leading market position as a proven and trusted technology for smart wireless development.

In addition to UL, ZigBee Alliance authorized test service providers include:

• Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
• Element Materials Technology
• National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS)
• TÜV Rheinland Group

For more information, visit:
http://www.UL.com
http://www.zigbee.org

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