As a Promoter member, Cisco Systems is also joining the Wi-SUN Board of Directors, which consists of directors from Analog Devices, Fuji Electric, Murata Manufacturing, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Omron Corp., Osaki Electric, Renesas Electronics, and Silver Spring Networks.
Other new additions at the Contributor membership level include Tokyo Gas and Toshiba Toko Meters. One of the largest utilities in the world, Tokyo Gas serves more than 10 million customers and has a long history of active participation in standards efforts, including IEEE 802.15.4g. According to Wi-SUN, Toshiba Toko Meters is a major supplier to and part owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which serves over 20 million customers in the greater Tokyo area.
Wi-SUN Alliance chairman Phil Beecher adds: “Our current membership warmly welcomes these new additions. We have focused on developing an open and participatory testing and certification process, as demonstrated by recent successful interoperability and educational events in several countries. Our rapid growth shows the widespread global support for this approach. We look forward to active participation from our new members, and to announcing additional members and other collaborations in the near future.”
The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wireless Smart Utility products based on open global standards such as IEEE 802.15.4g. For more information, including a complete roster of Wi-SUN membership, new members, and membership levels and benefits, visit www.wi-sun.org.