The Alliance has appointed Jerry Huang as director of ZigBee Asia Pacific, Greater China representative, with offices in the Sensing China Center in Wuxi and in Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park) in Beijing. Huang will lead the Alliance’s collaboration on the Internet of Things industry efforts and standards development from these offices.
Zigbee Alliance Chairman Bob Heile says his company “is very excited to have a local presence in China. The country has declared the Internet of Things to be one of three strategic imperatives in its current five year plan and ZigBee’s comprehensive global standards for wireless sensor networks are key enablers for the IoT. Our two office locations will help us expand and deepen our collaboration with China in achieving this important objective.”
The Chinese Sensing China Center, located in Wuxi, is an important center of learning for the Internet of Things. The Z-Park is one of the largest high-tech parks in China, located in the heart of the Chinese capital city. Over the years many national and highly influential technology projects have initiated at Z-Park.
Huang adds: “These new offices in China represent an exciting opportunity to incorporate ZigBee standards in the millions of metering and Smart Grid deployments planned throughout China as well as the huge number of commercial and residential buildings planned for construction. igBee standards can make a significant contribution to China today.”
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards to connect a wide range of devices to work together intelligently. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.