Industry’s First Wi-SUN Alliance Certified Products Now Available

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Updated: January 23, 2014

TOKYO, Jan. 23, 2014 – The Wi-SUN(R) Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating
interoperable wireless solutions for use in energy management and smart-utility
network applications, today announced the first Wi-SUN Alliance certified
products. Wi-SUN members LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd, NICT (Japan’s National
Institute of Information and Communications Technology) and Silver Spring
Networks (NYSE: SSNI) completed testing to achieve Wi-SUN PHY certification
according to the Alliance’s recently announced Global Certification Program.

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The industry’s first certified products include:

Lapis Semiconductor ML7396B evaluation system
NICT Hyper Wi-SUN 3
– Silver Spring Networks Gen4 product portfolio

These three members completed the Wi-SUN Alliance Global Certification
Program, which consists of:

PHY Conformance Testing based on specifications from IEEE802.15.4g.  Test
plans were developed through a rigorous, phased process, and approved by Wi-SUN
Alliance membership.

PHY Interoperability of Smart Utility Network systems based on products from
multiple silicon vendors. Products are verified for operation in international
regulatory bands including Asia, North America, and South America.

– Testing and Supervision by TUV Rheinland Group, a leading provider of
technical services with a global network of qualified test facilities with
locations in 65 countries.

“Today’s announcement is significant not only for the companies involved,
but also for the Alliance,” said Phil Beecher, Chairman of the Wi-SUN Alliance.
“Having three different companies complete stringent testing of multiple
products, based on silicon from both LAPIS Semiconductor and Analog Devices,
Inc., and performed in multiple geographical locations, should afford the
industry great confidence in the global, inclusive, and rigorous nature of the
specifications and processes included in our Global Certification Program.”

Numerous Wi-SUN members were actively engaged in creating the formal Wi-SUN
PHY test plan, a key element of the complete certification process.
Additionally, Wi-SUN Alliance members continue interoperability testing of the
Wi-SUN Echonet and Field Area Network (FAN) profiles, both of which are
underpinned by the Wi-SUN PHY specification and its related Certification
Program.

For more information on the Wi-SUN Alliance Global Certification Program,
please visit: www.wi-sun.org.

About the Wi-SUN Alliance

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to
enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless Utility products based on
open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g.  The Wi-SUN Alliance comprises solutions
from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all
corporations.  Additional information may be found at www.wi-sun.org.

CONTACT:
Bhupender Virk
Media@wi-sun.org

SOURCE: Wi-SUN Alliance

Original Source: ◎情報通信研究機構など3社がwi-sun Allianceから初のwi-sun Phy認証取得