Comverge In-Home Display Becomes ZigBee Smart Energy Certified
IHD joins Comverge's two other certified products
EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq: COMV), a leading provider of smart grid, demand management and energy efficiency solutions, today announced it has received ZigBee(R) Smart Energy certification for its PowerPortal(R) in-home display (IHD). The IHD joins Comverge's two other certified products, Digital Control Unit and Programmable Communication Thermostat, creating one of the broadest ZigBee product portfolios for Demand Response on the market today.
"We congratulate Comverge on earning ZigBee Smart Energy certification for the PowerPortal," said Benno Ritter, vice president of marketing at the ZigBee Alliance. "Comverge's growing portfolio of ZigBee Smart Energy products is indicative of both their leadership and innovation in energy management."
The ZigBee Smart Energy Profile offers a secure, wireless home area network (HAN) for energy management and gives utilities and their customers the ability to communicate with smart appliances without the need for a broadband connection. Comverge's PowerPortal communicates wirelessly with smart meters outside the home allowing consumers to track their electricity consumption and monitor electricity rates in real-time and receive messages or alerts from their utility provider.
"ZigBee provides the wireless technology that gets homeowners truly connected to the grid and the Comverge In-Home Display will help arm consumers with the information they need to better manage their energy usage," said Interim President & CEO, Michael D. Picchi.
Comverge 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.
Comverge, with over 3,300 megawatts of clean energy capacity under management, is a leading provider of clean energy solutions that improve grid reliability and supply electric capacity on a more cost effective basis than conventional alternatives by reducing base load and peak load energy consumption. For more information, visit www.comverge.com. PowerPortal is a registered trademark of Comverge, Inc.
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 consumer electronics, energy, health care, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.zigbee.org.