The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation comprising hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced new certification measures centred around its existing Green Power feature, which is based on energy-harvesting technology. The new brand logo denotes IoT devices featuring Green Power to save time, budget and energy when it comes to wireless lighting for big installations.
The new Zigbee Alliance Green Power logo is now a required mark for all Green-Power-certified devices.
Green Power enables low-power wireless devices to be powered with energy-harvesting methods, from sources such as motion, light and vibration. This helps eliminate the need for battery power, which is of great help to applications where access is difficult, or where low power is of significant importance. It also saves on maintenance efforts and costs.
“We utilise Green Power in our switches and sensors to ensure that the products we put on the market are adaptable and long-lasting in smart commercial and residential spaces,” said Bruno Vulcano, R&D Manager, Legrand and Vice Chairman of the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors. “This new logo will allow our end customers to easily differentiate which products they want to use and continue to allow for widespread interoperability in smart spaces.”