Mountain View, Calif. – March 14, 2012 – Daintree Networks, Inc., the leading provider of
intelligent wireless lighting controls for commercial buildings, today announced that its Wireless
Area Controller (WAC) has become the first lighting controls product to gain ZigBee Certified
product status using the ZigBee Building AutomationTM wireless standard. This certification
confirms that the product meets all ZigBee requirements and can interoperate seamlessly with
other ZigBee products.
“Daintree Networks is proud to be the first ZigBee Building Automation lighting solution to
obtain ZigBee Certified product status, an important milestone in our mission to bring wireless
lighting controls to the mass market of commercial buildings,” said Danny Yu, CEO, Daintree
Networks. “Throughout our nine-year association with the ZigBee Alliance, Daintree has been a
strong advocate for the value of open, interoperable communications standards. Our work and
certification with the ZigBee Building Automation standard represent an important step towards
building-wide, intelligent wireless control networks.”
The WAC is the core component of Daintree’s ControlScope solution – an intelligent local
controller that provides commercial buildings with distributed lighting control and centralized
management intelligence. It is now ZigBee Certified for both ZigBee Building Automation and
ZigBee Home AutomationTM ,enabling the WAC to seamlessly communicate with, and control, a
wide variety of wireless light fixtures, fluorescent ballasts, LED drivers, sensors, switches and
other devices from leading manufacturers – out of the box. The WAC can easily communicate
with non-lighting devices as well, such as wireless thermostats and window blind controllers.
“The ZigBee Building Automation standard is the choice for intelligent wireless control of
HVAC, lighting and other devices across commercial buildings,” said Ryan Maley, vice
president of strategy, ZigBee Alliance. “Through products like Daintree Networks’ WAC,
buildings can take advantage of secure, reliable and high-performance wireless networks that
improve control and reduce energy costs. We congratulate Daintree Networks on attaining the
coveted ZigBee Certified product status and applaud their ongoing efforts and successes in
promoting interoperable lighting controls.”
Most wireless lighting systems on the market today use proprietary wireless communications.
This limits customer choice, creates unnecessary lock-in and stifles innovation. Daintree Networks’ open approach instead follows the proven lead of the IT and Building Management
Systems industries, where the intelligent use of open and proven industry standards has led to
more widespread adoption. Daintree demonstrates its commitment to open systems through its
certified use of the ZigBee Building Automation standard, and its ControlScope Connected
community of wireless partners.