ZigBee Alliance Adds UL as Authorized Test Lab


The ZigBee Alliance has announced UL, a global safety science organization, is the newest independent authorized test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke, UK.

 According to the ZigBee Alliance, to date, authorized test service providers for the platform have provided testing services leading to over 1600 certified products, with 75% of those earning certification in the past three years alone. In 2016, more 200 products have achieved certified product status. The ZigBee Certified program verifies that every platform and product meets Alliance requirements and performs as expected – helping to ensure interoperable products are available to manufacturers and end-users. 

“As ZigBee Alliance membership continues to grow at an extraordinary pace, and member companies capitalize on the possibilities around the Internet of Things, we will continue to tap the world’s best testing organizations to provide our members with access to testing services that validate what they implement on a ZigBee-based platform translates into a meaningful and valuable product experience for the end user,” said Victor Berrios, Vice President of Technology, ZigBee Alliance.
In addition to UL, ZigBee Alliance authorized test service providers include:
·         Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
·         Element Materials Technology
·         National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS)
·         TÜV Rheinland Group
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