Spectre adds Ember ZigBee expertise - Embedded.com

Spectre adds Ember ZigBee expertise

LEICESTER, England — Embedded communications specialist distributor, Spectre, has signed an agreement to support UK developers in working with Ember Corporation’s, ZigBee ready mesh networking technology for sensor and control applications in building automation, home control, industrial automation and medical devices and utility industries.

Doug Gilmour, marketing irector, Spectre, said, “Ember’s total solution including RF-Chips, mesh networking software and developer tools perfectly complement our portfolio of wireless communications solutions, adding a short-range, fast-deploying solution for both industrial and home control network applications.”

“Support for an over the air upgrade to the final ZigBee standard, when it is ratified, enhances the obvious appeal of this robust and well-designed network topology that has been successfully implemented in real applications with real customers,” added Gilmour.

Mohamed Awad, applications manager, EMEA at Ember Europe added, “With a track record in wireless communications spanning six years, and 135 years of combined experience in this technology, we see Spectre as the ideal partner for our customers to work with in bringing their low-cost, low-power wireless projects to fruition. They have demonstrated particular strength in the wireless control market, and we believe have the expertise and the relationships to be extremely successful with Ember’s total solutions.”

Spectre will supply ZigBee ready, EmberNet development and evaluation platforms, as an integrated solution that includes RF chips, EmberNet embedded networking software, and the tools required to develop and monitor EmberNet application networks.

From left: Mohamed Awad, applications manager, EMEA, Ember and Doug Gilmour, marketing director Spectre Communications.

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