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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has selected National Technical Systems Inc. (NTS), a provider of testing and engineering services, for validation testing of ZigBee home area network (HAN) devices for use with PG&E SmartMeters.

Based on a PG&E-developed test procedure, NTS says it is now performing validation testing for the utility at the NTS Advanced Technology division in Culver City, Calif.

According to NTS, the company is testing HAN devices, which are based on the ZigBee networking standard, to verify that they can correctly communicate with PG&E SmartMeters.

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