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Wi-SUN Alliance, an association dedicated to wireless smart utility products, has announced its membership now exceeds 30 companies.

Businesses that have recently joined as contributor members include Access Co., CM Engineering, Exegin Technologies, ISB Corp., Osaka Gas, Rohde & Schwartz, Semtech, Silicon Laboratories, Tateyama Kagaku Wireless Technology, Tessera Technology and Toshiba Corp.

Toshiba, which Tokyo Electric Power Co. recently selected to provide a communication system for 27 million smart meters, is also a board member of the ECHONET consortium that is developing the standard for home energy management systems (HEMS) technology.

Wi-SUN Alliance and the ECHONET Consortium have signed an agreement to jointly develop the complete specification for wireless HEMS, including smart meters. Wi-SUN Alliance says Toshiba is taking a leading role for this new specification, which is in its final stage and will soon be published for Wi-SUN members.




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