ZigBee Alliance and Energy@home Collaborate on European Residential Energy Platform
The ZigBee® Alliance and Energy@home will cooperate on the creation of an integrated residential energy value added services platform for Europe by leveraging four ZigBee standards. Under a liaison agreement, the groups will focus on blending the strengths of ZigBee Home Automation™, ZigBee Smart Energy™, ZigBee Telecom Services™ and ZigBee Gateway™ to create the platform.
The platform, proposed by Electrolux, Enel, Indesit Company and Telecom Italia, will offer control of consumer smart appliances, communication with broadband networks, and communication with Automatic Meter Management system. According to the companies, the platform will create value added services designed to help European consumers better manage energy use in their homes. These energy services will also give Europeans the ability to lead the way in the global energy efficiency challenge.