Billion Smart Energy Gateway Granted ZigBee SEP Certification
SEP-Certified Device Enables Billion to Have Access
Online PR News – 07-September-2012 – New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) – Taipei, Taiwan-Billion Electric Co., Ltd., a leading Asia Pacific-based provider in communications, smart grid and smart energy management solutions, announced its Smart Energy Gateway, Billion SG6200NXL, has been certified with ZigBee Smart Energy Profile (SEP). The SEP, developed by ZigBee Alliance, is an international interoperable standard for home energy management (HEM) communication protocols. Being certified with the ZigBee SEP capabilities, Billion SG6200NXL provides an effective interface between smart meter and home automation devices such as Programmable Communicating Thermostats (PCT), In-Home-Display (IHD), and other ZigBee-certified products; the gateway builds the seamless communication links from wide-area to the home appliances. With this major milestone achievement, Billion is able to develop and offer comprehensive Smart Grid solutions for utilities and their customers, as well as further explore business opportunities in HEM market.
To date, developing smart grid infrastructures has become the consensus for utility companies world-wide for improving electricity-consuming efficiency. Billion has delved into smart energy field for a period of time. Recently, Billion’s technologies were chosen by Taiwan Power Company for its smart metering communication solutions; and continue having ongoing discussions with other utility companies in UK, Australia, and Thailand. The ZigBee SEP certification can further strengthen Billion’s position in all these opportunities.
“Embracing the world’s leading standard for interoperable feature, Billion SG6200NXL successfully integrates the functions like controlling, monitoring, automation, and information-sharing into one distinct product, further stretching the application scope,” said Tim Chen, CEO at Billion. “Either applied in building Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for power utilities or facilitated the Distributed Energy Resource (DER) and Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) integrations, Billion’s advanced communication products and solutions shall continue playing an essential role in the Smart Grid era.”
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