ZigBee Announces FedEx Executive as Keynote Speaker at Its San Jose Open House June 15

The ZigBee(TM) Alliance today announced Dick Braley from FedEx as the keynote speaker for its quarterly Open House at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif. on June 15.

ZigBee Announces FedEx Executive as Keynote Speaker at Its San Jose Open House June 15


High Attendance Expected From Silicon Valley Companies Interested in Wireless Sensors and Controls for Home and Business


SAN RAMON, Calif. - -(BUSINESS WIRE) - -May 15, 2006 - -The ZigBee(TM) Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in home, commercial and industrial applications, today announced Dick Braley from FedEx as the keynote speaker for its quarterly Open House at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif. on June 15.

Braley will discuss FedEx's use of ZigBee technology throughout its business to increase control and efficiency of its vast global shipping operations. He will also touch on the FedEx business model, the business case, testing and evaluation, and uses of ZigBee technology at FedEx sites. FedEx is a multi -billion dollar industry leader in the shipping and asset tracking market and provides a strong example of many of the low -power wireless applications that ZigBee is designed to support. Braley is an early pioneer in the wireless arena having chaired the Study Group which led to the formation of 802.15 in 1999.

At least 1,000 global attendees are expected to participate in discussions on how ZigBee technology provides wireless control of homes, commercial buildings and industrial sites. Participants will also witness a live interoperability demonstration, showcasing the wide range of products and technologies currently available from member companies.

'In addition to our exciting opening keynote from FedEx, attendees at our San Jose Open house will see products for home and commercial use and witness first -hand live interoperability demonstrations,' said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. 'Everyone will see products available for purchase today, and the potential for tomorrow's applications addressing the needs of homeowners, commercial buildings and industrial manufacturers.'

Demonstrations and Features:

The Open House will feature live demonstrations of low -power wireless mesh network technology found in ZigBee products from multiple Alliance member companies including: Atmel, Cirronet, Crossbow, Daintree, Ember, Freescale Semiconductor, Helicomm, Jennic, Luxoft, LS Research, MaxStream, Microchip Technology, Nanotron, Radio Pulse, STMicroelectronics, Telegesis, Texas Instruments, UBEC, Ubiwave and ZMD.

The event also features a member exposition and concludes with an evening reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to network with ZigBee Alliance member companies. For additional information or to register online visit the ZigBee website. Individuals wishing to register for this free event can do so online at www.zigbee.org/en/events/OpenHouseAnnouncement_2006 -06 -15.asp.

Additionally, the Alliance will host a private, media -only, panel discussion and technology demonstration on Thursday, June 15th, beginning at 11:15. To register for this exclusive event, please contact zigbee_media@zigbee.org.

ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works

The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low -power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all.

Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.



Contact:
GolinHarris for ZigBee Alliance
Kevin Schader, 415 -274 -7911
kschader@golinharris.com

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