SimpleHomeNet, a division of Compacta International, Ltd, announced today that their ZBMLC30-SE Load Controller was awarded ZigBee Smart Energy Certification.
MAY 24, 2010 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - SimpleHomeNet, a division of Compacta International, Ltd, announced today that their ZBMLC30 -SE Load Controller was awarded ZigBee Smart Energy Certification. The load controller interfaces wirelessly with a smart meter or other controllers in a Home Area Network (HAN) to handle high power devices such as HVAC, pumps, heaters, etc, via demand -response events from an Electric Utility. Triple relays (capable of up to 240V/30A) eliminate the need for additional controllers when handling two -speed appliances such as pool pumps. A built -in meter accurately measures the power delivered to the load.
The ZBMLC30 -SE complies with UL and CSA standards and is housed in a compact outdoor/indoor NEMA 4X enclosure. Its small size and convenient connectivity means easy retrofit ability and low installation cost.
The ZigBee testing and certification was done at the Culver City, CA testing laboratories of National Technical Systems (NTS) (Nasdaq:NTSC), a leading provider of engineering, evaluation and certification services.
"Certification of our ZBMLC30 -SE is a key milestone in our product roadmap and signals our strong commitment to the future of ZigBee and the Smart Grid" states, Al Choperena, President and CEO of Compacta. "To date, our certification efforts have been on track thanks to the strong support from the ZigBee Alliance and our ongoing partnership with NTS Labs".
The ZigBee certified products from SimpleHomeNet are based on Jennic's JN5148 wireless microcontroller. "The SimpleHomeNet Load Controller is among the first products using the JN5148 to earn ZigBee PRO SE certification. We are very pleased to have partnered with SimpleHomeNet in the development of these well designed products" said Jim Lindop, CEO of Jennic Ltd.
"We congratulate SimpleHomeNet on achieving ZigBee Certification for its fourth ZigBee product," said Benno Ritter, vice president of marketing and business development, ZigBee Alliance. "ZigBee Smart Energy products like the ZBMLC -30 -SE play an important role in giving consumers greater control over their energy use and make the Smart Grid smarter."
"The SimpleHomeNet division of Compacta joins an increasing number of companies, large and small, committed to the smart energy path. This is very encouraging for ZigBee, and we are pleased to be playing a key role in SimpleHomeNet's ZigBee product strategy," commented Osman Sakr, Chief Technology Officer at NTS. "We are excited to be part of this global effort to reduce energy usage, and increase reliability and cut costs for consumers."
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For more information about this Smart Energy Wireless Triple -Relay Metering Load Controller, visit: www.simplehomenet.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ZBMLC30 -SE
Compacta International, Ltd. manufactures residential and commercial automation devices that provide simple and effective automation solutions under the brand SimpleHomeNet. These affordable, environment friendly and easy to use products harmoniously integrate multiple home and commercial systems to provide savings and convenience. SimpleHomeNet has introduced more than 20 products including 5 that are ZigBee certified. These products include central web -accessible gateways, irrigation controllers, general purpose controllers usable for pool, water heaters, water circulators, and protocol converters to bridge RF and IR control. For additional information, visit: www.simplehomenet.com.
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