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Wellspring releases ZigBee[TM] wireless radio prototype.

Wellspring International Inc., a provider of wireless, point-of-use utility submeters. released a 2.4 gigahertz ZigBee[TM] wireless radio technology, ready prototype design, consummating a development agreement with Ember Corp. to bring ZigBee technology to Wellspring's Aqura wireless submetering system.

Ember a developer of wireless semiconductor solutions and "ZigBee Alliance" promoter, has agreed to supply Wellspring with its Ember chipset, firmware and advanced development tools for use in Wellspring's next-generation Aqura wireless submetering system. Wellspring is the first submetering company to adopt ZigBee technology.

ZigBee is a wireless, standards-based radio technology that addresses the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensory network applications. ZigBee enables broad-based deployment of low-cost, battery-operated wireless networks much like the one Wellspring currently employs but with two-way communication and interoperability.
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S NEWS
Publication:Units
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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