QualityLogic Announces Test System for ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0

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New Product Validates Application Layer Interoperability Between ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0-Enabled Devices – Support for Wi-Fi and HomePlug Planned

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Interoperability of new devices that will connect to a smarter grid is critical...we are thrilled to bring our experience and expertise to help the Smart Grid become a reality.

QualityLogic Inc. (http://www.qualitylogic.com) announced today a new test system that validates the interoperability and reliability of smart meters, business and residential energy management devices, and gateways that share energy information with business and residential users via the Smart Energy Profile 2.0 standard.

The Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0 Test System, scheduled for availability to early adopters in Q2, benefits the entire Smart Energy ecosystem – device manufacturers, utilities and system integrators. The system will include conformance test cases that exercise the full breadth of the SEP 2.0 Application Layer Specification, as well as synthetic simulation and actual simulations of real-world devices. The synthetic simulations will validate interoperability in the early stages of adoption, filling the gap until Smart Energy Profile 2.0 products come to market.

“Interoperability of new devices that will connect to a smarter grid is critical,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic president and CEO. “QualityLogic has been developing world-class testing products for the largest consumer electronics and telecom companies for the past 25 years, and we are thrilled to bring our experience and expertise to help the Smart Grid become a reality.”

The Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Test System includes three test suites: SEP 2.0 Functional Test Suite, SEP 2.0 Comprehensive Engineering Test Suite, and SEP 2.0 Device Simulation Interoperability Test Suite. The initial release of the test will focus on SEP 2.0 over ZigBee, with support for other protocols including Wi-Fi and HomePlug as SEP 2.0 devices evolve.

Last year, QualityLogic began development of a comprehensive set of conformance and interoperability tests to ensure proper operation of a unique Transactive Control System that will be deployed in the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (http://www.pnwsmartgrid.org).

The SEP 2.0 Test System is one in a series of a series of conformance and interoperability tests QualityLogic is developing for devices connected to a smarter grid.

For more information, visit http://www.qualitylogic.com.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic is a highly respected provider of testing products and outsourced quality assurance and engineering services. The Company provides a flexible menu of services at customers’ sites, at QualityLogic’s labs, or as managed services that scale to meet customers’ evolving needs. QualityLogic’s customers include technology companies around the world in a wide range of industries.

  •     QualityLogic is a testing partner in the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project and offers interoperability, conformance, and certification test solutions for other Smart Energy technologies.
  •     QualityLogic is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities including the ZigBee Alliance, OpenSG and OpenSG CIM User’s Group, OpenADR, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Gridwise Architecture Council and others.
  •     IT departments in companies of all sizes look to QualityLogic to ensure their web applications or websites meet their quality objectives.
  •     Marketing groups rely on QualityLogic to provide independent validation of their competitive advantages and develop and execute certification programs for their partners.
  •     Network infrastructure equipment manufacturers, carriers, and telecom service providers use QualityLogic fax test equipment to ensure interoperability with fax traffic from traditional devices and across the Internet.

For more information, visit http://www.qualitylogic.com.

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