Toshiba's 920MHz Wireless Adaptor with Home Gateway Receives Global Communication Standard "Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite" Certification

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 25, 2014Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the integrated set of Toshiba’s 920MHz band wireless adaptor and Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation’s home gateway is first(*1) in the industry to receive the Wi-SUN Alliance(*2) Global Standard Certification of “Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite” as a HEMS(*3) controller.

Toshiba's 920MHz wireless adaptor with home gateway (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba's 920MHz wireless adaptor with home gateway (Photo: Business Wire)

“Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite” is a global standard specification, specified by the Wi-SUN Alliance for 920MHz band wireless communication between smart meters and HEMS controllers, otherwise called “Route B”.

Inserting Toshiba’s 920MHz band wireless USB dongle into TLT’s home gateway enables data communication between smart meters and HEMS controllers, making it possible to obtain a wide range of data, including total power consumption.

(*1) As of April 25, 2014, Toshiba survey.
(*2) Wi-SUN Alliance: An association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless utility products based on the open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. ( http://www.wi-sun.org.)
(*3) HEMS: Home Energy Management System: An energy control system used to control home appliances and home equipments to realize energy efficiency.

* Wi-SUN is a trademark or registered trademark of the Wi-SUN Alliance.
* ECHONET is a trademark of the ECHONET Consortium.

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

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Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm



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