SAN RAMON, California, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee(R) Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced the certification of 13 products from three different companies using ZigBee Telecom Services(TM). These are the first wave of products certified to deliver value added services ideally suited for mobile network operators, businesses and government agencies. The Alliance has also made this standard available for free public download.


The mobile location-based services market is expected to exceed US$12 billion by 2014 according to Juniper Research. These services will help businesses grow their customer reach by expanding communication through advertising improved product information and simplifying the process of locating missing objects and even people.

These ZigBee Telecom Services products represent the first step in spurring next generation value-add services technology that will take advantage of existing telecom networks, said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. ZigBee Telecom Services is the single standard delivering a myriad of ways for telecom network operators to drive innovation, expand offerings and enable new solutions to meet new and existing business challenges.

The following ZigBee Telecom Services certified products are fully interoperable. They have earned the right to be branded with the ZigBee Certified logo and the ZigBee Telecom Services icon on product packaging and advertisements. These marks are designed to clearly communicate interoperability. For a full list of features and product photos, or to download this standard, please visit

- ETRI - ETRI VoZ is a platform for headsets, microphones, and speakers enabling basic voice communications and additional audio-input/output ports, environmental sensors, multi-purpose push buttons, and a general-purpose module interface are included. - OKI - OKI Access Point serves as the gateway between an advertising/information delivery service network and other networks where information delivery service is offered. - OKI - OKI Information Node stores push- or pull-based advertising/information provided to people using a mobile device participating in an advertising/information delivery service network. - OKI - OKI Information Terminal provides an interface to a mobile device as part of an advertising/information delivery service network. - OKI - OKI RSSI Anchor Node is the base device designed for deployment in areas needing a location finding service network. - OKI - OKI RSSI Location Node is designed for use in mobile devices that will direct people to a specific location as apart of any location finding service network. - OKI - OKI RSSI Location Gateway collects information to determine where a person using an RSSI location node equipped mobile device is located as part of any location finding service network. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia Information Node delivers information to any ZigBee product and is ideally suited for the delivery of advertising to consumers in defined areas. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia Access Point provides a gateway interface to other ZigBee networks between a remote application and local ZigBee devices, sending and forwarding information on request for push- or pull-based proximity advertising services. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia Eureka is an identification service ideally suited to find hospital instrumentation and people featuring an easy-to-use and fully customizable graphical user interface. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia RSSI Anchor Node is a non-mobile product allowing the location of other devices to be identified and located using RSSI. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia RSSI Location Node allows mobile devices to be located using a centralized location algorithm while also discovering nearby anchor nodes to create a RSSI location gateway allowing exact locations of devices or people to be determined. - Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia Test Harness tests new ZigBee Telecom Services products under development to ensure the compliance to the standard.

These new products, offering ZigBee Telecom Services, join an ever expanding group of ZigBee Certified Products. Other ZigBee Certified products are available for ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation.

ZigBee Telecom Services: Value Added Services

ZigBee Telecom Services provides a global wireless standard for value added services for mobile network operators, businesses and governments. It defines an affordable and easy way for mobile network operators to offer innovative new low data rate based services reaching almost anyone using a mobile phone. Devices equipped with ZigBee Telecom Service can be used to pay for products and services, gaming, receive advertising, authenticate access, determine physical location and obtain directions or information without the need for GPS. For a complete list of features and benefits, visit

ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 350 members driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronic, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit:

SOURCE: ZigBee Alliance

CONTACT: Kevin Schader of ZigBee Alliance, +1-925-275-6672,; or Earlene Tang of GolinHarris, +1-714-918-8215,, for ZigBee Alliance