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Redpine Signals and Grid2Home Partner to Offer SEP 2.0 Profile Over 802.11n Wi-Fi

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Redpine Signals, Inc.
2107 North First Street, Suite #680
San Jose, CA, 95131-2019
USA



Press release date: October 24, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Redpine Signals, Inc., and Grid2Home, Inc., today announced the offering of Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP 2.0) over 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions from Redpine. The development platform showcasing the implementation of SEP 2.0 includes the Connect-io-n(TM) Wi-Fi module from Redpine. The Wi-Fi module - the RS9110-N-11-21 - includes embedded WLAN software and provides a self-contained, ultra low power 802.11n WLAN solution for Smart Energy applications.

The SEP 2.0-compliant G2H-SE2 software from Grid2Home provides proven interoperability across the Smart Grid ecosystem. The platform includes the application layer and reference applications to enable Smart Energy systems developers to quickly integrate a Wi-Fi interface into their appliance, meter, or control units.

The availability of SEP 2.0 over 802.11n Wi-Fi paves the way for a near-universal integration of Smart Energy devices into the home or enterprise networks. "The large scale deployment of Wi-Fi infrastructure underscores the choice of Wi-Fi as the key connectivity method for the Smart Grid," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "Redpine has pioneered the adoption of future-proof 802.11n Wi-Fi into embedded applications and our partnership with Grid2Home in offering a complete SEP 2.0 solution over Wi-Fi is an important step in our efforts to enable system developers to integrate their products into the Smart Energy ecosystem," he added.

"The availability of solutions with SEP 2.0 over 802.11n Wi-Fi would accelerate the adoption of Wi-Fi into the smart grid," said Rick Kornfeld, CEO of Grid2Home. "Grid2Home is pleased to be partnering with Redpine Signals in offering the G2H-SE2 Software with Redpine's Connect-io-n modules for devices and appliances in the smart energy ecosystem."

Redpine Signals is participating in the Smart Energy Electronics Forum in Milpitas, CA on 24th and 25th of October, 2011, where it will be providing a keynote on 'How Wi-Fi embedded chipsets can be used in the Smart Grid', and will be demonstrating its solutions.

About Redpine Signals, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Redpine's technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n along with mobile WiMax (802.16e) and LTE technologies. The company has more than 120 employees worldwide. For more information on Redpine products, visit http://www.redpinesignals.com/ or contact Redpine at info@redpinesignals.com.

About Grid2Home

Grid2Home is a communications software company at the forefront of Smart Grid connectivity technologies. Used across a range of devices such as smart meters, appliances and electric vehicles, the standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software is portable across all major semiconductor platforms and physical layers including 802.15.4, 802.15.4g, 802.11 and Power Line Communications, allowing maximum product development flexibility and easy integration for Smart Grid device manufacturers. Active in driving Smart Energy Profile (SEP 2) communications standards for the Home Area Network (HAN), the Grid2Home management team and board of directors bring an unmatched combination of business savvy and communications protocol expertise to the fast-growing Smart Grid market. For more information see www.grid2home.com.

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