Daintree Networks Ships Industry's First ZigBee RF4CE Analyzer


FREMONT, CA - April. 22, 2009 - Daintree Networks, Inc. announced today it has shipped the first commercially available analysis solution for the new ZigBee RF4CE network protocol.

Daintree's Sensor Network Analyzer (SNA) has been enhanced to include full decode and security support for ZigBee RF4CE. The SNA family of products comprise the industry's most comprehensive solution for both the development and deployment of IEEE 802.15.4(TM) and ZigBee® systems.

ZigBee RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics) is the result of a recent agreement between the ZigBee Alliance and the RF4CE Consortium and has been designed to be deployed in a wide range of remotely-controlled audio/visual consumer electronics products, such as TVs and set-top boxes. Some of the benefits of ZigBee RF4CE include richer communication and increased reliability, enhanced features and flexibility, interoperability, and no line-of-sight barrier.

"We've been working closely with Freescale Semiconductor, OKI and Texas Instruments over recent months to add RF4CE decode support to the SNA," said Lisa Ardern, Daintree Networks Director of Customer Support. "We can see a lot of great applications for this new protocol, and we're excited to be playing our part in helping to bring a new generation of RF control products to market."

In addition to providing full decode support for ZigBee RF4CE, other popular SNA features are supported including security key harvesting and multi-channel capture (to support RF4CE's frequency agility). All of these features are available through the SNA's intuitive user interface, which helps even those who are new to wireless embedded networking to achieve results quickly.

"It's great to have a company like Daintree show their support for ZigBee RF4CE," said Victor Berrios, ZigBee RF4CE Compliance Working Group Chair. "Their SNA solution has helped many IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee customers bring their products to market. We welcome Daintree to the RF4CE developer's community and look forward to their contributions to improve overall usability of consumer electronics products for hundreds of millions of consumers around the world."

Information about Daintree's Sensor Network Analyzer can be found at www.daintree.net or by contacting Daintree at sales@daintree.net. The ZigBee RF4CE support is available in both the Standard and Professional editions of the Sensor Network Analyzer.

ZigBee RF4CE: More flexibility and control

The ZigBee RF4CE specification is based on IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band and enables worldwide operation, low power consumption and instantaneous response time. It allows omni-directional and reliable two-way wireless communication, frequency agility for enhanced co-existence with other 2.4GHz wireless technologies, simple security set-up and configuration. During the next quarter, the Alliance will develop a test program consistent with existing policies for specifications and public application profiles. Once complete, products using a public application profile based on the ZigBee RF4CE specification can be submitted to an authorized test house for certification.

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 300 member companies 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 electronics, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.zigbee.org.

About Daintree Networks, Inc.

Based in Fremont California, Daintree Networks is a leading provider of analysis tools and management and operational platforms for wireless embedded networks. In a rapidly evolving industry, accelerated development and deployment cycles and reliable and scalable management solutions are key to market success. Daintree's professional tools help OEMs, system integrators, installers and administrators of wireless embedded networks get their products to market quickly and reliably. As an active member of the ZigBee Alliance, the company is playing a vital role in bringing the first wave of interoperable standards-based sensing and control products to market. For more information, visit www.daintree.net.

ZigBee is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. IEEE 802.15.4 is a trademark of the IEEE. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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