GreenPeak Golden Unit for ZigBee Input Device

November 15, 2012

GreenPeak’s ZigBee Input Device platform achieves Golden Unit Status and leads the industry as the standard of excellence.

UTRECHT, The Netherlands -- GreenPeak Technologies, a leading Smart Home RF-communication semiconductor company, announced its support for the ZigBee Input Device standard, which adds specific features to the ZigBee RF4CE specification for mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands, game controllers and other input devices.

GreenPeak has achieved Golden Unit status for its ZigBee Input Device stack software and has also made its development platform available to its customers to accelerate integration and product design.

ZigBee Input Device is a global standard for greener, innovative and easy-to-use mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands and other input devices used to control and operate computers and consumer electronic devices. It also offers native support for popular multi-touch and gesture commands, allowing manufacturers to deliver feature-rich products.

The ZigBee Input Device standard allows consumers to use their devices from greater distances or even from other rooms because its operation is not limited to line of sight. Plus, because of lower power draw, devices using the ZigBee Input Device standard will get much longer battery life, greatly reducing the total number of batteries used—and disposed of—during the lifetime of the device.

GreenPeak's chip unique low latency also allows ZigBee Input Device for game controllers to transfer data more quickly, enabling faster and more accurate gaming.

"GreenPeak has supported the ZigBee Input Device standard since its inception. It is a great addition to the ZigBee RF4CE specifications and will make input devices more intuitive and greener." says Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. "The ZigBee Alliance has established rigorous testing plans to ensure conformance to the standard and to ensure the highest standard of quality for all future ZigBee products. We are delighted to achieve the Golden Unit status. Our development platform, combined with Golden Unit certification, will enable our customers to quickly and easily deploy ZigBee Certified products using ZigBee Input Device."

Free Webinar
The ZigBee Alliance will host a free public webinar covering ZigBee Input Device as well as ZigBee Remote Control and the ZigBee RF4CE specification on December 6, 2012. "ZigBee RF4CE: A Quiet Revolution is Underway" will be held from 8:00–9:00 am PST (or 05:00–06:00 pm CET) and feature speakers from the CE industry. Space is limited and advance registration is available online.

ZigBee Input Device - The standard for advanced human input devices
ZigBee Input Device is the global standard for greener, innovative and easy-to-use mice, keyboards, wands, touchpads and other input devices used with computers and CE devices. It gives these devices non-line-of-sight operation, two-way communication, longer range of use, extended battery life, a broader range of capabilities and features. ZigBee Input Device is a standard designed especially for the ZigBee RF4CE specification.

ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.

About GreenPeak Technologies
GreenPeak Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company and is a leader in ZigBee silicon solutions for the smart home. GreenPeak is privately funded. It is headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands and has offices in Belgium, Japan and Korea.

GreenPeak has won the prestigious 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award and is recognized as a leader in developing new wireless technologies for consumer electronics and smart home applications, demonstrating rapid growth and adoption by major customers.

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