Wireless Applications

Emerson Joins ZigBee Alliance Board Of Directors

June 24, 2009

Leading manufacturer of energy efficiency solutions is latest to support ZigBee.

SAN RAMON, CA -- The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, announced Emerson is now a Promoter level member and the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.

Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company offering a wide range of innovative products and services that help deliver productivity and energy efficiency to industrial, commercial and consumer markets worldwide. Several Emerson business platforms are expected to become active in the Alliance, starting with Emerson Climate Technologies, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications, and its White-Rodgers division, which specializes in climate-control technologies.

"Emerson is pleased to become a part of the Alliance's strong network of corporate members and to collaborate with our suppliers, partners and customers who are using ZigBee's open global standards for wireless technology," said Tom Fredricks, division vice president of Emerson. "ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation profiles will help Emerson achieve its goals of providing innovative and energy-efficient solutions to numerous worldwide markets."

Emerson joins Ember Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Huawei Technologies, Itron Inc., Landis+Gyr, Philips Electronics, Reliant Energy, Samsung, Schneider Electric, STMicroelectronics, Tendril, Inc. and Texas Instruments on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.

"The ZigBee Alliance welcomes the active support of Emerson and its expertise in the development and manufacture of a wide range of technologies used in industrial, commercial and consumer markets," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "The ZigBee Alliance continues to achieve success in energy, building management and health care because of the strength of our ecosystem and the support of our members. Emerson is a leading manufacturer of a variety of global products and will provide valuable support to advance ZigBee further."

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, MO (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion, and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies..

About the ZigBee Alliance
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 electronic, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas.

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