Wireless Applications

ONE-NET Unveils Open Standard for Low-Power Wireless Networks

November 15, 2006

New standard optimized for residential and small business applications wins support of industry leaders.

Petaluma, CA (from release) - ONE-NET, an independent, open standards development community, yesterday introduced the ONE-NET standard for low-power wireless connectivity. Optimized for residential and small business control applications, ONE-NET is specifically designed to use little power and provide very good security at a very low cost. The standard's comprehensive design specification will be distributed royalty-free.

The ONE-NET community today released its specifications for the physical and networking protocol, source code examples for microcontrollers, schematics and bill-of-materials for reference designs and links to ONE-NET suppliers. Use of the ONE-NET standard is royalty-free, and simple open source licensing rules apply, such as contributing to the code base as modifications are developed. The ONE-NET logo will identify products tested for interoperability and compliance with the standard.

The early members of the ONE-NET design community include Analog Devices, Integration Associates, Micrel, Renesas Technology, RF Monolithics Inc, Semtech Corporation, Texas Instruments and Threshold Corporation. These companies currently supply transceivers, controllers or systems that enable the ONE-NET open design initiative to achieve its objectives in providing low cost, secure and integrated home control systems.

"As the world experiences greater proliferation of connectivity for data, video, automation and security; open standards ultimately provide the best solutions for end-users and suppliers," said James Martin, CEO of Threshold Corp., a founding member of ONE-NET and provider of systems design used to develop the ONE-NET standard. "Consumers benefit most from multi-vendor participation in open design standards."

For more information about ONE-NET and the ONE-NET open design standard for low-power wireless, visit the company's Web site.

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