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The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced that the first wave of members have successfully completed interoperability testing to become the first solutions to achieve Wi-SUN FAN certification.

"Standards and interoperability are key to continued growth for the IoT industry," says Phil Beecher, president and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance. "The availability of certified Wi-SUN FAN solutions delivers on our mission to offer utilities, cities and service providers adaptable multi-service networks that will help ensure interoperability today and for future generations."

The solutions from Cisco, Itron, Nissin Systems, Kyoto University, Landis+Gyr, Renesas and ROHM address the needs of utilities, city developers and other service providers to simplify and support large-scale, outdoor networks for smart cities, smart utilities and other IoT rollouts.

Wi-SUN FAN is a communications infrastructure for very large-scale networks, enabling many devices to interconnect on one common network.

All Wi-SUN certified products were rigorously tested by Allion Test Labs in Taiwan, the first test lab to achieve Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 validation, to ensure the devices worked together effortlessly and securely to ensure rapid time to market.

Upon successful test completion, approved products are permitted to display the Wi-SUN Certified FAN logo, which indicates to users that these products are compliant with open standards, interoperable, secure and scalable and can be deployed with confidence.

Click here to learn more about Wi-SUN product certification.

Wi-SUN at DistribuTECH

Join the Wi-SUN Alliance and utilities Hawaiian Electric, Xcel Energy and Avangrid for the Smart City/IoT panel session: Field Area Networks Support Utility and Smart City Initiatives on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in rooms 280-282.
Panelists will discuss how FANs are becoming a vital component in the creation of smart cities.

Also don't miss the Expanding the Grid Knowledge Hub on the exhibit floor booth 12031 scheduled for Thursday, February 7th from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM.

Iker Urrutia from Iberdrola will discuss interoperability applied to smart metering and how Wi-SUN technology is the communication protocol chosen to address the challenge for an upcoming project in the state of New York. Phil Beecher, President and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance will provide an overview of the Wi-SUN Alliance organisation, the specification for Field Area Networks, and an update on certification status, technical collaborations with other organisations, and plans for the future.

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT).