Japan’s electronics giant Toshiba has achieved an industry first by gaining Wi-SUN Alliance certification for its home energy management system (HEMs), the manufacturer has confirmed.

Wi-SUN Alliance awarded Toshiba the communication standard Wi-SUN profile for ECHONET Lite for its integrated set of Toshiba’s 920MHz band wireless adaptor and Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation’s home gateway.

Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite is a global standard specification, created by the Wi-SUN Alliance for 920MHz band wireless communication between smart meters and HEMS controllers, otherwise called Route B.

Inserting Toshiba’s 920MHz band wireless USB dongle into the home gateway enables data communication between smart meters and HEMs controllers, making it possible to obtain a wide range of data, including total power consumption.