Global standards organisation Wi-SUN Alliance today announced that worldwide membership has now reached 50 companies.

The newest members include US utility company Duke Energy and the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Phil Beecher, Wi-SUN Alliance chairman, said: “We are extremely pleased with the growing diversity of companies joining the Wi-SUN Alliance and supporting interoperable, standards-based wireless networks applicable to smart utility and related industries.”

“The addition of Duke Energy and EPRI as members highlights the continuing acceptance of the alliance’s certification programme in providing a credible and convenient way for customers to validate interoperability when making their business decisions.”

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless products based on open global standards including IEEE 802.15.4g.

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