Following joint development efforts by the two companies, Visonic will bring to market new sensors and other security peripherals based on its security devices and Ember’s ZigBee communication technology.
The new security devices will be dedicated for use with the iControl OpenHome software platform from iControl Networks. Their availability will enable broadband service providers to expand their next generation services offerings to include home security, remote monitoring, and home control services.
“As the first major security vendor to develop a wide range of ZigBee-based security peripherals, Visonic has taken on an important role in the ZigBee ecosystem,” said Dennis Natale, vice president of sales at Ember Corporation. “We are excited about the potential this opens, for us and Visonic, and for broadband service providers, who can integrate the new sensors and devices into an expanded services offering.”
“Reliability and performance have always been cornerstones of our wireless security offering, so we work with only the best possible technologies for every application,” said Oren Kotlicki, director of strategic business at Visonic. “As a top developer of ZigBee technology, Ember is the ideal partner to provide us with the communication performance we need for high-performing security sensors and peripherals for the home management services market.”
The first Visonic ZigBee-driven security sensors and peripherals will be available later this year.