The ZigBee Alliance, an industry association promoting the growth of a global, open standard for wireless control of devices used to automate homes, commercial and industrial environments, has announced that Siemens has been admitted at the highest level of membership – “Promoter” level. Siemens is one of the world’s largest companies working in the field of electrical engineering and electronics.

Adding Siemens to the ZigBee Alliance further strengthens ZigBee’s commitment to the development of wireless mesh networking. The Alliance is now more than 200 members strong, with a presence in 26 countries spanning six continents.