SOURCE: Synapse Wireless Inc.

Synapse provides wireless communication technology for wireless control and monitoring of M2M

September 23, 2009 08:00 ET

Synapse Wireless Embraces OpenHAN for Smart Grid Home Area Network Systems

SNAP® Technology Supports Interoperability and Open Standards

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Synapse Wireless®, the leader in Internet-enabled, wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and a member of the UCA®International Users Group (UCAIug), today announced that it is embracing the OpenHAN specifications for home automation networks.

"Synapse's SNAP technology is an auto-forming, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution, that brings interoperability and seamless integration to the Internet using existing standards," states Wade Patterson, CEO of Synapse Wireless. "We have the technology that supports the goals of UCAIug's OpenHAN today."

The UCAIug is a non-profit users group comprised of organizations involved in the electric utility industry's Smart Grid initiative. Its OpenHAN specification establishes the initial requirements and framework for the development of well managed and secure customer communications systems.

Frost & Sullivan, in awarding Synapse its "Emerging Company of the Year for 2009," said, "Synapse's complete wireless solution strategy represents a pioneering endeavor to implement wireless solutions in power management, renewables, demand response, and smart grid technologies to facilitate information management and monitoring capabilities."

Synapse crossed the 500th SNAP user milestone, and is seeing applications being developed for many home automation applications, such as HVAC control, lighting, metering, and more.

"Energy metering and building monitoring benefit from Synapse's wireless technology solution due to its ability to retrieve information from harsh environments, which can then be put on an IP infrastructure and accessed remotely," added Frost & Sullivan.

"We are very excited about our collaboration with Synapse as we believe SNAP is the best software standard for Personal Area Networks," said Richard Trueman, Senior Product Manager, Panasonic Industrial Company. SNAP-based products from Panasonic, California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) and Synapse's own Freescale-based modules can all reside on the same SNAP network and communicate seamlessly.

As a member of the UCAIug, Synapse is looking forward to helping OpenHAN reach its goals. As Frost & Sullivan observed, "The flexibility and power of wireless network solutions as provided by Synapse are taking the industry to new frontiers in functionality with the advantage of retrofitting building automation systems without the depletion of its infrastructure."

About Synapse Wireless Inc.

Synapse Wireless is dedicated to developing easy-to-use, intelligent, wireless control and monitoring mesh networks that are low-power, high-performance, self-forming, instant-on, and self-healing. Synapse SNAP® and Portal® products enable energy savings, increased productivity, reduced maintenance costs, and amazing convenience to users. Synapse RF Engine™ modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse provides OEMs with comprehensive design and implementation support for customized wireless applications. For more information, visit:

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2009.

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