The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that some of its members have completed interoperability testing for devices with Wi-SUN FAN certification.
Upon successful test completion, approved products are permitted to display the Wi-SUN Certified FAN logo, which indicates to users that these products are compliant with open standards, interoperable, secure and scalable and can be deployed with confidence.
"Standards and interoperability are key to continued growth for the IoT industry," said Phil Beecher, President and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance, in a media release.
He said the availability of certified Wi-SUN FAN solutions delivers the alliance’s mission to offer utilities, cities and service providers adaptable multi-service networks.
The solutions from Cisco, Itron, Nissin Systems, Kyoto University, Landis+Gyr, Renesas and ROHM address the needs of utilities, city developers and other service providers to simplify and support large-scale, outdoor networks for smart cities, smart utilities and other IoT rollouts.
Wi-SUN FAN is a communications infrastructure for very large-scale networks, enabling many devices to interconnect on one common network.
All Wi-SUN certified products were rigorously tested by Allion Test Labs in Taiwan, the first test lab to achieve Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 validation, to ensure the devices worked together effortlessly and securely to ensure rapid time to market.
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association whose mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other IoT applications using open global standards from organizations such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI.
To date, Wi-SUN FAN certified products include the following:
Cisco: IR509 WPAN Industrial Router, which will be deployed into a diverse set of IoT applications including smart metering, smart grids, distribution automation, supervisory control, and data acquisition, and street lighting.
Itron: Itron Bridge5-WS is a key component of the Itron Network platform that enables cities and utilities to cost-effectively integrate industrial IoT and utility control and monitoring devices onto a secure, reliable and open standards-based Wi-SUN FAN.
Nissin Systems, Kyoto University, and ROHM: Collaborated on the development of the EW-WSN BP35C4, a multi-purpose module compliant with Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 router with a UART interface.
Landis+Gyr: The N550 Network Node is an integral part of Gridstream® Connect, the industry-leading utility IoT solution that delivers flexibility for applications such as AMI, distribution automation, consumer engagement, smart cities, DER integration and more.
ProCubed: Provided test tools for the certification testing environment including the ProShark Plus (Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 Protocol Analyzer), 2) Test Bed Controller (Pro-Si-SUN FAN1.0-915-TBC
Renesas: achieved Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 certification with its RF (RAA604S00)+ MCU (RX651) wireless solution.