Itron Network Device Achieves Certification from Wi-SUN Alliance for Large-scale Industrial IoT Networks
Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced recently the Itron Bridge 5-WS is one of the first products to receive Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) 1.0 certification. The Wi-SUN Alliance granted certification to products based on their compliance to the FAN communications profile and their ability to interoperate with other Wi-SUN FAN certified products, as verified by an independent third-party testing laboratory. This important industry milestone is the result of several years of intense collaboration between many technology suppliers that include leadership by Itron.
In the same way the Internet is accessible to many different makes and models of smartphones and computers, the Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 standard enables different industrial devices to interconnect onto common, secure, industrial-grade networks. The certification of the Itron device, with integrated Gen5 NIC hardware, indicates the Itron Network platform is capable of supporting the Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 specification. This NIC can be used in many different devices in an industrial IoT network.
“Itron along with other key Promoter members of the Wi-SUN Alliance including our long-time strategic partner Cisco have demonstrated our commitment to the development and evolution of this standard technology to create a truly interoperable open network ecosystem,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron. “We are pleased to be among the first to achieve this initial certification.”
“Certification ensures interoperability, which is key to the growth of IoT innovation,” said Phil Beecher, president and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance. “We are pleased to officially certify this product.”
SOURCE: Itron, Inc.