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Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter July 2021

Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter July 2021

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Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter
July 2021
Message from Phil Beecher, President & CEO

Dear Wi-SUN Alliance Community,

The second quarter has been a busy one with our participation in industry events including Smart Cities Connect, where we participated in a panel session with member Silicon Labs, and at Metering China where Wi-SUN Alliance had a booth and held a seminar session with members Hexing, Lierda, Pelion, Silicon Labs and Vertexcom. 

We also hosted a very well attended virtual member meeting that covered the expansion of our Wi-SUN ecosystem and attendees learned new and exciting ways Wi-SUN is being deployed into the market. 

We are excited to release our new e-book which highlights how Wi-SUN FAN (Field Area Networks) technology makes cities and IoT smart. The e-book features a one-to-one with me as well as the vision and insights of eight leading Wi-SUN promoter member companies, including Cisco, Itron, Landis+Gyr, Hexing, OKI, Renesas, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments, addressing the following key questions: 

  1. Where they see Wi-SUN FAN applications in the next five years?
  2. What new application opportunities they envisage for Wi-SUN technology?
  3. How will 5G impact Wi-SUN FAN developments and adoption?

To download a copy of the e-book, please click here. 

We continue to see growth in our range of certified products, which have now exceeded 200, including an increasing number of Wi-SUN FAN certified products, with more than 45 products from 18 companies and growing.

Despite the difficulties in holding face to face meetings, we continue to see good progress with the next phase of Wi-SUN FAN.  Wi-SUN FAN 1.1 delivers higher data rates with lower latency, enhancing performance for Distribution Automation applications, as well as providing a certification program for battery-powered devices supporting applications such as gas and water metering, environmental monitoring, traffic sensing and parking management. 

Finally, once again, I'd like to thank all our member companies and the individuals who have continued to work hard in most difficult circumstances. I look forward to meeting everyone again when we have the opportunity to hold in-person events. In the meantime, please stay safe!

More highlights and updates can be found below.

Regards, Phil Beecher, President and CEO

Wi-SUN Members

Steady growth in global membership continues as more companies recognize the benefits of belonging to the Wi-SUN ecosystem. A list of our members can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Smart City Lighting Summit – A Digital Experience Aug. 25
Wi-SUN Alliance is a sponsor and Phil Beecher will be speaking on Moving Towards True Interoperability for the Smart City.

Works With 21 – The Wi-SUN Alliance will be presenting and is a sponsor for Silicon Labs virtual event on Sept. 14-15.

Smart Cities Connect - The Wi-SUN Alliance will be presenting and participating in a panel discussion with other Wi-SUN members at this in-person event Oct. 19-21 in National Harbor, MD.

IoT World 2021 - The Wi-SUN Alliance will be exhibiting Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, CA.

Enlit Europe - The Wi-SUN Alliance will be exhibiting Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Milan, Italy.

Member News

Silicon Labs Expands IoT Wireless Portfolio with Standards-Based Wi-SUN Technology.

Silicon Labs announced in April its new standards-driven Wi-SUN technology, opening the door to new Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities and accelerating smart city application development.  Read more


Wi-SUN Alliance Conducts Remote Interoperability Testing for Next-Generation FAN 1.1 Networks Amid World Pandemic

Wi-SUN in the News

Street lighting as an enabler for smart cities (see page 26)

Scalability is the key to smart city growth 

What will post-pandemic smart cities look like? 

Building Smarter, More Secure Cities from the Ground up with Open Standards 

How Can the UK Make its Cities Work Better for Everyone? (Podcast) 

Wi-SUN Alliance grows 

Membership Opportunities

Wi-SUN Alliance membership is open to all companies. If you are interested in becoming a member and participating in the future of IIoT, you can find further information here.