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ZIGBEE HOME AUTOMATION: THE NEW GLOBAL STANDARD FOR HOME AUTOMATION

                       Alliance’s First Interoperable Public Application Profile
                             Delivers Interoperability on a Global Scale

San Ramon, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2007 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating
wireless solutions for use in consumer, commercial building and utility applications, today announced the
completion and immediate free public availability of the ZigBee Home Automation (HA) public application
profile that offers manufacturers a standards-based approach to introducing new wireless home
automation products globally, eliminating the need for proprietary technology. HA allows reliable and
interoperable home automation applications to be developed by product manufacturers for consumers
everywhere offering unprecedented reliability, control, convenience, security and choice. The Alliance is
also making publicly available its ZigBee Cluster Library (ZCL) that provides engineers with the building
blocks for applications with common needs, reducing development effort and permitting leaner
implementations tailored to their applications.

"Consumers have been primed for a variety of home automation applications, and the maturing
technology ecosystem around home automation, with developments such as the ZigBee Home
Automation profiles, are moving the market forward," said Jonathan Gaw, research manager at IDC.
"The growing global focus on improving energy efficiency can play a key role in introducing consumers to
the value of home automation solutions."

HA offers manufacturers a proven standard approach to making devices reliable, affordable, easy to
install and operate for the new construction, do-it-yourself and retrofit markets. HA provides standard
interfaces for the control of lighting, HVAC, power outlets, motorization, security, audio/video and other
devices. It maximizes the numerous technical strengths of ZigBee including use of the globally available
2.4 GHz band, self-organizing and self-healing mesh networks, and proven operational co-existence with
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other systems. HA was created by industry leading ZigBee Alliance members,
ensuring that the myriad of devices in the automated home work together and create a robust and secure
solution regardless of manufacturer.

“Control4 chose ZigBee as the wireless control technology for our vision of the smart home. ZigBee is
ideal because it is a standards-based technology with world-wide approval,” said Will West, CEO of
Control4. “We and our ecosystem partners will continue to introduce new products based on ZigBee with
the assurance of compatibility.”

ZigBee reliability and scalability is popular with members producing products today.

“Colorado vNet chose ZigBee for our Wireless Lighting and Control System because we were confident it
provided the reliability and scalability our customers demand and expect from us,” added Colorado vNet
CEO Bill Beierwaltes. “Since it’s standards-based, ZigBee allowed us to easily adapt the technology of
our wired system into a wireless solution. Moving forward, the HA profile offers the ability to
communicate with a wide variety of ZigBee-based devices.”

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HOME AUTOMATION EVERYWHERE

Product manufacturers have the most choice with ZigBee thanks to a robust ecosystem and diverse
supply chain of ZigBee Compliant Platforms.

“The ZigBee Home Automation Profile provides manufacturers the universal standard application they
have been demanding in order to launch a thriving global home automation market allowing consumers
everywhere an easy way to reap the numerous savings found in a standards-based wireless home
automation network,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “Imagine the peace-of-mind
gained from using ZigBee Certified Products to manage your lighting, security, heating and cooling
systems from virtually anywhere. By automating and centralizing control of all these individual systems,
ZigBee Home Automation allows us to increase our comfort and security and, most importantly, become
more efficient at reducing our need for energy.”

Any manufacturer building devices using HA on a ZigBee Compliant Platform can submit its products for
ZigBee Certified Product status and earn the right to wear the ZigBee logo. All ZigBee Certified Products
undergo rigorous certification processes administered by respected, independent laboratories; ensuring
products meet standards. Importantly, the program allows customers of all types to buy with confidence.

ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective,
low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and manufacturers worldwide.
Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.

Contact:

Kevin Schader
ZigBee Alliance
kschader@inventures.com
+1 925-275-6672

Whitney Liem
GolinHarris for ZigBee Alliance
wliem@golinharris.com
+1 714-662-5111
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