The HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, and ZigBee Alliance have signed an agreement to create the Consortium for SEP 2 (Smart Energy Profile 2) Interoperability. According to the parties involved, the Consortium will provide the Smart Grid ecosystem with device and application interoperability. Its focus will be on speeding up the pace of the availability of interoperable Smart Energy Profile 2 products, so that consumers can take advantage of SmartGrid energy management benefits via wired and wireless devices. The Consortium will also take responsibility for maintaining a certification test suite to validate interoperability.
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