GreenPeak’s ZigBee Input Device platform achieves Golden Unit Status

November 15, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
GreenPeak Technologies is now able to support the ZigBee Input Device standard, which adds specific features to the ZigBee RF4CE specification for mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands, game controllers and other input devices.

GreenPeak has achieved Golden Unit status for its ZigBee Input Device stack software and has also made its development platform available to its customers to accelerate integration and product design.

ZigBee Input Device is a global standard for greener, innovative and easy-to-use mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands and other input devices used to control and operate computers and consumer electronic devices. It also offers native support for popular multi-touch and gesture commands, allowing manufacturers to deliver feature-rich products.

The ZigBee Input Device standard allows consumers to use their devices from greater distances or even from other rooms because its operation is not limited to line of sight. Plus, because of lower power draw, devices using the ZigBee Input Device standard will get much longer battery life, greatly reducing the total number of batteries used – and disposed of – during the lifetime of the device.

The low latency of GreenPeak’s chip allows ZigBee Input Device for game controllers to transfer data more quickly, enabling faster and more accurate gaming.

“GreenPeak has supported the ZigBee Input Device standard since its inception. It is a great addition to the ZigBee RF4CE specifications and will make input devices more intuitive and greener.” says Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. “The ZigBee Alliance has established rigorous testing plans to ensure conformance to the standard and to ensure the highest standard of quality for all future ZigBee products. We are delighted to achieve the Golden Unit status. Our development platform, combined with Golden Unit certification, will enable our customers to quickly and easily deploy ZigBee Certified products using ZigBee Input Device.”

The ZigBee Alliance plans to host a free public webinar covering ZigBee Input Device as well as ZigBee Remote Control and the ZigBee RF4CE specification on December 6, 2012. ‘ZigBee RF4CE: A Quiet Revolution is Underway will be held from 8:00-9:00 am PST (or 05:00-06:00 pm CET) and feature speakers from the CE