Durham, NH – August 12, 2010– Continua Health Alliance recently announced that Lamprey Networks, Inc. (LNI) has been selected to add ZigBee Alliance wireless transport compatibility to the Continua Enabling Source Library (CESL) 1.5 enhancements. CESL is Continua’s reference platform and open code base that is free to all members. LNI was contracted by Continua to complete the CESL 1.5 enhancements in early Q1 of this year and will be adding ZigBee capabilities as an addendum to their original Statement of Work. In 2008, LNI was awarded a contract by Continua Health Alliance to develop the first CESL protocols, and is excited to have the opportunity to add ZigBee capability to the Bluetooth and USB transport capabilities already included in CESL 1.0.
“We are excited to work with LNI to include ZigBee wireless transport compatibility within the CESL 1.5,” said Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance. “This addition to the current CESL 1.5 Bluetooth and USB capabilities will further Continua’s work toward enabling ubiquitous end-to-end interoperability for additional connected health solutions, one of the Alliance’s core ambitions.
The ZigBee Alliance is a global coalition of companies dedicated to creating standardized low-power wireless solutions. The ZigBee technology is built on top of IEEE standards for control and sensor networks, meeting the diverse needs of the healthcare and fitness ecosystem. In 2009, the Continua Health Alliance endorsed ZigBee Health Care as its low power local area network (LAN) standard, recommending it for use in wireless controls and sensing in areas such as large campuses and residential and commercial facilities, fitness centers and more, because it offers energy-efficient and secure wireless solutions.
LNI is a software company located in Durham, NH with over 10 year of experience working with and developing standards-based technology. In 2008, LNI was contracted by the Continua Health Alliance to develop the core Continua Enabling Software Library (CESL) protocols. LNI has used its expertise in CESL and the ISO/IEEE 11073-20601 standard to develop a line of Continua-based development solutions including a Continua Certified TM manager protocol stack and a full featured manager application called HealthLink. For more information visit: www.lampreynetworks.com
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of the finest healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With nearly 240 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management. For more information visit: www.continuaalliance.org.