IoT and the Smart Home Forum: October 23rd in Nanjing China
The IoT and the Smart Home forum, hosted by the ZigBee Alliance and Wulian, will feature 10 presentations on topics ranging from why standards are important, to interesting applications of ZigBee technology, to the role of government in the IoT. In addition, there will be two hosted panel discussions followed by a question and answer session.The forum will be provided in Mandarin and English with simultaneous translations available for all attendees.Non-ZigBee members register through Wulian: www.wulian.cc.
ZigBee Members Meeting Nanjing China October 19-22nd
Lowe’s Joins ZigBee Alliance as a Participant Member
Davis, Calif. – September 23, 2015 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced that home improvement company Lowe’s is the newest Participant member of the ZigBee Alliance. Launched in July 2012, Iris by Lowe’s is a smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere – from a computer, smart phone or tablet. Lowe’s was among the first companies to target the mass consumer market with a broad home automation solution and to introduce an open platform complemented by the customer support that consumers have come to trust from Lowe’s.read more
Successful Launch of ZigBee Member Group China
Davis, Calif. – September 16, 2015 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced the recent launch of the ZigBee Member Group China. Due to the rapidly growing IoT market in China as well as the rising number of China-based member companies, the Alliance established this group to further promote ZigBee standards in China and throughout Asia.read more
An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things
The rate of adoption is accelerating. Here are six things you need to know.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained popular attention in the five years since we first published on the topic,1 it has also beguiled executives. When physical assets equipped with sensors give an information system the ability to capture, communicate, and process data—and even, in a sense, to collaborate—they create game-changing opportunities: production efficiency, distribution, and innovation all stand to benefit immensely. Research from the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that the operational efficiencies and greater market reach IoT affords will create substantial value in many industries. More