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ZigBee Certified Products Surpass 1,000

ZigBee AllianceAugust 26, 2014- The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in Energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that there are now more than 1,000 certified ZigBee products available to the market, demonstrating the rising demand for the internet of things. Analysts from Research and Markets have forecasted that the global ZigBee enabled devices market will grow at a compound annual rate growth rate of 67% from 2014-2018. More

ZigBee Member Meeting in Venice Italy, October 13-16

ReprZigBee Allianceesentatives of San Juan Software will attend the ZigBee Members meeting in Venice Italy  October 13th-16th. San Juan Software has been an active member of the ZigBee Alliance since 2004 and has held officer positions in several of the ZigBee Work Groups. For more information about the ZigBee Alliance go to www.zigbee.org

GE Link Breaks Smart Bulb Price Barriers with $15 ZigBee-Enabled LEDs

GE Link and WinkJuly 27, 2014-Compatible with Quirky’s new Wink home automation hub GE Link smart LED bulbs ($15 and up) communicate via ZigBee; Lutron ClearConnect wireless bulbs expected to later this year. The new GE Link smart LEDs start at just $15 each for a standard A19 bulb – way less than competitive products. Read More @CEPro

Thread Paves the Way for IEEE 802.15.4 & IPv6

Thread GroupRecently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread.” Cees Links blogged about his thoughts:. "Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of existing standards into a “single” package" similar to Wi-Fi. Cees points out that 5 out of the 7 members of the Thread Group are also member of the ZigBee Alliance. Read the Blog

920IP: Low-power, IPv6 Networking for Home Energy Management by ZigBee Alliance

July 1, 2014 - The ZigBee Alliance,announced it has completed  920IP, an update to ZigBee IP, in response to Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) designation of 920 MHz for use in HEMS and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) endorsement of ECHONET Lite as a smart home standard.  the first open, global standard for an IPv6 based full wireless mesh networking solution to control low power, low cost devices. More