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International CES Las Vegas, NV January 6-9th, 2015

CESThe International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. CES showcases more than 3,200 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 sessions; and more than152,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. Visit San Juan Software at the ZigBee Member Pavilion, Sands Expo, Booth #71023  Learn more about CES.

The Internet of Things to Bring a New Economic Boom

Dec. 3, 2014-- "IoT is the third big technology 'wave' in the last 50 years -- and perhaps the biggest"  according to Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann in the November, 2014 issue of  Harvard Business Review.  Another leap in productivity in the economy will be unleashed by these new and better products. In addition, producing them will reshape the value chain yet again, by changing product design, marketing, manufacturing, and after-sale service and by creating the need for new activities such as product data analytics and security. This will drive yet another wave of value-chain-based productivity improvement. The third wave of IT-driven transformation thus has the potential to be the biggest yet, triggering even more innovation, productivity gains, and economic growth than the previous two. Read more in  Harvard Business Review

ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single Open, Global Wireless Standard for Devices

ZigBee Alliance  San Ramon, Calif. – November 18, 2014 – 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 unification of its market-leading wireless standards to a single standard named ZigBee 3.0. This standard will provide interoperability among the widest range of smart devices and give consumers and businesses access to innovative products and services that will work together seamlessly to enhance everyday life.

The new standard unifies ZigBee standards found in tens of millions of devices delivering benefits to consumers today. The ZigBee 3.0 standard enables communication and interoperability among devices for home automation, connected lighting, energy efficiency and other markets so more diverse, fully interoperable solutions can be delivered by product developers and service providers. All device types, commands, and functionality defined in current ZigBee PRO-based standards are available to developers in the new standard. Read more

ZigBee, the IoT Connection

October 31, 2014-- Tobin Richardson, Chairman and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance www.zigbee.org and Gary Audin discuss how to connect and support the Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints at the IoT Summit in Washington D.C. Read more at Telecom Reseller.

Defining the IoT, Part Four: A Gauntlet Of Challenges

What are the biggest challenges facing sensor makers in getting on board with IoT apps? Is it software, hardware, interfacing, wireless connectivity, security, integration, other challenges? Mat Dirjish Executive Editor of Sensors magazine, asks a variety of executives from the sensor and semiconductor industry to weigh in. Read more at Sensors Online.  Read the rest of the series: Operationally Defining The IoT, Part I,  The IoT Effect On Sensor Markets Ranges From Cool To Hot, Part 2,    IoT Hotspots Seek Sensors And Apps, Part 3