ZigBee Members Meeting Philadelphia March 15-18th

ReprZigBee Allianceesentatives of San Juan Software will attend the ZigBee Members meeting in Philadelphia, PA,   March 15th-18th. 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

IoT In Commercial Buildings – Connected Lighting & Beyond

Smart building control solutions, the core application for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT), need robust design, high availability, redundancy and architecture designed to scale in order to satisfy the high performance requirements. Unlike residential buildings, warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing sites are characterised by large open spaces, high ceiling and 24X7 operation in harsh environment. Connecting thousands of nodes at these facilities using a consumer grade wireless technology is pushing the envelope in terms of scale. Moreover, many facilities have proprietary building management system (BMS) and each system relies on a different communication protocol (BACnet, Modbus or LonWorks) to exchange information. Integrating disparate systems, getting them to communicate using a standard protocol and providing interoperability across devices is the biggest roadblock preventing the IoT from reaching its true potential for enterprise market.

This is where the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless mesh technology makes a mark. ZigBee meets the application requirements for commercial and industrial wireless networking by offering a low cost, low power and low data rate wireless mesh technology. ZigBee delivers an optimal balance of scale, performance and reliability for an extensive range of sensing and control applications. With the new universal ZigBee 3.0, there is single open, global wireless standard for the widest range of applications including home automation, lighting, energy management, security, sensors, and health care monitoring. More

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