Successful Launch of ZigBee Member Group China

ZigBee Alliance IoT Home Automation ZigBee Stack AsiaDavis, 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

SmartThings Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors

Internet of Things, Smart Things, ZigBee AllianceSmartThings Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors Davis, Calif. – August 3, 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 SmartThings is the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors, read more

Freescale Pre-Certified Thread Stack Provides One Stop Shopping for Smart Home Connectivity

AUSTIN, Texas--07/14/2015-- Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is announcing a pre-certified Thread networking stack, compliant to the R1.0 specification recently released to Thread Group members, which will usher in a new level of compelling solutions for the connected home. Freescale’s pre-certified Thread stack carries IP from the cloud to end devices, providing a simpler and more efficient way of connecting devices in the home. The stack is architected to support a comprehensive set of microcontrollers, microprocessors, connectivity solutions and sensors that provide optimized solutions for the various types of Internet of Things applications in the home. More

Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available

Thread Protocol IoT Thread-compliantProduct Developers Can Start Building Simple, Secure, Low-Power Networks and Connected Products for the Home
SAN RAMON, Calif. - July 14, 2015 - The Thread Group (www.threadgroup.org) today announced the release of Thread, the new IP-based wireless networking protocol designed for low-power connected products in the home. Starting today, product developers who are members of the Thread Group can access Thread technical specifications and documentation to build Thread-compliant products. More