OSF Will Speed Up ZigBee’s Adoption In The Smart Home
Electronic Design- March 14, 2013
The Open Smart Home Framework (OSF) comprises the components of the ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) standard family that are relevant for the home and the consumer. Its goal is to make ZigBee as successful, ubiquitous, and easy to use as Wi-Fi is today.
A subset of the ZigBee standards, OSF specifically addresses those elements that are playing a role for the consumer in the home. Therefore, OSF is not a standard in itself, but a framework that specifically addresses the needs and the coexistence of the different ZigBee standards within the home/consumer space. Read More
Energy Harvesting with ZigBee Green Power
2013 CES a Smashing Success
The Consumer Electronics Show is a great way to check out the newest technology. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States.
San Juan Software's Tim Gillman (L) and Drew Gislason (R) answered questions for ZigBee booth attendees at 2013 CES.
In the newly designed ZigBee Pavilion, the Philips Hue drew crowds anxious to see the ZigBee Light Link home lighting control products, among a wide array of ZigBee enabled devices. There are now more than 650 certified ZigBee devices and many more expected to be released this year. Video Tour of the ZigBee Exhibit with TMC
Heile Becomes Chairman Emeritus and Chief Technologist, Richardson Appointed Chairman and CEO by ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors
San Ramon, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2013 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that Bob Heile has assumed the new role of Chairman Emeritus and Chief Technologist with Tobin Richardson being selected by the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors to assume the role of Chairman and CEO, previously held by Heile. The move allows the Alliance to maximize its presence by having two strong, proven leaders advocating for ZigBee in the global marketplace.For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
ZigBee Member Meeting in Jacksonville, FL, February 4-7
Representatives of San Juan Software will attend the ZigBee Members meeting in Jacksonville, FL, February 4-7th. Tim Gillman, Vice President of San Juan Software, is Vice Chair of the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP2) Work Group. He is also an officer on the Core Stack (CSG) Work Group. Drew Gislason, President of San Juan Software, is the Chair of the ZHC and co-chair of the ZigBee Cluster Library Development Board (CLDB). For more information about the ZigBee Alliance go to www.zigbee.org