ZigBee Alliance Announces Standards Activity For Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks
SAN RAMON, Calif. – Jan. 27, 2014 –
The ZigBee Alliance announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products and solutions. The NAN is defined as a utility’s last-mile, outdoor access network that connects smart meters and distribution automation devices to Wide Area Network (WAN) gateways such as RF collectors or data concentrators and field devices.
There is a global requirement from regulators and utilities for standards-based interoperable NANs. Open global standards provide utilities with wider choice of product features, increased price competition, reduced supply risk and flexibility in selecting vendors all while assuring that products will interoperate seamlessly.
ZigBee Member Meeting in Dallas, TX February 10-13th
esentatives of San Juan Software will attend the ZigBee Members meeting in Dallas, Texas February 10-13th. 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
Come See Us At DistribuTECH in San Antonio, TX
Come and see us at the ZigBee Alliance booth 3045 at DistribuTECH in San Antonio, TX January 28-30th, 2014. DistribuTECH is the Power Transmission Conference for Electricity Transmission and Distribution Professionals. ZigBee technology is being widely adopted for smart meters, thermostats, load control and neighborhood area networks for the Smart Grid in order to better utilize the existing electricity generation facilities and reduce the peaks in high demand periods. More at DistribuTECH
ON World Research Report: 802.15.4 & ZigBee: Enabling the Internet of Things
San Diego, CA Jan. 16, 2014--ZigBee is poised to drive the fixed Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market to 1 billion annual unit shipments within the next five years.Strong growth in smart lighting, metering, energy management, entertainment controls, health and fitness, smart cities and industrial automation have 802.15.4 and ZigBee capturing a significant percentage of a potential 10 billion device market. In fact, revenues from ZigBee/15.4 devices and associated equipment will reach $ 50 billion within the next five years. billion within the next five years. For more and to get the Executive Summary
January 13, 2014 --
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show was the largest in show history, with a record 2,000,000 net square feet of exhibit space for more than 3,200 exhibitors.More than 150,000 people attended. As the Internet of Things (IoT) was the hot topic, the ZigBee booth was very busy and a great success.