ZigBee Alliance Leads the Way To Smarter, More Efficient Homes, Buildings and Lighting Systems at Light + Building 2016

ZigBee Alliance for Home Automation and LightingThe ZigBee Alliance will be joined by 60 member companies at the  Light + Building show March 13-19 in Frankfurt, Germany. ZigBee Alliance members will be showcasing a broad range of interoperable solutions for home and building automation and lighting.  More

ZigBee Alliance to Present at 7th Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Mark Walters, Vice President of Strategic Development at the ZigBee Alliance, will participate as a speaker at the 2016 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer held in Austin, Texas this week. Walters will participate in the “Interoperability, Integration and Energy Management” session on Wednesday, February 24th at 3:00pm. The interactive panel session examines how integrating energy management devices and technologies into the home while communicating with the grid requires communications standards and systems. read more

ZigBee and the smart metering phenomenon

ZigBee and the Smart Metering Phenomenon By Dr. Dean Anthony Gratton
In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is responsible for reforming the energy sector for residential, business and industries across the UK and ZigBee was selected as the technology to empower the smart metering ecosystem. ZigBee has been firmly embedded in the smart metering sector – a wireless technology that not only empowers the meters themselves, but the communications hub too. Similarly, the ecosystem is complimented by up to four Consumer Access Devices (CADs) including the In-home Display (IHD). As such, any CAD wishing to join the Home Area Network (HAN) has to be ZigBee-enabled as well as complying with some other security shenanigans, so as not to compromise the HAN. More

The ZigBee Alliance at DistribuTECH 2016

The ZigBee Alliance at DistribuTECH 2016 Dozens of Member Companies Set to Show Solutions for Smart Cities February 9 – 11, 2016,Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida. The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, is proud to have dozens of member companies participating in in DistribuTECH 2016. The products and solutions showcased at the event support the development of low-power, highly reliable and secure wireless communications products for applications including utilities, smart girds, street lighting, city-side sensor networks, and traffic and parking control.  ZigBee Alliance solutions help communities worldwide address today’s energy and resource challenges.read more

ZigBee Alliance Liaisons with Thread Group on IoT Solution

ZigBee Alliance Creating End-to-End IoT Product Development Solution that Brings Its Industry-Leading Applications Library to Thread Group’s IP Network Protocol.  The solution will expand the reach of the ZigBee Applications Library — the industry’s most complete for IoT device interoperability — by adding compatibility with the Thread Group’s Internet Protocol (IP) networking layer to ZigBee’s comprehensive and proven set of solutions for the wireless IoT. In partnership, the ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group will provide a roadmap for specifications, branding, and a complete test and certification program. Users can leverage investments in ZigBee technology, expanding their market opportunities as the Alliance continues to broaden its portfolio and drive industrywide standards unification opportunities for the IoT. The solution will have broad industry support from multiple major suppliers backing both technology groups.read more