Cabin app-titude: Tech demonstrator tests smart airplane interiors
The future of the commercial airplane cabin experience may be in “smart” features that allow passengers to interact with the airplane like never before: Smartphones that talk to smart lavatories or even smart lighting controlled through wireless connections.
That’s why engineers in Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Product Development have created a technology demonstrator called vCabin, an interior mock-up of an airplane cabin with an advanced, wireless network behind the scenes through which new technology, such as futuristic "smart cabin" concepts, can be connected and made functional. See the video
ZigBee Alliance Adds 5th Authorized Test Lab to Accommodate Growth of IoT Product Certifications
September 12, 2016 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced UL – a global safety science organization – is the newest independent authorized test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke, UK. The expansion to a fifth lab to provide ZigBee-specific testing validates the prevalence and significance of ZigBee-based products as hundreds of market-moving members design and develop IoT-focused devices for today’s connected world. read more
Huawei and Somfy Join ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), announced that Huawei – a leading supplier of ICT solutions – and SOMFY -a world leader in the home and commercial automation market, have joined the ZigBee Alliance at the Promoter level and accepted seats on its Board of Directors. As an international technology market leader, this development further strengthens the mission and direction of the ZigBee Alliance and its 400+ members toward a meaningful, interconnected world.read more