Internet of Things Healthcare: ZigBee and Senior Lifestyle Systems

Everyone is talking about the Smart Home and the Internet of Things.  In the case of Internet of Things healthcare, the IoT promises to make us happier and healthier as well. Lifestyle monitoring, a Smart Home application which uses a network of sensors to track the movement of a senior or disabled resident in the home, connected via ZigBee wireless to a local hub, which then connects to the internet.  Within a period of one or two weeks, the cloud intelligence app learns the “normal” behavior and activities of the household. If there is a sudden or dramatic change in the anticipated movement, then an alert can be sent. More

Building a smarter "smart home" on ZigBee 3.0

No longer just gizmos and gadgets for the wealthy, devices for the smart home are fast becoming the purview of the every man. Estimates project that within the next 10 years the average household will consist of 100 connected devices, networking everything from lights and motion sensors to thermostats and smoke detectors.

With every passing day it seems more and more otherwise-mundane household items are being outfitted with connectivity. From refrigerators and washing machines to toasters and light bulbs, appliances of all kinds are being networked and marketed as elements of the impending smart home.  Continue Reading on embedded-computing.com

ZigBee Members Meeting Philadelphia March 15-18th

ReprZigBee Allianceesentatives of San Juan Software will attend the ZigBee Members meeting in Philadelphia, PA,   March 15th-18th. 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

IoT In Commercial Buildings – Connected Lighting & Beyond

Smart building control solutions, the core application for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT), need robust design, high availability, redundancy and architecture designed to scale in order to satisfy the high performance requirements. Unlike residential buildings, warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing sites are characterised by large open spaces, high ceiling and 24X7 operation in harsh environment. Connecting thousands of nodes at these facilities using a consumer grade wireless technology is pushing the envelope in terms of scale. Moreover, many facilities have proprietary building management system (BMS) and each system relies on a different communication protocol (BACnet, Modbus or LonWorks) to exchange information. Integrating disparate systems, getting them to communicate using a standard protocol and providing interoperability across devices is the biggest roadblock preventing the IoT from reaching its true potential for enterprise market.

This is where the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless mesh technology makes a mark. ZigBee meets the application requirements for commercial and industrial wireless networking by offering a low cost, low power and low data rate wireless mesh technology. ZigBee delivers an optimal balance of scale, performance and reliability for an extensive range of sensing and control applications. With the new universal ZigBee 3.0, there is single open, global wireless standard for the widest range of applications including home automation, lighting, energy management, security, sensors, and health care monitoring. More

International CES Las Vegas, NV January 6-9th, 2015

CESThe International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. CES showcases more than 3,200 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 sessions; and more than152,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. Visit San Juan Software at the ZigBee Member Pavilion, Sands Expo, Booth #71023  Learn more about CES.