ZigBee 3.0 Ratification Opens Door to Smarter, Greener World Using the Internet of Things

News Highlights: ZigBee Alliance ready to help unify the IoT making it easier to build smart solutions for homes, buildings and cities. Industry rallies around new solution as EnOcean Alliance jointly announces collaboration to combine widely adopted interoperable wireless energy harvesting definitions with ZigBee 3.0. The ratification paves the way for standards convergence around a newly consolidated ZigBee applications library that is the industry’s most complete set of definitions for IoT device interoperability. read more

Meet San Juan Software at CES in Las Vegas January 6-8

Stop by the ZigBee Pavilion #71344 in the Sands Expo, January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to see the latest IoT innovations for the smart home, building and city from more than a dozen forward-thinking ZigBee member companies, including: Atmel, Bosch, Centralite, DSR, Feibit, Legrand, MMB Networks, NXP, OSRAM, OWON, Philips, PomCube, Ubisys and more. Look for San Juan Software at the ZigBee Alliance booth.  You can also contact us and arrange a private meeting in advance.

SPEAKER: ZigBee Alliance President and CEO – Tobin Richardson – will be part of “The Internet of Things: Mitigating Risks and Harnessing Potential” panel on Friday, January 8th from 11:30am – 12:30pm (LVCC North Hall, Room N258).

ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances Collaborate to Combine Benefits of EnOcean Energy Harvesting Wireless with ZigBee 3.0

Davis/San Ramon, Calif. – December 16, 2015 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and smart homes, that the two organizations will cooperate on combining the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0 for worldwide applications. The cooperation connects the two alliances’ advantages, synergies and track record of standards advancements to create an open, global specification that will extend energy harvesting wireless communication to a broader range of self-powered IoT sensor solutions. These solutions use the surrounding environment as their energy source, making battery-less connected devices a reality. read more

200 Million Smart Home Safety and Security Devices by 2020

San Diego, CA November 10, 2015— Competition is intensifying for smart home service providers, according to a recently published report by ON World, a global technology research firm. 

“Cloud-based open platforms are disrupting and creating new opportunities for smart home services,” said Mareca Hatler ON World’s research director. “Consumers are demanding greater choices as well as lower costs and smart home service providers are responding through strategic alliances and open source initiatives.”

ON World’s recently completed survey with 1,000 U.S. adults found that 30% are likely to adopt a smart home system within three years.  Over half would like to have at least two integrated smart home applications and 60% of these would like three or more integrated applications. For half the respondents, safety and security is the primary reason they would adopt a smart home system. Read More

IoT and the Smart Home Forum: October 23rd in Nanjing China

ZigBee Alliance Smart Home Forum Wulian IoT AsiaFriday, October 23, Nanjing, China

The IoT and the Smart Home forum, hosted by the ZigBee Alliance and Wulian, will feature 10 presentations on topics ranging from why standards are important, to interesting applications of ZigBee technology, to the role of government in the IoT. In addition, there will be two hosted panel discussions followed by a question and answer session.The forum will be provided in Mandarin and English with simultaneous translations available for all attendees.Non-ZigBee members register through Wulian: www.wulian.cc.