MEMBER RELEASE: Leading Chinese IoT Company — Wulian Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors

On March 11th (Beijing time), the leading Chinese IoT Company, Wulian, held a press conference at Shanghai New International Expo Center, announcing that Wulian becomes the newest member of ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors at the ‘Promoter’ level. It is reported that Wulian is the twelfth member of the Board of Directors after Philips, Legrand, […]

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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 […]

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ZIGBEE PRESS RELEASE: Wulian Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors

Wulian Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors Leading Chinese Company Joins ZigBee Board to Promote the Internet of Things around the World San Ramon, Calif. – March 10, 2015 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial […]

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IoT In Commercial Buildings – Connected Lighting & Beyond

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in a new era of connected devices that stream real-time data, bring intelligence and enable consumers to make better decisions thereby saving money. From wireless thermostats, security systems and smart watches that sync to an app – monitoring and control of remote devices has reached the mainstream consumer […]

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4 Under $400: Get Started with ZigBee Today

Our readers are often interested in ZigBee technology but don’t know how to get started. Here are four starter kits you can order online to get started with ZigBee today! The AIR module Booster Pack Kit for ZigBee applications by Anaren eases the development of products intended to wirelessly communicate in compliance with ZigBee standard. This kit provides “out of […]

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Control4 Intros Much Smarter Thermostat, Way Better Interface at ISE 2015

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) has always had a smart thermostat to integrate with its home automation system, and for a long time has supported third-party stats as well (yes, Nest too). At ISE 2015, though, the company is (finally) launching a home-grown successor to its original stat that controls virtually all functions of any HVAC system. The new wireless, […]

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Cree Gets Bright Idea

Durham, S.C. – Cree turned the spotlight on its first connected LED lightbulb for the consumer market. The new $14.97 60-watt Connected Cree LED Bulb is compatible with the Wink home-automation hub and ZigBee-certified hubs. The bulb will be available later this month through Home Depot’s online store and be available in-store in February. The […]

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Cree Enters Connected Bulb Fray

The dream of a completely smart home is coming true, though not exactly how many people first envisioned it. Instead of a whole smart home, we’re getting connected devices piecemeal that make the home living experience (whether you’re there or not) better and more efficient. Among the quickly emerging categories, which includes locks, thermostats and […]

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GreenPeak and ZigBee Open Doors to the Smart Home

“The smart home is not a product, it’s an application,” was the message from Cees Links of GreenPeak Technologies who I met near the ZigBee booth at the Sands Expo. Cees gave me some background on his company – which designs ZigBee chips and board modules such as the GP691 with range, power consumption, and cost in mind – before proceeding […]

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OSRAM Sylvania Launches Lightify Connected Lighting Portfolio at CES

OSRAM SYLVANIA LAUNCHES LIGHTIFY CONNECTED LIGHTING PORTFOLIO AT CES LIGHTIFY Your World with Cost Effective Indoor/Outdoor Automated Lighting Solutions Controlled by Your Mobile Device Las Vegas and Danvers, Mass. (January 6, 2015) – At CES 2015, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ connected lighting kits, providing a portfolio of cost effective […]

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The Next ZigBee, 3.0

The Next ZigBee, 3.0If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest wireless standard. If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest […]

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