NEWS: The Smart Building

Interview with Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. … In the really smart building, cloud based intelligence links together the various sensors and enables a single sensor to provide various roles within the system. For example, a motion sensor in an empty building can function as part of security solution. The same sensor […]

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ZIGBEE PRESS RELEASE: ZigBee Certified Products Surpass 1,000

Continual growth in ZigBee Certified products signals the growing demand for the Internet of Things San Ramon, Calif. – August 26, 2014 – The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that there are now more than 1,000 ZigBee Certified products […]

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NEWS: Home Energy Management Market is Expected to Reach $1.9 Billion in 2019

According to a new report, “Home Energy Management Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” published by Transparency Market Research, the home energy management systems (HEMS) market was valued at $393.8 million in 2012, and it is expected to reach USD $1.9 billion by 2019, growing at […]

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NEWS: Team launches world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system

Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research Centre launched the VELOX-I, which consists of a nanosatellite weighing 3.5 kg and a piggyback picosatellite weighing 1.5 kg, from the two highest points on campus. Both miniature satellites were configured […]

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NEWS: Neighborhood Area Networks

All over the world, there is increasing demand for standardizing communication in the Smart Grid.  Electric utilities and their regulators are increasingly concerned with upgrading all aspects of the Smart Grid.  Utilities are taking actions to improve reliability and efficiency by upgrading infrastructure and adding communication throughout the entire grid.  One particular area of focus […]

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NEWS: ZigBee and others explained

You’ve likely heard of the phrase “home automation” and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that’s not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking about buying SmartThings. These acquisitions and frameworks prove that even the biggest companies in […]

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ZIGBEE PRESS RELEASE: 920IP: Low-Power, IPv6 Networking for Home Energy Management by ZigBee Alliance

Standard brings benefits of multi-hop mesh networking to ECHONET Lite devices SAN RAMON, Calif. – July 1, 2014 – The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed testing and development of 920IP, an update to ZigBee IP, the […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: Spansion Joins ZigBee Alliance

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today announced it joined the ZigBee Alliance. Through active participation in the ZigBee Alliance, Spansion will continue to contribute to open standards and technology collaboration to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). “Spansion is committed to shaping the future of wireless connectivity […]

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NEWS: Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market 2014-2018

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 67.64 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is extended battery life and power saving. The Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market has also been witnessing the increasing deployment of consumer-facing application devices […]

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NEWS: NXP joins ZigBee board of directors

NXP Semiconductors has become the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance board of directors. This move increases NXP’s existing membership to “promoter” level. The company has long supplied microcontrollers and transceivers for smart homes, connected lighting and energy efficiency applications based on ZigBee standards. “NXP is an established member of the Alliance,” said Pieter Hooijmans, […]

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NEWS: Rethinking Retail with ZigBee

Between marketing automation platforms, Google Analytics, email click-through tracking, and social media monitoring, there is a lot of data about the behavior and interests of shoppers.  Whether understanding how prospects grow into buyers, or learning which content is compelling and which is not, measuring visitor behavior opens the door to managing digital resources more effectively. […]

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ZIGBEE PRESS RELEASE: NXP Semiconductors Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors

Global Semiconductor Company Joins ZigBee Board to Shape Future of the Connected World SAN RAMON, Calif. – June 3, 2014 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) is the newest member of […]

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