NEWS: ZigBee updates remote control standard for smart home

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded free from the Alliance website. ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 uses faster, more reliable radio frequency technology that allows operation from greater distances than infrared. This new standard includes a “Find […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: TI RF4CE Solutions Support New ZigBee® Remote Control 2.0 Standard

MEMBER RELEASE: TI RF4CE Solutions Support New ZigBee® Remote Control 2.0 Standard Texas Instruments – September 11, 2014 DALLAS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced the company’s ZigBee® RF4CE hardware and software solutions support the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard, which was released today by the ZigBee Alliance. As the leading […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: Universal Electronics Releases QuickSet® for RDK and ZigBee ZRC 2.0

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC)today announced the latest release of its industry-leading universal setup and control SDK, QuickSet®. QuickSet now provides a turnkey, automated setup and control experience for Reference Design Kit (RDK) set-top box platforms utilizing the capabilities of ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0. QuickSet is a mature and widely deployed technology already in over […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: GreenPeak introduces powerful Remote Control technology for Entertainment, Smart Home and Internet of Everything applications

New smart Remote Controls provide voice control, management of numerous Smart Home systems and ZRC 2.0 support Utrecht, The Netherlands – 11 September 2014 – GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, today launched the new GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls, that supports voice control, motion sensing and the new […]

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NEWS: Universal Electronics Releases QuickSet® for RDK and ZigBee ZRC 2.0

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) today announced the latest release of its industry-leading universal setup and control SDK, QuickSet®. QuickSet now provides a turnkey, automated setup and control experience for Reference Design Kit (RDK) set-top box platforms utilizing the capabilities of ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0. QuickSet is a mature and widely deployed technology already in over […]

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ZIGBEE PRESS RELEASE: ZigBee Remote Control 2.0: Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

Standard offers new features with state-of-the-art remote control technology and smart home integration San Ramon, Calif. – September 11, 2014 – The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is […]

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NEWS: Growth of Smart Home Technologies Leads to New Marketplace at the Sands Expo at 2015 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of the Smart Home Marketplace presented by Bosch at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Smart […]

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NEWS: Ace Hardware deploys intelligent LED lighting in retail support center

Digital Lumens has announced an intelligent lighting installation at the Ace Hardware Retail Support Center in Rocklin, CA that supplies goods to northern California retail stores. The wirelessly-networked lighting delivers 81% energy savings relative to the mix of fluorescent and metal halide (MH) products that were previously used in the warehouse space. The Digital Lumens […]

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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: 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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