ubisys Opens Business as ZigBee 3.0 Stack Vendor

Düsseldorf/Las Vegas, January 6, 2016. Today, at CES 2016, the renowned German manufacturer of quality ZigBee products, ubisys technologies GmbH, announced immediate availability of its premium ZigBee 3.0 stack for licensing.

“We have put a lot of passion and top-notch engineering in our feature-rich, field-proven ZigBee solution, which has recently been awarded the prestigious ‘ZigBee Golden Unit’ designation for both, the ZigBee 2015 core stack and the latest update to ZigBee Green Power feature. Being the first commercially available platform for building ZigBee 3.0 products with integral support for Green Power makes us particularly proud”, noted Dr.-Ing. Arasch Honarbacht, lead R&D, founder and co-owner of ubisys.

Work on this stack started in 2008, after initial trials with ZigBee implementations in 2005 revealed significant shortcomings of existing platforms. After many years of development, field experience and feedback from consumers with constant enhancements and improvements over time, the ubisys ZigBee stack has reached a level of maturity, robustness and performance that makes it an outstanding ZigBee 3.0 solution.

Brand-named Compact7B™, this ZigBee stack is built on top of ubisys CompactFramework™, a lean bare-metal OS, and includes Compact15.4™, an implementation of the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC layer with specific extensions and optimizations for bidirectional ZigBee Green Power infrastructure devices. It is the first and only truly object-oriented ZigBee implementation for 32-bit ARM controllers from PHY/MAC to application end-point objects. “We’re bringing the power, performance and elegance of C++ to the ZigBee world, making product development on this rock-solid foundation for Internet-of-Things applications a snap”, Honarbacht explained.

The stack currently supports ARM7TDMI and Cortex-M4 SAM controllers by Atmel in combination with the CC2520 radio from Texas Instruments, with support for single-chip platforms in the makings. “Being independent of silicon vendors is an important benefit for our customers and ourselves in order to guarantee long-term availability and protect investments in firmware designs”, he underlined. This gives product designers the ability to scale their application controllers from tiny Cortex-M0 with small amounts of flash and RAM to powerful Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4 and even Cortex-M7 with plenty of RAM, flash, and rich peripherals that perfectly suit overall product requirements.

“We have been using this stack for many years in our own range of products including gateways, USB dongles, dimmers, smart power outlets, window covering controllers and other equipment that runs 24/7, 365, unattended and maintenance-free. Now, we’re entering the next stage, making this state-of-the-art technology available to other companies, thereby enabling a wave of even better ZigBee products to further strengthen the ZigBee ecosystem”, Honarbacht concluded, who is a current voting member of the ZigBee PRO Technical Steering Committee and Vice-chairman of the Core Stack Working Group within ZigBee Alliance.

The program starts immediately with offerings for high-volume ZigBee product manufacturers and silicon vendors and will later be addressing medium to small businesses as well.

About ubisys
Promoting the ubiquitous deployment of smart wireless systems, ubisys technologies GmbH is a leading Smart Home and Internet-of-Things company based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Its broad portfolio includes core technologies like certified ZigBee Golden Unit stacks, cloud services, advanced products including roller shade controllers, dimmers, smart power outlets and heating controllers as well as complete, consumer-facing solutions with gateways and apps for iOS and Android.

Contact:
Marcel Apfel
ubisys technologies GmbH
[email protected]
+49 (211) 542155-00

Meet ubisys at the ZigBee Alliance CES Booth
To experience what’s next in smart connectivity, mark your calendars to visit the ZigBee Pavilion at CES, January 6-9, 2016, in Booth #71344 within the Smart Home section of the Tech West emerging technology zone, located in the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

ZigBee: Control Your World
The ZigBee Alliance creates, maintains and delivers open, global wireless standards that enable everyday objects to work together and control your world in the Internet of Things (IoT). An open, non-profit ecosystem of 425 companies, the Alliance is developing and promoting the world’s leading IoT standards across a wide range of consumer, commercial and industrial monitoring and control applications. For more information, visit www.ZigBee.org.

Contacts:
Mark Walters
ZigBee Alliance
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Heather Chesterman (for the ZigBee Alliance)
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