|The ZigBee Alliance is leading the global evolution of the Internet of Things and creating a time when you can Control Your World.ZigBee simplifies wireless product integration and speeds time to market, while reducing costs and risks for product manufacturers looking to introduce energy-efficient wireless control into their products.Our Alliance members work side by side in an open, global environment, sharing their expertise to create our innovative standards that offer reliable, secure, low-power and easy-to-use wireless communication.Our members collaborate using a globally-recognized open standards development processes to guide their work. The Alliance is organized by committees, work groups, study groups, task forces and special interest groups. Regular teleconferences, face-to-face meetings and test events allow members to network with one another and build lasting relationships for the future.|
Hundreds of organizations from around the world are driving the future of ZigBee standards. They’re also creating new opportunities for themselves along the way.
There are three membership in the ZigBee Alliance to help your organization meet its goals. Each membership comes with different rights and benefits:
|ZigBee Alliance Member Benefits||Promoter
|Receive a seat on the Board of Directors|
|Ratify proposed specifications|
|Automatic Voting Rights in all work groups|
|Right of first refusal on Open House Platinum sponsorships|
|Contribute input to requirements documents|
|Contribute intellectual property (IP) to specification(s) and provide input into the specification evolution|
|Gain early access to ZigBee specifications, be the first to market|
|Receive access to final, ratified ZigBee specification(s)|
|Eligible as candidate for Technical Committee|
|Propose committees and work items|
|Attend committee meetings|
|Participate and vote in work groups|
|Vote on proposed specifications|
|Eligible to chair work groups|
|Attend ZigBee Alliance face-to-face member meetings|
|Attend Alliance interoperability test events|
|Attend Alliance workshops and developers conferences|
|Participate in marketing events|
|Participate in press-release development|
|Attend and exhibit at Alliance trade show booths|
|Use ZigBee Alliance logo (within usage guidelines)|
|Receive ZigBee Alliance marketing collateral|
|Access ZigBee Alliance Members’ Area web pages|
|Access ZigBee Alliance Adopters Area web pages|
|Access Alliance e-mail reflectors|
|Access to work group e-mail reflectors, teleconferences and documents|
|Receive ZigBee Alliance Member Newsletter|
|* Promoter membership fee does not include the first-year $25,000 initiation fee. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Bunker, Director of Operations.|
My company wants to develop ZigBee products for sale, does it need to be a member of the Alliance?
Membership in the ZigBee Alliance is required if an organization uses the ZigBee brand (name, logos, interoperability icons). It is also required to request ZigBee Certified status for products or to participate in the development of Alliance standards and specifications.
I am a subcontractor for a ZigBee member company, do I need to be a member?
No. If you have been contracted by a member company to perform work on their behalf, you are not required to join the ZigBee Alliance.
I am a homeowner, end-user, academic, student, installer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member of the Alliance?
No. ZigBee is an open standard and simply using ZigBee or a product based on ZigBee does not require membership. Alliance membership is required to use the ZigBee Certified program, participate in the standards development process, or to take advantage of other benefits of membership.
If my company uses a ZigBee module in my product, do I need to be a member?
The ZigBee Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy does not require membership for the use of Alliance Intellectual Property. We do recommend companies join the Alliance to access additional benefits available only to members like eligibility for the ZigBee Certified Program, usage of Alliance trademarks, etc.
My company is a distributor, reseller or retailer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member?
The ZigBee Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy does not require membership for the resell/distribution of products which implement Alliance Intellectual Property. We do recommend companies join the Alliance to access additional benefits available only to members like eligibility for the ZigBee Certified Program, usage of Alliance trademarks, etc.
When should my organization join?
Alliance membership is recommended before you create a product you plan to sell. By joining early, you’ll learn about the latest ZigBee innovations, stay abreast of ongoing technical information, benefit from Alliance marketing activities and acquire the legal rights necessary to sell your product with the ZigBee brand.
If your company decides to develop a ZigBee product based upon your own manufacturer-specific profile, the Alliance requires you to use a unique private profile identifier to ensure your products can successfully co-exist with other ZigBee products. The Alliance issues unique private profile IDs to members upon request at no charge. To request an ID, email [email protected] for further assistance.
Who can use the ZigBee Name and Logo?
The name “ZigBee” and our logo are Registered trademarks of the ZigBee Alliance. Each of our standards and their accompanying icons are also trademarked. With the exception of Fair Use rules, the use of any Alliance branding is contingent upon active membership in the Alliance. Specific procedures and requirements are defined in ZigBee Membership, Designations and Logos Policy.
Who should join?
While the ZigBee Alliance makes its standards available for public review and some organizations may even use ZigBee standards, not every organization must join the Alliance. Some organizations that aren’t required to join the Alliance do so simply to gain valuable inside knowledge and position themselves as experts. They also make valuable contacts within the Alliance and the standards development world. Organizations that aren’t required to join but often do join include regulators, governments, service providers, consultants and resellers.
Below, you’ll find some common scenarios to help organizations determine when membership is required.
|Organization Scenario||Membership Required?|
|Companies creating/designing certified products for sale using ZigBee Alliance standards||Yes|
|Companies who want use “ZigBee” or other Alliance trademarks*||Yes|
|Companies who wish to participate in ZigBee Alliance standards development||Yes|
|Companies offering services and reselling ZigBee products||No|
|Companies using ZigBee certified products designed by others||No|
|Sub-contractor to existing ZigBee member||No|
|Homeowner, Retailer, Installer, Architect, and Interior Designer||No|
|*not representative of all situations, see ZigBee Membership, Designations and Logos Policy Document|
The ZigBee Alliance offers three memberships: Promoter, Participant and Adopter. You can find the right level of membership to meet your budget and willingness to get involved. We’ve made joining the Alliance an easy process:
Please note: the membership dues are for a twelve month period and renewable on the anniversary of the membership contract.
Upon receipt of your completed documents, a membership invoice will be sent to the contact specified on the agreement within three business days. (All membership applications are subject to review and acceptance by the ZigBee Alliance.)
We look forward to having your organization join the hundreds of other organizations shaping the future of the Internet of Things in the ZigBee Alliance. If you have additional questions, please contact us.