Standby Power

Author: Mark Pacelle, Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors and Manager, Standards & Regulations North America, Philips Lighting

Date: Q3 2017

Overview:

Energy Efficiency and Standby Power for Connected Devices

The Internet-of-Things (IoT), is experiencing exponential growth and is being incorporated into our daily lives, integrated throughout all the environments in which we live, work and play. Big data and associated analytics will drive new insights and increased awareness about our environment and many new and innovative data-driven services will emerge. =

Today, connected lighting systems are becoming increasingly widespread across indoor and outdoor environments, from residential to commercial and public spaces. In addition to traditional advanced lighting control, lighting systems are increasingly being used as a platform for a growing portfolio of data-driven applications. These can range from applications yielding increased system-oriented energy savings, to safety and security of public spaces. To enable these applications and their benefits, these lighting systems not only perform their primary function of providing light but in addition incorporate secondary functions like energy storage, sensing, and imaging.

Zigbee Green Power

Author: Cam Williams, Strategy Committee Chair, Zigbee Alliance and Lead Architect of IoT Connectivity, Schneider Electric

Date: Q3 2017

Overview:

Zigbee green power is a device platform for applications that monitor and control our home to make sure it is comfortable and safe for our loved ones. Advanced control and innovative application are only possible when there is a reliable and integrated sensing and control network in the home. Zigbee green power does this for a low cost, without any effect on your electric bill, except for the savings realized by running your home more efficiently. It also does this with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly and progressive as our connected culture evolves toward a battery-less, simplified wireless experience.

Brought to you by the Zigbee Alliance’s ‘Zigbee 3.0 Task Force’.

 

Zigbee Test Harness

Authors: Henk Veldhuis, Global Director Smart Lighting/Smart Home TÜV Rheinland and Musa Unmehopa, Vice Chairman of the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors and Senior Director, Standards & Regulations, Philips Lighting

Date: Q2 2017

Overview:

The Zigbee Alliance offers a Software Test Tool as part of the Zigbee Certification Program to assist with Zigbee device development, improve the testing and verification processes, and to reduce integral cost and time to market. The use of the Zigbee Test Tool leads to increased productivity due to the ability to manually test and automate the testing processes, increased quality of software components through extensive test case coverage, and reduced time to market by allowing in-house pre-testing by the device developer during the development stage of the Zigbee product. The Zigbee Test Tool is an important part of the total Zigbee solution for a wide-range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Brought to you by the Zigbee Alliance’s ‘Zigbee 3.0 Task Force’.

 

Zigbee Interoperability 

Authors: Shashank Goel, Global Product Marketing Manager at NXP Semiconductors and Musa Unmehopa, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Zigbee Alliance and Senior Director Standards & Regulations at Philips Lighting

Date: Q2 2017

Interoperability is a key driver to ensuring the Internet of Things will be all that we hope it will be – the next chapter in wireless that delivers meaningful and enchanted interactions between humans and their devices. Interoperability is a critical requirement to take consumer embracement to the next level. We all want the freedom to pick and choose devices and not be siloed by one brand as we build our individually tailored smart environments. And, we want the assurance that when these new additions arrive home they’ll play nicely (and easily) with those already in place. Manufacturers are wagering on interoperability to ensure their technology investments are future proof, and that their devices can sell into large, established markets. Application developers seek interoperability so they can imagine and design apps for the largest ecosystem of compatible devices.

Brought to you by the Zigbee Alliance’s ‘Zigbee 3.0 Task Force’.

 

Securing the Wireless IoT

Date: Q1 2017

Overview: Since 2002, the Zigbee Alliance and its member companies have created standards, certification programs, and tools to develop interoperable products for the low-­‐power wireless Internet of Things (IoT). zigbee standards are in well over a billion devices worldwide. We are very aware of the ever-­‐changing security landscape, and provide our members with a complete set of security tools to use in their products. With the release of the Zigbee 3.0 standard (now referred to simply as zigbee) in early 2016, we provided an enhanced toolbox for product designers and eco-­‐system owners to implement robust networks and choose the right balance of security policies and ease of deployment. The Zigbee Alliance monitors security trends in the industry and works with researchers and white hats to continuously update offerings to stay ahead of emerging threats.

Brought to you by the Zigbee Alliance’s ‘Zigbee 3.0 Task Force’.