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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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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