Zigbee Leads the Wireless Mesh Sensor Network Market

By: Mareca Hatler, Director of Research, ON World ON World has been covering Zigbee and IEEE 802.15.4 for the last fifteen years.  In the first few years, we were tracking Zigbee chipset numbers in the thousands a month.  Today, there are millions of Zigbee chips sold monthly.  In fact, wireless mesh sensor network standards such […]

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Reach and Delight More Customers with Your Zigbee Certified Devices and Amazon Alexa

By: Brian Crum, Senior Product Manager, Amazon  Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices. These include Amazon devices like the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Spot, as well as a growing list of third-party devices with Alexa built-in, like the Sonos One. Customers have already connected tens of millions of smart […]

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How Smart Energy by the Zigbee Alliance Enables Service Providers and Consumers to Improve Consumption Habits and Save Money

    By: Joe Ballif, Product Manager at Itron | Chair of the Zigbee PRO Energy Marketing Working Group for the Zigbee Alliance Smart Energy by the Zigbee Alliance is a secure, wireless protocol designed to enable utilities to improve energy availability and reliability, and empower consumers to better understand their energy consumption habits. With over […]

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Zigbee Alliance Interviews Head of Technology of Philips Hue

  By certifying to Zigbee and connecting the humble light bulb to the Internet, the Philips Hue personal lighting system has helped usher in widespread adoption of the smart home. Hue is able to reward consumers with a friendly, easy experience as they take their first smart home steps, and encourage users to continue down […]

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Zigbee Alliance Recognizes Leadership and Dedication in Its World-Class Membership

Three times a year, the Zigbee Alliance hosts week-long Member Meetings across the globe to roll up our sleeves and make progress on initiatives face-to-face. We take this opportunity to recognize outstanding leadership, contribution, and dedication by the individuals who make up the Alliance. All Zigbee Alliance members are invited to submit nominations for our four […]

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China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute Joins the Zigbee Alliance with a Focus on Creating Open, Standardized Smart Home Solutions in China

After closing 2017 with a record number of product and platform certifications, the Zigbee Alliance is proud to start 2018 by welcoming new members who share the goal of setting the foundation and future for the Internet of Things (IoT). One of these, the China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute, is the world’s largest broadband network […]

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The Esteemed China Unicom Research Institute Joins the Zigbee Alliance to Drive Zigbee Adoption in Chinese Industry Standards

  The Zigbee Alliance warmly welcomes the China Unicom Research Institute, one of China’s three major mobile service carriers, as they join the Alliance at the Participant level. In 2015, the China Unicom Research Institute initiated the Smart Home Standardization United Group (SSUG), which drew in a number of well-known enterprises in the industry, including […]

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Zigbee Alliance at CES 2018: Driving the IoT Forward

After a Record-Breaking Year, the Zigbee Alliance Brings Momentum and a Vision for the Internet of Things to CES 2018 With 25% growth in the number of Zigbee Certified products, a record 76 new members, and over 300 million Zigbee products deployed, the Zigbee Alliance is ready to bring its momentum and vision for the […]

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Zigbee Alliance Wins SEAD Connected Efficiency Award for its Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols

By Tobin Richardson, President & CEO | Zigbee Alliance I am excited to announce that this week, three of the Zigbee Alliance’s protocols found the spotlight thanks to their inherent efficiency in energy consumption. On Tuesday, November 7th the Zigbee Alliance’s Zigbee 3.0, Green Power, and Zigbee PRO protocols earned the SEAD Connected Efficiency Award. This award identifies energy efficient protocols […]

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Delivering on the Open IoT as Zigbee Reaches 2,200 Certifications Milestone

By: Victor Berrios, Vice President of Technology, the Zigbee Alliance I am extremely proud to announce that the Zigbee Alliance has now surpassed 2,200 Zigbee Certified implementations. That’s over 2,200 Zigbee products and Zigbee Compliant Platforms from members across the globe contributing toward a more connected, interoperable world. Standards bodies love to talk about certifications […]

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Zigbee Smart Energy Flexing for Functionality with Zigbee PRO 2017 & Dual-Band Operation

A Two-Step Process to Advance Two Technologies When the Zigbee Alliance released dual-band frequency operation in Zigbee PRO 2017, we never planned for it to be as simple as launching a new technology and calling it a day. Introducing simultaneous operation on sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz bands revolutionized Zigbee’s technology capabilities in areas where sub-GHz […]

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