NEWS: ZigBee, the IoT Connection

ZigBee is a specification for a group of communication protocols used to create personal area networks (PAN) that support low-power digital radios. ZigBee is based on an IEEE 802.15 standard that specifies transmission distances to 10 to 100 meters line-of-sight. The useful distance depends on power output and environmental characteristics. Tobin Richardson, Chairman and CEO […]

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NEWS: Defining the IoT, Part Four: A Gauntlet Of Challenges

Sensor makers may actually have it easier than other EOEMS in that they already have viable products in many areas, i.e., temperature, humidity, pressure, motion, audio, video, etc. Sensors, in the simplest arrangement, will just need to interface with the internet and allow remote access. However, the way these established sensors connect to the internet […]

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NEWS: IoT Hotspots Seek Sensors And Apps, Part 3

It’s surely agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT), as a concept and reality, is already proving to be a mine of untapped opportunities. Not only is the field wide open for unique devices, but there is more than ample room for innovation on existing products and services. Just looking at any of the new-tech […]

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NEWS: 7 of the Best New Product Releases for 2014

In what’s been a big year of product launches, we’ve compiled a list of seven new pieces of kitchen equipment which could make all the difference for your food service business… …The core of the Monika system is the Hub, which constantly collects data via robust, self-healing ZigBee wireless connections. Detailed reports on Smart Wireless […]

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NEWS: Mission Possible

The lights are low and AC/DC’s Hells Bells is blasting through a 27,000 watt sound system. Automated noises of airplanes, radio chatter and explosions add to the atmosphere as two teams clad in camo and black vests and armed with compact rifles engage in a battle. With a bright muzzle flash, red dot scope, slight […]

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NEWS: The IoT Effect On Sensor Markets Ranges From Cool To Hot, Part 2

Last time, operational definitions of the Internet of Things (IoT) were presented and, since no objections were heard, Logic PD’s chief technology officer Scott A. Nelson’s definition rounded up the concept completely. He concluded the IoT is “the integration of devices with an open architecture data storage and application facility, i.e. cloud, to enable new […]

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NEWS: Operationally Defining The IoT, Part I

One of the most buzzed-about concepts, or industry trend if you prefer, is the Internet of Things (IoT). It is mentioned in almost every new-product announcement, and not just sensor and sensor-related devices. For example, software developer Express Logic recently launched its X-Ware Platform that is initially tailored to the ARM developer community for IoT […]

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NEWS: ZigBee updates remote control standard for smart home

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded free from the Alliance website. ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 uses faster, more reliable radio frequency technology that allows operation from greater distances than infrared. This new standard includes a “Find […]

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NEWS: Universal Electronics Releases QuickSet® for RDK and ZigBee ZRC 2.0

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) today announced the latest release of its industry-leading universal setup and control SDK, QuickSet®. QuickSet now provides a turnkey, automated setup and control experience for Reference Design Kit (RDK) set-top box platforms utilizing the capabilities of ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0. QuickSet is a mature and widely deployed technology already in over […]

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