NEWS: ZigBee gets a x7 range boost from TI chip

Texas Instruments has introduced a wireless booster chip which it claims will extend the range of its 2.4GHz wireless transceivers by as much as 7-fold. The chip will work with the firm’s ZigBee, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth low energy tansceivers. The initial product launch pairs the CC2592 with the SimpleLink ZigBee CC2538 wireless microcontroller. An […]

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NEWS: The Future Looks Like It Will Be a Real Mesh

The ability to predict what is coming next is vital in blackjack, financial analysis, IT operations and corporate planning. At eWeek, Mike Elgan does a great job of divining the direction in which Google and, by extension, the rest of us, seems to be heading. As with many things, from advanced physics to literature to […]

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NEWS: The Connected World Awaits

Beyond computers and smartphones, IoT and M2M technologies promise devices that talk to their users and to each other. The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are hot technologies, dominating recent articles, blogs, conferences, and webinars. They won’t fully emerge this year, but great progress is being made in developing and deploying them […]

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NEWS: Why is ZigBee green?

One of the biggest challenges that consumers and service providers will have in the future is maintaining a wide range of sensor and control devices located throughout the smart home. For ease of use and installation, it makes much more sense to have these powered by either batteries or by energy harvesting technologies. Unfortunately, energy […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Alliance to release IEEE, IETF standards-based interoperable wireless IPv6 communication profile

ZigBee Alliance, a global consortium for wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, took one step further in making the 802.15.4 technology a standard for the last mile access to a smart grid back bone system. The consortium said that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies […]

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NEWS: ZigBee is latest to Announce Standards Activity for Smart Grid NANs

Today the ZigBee Alliance announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products and solutions. The NAN is defined as a utility’s last-mile, outdoor access network that connects smart […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Alliance announces standards activity for smart grid neighborhood area networks

Development of an interoperable wireless IPv6 communication profile based on international open IEEE and IETF standards. The ZigBee Alliance announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products and […]

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NEWS: ZigBee to develop smart grid neighborhood area network profile

The ZigBee Alliance has announced the development of a neighborhood area network (NAN) profile, aimed to achieve true plug-and-play interoperability between wireless smart grid NAN products and solutions. The IPv6 communication profile will be based on international open IEEE and IETF standards. The existing IEEE and IETF standards on their own do not ensure interoperability […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Alliance to develop standards for smart grid neighborhood area networks

The ZigBee Alliance has announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products. The NAN is defined as a utility’s last-mile, outdoor access network that connects smart meters and […]

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NEWS: Zigbee Alliance Pursues Standard for Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks

Smart metering and smart grid members of the Zigbee Alliance are joining together to develop a communication profile that will provide utilities “true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products and solutions.” NANs are designed to provide utilities last-mile connectivity for “smart meters and distribution automation devices to Wide […]

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NEWS: Zigbee pushes IoT into Smart Grid with wireless NAN

The Zigbee Alliance this week announced it is well along in the development of a wireless neighborhood area network (NAN) to provide local access and management of Smart Grid power management services. According to Tobin J.M. Richardson, President & CEO of the ZigBee Alliance, a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Standardizing Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks

The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, has announced that a group of smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid neighborhood area network (NAN) products […]

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