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 My Remote” feature, the ability to connect to other devices in the smart home, as well as complete control of the set-top box or TV set.

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