The Next ZigBee, 3.0

The Next ZigBee, 3.0If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest wireless standard.

If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest wireless standard.

If the Internet of Things isn’t already part of your IT plans, it will be soon — IoT endpoints are proliferating, and efficient resource use demands your attention. And, if IoT becomes part of your world, then ZigBee wireless networks will too, as I wrote in my recent No Jitter post, IoT Meets ZigBee.

Developed by the ZigBee Alliance, ZigBee is a wireless standard for supporting the IoT and enabling interoperability among a wide range of smart devices for businesses and consumers. The latest version, ZigBee 3.0, is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which operates in the 2.4-GHz frequency band accepted worldwide with no geographic restrictions. ZigBee Alliance members currently are testing ZigBee 3.0 and expect to ratify the standard by 4Q15.

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