Zigbee Input Device

Control that’s smarter and greener for CE and computer accessories.

Zigbee Input Device is a global standard for greener, innovative and easy-to-use mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands and other input devices used with computers and consumer electronic (CE) devices. This standard allows consumers to use their devices from greater distances or even from another room because operation is not limited to line of sight.Devices using the standard will also enjoy green benefits. Its energy-efficient design helps devices run longer on batteries, when compared to infrared technology, and reduces the total number of batteries used — and disposed of — during the device’s lifetime.The standard offers native support of popular multi-touch and gesture commands, allowing manufacturers to deliver the most feature-rich products for their consumers. It also features the ability to define special functions and enhanced performance beyond the standard behavior of a mouse, keyboard or similar input device.



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Zigbee Input Device operates with existing Zigbee Remote Control-equipped HDTVs, set-top boxes and other devices as well as with existing computers.


    • Supports standardized report descriptors for simplicity of manufacture
    • Other descriptors can be created using the report descriptor language
    • Host can be embedded in other products or computer based
    • Provides both control and interrupt pipe mechanisms for normal use or low latency data
    • Supports multi-touch and gesture commands
    • Simple push-button pairing
    • Proxying for remote human input devices
    • Devices define a simple set of attributes later expanded by the proxy into full descriptors
    • Security mechanism is automatically configured, providing secure data transfers
    • Utilizes standard report mechanism
    • Provides human input device implementation
    • Supports all service requests
    • Reports can be interpreted by standard drivers
    • Open standard supports competitive marketplace of multiple interoperable platforms and lower cost solutions
    • Easy to use
    • Affordable
    • Manufacturers can upgrade firmware to add new features after products have shipped
    • Reduce memory footprint in devices and reduce costs
    • Reduce product returns or service calls by fixing issues after product ships
    • Consumers can enjoy product enhancements after product has been installed
    • Consumers can buy with confidence, knowing that future products can be supported
    • Manufacturers can avoid product returns due to interference from surrounding products
    • Consumers can place equipment almost anywhere
    • Television
    • Player
    • Recorder
    • Set-top box
    • Game console
    • Remote control
    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • Touchpad
    • Wand
    • Pointer
    • Global operation in the 2.4GHz frequency band according to IEEE 802.15.4
    • Frequency-agile solution operating over three channels
    • Incorporates power-saving mechanisms for all device classes
    • Discovery mechanism with full application confirmation
    • Pairing mechanism with full application confirmation
    • Multiple star topology with inter-personal area network (PAN) communication
    • Various transmission options including broadcast
    • Security key generation mechanism
    • Utilizes the industry standard AES-128 security scheme
    • Allows standard or vendor-specific profiles to be added


    • Manufacturers can focus on application development, reducing overall product development time
    • Consumers will not have to be re-trained, assuring OEMs that consumers will understand new technology
    • Consumers will benefit from more automated and monitoring capabilities
    • No line-of-sight or field-of-vision limitations
    • Control devices behind walls or in cabinets
    • Control over extended ranges, different rooms
    • Transmit commands until received
    • Enables enhanced user interfaces
    • Touchpad or pointing capability
    • More reliable communications
    • Allows for communications between devices
    • Over-the-air firmware updates possible
    • Interference avoidance capabilities
    • Allows for true interoperability between vendors’ products
    • Works in any country around the world

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