Zigbee Telecom Services

Smarter mobile devices that guide, inform and boost sales.

Zigbee Telecom Services offers a global standard for interoperable products enabling a wide variety of value-added services, including information delivery, mobile gaming, location-based services, secure mobile payments, mobile advertising, zone billing, mobile office access control, payments, and peer-to-peer data-sharing services.This single standard offers an affordable and easy way to introduce innovative new services that touch almost everyone using mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. It offers a variety of value-added services for mobile phone network operators, retailers, businesses, and governments. Now these groups have new ways to reach prospective customers. Consumers can use their mobile phones to pay for products and services, create their own gaming and communication networks, receive discounts or coupons from retailers, and obtain directions or information on public spaces with GPS.



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Zigbee Telecom Services supports the needs of a diverse, global ecosystem of product manufacturers, mobile phone network operators, businesses and governments as they look for new ways to interact with the public. All ZigBee Telecom Services products are Zigbee Certified to perform regardless of manufacturer, allowing anyone to purchase with confidence.

Leading telecommunication companies, product manufacturers and technology companies lead the development of this standard, including Phillips, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, OKI, Huawei, Motorola and Texas Instruments.

Use Case Scenarios

Information Delivery: Mobile phones equipped with a Zigbee SIM card may receive a variety of information provided by network operators including:

  • Weather
  • Public safety
  • Traffic status
  • Other municipal notice
  • Advertisements
  • Sports News
  • Stock Market
  • Indoor location


Mobile Payment: Mobile phones equipped with Zigbee SIM card be used to pay for services, with the charges authenticated by the network operator, in a variety of areas including:

    • Shops
    • Restaurants
    • Parking
    • Movie theaters
    • Toll stations
    • Doctor offices


Location Based Services: Devices equipped with a Zigbee SIM card can calculate distances and determine location in an indoor setting without using GPS. This helps people find their way in new areas like airports or malls, plus know what services are available. It also provides retailers, public transport and amusement parks with more information on areas that attract more traffic.

Mobile Gaming: Two or more mobile devices equipped with Zigbee Telecom Services can connect allowing different players of games offering multicast to be interconnected.

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    • Supports thousands of devices in a single network
    • Easily connect to the Internet or other networks using gateways
    • New services can be introduced in a controlled
    • Open standard for interoperability and internetworking
    • Supports simple data exchange and content browsing using a light and extremely scalable solution
    • Maximize use of existing devices from different Zigbee standards (range extenders, configurations tools, gateways)
    • Open standard drives a competitive marketplace resulting in multiple interoperable
    • Easy to use
    • Affordable
    • Proven interference avoidance mechanisms and channel agility
    • Demonstrated coexistence with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
    • Proximity Advertising
    • Location Based Services
    • Voice
    • Data Sharing
    • Information Delivery
    • Secure Mobile Payments
    • Mobile office
    • Augmented reality
    • Zigbee SIM cards
    • Mobile terminal
    • Configuration tool
    • Range extender
    • Access point
    • Information node
    • Information terminal
    • Point of sale
    • Ticketing machine
    • Pay controller
    • Billing unit
    • Charging unit
    • Flash card
    • PC smart card reader
    • Headset
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Variety of location finding devices
    • Chatting unit
    • Chatting station
    • Global operation in the 2.4GHz frequency band according to IEEE 802.15.4
    • Security using the industry standard AES-128 security encryption
    • Long battery life from low-cost coin cells for wearable devices
    • Scalability to cover buildings of all sizes
    • Open and freely available specification based on international standards
    • Supports multiple network topologies encountered in home and professional settings
    • Highly scalable solutions for thousands of devices
    • Superior wireless range up to 70m indoors and 400m outdoors
    • Multi-hop capable for large number of nodes and of solutions for telecom applications like information services
    • Very high integration capabilities in devices of all sizes – ranging from tiny SIM cards to small handsets, and larger stationary products

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    • Network operators can offer multiple new value added services with a single technology
    • Retailers can reach consumers in new, cost effective ways
    • Airports, train stations, malls, amusement parks can now help guide visitors to important services
    • Businesses can more effectively manage data and office services accessed by employees
    • Phones with SIM cards can easily be upgraded by user
    • Competition among Zigbee technology suppliers reduces prices and increases innovation
    • Huge ecosystem of silicon providers, integrators and service providers
    • Zigbee devices can be used for providing indoor location services with fast and self-configuration of the system without extra maintenance
    • Proximity advertising is easily enabled by devices such as Information terminals and Information nodes
    • Frees up precious high value 3G/4G infrastructure for delivery of more appropriate high value services
    • Zigbee SIM cards add to the functionality of today’s SIM cards
    • Consumers can upgrade for new services using existing mobile phones or devices
    • Zigbee Telecom Services Access points can be shipped for self-install
    • Fast and easy network setup time for indoor location solutions
    • Standardized technology provides fast access to new markets
    • Defined product certification processes speed your products to market
    • Reduced product research and development cycle
    • Certified interoperability, global 2.4GHz spectrum simplifies installation and operation
    • Automatic features simplify
    • Improves information availability
    • Improves user experience and access to the
    • Lower installation costs
    • Internet connection for greater access, remote control and reconfiguration
    • Standard technology provides a global access mechanism for a multitude of devices to connect to the network- a true “Internet of Things”
    • New application scenarios taking advantage of widely deployed, affordable Wireless Sensor Networks can enable Value Added Services
    • Lowers customers’ cost to operate
    • Standard interface for enabling different services
    • Improves information availability
    • Improves user experience and access to the services
    • Enable new service designs

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