Zigbee Gateway

Unique devices for more Zigbee network coverage and connections to the Internet.

Zigbee Gateway offers a global standard to connect many types of Zigbee networks to the Internet or with service providers, including telecom operators, utilities, and retail and health management organizations. Zigbee Gateway makes it easy to connect Internet-based service provider systems with Zigbee users everywhere, allowing them both to take advantage of cost and energy efficiencies.This standard complements a number of Zigbee standards using the Zigbee PRO specification:

  • Zigbee Building Automation
  • Zigbee Health Care
  • Zigbee Home Automation
  • Zigbee Retail Services
  • Zigbee Smart Energy
  • Zigbee Telecom Services



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Zigbee Gateway gives service providers the opportunity to leverage universal adapters between Zigbee networks and IP-based networks, allowing them to mitigate risks, realize economies of scale, reduce development time, increase usage understanding, and even invite a broader pool of suppliers that will drive innovation and cost.

It’s a smart and easy way to expand Zigbee control benefits between user and provider. All Zigbee Network Devices are Zigbee Certified to perform regardless of manufacturer, allowing anyone to purchase with confidence. Because these unique devices can support numerous Zigbee standards, they will only wear the Zigbee Certified logo and will not have an interoperability icon.

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    • Internet Protocol (IP) security domain (TLS/SSL)
    • Configuration through use of DHCP, Web interfaces, Telenet etc.
    • IP RPC protocol definitions (SOAP, REST)
    • Incorporate IP best practices using IETF, W3C and other existing IP-based standards
    • IP terminates at the gateway
    • Works with all Zigbee PRO specification standards
    • Creates gateway connecting the Zigbee networks to IP networks
    • Gateway devices connects a private Zigbee network to remote applications so manufacturer specific profile-based products can use standard
    • Layered design enables very low cost and powerful gateways
    • Framework can be included within standards as a basic device type or hybrid devices
    • Standard groups can incorporate and extend from the framework capitalizing on a rich set of base functionality and infrastructure definition
    • Gateway Framework extensions
    • Open standard for interoperability and internetworking
    • Maximize use of existing products from different Zigbee standards:
      • Zigbee Building Automation
      • Zigbee Health Care
      • Zigbee Home Automation
      • Zigbee Retail Services
      • Zigbee Smart Energy
      • Zigbee Telecom Services
      • Open standard drives a competitive marketplace resulting in multiple interoperable products
      • Easy to use
      • Affordable
      • Gateway devices
    • Zigbee TECHNOLOGY
      • 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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    • 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
    • Universal adapter lets developers leverage a common methodology and mitigate risk
    • Supporting common protocol like (REpresentational State Transfer) REST and SOAP speed time to market for product manufacturers
    • Eliminates need to design custom solutions
    • Works with cloud-based systems, smart iPhone/Android/Windows smart phone applications with unique collection point of data/storage management
    • Creates collection points used by backend systems to integrate Zigbee networks with the IP network infrastructure
    • Spread multiple collection stations throughout buildings to gather power consumption
    • Energy use information can be analyzed and controlled by energy service portals or building management systems via a home area network (HAN) or wireless area network (WAN)
    • Provides a Home Gateway/Energy Service Portal performing home control and monitoring activities and is able to collect energy data from the Zigbee devices and to publish them in the HAN and WAN
    • The interfaces connect Zigbee enabled smart homes with the service provider’s web portals or service platforms, giving consumers remote home control
    • Integration with home gateway architectures (ADSL modems or broadband gateways), allowing advanced web service interfaces such as SOAP
    • Supports Zigbee-based indoor location systems by establishing communication with web-based tracking systems or location platforms.
    • Offers a light, fast and scalable architectures to track mobile devices (nodes) within a certain area
    • Provides an efficient REST interface
    • Establish a connection to Zigbee Health Care monitoring system or IP Host Applications
    • Guarantees a standard communication paradigm towards IP-based health care applications and platforms

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