Many residential users are seeking ways to reduce energy consumption and cut costs
March 29, 2016
The global market for ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats is forecast to increase substantially at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 67 percent by 2020, according to a market analysis by Technavio.
Organizations to combine benefits of EnOcean and ZigBee solutions for worldwide applications
January 18, 2016
The cooperation connects the two alliances’ advantages, synergies, and track records of standards advancements to create an open, global specification that will extend energy-harvesting wireless communication to a broader range of self-powered IoT sensor solutions.
They look to bring interoperable self-powered IoT solutions to more markets and applications
December 22, 2015
The ZigBee Alliance, an association creating open standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT), announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and homes, that the organizations will cooperate on combining the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0.
Smart home applications expected to utilize over two-thirds of the IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets
July 20, 2015
Annual shipments of IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless chipsets doubled last year and are forecast to reach a cumulative 2.5 billion chipset sales within the next five years, according to a report from research firm ON World. The smart home market is expected to utilize over two-thirds of the IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets at this time.
Agreement Opens Door for ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to Run on Thread Networks
April 16, 2015
The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group announced they are collaborating to enable the ZigBee Cluster Library to run over Thread networks. By working together, ZigBee and Thread can jointly provide an interoperable solution to help streamline product development and improve the consumer’s experience in the connected home.
ZigBee Alliance Unifies Application Standards for Internet of Things
December 2, 2014
The ZigBee® Alliance, a nonprofit association of organizations creating open, global standards to define the Internet of Things, has announced the unification of its wireless standards into a single standard named ZigBee 3.0.
ZigBee Alliance Creates Wireless Standards for Connecting a Wide Range of Devices
February 11, 2014
Following the recent ratification of ZigBee Retail Services by the ZigBee Alliance, TRaC has announced the opening of its authorized test service for products intending to make use of the new functionality.
The ZigBee® Alliance announced that an update to the ZigBee Home Automation standard has been ratified and is now available for product development. ZigBee Home Automation is designed to help create smarter homes that enhance comfort, convenience, security, and energy management for the consumer.
The wireless sensor network market, led by ZigBee, grew ten-fold from 2007 to 2010 and exceeded 45 million annual shipments in 2011, according to ABI Research. Strong growth is expected for 2012 and beyond, said Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director for the firm.