The ZigBee Alliance, a nonprofit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), announced 38 new members have joined since the beginning of 2016.
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.
Research analysts expect the market to grow exponentially
October 26, 2015
The global smart thermostat market is projected to generate revenue of more than $1.3 billion by 2019, according to a report by Sandler Research. The report states that one of the main challenges faced by the smart thermostats market is the high initial cost, which exceeds that of conventional thermostats.
They have gained significant demand in North America and Europe
September 14, 2015
The global smart thermostat market is forecast to reach $2.21 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. These devices allow users to remotely manage their heating and air conditioning systems using wireless connectivity and mobile apps.
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.