ZigBee and the Internet of Things
The ZigBee® mesh networking wireless technology is already enabling the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) trends and providing utilities and energy service providers with new consumer energy management and efficiency capabilities. Hundreds of manufacturers have shipped hundreds of millions of ZigBee products for a variety of energy management, commercial and consumer applications, helping consumers and businesses alike gain greater control of their worlds.
The ZigBee Alliance is now a thriving global ecosystem of 400+ companies developing standards and producing products for use in commercial building automation, consumer electronics, health care and fitness, home automation, energy management, retail management, wireless telecommunications. The Alliance was established in October 2002 to create global standards to connect the widest range of devices into secure, low-cost, low-power and easy-to-use wireless sensor and control networks. Today, nine innovative and interoperable standards let product manufacturers’ help their customers gain greater control of, and even improve, their everyday activities.
“ZigBee was purposefully designed to address capabilities not supported by other wireless technologies and continues to be the only standard capable of securely, economically and efficiently connecting thousands of electrical switches, lights, door locks, thermostats, cable set-top-boxes and a myriad of other devices, seamlessly into an Internet of Things,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “The ZigBee Alliance remains focused on M2M and IoT market needs for wireless control and sensor networks. Our standards are the smartest choice for manufacturers and service providers in 11 vertical markets. Both market adoption and market forecasts show the ZigBee standards approach for control is proven and demand continues to increase.”
Telegesis – making the IoT real
Telegesis ZigBee module technology and supporting products are already making the Internet of Things a reality. We have sold millions of modules into a wide range of ZigBee products ranging from smart meters and energy monitoring products to smart lighting and ZigBee Home Automation devices worldwide.
If you wish to make a product that will connect into the rapidly growing ZigBee ecologies around the world then Telegesis can help.
With a deep understanding of ZigBee technology and capability in hardware, firmware and all aspects of product design and manufacture Telegesis offers you the fastest route to a ZigBee compliant end product.
“As the Internet of Things moves from a theory and simply a buzzword into a tangible reality ZigBee will be one of the key technologies wherever scalable, low cost, low power networking is required”, said Telegesis Business Development Director – Ollie Smith. “We foresee huge uptake of wireless technologies of all kinds over the coming years with ZigBee taking a large share of the LAN and HAN markets. These will consist of billions of devices across the globe as every home features more and more devices controlling, monitoring, securing and interfacing with every aspect of our lives.”
To join this revolution you will need a competent and proven ZigBee partner – Telegesis is the best option offering a complete package of hardware and firmware support for your IoT project.