Removing Barriers to a Connected Market

By Tobin Richardson, President and CEO
ZigBee Alliance

Companies around the globe are working out the value propositions made possible by the rapid influx of connected devices. We always knew that the data value of billions of connected devices will be impressive and useful to companies, but what companies are still figuring out is how to deliver value today to different market segments like the home consumer, commercial building, industrial and many others. Iím proud to report that the ZigBee Alliance and its members stand side-by-side in this revolutionary stage of the market, and our membersí hard work on technical development and market relevance is paving the way for both these important elements of a truly connected market. MORE

Navigating the Next Phase of Low-Power IoT Connectivity

By Lee Ratliff, Principal Analyst , Low Power Wireless

The past year has been an eventful one for the ZigBee standard and ecosystem. The ZigBee Alliance announced major cooperative agreements with competitive standards, EnOcean and Thread. The ZigBee 3.0 revision of the standard was ratified. The Alliance made a major push into the China market, launching a member group on China and adding a number of Chinese companies to the membership, including the addition of Wulian and Midea Group to the Board of Directors. Finally, the ZigBee Alliance announced JupiterMesh, a sub-GHz Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) based on 802.15.4g and aimed at industrial IoT applications including smart meter data backhaul. MORE

Huawei Joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors
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