By Bob Heile, Chairman • ZigBee Alliance
In October, 2012 we’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of ZigBee. Throughout these past years we’ve been carefully fine tuning ZigBee and adding smart standards that help more people control more devices. Throughout the years, ZigBee remains the only standards-based wireless technology that was specifically conceived and precisely designed to provide low-cost, very low-power wireless sensor and control network solutions for the widest variety of devices. The ability to connect up to 65,000 devices into a single network is unbeatable. These attributes are ideal for connecting the things we use every day to control lighting, consumer electronic devices, manage our energy and increase our comfort, convenience and security. When you connect all of those things, you create an Internet of Things communicating their status and giving you the ability to easily control them from anywhere in the world with just the push of a button on your smartphone. In the ever growing wireless space, it’s important to know that ZigBee technology is not being re-purposed to connect your Internet of Things, it does so naturally without compromising on security and reliability.
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