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What is Zigbee ?
Zigbee is a low-power, low data rate, and personal area wireless ad hoc network. It is the wireless language that everyday devices use to connect to one another.
ZigBee technology builds on IEEE standard 802.15.4 which defines the physical and MAC layers and used to create personal area networks.
This technology is developed by Zigbee alliance. Its physical range is 10 m to 20 m approximately.
It is a wireless networking standard and its main focus at remote applications such as sensor and control applications which is suitable for operation in harsh radio environments and in isolated locations.
It is specifically used for low-power low-bandwidth needs, designed for small scale projects which need wireless connection.
Zigbee brings Internet of Things benefits to your world
- Improves Comfort
It works for you. Testing your temperature, controlling your lights, even opening your drapes; keeping your home the way you like it.
- Keeps You Secure
It watches your home when you can’t, alerting you to intruders, smoke, carbon monoxide, even water leaks. Protecting the things -and people- you care about.
It is easy-to-use and extends your control. Control your home from the comfort of your couch or from the other side of the world.
Why to choose Zigbee?
Zigbee harnesses the power of the mesh to connect every product to every other product. So if one of your products fails, the others will continue to communicate without interruption.
It standardizes everything from basic communication to how a product operates. Products with the Zigbee logo work together seamlessly, even if they’re from different companies.
It allows devices to last for years on a single battery. With the Green Power Feature, you don’t even need any batteries!
Zigbee IoT Applications:
- Smart Home
video credit: Smart Home by Zigbee Alliance
video credit: connected lighting by Philips
Main applications aimed at control and monitoring such as
- Home automation
- Connected lighting
- Medical device data collection
- electrical meters
- wireless light switches with in-home-displays
- traffic management systems
- consumer and industrial equipment that require short-range low-rate wireless data transfer
ZIgbee – Wikipedia