zigbee alliance Accelerates IoT Unification with 20 zigbee 3.0 Platform Certifications

zigbee alliance Accelerates IoT Unification with 20 zigbee 3.0 Platform Certifications From Eight Silicon Providers  Davis, Calif. – December 6, 2016 – The zigbee alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that eight member companies have achieved certification for 20 silicon platforms which form the basis for zigbee 3.0 products. Many zigbee Alliance companies are also building product offerings on top of these silicon platforms, such as module vendors and contract engineering firms including CEL (California Eastern Laboratories), Digi, DSR, MMB Networks, Murata and San Juan Software.   read more

Fairhair and ZigBee Alliances Agree to Help Create Smart Commercial Buildings

ZigBee Alliance FairHair Alliance IoT Building AutomationFairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance Sign Liaison Agreement to Help Create Smarter Commercial Buildings PISCATAWAY, N.J. and DAVIS, CALIF. – November 10, 2016 — The Fairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance have signed a liaison agreement to collaborate on driving higher levels of product interoperability and standards unification in smart commercial buildings.read more

ZigBee Alliance Statement on Security

ZigBee Alliance IoT Security LightingZigBee Alliance Statement on Security: Recent Light-Bulb Hack Report The ZigBee Alliance is in continuous communication with its member companies to develop and maintain its suite of market-relevant standards for the IoT. The Alliance is aware of the issues raised in the Weizmann Institute / Dalhousie University report referenced in multiple press articles this week.read more

Cabin app-titude: Tech demonstrator tests smart airplane interiors

The future of the commercial airplane cabin experience may be in “smart” features that allow passengers to interact with the airplane like never before: Smartphones that talk to smart lavatories or even smart lighting controlled through wireless connections.

That’s why engineers in Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Product Development have created a technology demonstrator called vCabin, an interior mock-up of an airplane cabin with an advanced, wireless network behind the scenes through which new technology, such as futuristic "smart cabin" concepts, can be connected and made functional. See the video

ZigBee Alliance Adds 5th Authorized Test Lab to Accommodate Growth of IoT Product Certifications

ZigBee Alliance for Internet of ThingsSeptember 12, 2016 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced UL – a global safety science organization – is the newest independent authorized test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke, UK. The expansion to a fifth lab to provide ZigBee-specific testing validates the prevalence and significance of ZigBee-based products as hundreds of market-moving members design and develop IoT-focused devices for today’s connected world. read more