IKEA is getting into home automation with a new smart hub

Ikea Home Automation ZigBeeIkea is getting into the home automation game with its own system for smart lighting. The new range of products is called Trådfri — which means “wireless” in Swedish — and is built around the ZigBee Light Link standard for connected lights (the same as Philips Hue). The system seems to have rolled out to select European countries last fall, but will be seeing a larger release at the end of March. More

zigbee evolution continues with wireless IoT security updates

zigbee security IoT Since 2002, the zigbee alliance and its member companies have created standards, certification programs, and tools to develop interoperable products for the low-power (). With the release of the ZigBee 3.0 standard (now referred to simply as zigbee) in early 2016, an enhanced toolbox has been provided for product designers and ecosystem owners to implement robust networks and choose the right balance of policies and ease of deployment. Read More: zigbee evolution continues with wireless IoT security updates

The zigbee alliance to Unveil Universal Language for the IoT from CES 2017 – Making it Possible for Smart Objects to Work Together on Any Network

Davis, Calif. – January 3, 2017 – The zigbee alliance today announced that from CES 2017 this week it will be showcasing the path to a unified Internet of Things (IoT). Highlights will focus on the growing momentum behind zigbee (3.0) products and development solutions, and the alliance’s newly announced dotdot — the universal language for the IoT, making it possible for smart objects to work together on any network. Members of the zigbee alliance and Thread Group will also showcase the first demonstrations of dotdot devices running over Thread’s IP-based networks. read more

zigbee alliance and Thread Group Successfully Demonstrate Products Running zigbee’s Universal Language for Smart Devices on Thread Networks

Davis and San Ramon, Calif. – December 15, 2016 – The zigbee alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organization focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home and beyond, today announced that multiple members of both organizations have demonstrated prototypes that run the zigbee alliance’s universal language for smart devices on Thread networks. read more

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