Low-cost, low-power wireless sensor and control networks are key aspects of the fast emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Establishment and adoption of industry-wide standards for these devices and services, such as ZigBee, in turn, can accelerate deployment.
On August 26, the ZigBee Alliance announced that there are now more than 1,000 ZigBee Certified products available. Over 400 manufacturers globally have developed Zigbee-Certified products.
Research and Markets forecasts the global market for ZigBee-enabled devices will grow at a compound annual rate of over 67 percent from 2014-2018, the alliance notes in a press release. Applications fueling growth span markets for the smart home, and connected lighting and energy management, among others.
ZigBee Certified Products
The Zigbee Certified Program consists of two elements: the ZigBee Compliant Platform program and the Zigbee Certified Product program.
“The rise to 1,000 certified products is the result of ZigBee’s prominence in the booming Internet of Things industry,” ZigBee Alliance president and CEO Tobin J.M. Richardson, was quoted as saying. “ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology designed to address the unique needs of device-to-device communication in just about any market, and the more than 400 member companies consistently certifying new products with ZigBee are a testament to that fact.”
A complete list of ZigBee Certified products is available on the ZigBee Alliance website.