Volume 6Issue 1March 2012
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May 21-24, 2012
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May 30-June 1, 2012
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June 5-9, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan
 
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ZIGBEE Today

Bob Heile Today, I'd like for you to consider a few age-old sayings. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Measure twice, cut once." And my favorite, "Get the right tool for the job." With that in mind, here's one more: "ZigBee technology is purposeful, not re-purposed."

Now, consider this: ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology that was specifically conceived and precisely designed to provide low-cost, low-power wireless sensor and control network solutions for the widest variety of devices. These attributes are ideal for the Internet of Things and energy management and efficiency, something we've been working on since 2007 when we announced our intent to develop standards and our vision for solutions.

 
 

WEBINAR: ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1 Features and Market Trends

The ZigBee Alliance will present a webinar, "New Features of ZigBee Smart Energy - Delivering Energy Management to Consumers Today," April 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. PDT. Register today to understand the latest features of the ZigBee Smart Energy standard.

The webinar will explore all the new functionality of version 1.1, as well as the market trends that are driving ZigBee Smart Energy forward. You will hear from several industry experts who will share insight into how markets are taking advantage of these smart features to deliver energy management applications to their customers today.





ZIGBEE JAPANESE INTEREST GROUP FORUM DRAWS 800

The ZigBee Alliance Special Interest Group Japan (SIG-J) held a ZigBee Forum in Shinagawa, Tokyo this month. Over 800 attendees heard presentations about ZigBee technology and case studies of ZigBee deployments with the theme of "ZigBee as the Key to the Smart Community."





ZIGBEE ALLIANCE INVITED TO HOST AN INTERNET OF THINGS SOLUTION FORUM AT COMPUTEX 2012

Computex (Taipei, June 5-9, 2012) has invited the ZigBee Alliance to organize and run an exclusive Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Forum at their 2012 Computex. The Forum will be part of the IoT solution exhibition and will focus on introducing the ZigBee Alliance and its standards supporting IoT, particularly those targeting the Smart Grid, HealthCare and Smart City applications.





NEWEST ZIGBEE CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Twenty-five more ZigBee Certified products are available since December 2011, including 14 ZigBee Smart Energy products, eight ZigBee Home Automation products, one ZigBee Buidling Automation product, one ZigBee Network Device and one Manufacturer Specific Profile.

ZigBee Certified products represent seven ZigBee market standards: ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Building Automation, ZigBee Remote Control, ZigBee Health Care, ZigBee Telecom Services and ZigBee Input Device. The ZigBee Certified program also certifies Manufacturer Specific Profiles and ZigBee Compliant Platforms.




WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Twenty-five new members have joined the Alliance since December 2011. The Alliance welcomes the following new members:




ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASES

01/04/2012   ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized

ZIGBEE IN THE NEWS

2012  
02/27/2012   TazTag TPH-ONE is first NFC and Zigbee Android smartphone in the world
02/13/2012   Next-generation home networking: It's all about cable companies and the set-top box
01/19/2012   How Companies Can Make Buildings Greener and Better
01/17/2012   Upcoming Technologies at the Zigbee Alliance
01/16/2012   ZigBee RF4CE Remote Controls from GreenPeak
01/12/2012   TI introduce software and hardware platform for ZigBee
01/09/2012   Dish Network introduces Hopper and Joey High-Definition DVR System
01/09/2012   Comcast adopts RF4CE for remote controls
01/06/2012   Wireless Lighting Control has a Bright Future
01/03/2012   Home Automation: No Longer Sci-Fi Nor Wealthy Privilege
2011    
12/13/2011   Peel Product Universal Remote Control Review
12/12/2011   BC Hydro announces RFI for the HAN
12/01/2011   EMAIL INTERVIEW - Bob Heile and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
11/29/2011   PG&E's Home Area Network Pilot: Silver Spring and Control4 on Board
11/14/2011   Total Home Network Can Bring New Revenue for pay TV operators

MEMBER NEWS RELEASES

03/14/2012   Daintree Networks' Lighting Controller Awarded ZigBee Wireless Certification
12/14/2012   Ambient Devices Teams with Ember for ZigBee-enabled In-Home Displays
01/25/2012   Texas Instruments' solutions help developers create the next generation of breakthrough products for the Smart Grid market


WHY JOIN THE ZIGBEE ALLIANCE?

  • We need low-power, low data rate wireless networking for our products.
  • Our products could benefit from wireless communications.
  • We want to participate in global wireless standards that change the way we live and work.
  • We must stay ahead of the competition.
  • We must have access to the latest standards before the competition.
  • We can influence the future of wireless data networking.

Join Today




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We hope you enjoyed this issue. If you would like to comment on this issue or, if you would like to see additional features or topics covered in future editions of the ZigBee Alliance Member Newsletter, please email your suggestions to the Help Desk.



ZigBee Alliance support Team Members

Bill Chase
Executive Director
+1 (925) 275-6655
bchase@inventures.com

Tobin Richardson
Director, Smart Energy
+1 (916) 801-5810
trichardson@zigbee.org
 
Ryan Maley
Vice President of Strategy
+1 (708) 497-9260
rmaley@inventures.com

Krista Davi
Event & Program Marketing Manager
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Kevin Schader, APR
Director of Communications
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Grestin Soemanto
Business Operations Coordinator
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ZigBee Today

Bob Heile Today, I'd like for you to consider a few age-old sayings. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Measure twice, cut once." And my favorite, "Get the right tool for the job." With that in mind, here's one more: "ZigBee technology is purposeful, not re-purposed."

Now, consider this: ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology that was specifically conceived and precisely designed to provide low-cost, low-power wireless sensor and control network solutions for the widest variety of devices. These attributes are ideal for the Internet of Things and energy management and efficiency, something we've been working on since 2007 when we announced our intent to develop standards and our vision for solutions.

Today, ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Smart Energy are unarguably the ZigBee Alliance's flagship standards and a beacon for energy management visions. ZigBee Smart Energy is the first and only available Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Area Network (HAN) standard. It's found in millions of smart meter deployments around the world, and provides the ability for consumers to take charge of their utility bills and their energy consumption. Supported by an always-growing ZigBee Certified product list, ZigBee Smart Energy stands tall with 226 ZigBee Certified products this month.

Not everyone wants to wait for utilities to make programs available. In that case, consumers and businesses have options today to control their energy with ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Building Automation. ZigBee Home Automation creates truly smart homes that help consumers manage not only their energy use, but also enjoy new comfort and security conveniences. It positions them to expand their network investment to add other ZigBee devices to their network, allowing them to control their world by creating their very own Internet of Things. ZigBee Building Automation provides a complementary commercial energy management solution plus integration into existing BACnet systems for building management.

ZigBee Alliance's collaboration with Energy@home illustrates how fully ZigBee is embedded in and even propels the home energy management industry. Energy@home, an Italian collaboration between Electrolux, Enel, Indesit Company and Telecom Italia, will leverage four ZigBee standards to create an integrated residential service platform to provide value-added services based on energy usage, energy consumption and energy tariffs in the HAN.

Global revenues for wireless and wired home energy management equipment and services will reach $3.3 billion in 2014, according to a recent ON World report, and ZigBee equipment will capture half of that projected revenue. Also, ZigBee comprised about 40 percent of IEEE 802.15.4 chipset shipments in 2010 and is expected to drive more than half of all IEEE 802.15.4 chipset shipments in 2016, according to ABI Research. Clearly, the market is seeing the value of ZigBee for a wide variety of uses.

The ZigBee Alliance is the pioneer in the expanding home energy management market today. For tomorrow, ZigBee offers a unified system of control for the growing Internet of Things, providing solutions for lighting, health care and retail, to name a few. Unlike the late arrivals to this space who are forced to stretch themselves in an attempt to become something they're not, energy management and energy efficiency are ingrained into the very essence of ZigBee, making it not only the right tool, but also the smart choice for energy management solutions anywhere in the world.

Best wishes,

Bob Heile
Chairman,
ZigBee Alliance


WEBINAR: ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1 Features and Market Trends

The ZigBee Alliance will present a webinar, "New Features of ZigBee Smart Energy - Delivering Energy Management to Consumers Today," April 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. PDT. Register today to understand the latest features of the ZigBee Smart Energy standard.

The webinar will explore all the new functionality of version 1.1, as well as the market trends that are driving ZigBee Smart Energy forward. You will hear from several industry experts who will share insight into how markets are taking advantage of these smart features to deliver energy management applications to their customers today.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to new features in ZigBee Smart Energy
  • Smart Meter Texas market and interoperability enhancements in ZigBee Smart Energy
  • BC Hydro's vision for retail availability of devices, their use of the block tariff functionality
  • Upgrading devices in the field, migrating to new versions
  • Over the Air Upgrades

Speakers:

  • Ryan Maley, Vice President of Strategy, ZigBee Alliance
  • Stephen Johnson, Product Line Manager, Itron
  • Larry Kohrmann, BPL Manager, Oncor Electric Delivery
  • Tony Mauro, Senior Engineer, BC Hydro
  • David Mayne, Director Business Development, Digi International

ZIGBEE JAPANESE INTEREST GROUP FORUM DRAWS 800

The ZigBee Alliance Special Interest Group Japan (SIG-J) held a ZigBee Forum in Shinagawa, Tokyo this month. Over 800 attendees heard presentations about ZigBee technology and case studies of ZigBee deployments with the theme of "ZigBee as the Key to the Smart Community."

Topics included ZigBee Smart Energy, Internet of Things Development in China, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, interoperability testing and the ZigBee Certified program. Many Alliance members participated in the program including Ad-Sol Nissin, NEC Engineering, Freescale Semiconductor Japan, Renesas Electronics, and Digi International. Kazumasa Saito, chairman of SIG-J, and Jerry Huang, director of ZigBee Asia/Pacific Marketing, were among the featured speakers.

Learn more about the event.


ZIGBEE ALLIANCE INVITED TO HOST AN INTERNET OF THINGS SOLUTION FORUM AT COMPUTEX 2012

Computex (Taipei, June 5-9, 2012) has invited the ZigBee Alliance to organize and run an exclusive Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Forum at their 2012 Computex. The Forum will be part of the IoT solution exhibition and will focus on introducing the ZigBee Alliance and its standards supporting IoT, particularly those targeting the Smart Grid, HealthCare and Smart City applications.

Computex, run by the Taipei Computer Association, is a major IT solution trade show with 31 yearshistory. It has grown to be the largest IT exhibition in Asia and 2nd largest in the world. In 2012, the show is featuring 5000 booths and expecting a minimum of 120,000 visitors and near 40,000 international buyers from about 160 countries. The Computex invitation is a significant recognition of the importance of ZigBee in enabling the emerging IoT market.

For more information and participation detail, please contact Jerry Huang, ZigBee Alliance APAC Director at jerry.huang@zigbee.org


NEWEST ZIGBEE CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Twenty-five more ZigBee Certified products are available since December 2011, including 14 ZigBee Smart Energy products, eight ZigBee Home Automation products, one ZigBee Buidling Automation product, one ZigBee Network Device and one Manufacturer Specific Profile.

ZigBee Certified products represent seven ZigBee market standards: ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Building Automation, ZigBee Remote Control, ZigBee Health Care, ZigBee Telecom Services and ZigBee Input Device. The ZigBee Certified program also certifies Manufacturer Specific Profiles and ZigBee Compliant Platforms.

ZigBee Certified products available since December 2011 are listed below:

ZigBee Smart Energy:
  • Chameleon Technology, IHD-1S
  • Chameleon Technology, Satellite Ambient Device
  • Chameleon Technology, Smart Plug
  • Digi Intl, ConnectPort X2e Coordinator
  • Digi Intl, ConnectPort X2e Router
  • Energate, Pioneer Z100
  • Itron, OpenWay Centron 3.0
  • Green Energy Options, Chorus CR-2
  • Landis+Gyr, Gridstream RF Enhanced FOCUS AX ZigBee Enabled Endpoint (rev 04)
  • Landis+Gyr, T/W 550 Module
  • Smartsynch, IP-Enabled Cellular IHD
  • CEIVA Logic, CEIVA Share IHD
  • Greenwave Reality, Gateway
  • General Electric, SM3000
  • Carrier Corp, Comfortchoice Touch Thermostat
  • Digi, ConnectPort X2 SE TXU
  • Digi, ConnectPort X4 IA SE Coordinator
  • Landis + Gyr, The Landis Gyr Focus AX
  • General Electric, SM1011 Comms Mod
  • Develco, Kamstrup Electricity Meter SE
  • Develco, ZSEM101 - ZigBee MEP Gateway SE)
  • Kamstrup A/S, Module for Multical
  • Enphase Energy, Enphase Envoy
  • Texas Instruments, CC2530 multi-ESI IPD
  • Kamstrup A/S, ZigBee for Multical
  • Home Automation Inc, OmniStat2 Programmable Communicating Thermostat RC-2000WHSH
  • Schneider Electric, Wiser In Home Display
  • Landis+Gyr, Gridstream RF Centron II
  • Landis+Gyr, Gridstream RF KV2c 3G
ZigBee Home Automation:
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI 6 Key ZB FreeLocate Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 1 Gang 2000VA Relay Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 1 Gang Dimmer
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 1Gang 300VA Curtain Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 2 Gang 2 x 1000VA Relay Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 2 Gang Dimmer
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 2 Key FreeLocate Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 2Gang 2x300VA Curtain Switch
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 500VA D Plug Adapter Dimmer
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 500VA G Plug Adapter Dimmer
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB 500VA I Plug Adapter Dimmer
  • Schneider Electric, ULTI ZB Handheld Remote Controller
  • Computime, CTL2181-HA
  • Computime, CTL6191 Load Control
  • Sumitomo Electric, Adapter EAD-2-ZiSE
  • Sumitomo Electric, CT meter ECP-2602-ZiSE
ZigBee Building Automation:
  • Daintree Networks, Inc., Wireless Area Controller
 
ZigBee Network Devices:  
  • Telecom Italia, Ti Gateway Texas Instruments for Linux
 
Manufacturer Specific Profile:  
  • Melange, Tarang P Series Module
 
As part of the Alliance's ZigBee Certified program process, all products using any of ZigBee’s standards are certified to perform regardless of manufacturer. This allows customers to purchase them with confidence and install them with ease. The complete list of interoperable products is available at ZigBee Certified products.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Twenty-five new members have joined the Alliance since December 2011. The Alliance welcomes the following new members:

Participants:

Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs)
Efergy Technologies Limited
Longcom Internet of Things Co., Ltd.
Swisscom AG
UTRC (Daegu Univ.)

Adopters:

Amicus SK, s.r.o
Anaren Microwave
Brunel University
Define Instruments Limited
Enphase Energy
Ensto Finland Oy
GEODESIC LIMITED
Adopters: (cont.)

Invensys Controls
ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere, SA
George Wilson Industries Limited
NAITO DENSEI MACHIDA MFG.CO., LTD.
Ningbo Dooya Mechanic & Electronic Technology Co., Ltd
Samil Power Co., Ltd
Scemtec Hard - und Software für Mess - und Steuerungstechnik GmbH
SMA Solar Technology AG
Steelcase, Inc.
Tridium, Inc.
U-NEXT Co., Ltd.
Universal Devices, Inc.
zSafe AS