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In-Stat predicts ZigBee will emerge as the wireless mesh network of choice

In-Stat says that ZigBee will emerge as the dominant wireless mesh networking technology because of the clarity of ...


November 7, 2006  


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In-Stat says that ZigBee will emerge as the dominant wireless mesh networking technology because of the clarity of the standard.

Wireless mesh networks are a mosaic of proprietary and non-proprietary implementations, the research firm says. The IEEE 802.15.4 Working Group was designed to create unified standards for short-range, self-configuring mesh networks. ZigBee is a networking layer that is built on top of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.

The ZigBee Alliance is an organization that has been the keeper of the ZigBee standard and is an open community of 200 companies that is charged with the promotion of the technology and testing of equipment.

“ZigBee is designed to create interoperability among silicon vendors and facilitate common software and profile platforms for end-users in specific applications,” says Chris Kissel, In-Stat analyst.

“The addition of ZigBee to 802.15.4 gives an OEM or other end-user the assurance of multiple sources of silicon.”
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