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ZigBee Alliance completes Building Automation standard

The ZigBee Alliance, a "global ecosystem of companies" that create wireless offerings for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed development and ratified the ZigBee Building Automation...


September 28, 2011  


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The ZigBee Alliance, a “global ecosystem of companies” that create wireless offerings for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed development and ratified the ZigBee Building Automation standard.

According to the alliance, it will enable “secure and reliable monitoring and control of commercial building systems” and  is the only BACnet approved wireless mesh network standard for commercial buildings.

Products using ZigBee Building Automation give building owners and operators control of more building types, previously unreachable rooms or sensitive areas, thanks to its low-power wireless operation, it said in a statement.

The standard was developed by numerous Alliance members, with major assistance coming from Convergence Wireless, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Ingersoll-Rand and Ubilogix.  

“It is now possible to eliminate the web of wires required to monitor and manage a building and maintain all the benefits of BACnet,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance.

Further information is available at www.zigbee.net.