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Zigbee / EnOcean Agreement boosts IoT for Smart Buildings and Cities

With 2016 being touted as the Year of IoT, when connectivity technology will take a major step towards what seems an inevitable future where all manner of “things” will be connected. However, if we are to take significant steps forward with the Internet of Things, the continuing debate on IoT standards needs to advance. A significant development in this debate came with last month’s announcement of a partnership between the ZigBee Alliance and the EnOcean Alliance. The two organisations intend to cooperate on combining the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0 for worldwide applications. The cooperation connects the two alliances’ advantages, synergies and track record of standards advancements to create an open, global specification that will extend energy harvesting wireless communication to a broader range of self-powered IoT sensor solutions. These solutions use the surrounding environment as their energy source, making battery-less connected devices a reality. “We are very excited that […]

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