San Ramon, Calif., September 22, 2010 – The ZigBee Alliance surpassed the 100th ZigBee Certified product milestone as rising popularity and demand for innovative ZigBee products increases across the world.
According to a recent report by ON World, ZigBee has been adopted by more than 350 global manufacturers with annual revenues exceeding $1 trillion.
ZigBee achieved several critical milestones over the last year, building on the momentum realized by ZigBee members in the energy, commercial and consumer electronic marketplaces.
With about 400 members across a wide spectrum of industries, the Alliance has enjoyed success as the leading open-standard for product manufacturers wanting to offer consumers smarter and greener products that offer easy-to-use control capabilities.
With more than 100 ZigBee Certified products on the market – and growing – many manufacturers are using the standard as part of their product portfolio, delivering control benefits offered by ZigBee to millions of consumers and businesses. These products include:
* ZigBee Smart Energy – As the industry leader, ZigBee provides the core technology for monitoring, controlling, and automating the delivery and smart use of energy and water to help consumers live a greener lifestyle. More than 64 ZigBee Certified products are available today and include a range of products covering energy service portals, meters, displays, programmable communicating thermostats and smart plugs.
* ZigBee Home Automation – With 24 ZigBee Certified products providing the easy-to-use control offered by ZigBee Home Automation, consumers, do-it-yourself and professional installers can easily create smart homes. These smart homes give consumers more control of home appliances, lighting, security, heating and cooling systems, allowing them to use less energy.
* ZigBee Telecom Services — Launched in 2010, ZigBee Telecom Services enables delivery of value-added services ideally suited for mobile network operators, businesses and government agencies. Today 13 ZigBee Certified products offer a variety of communication platforms, access points, terminals and location nodes.
“ZigBee has entered a new adoption phase made possible by years of groundwork and investment by our members,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “With our leading smart home standards and continued strong growth in ZigBee Certified products, ZigBee is truly enabling a new era of smart control for consumers and businesses.”
This year, the Alliance expanded into new industries with the release of ZigBee Remote Control, ZigBee Telecom Services and ZigBee Health Care specifications. The Alliance also began development of a new standard, ZigBee Retail Services. With each standard completed, more manufacturers will seek the official ZigBee Certified designation, further expanding the ZigBee ecosystem of control products for consumers and businesses.