Zigbee

The full-stack solution interlacing all your smart devices

What is Zigbee?

Zigbee is the only complete loT solution — from mesh network to the universal language that allows smart objects to work together. Zigbee increases choice and flexibility for users and developers, and delivers the confidence that products and services will work together through standardization and testing of all layers of the stack.

Zigbee certified products can connect and communicate using the same IoT language with each other, and millions of Zigbee products already deployed in smart homes and buildings. Zigbee is built with backwards & forwards compatibility in mind.

Which markets does Zigbee serve?

Smart Home

Zigbee is the full-stack solution for a majority of large smart home ecosystem providers, such as Amazon’s Echo Plus, Samsung SmartThings, Signify (Philips Hue) and more.

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Commercial

With a large focus on power efficiency, true mesh networking, enterprise network size & impressive communication range; Zigbee excels in commercial building installations.

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Zigbee Technical Specifications

 

Solution

Description

Network Protocol Zigbee PRO 2015 (or newer)
Network Topology Self-Forming, Self-Healing MESH
Network Device Types Coordinator (routing capable), Router, End Device, Zigbee Green Power Device
Network Size (theoretical # of nodes) Up to 65,000
Radio Technology IEEE 802.15.4-2011
Frequency Band / Channels 2.4 GHz (ISM band)
16-channels (2 MHz wide)
Data Rate 250 Kbits/sec
Security Models Centralized (with Install Codes support) Distributed
Encryption Support AES-128 at Network Layer
AES-128 available at Application Layer
Communication Range (Average) Up to 300+ meters (line of sight)
Up to 75-100 meter indoor
Low Power Support Sleeping End Devices
Zigbee Green Power Devices (energy harvesting)
Legacy Profile Support Zigbee 3 devices can join legacy Zigbee profile networks.
Legacy devices may join Zigbee 3 networks (based on network’s security policy)
Logical device support Each physical device may support up to 240 end-points (logical devices)

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