Why the Zigbee Alliance Is...
by Tom Lombardo
June 1, 2021
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.
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.Read more
|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)|