ZigBees.com, zigbee information
ZigBee is a low-cost, low-power, wireless mesh networking standard. The low cost allows the technology to be widely deployed in wireless control and monitoring applications,
the low power-usage allows longer life with smaller batteries, and the mesh networking provides high reliability and larger range.
The ZigBee Alliance, the standards body which defines ZigBee, also publishes application profiles that allow multiple OEM vendors to create interoperable products.
The current list of application profiles either published or in the works are:
- Home Automation
- ZigBee Smart Energy
- Telecommunication Applications
- Personal Home and Hospital Care (a.k.a. medical)