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ZigBee and the Internet of Things

Identity, Internet of Things
Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, November 3, 2011
7:38 am

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The Nest thermostat I mentioned in yesterday’s post includes the ZigBee protocol for communicating with smart electrical meters in the so-called Smart Grid.

The ZigBee Alliance has developed a wide variety of innovative standards for seven target markets:

  • Commercial building management
  • Consumer electronics
  • Energy management
  • Health care and fitness
  • Residential management
  • Retail management
  • Telecommunications
I was surprised to learn that along with companies I would expect, like Emerson, Freescale and Texas Instruments, the top level of ZigBee Alliance members included Kroger, the large grocery chain.  Could it be that ZigBee-enabled shopping carts are in our future?
 

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