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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

April 30, 2013
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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

The much-ballyhooed ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol (SEP) 2 has finally been completed and ratified, and the standard is available for download. We could even see devices with SEP 2 by the end of the year and availability in 2014. “The technical work is done, and it’s up to companies to determine what they’re going...

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ZigBee IP: Smart Grid, Meet the Internet of Things

April 4, 2013
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ZigBee IP: Smart Grid, Meet the Internet of Things

There has been a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but how important is it to energy efficiency? The new ZigBee IP standard for wireless RF mesh networking gives us a glimpse at how the smart grid and the Internet of Things can come together to enhance energy efficiency. ZigBee IP is...

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Energy Harvesting Devices to Use ZigBee Green Power

February 1, 2013
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Energy Harvesting Devices to Use ZigBee Green Power

Smart buildings, homes and industrial facilities will soon use more and more energy harvesting devices that create their own power to run – and wireless ZigBee networks will be a part of that. The ZigBee Alliance recently made Green Power, which is an optional feature on the ZigBee Pro 2012 specification, available for manufacturers....

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CEA to Develop Smart Grid Standard for Electronics

November 23, 2011
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CEA to Develop Smart Grid Standard for Electronics

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the formation of a new committee to advance the standardization of the Modular Communications Interface (MCI) specification to create a path for smart grid-ready products. The MCI specification, created by the Universal Smart Network Access Port (USNAP) Alliance and based on research from the Electric Power Research...

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Is There a Mid-Market for Home Energy Management?

September 13, 2011
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Is There a Mid-Market for Home Energy Management?

Yes, there is a developing mid-market for home energy management. It’s a question I was asked several times at last week’s CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. There are several mid-market systems becoming available that could be sold to mass affluent homeowners with incomes of $100,000-plus, making real energy management available to that huge audience who...

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ZigBee Updates Smart Energy Standard

July 22, 2011
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ZigBee Updates Smart Energy Standard

Many have predicted that the ZigBee will be the wireless communications technology of choice in our smart grid world. It at least appears it will be used between two-way communicating smart meters being rolled out and smart appliances that will receive pricing signals from electric utilities and delay cycles to save consumers energy. The...

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Smart Grid Standards Needed Urgently, Report Says

October 15, 2009
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Almost everyone by now knows the long-term benefits of a smart grid: It will displace much of our country’s oil imports and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But arriving there could take decades. Even arriving at a workable smart grid is a massive undertaking, necessitating the establishment of hundreds of standards so the grid’s many...

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