The ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances have entered a collaboration to combine the benefits of energy harvesting wireless solutions and the ZigBee 3.0 framework. By partnering, the organizations hope to create an open, global specification that will extend energy harvesting wireless communication to a broader range of self-powered IoT sensor solutions.
“We are very excited that the EnOcean Alliance is bringing its energy harvesting expertise and widely deployed device profiles into the ZigBee 3.0 ecosystem,” said Tobin Richardson, president and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance. “Our goal with ZigBee 3.0 is to provide a unifying IoT standard that simplifies product development while reducing industry fragmentation and unlocking new market growth opportunities. This agreement with the EnOcean Alliance is a first important step down that path. A jointly developed specification for the ZigBee 3.0 ecosystem will bring the promise of interoperable self-powered IoT solutions to more markets and applications, meeting growing demand for plug-and-play solutions that can deliver seamless, ultra-low-power battery-less communication.”
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