ZigBee IP: The First Open Standard For IPv6-Based Wireless Mesh Networks

   ZigBee IP: The First Open Standard For IPv6-Based Wireless Mesh Networks

New specification brings end-to-end IPv6 control to low-power, low-cost

PR Newswire

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 27, 2013

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a
global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy
management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced the
completion and public availability of its third specification, ZigBee IP.
ZigBee IP is the first open standard for an IPv6-based full wireless mesh
networking solution and provides seamless Internet connections to control
low-power, low-cost devices. A free public webinar hosted by industry experts
will discuss the unique capabilities of ZigBee IP on April 3.

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ZigBee IP specification enriches the IEEE 802.15.4 standard by adding network
and security layers and an application framework. ZigBee IP offers a scalable
architecture with end-to-end IPv6 networking, laying the foundation for an
Internet of Things without the need for intermediate gateways. It offers
cost-effective and energy-efficient wireless mesh network based on standard
Internet protocols, such as 6LoWPAN, IPv6, PANA, RPL, TCP, TLS and UDP. It
also features proven, end-to-end security using TLS1.2 protocol, link layer
frame security based on AES-128-CCM algorithm and support for public key
infrastructure using standard X.509 v3 certificates and ECC-256 cipher suite.

"ZigBee IP offers a significant step forward in the expansion of IP-based
control," said Mark Grazier, marketing manager and ZigBee board member,
Wireless Connectivity Solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). "Having
low-power, low-cost wireless mesh devices that connect to a variety of Smart
Grid IPv6-based protocols will further expand the Internet of Things."

ZigBee IP continues the ZigBee tradition of self-organizing and self-healing
mesh networking to enable robust communications over the globally available
2.4 GHz frequency as well as over the 868/915/920 MHz frequencies in select
countries. For a complete list of features and benefits, visit

"ZigBee IP provides another option for product manufacturers to add mesh
networking to their products," said Tobin Richardson, chairman and CEO of the
ZigBee Alliance. "We expect to see a wave of ZigBee Certified products based
on ZigBee IP when Smart Energy Profile 2 is completed later this year since
ZigBee IP was designed specifically to meet SEP2 requirements for the Smart

Exegin, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments provided Golden Units against which
all future ZigBee Certified products using the ZigBee IP specification will be
tested. This testing process ensures compliance with the specification so that
manufacturers can be assured of consistent communications. Grid2Home and
Sensinode achieved ZigBee Compliant platform status. Testing services were
provided by NTS, TRaC and TUV Rheinland.

Free Webinar
The Alliance will host a free public webinar on April 3, 2013. "Introducing
the new ZigBee IP specification for Direct Internet Connections" will be held
at 8:00 am Pacific Time and feature speakers from the industry. Space is
limited and advance registration is available at:

ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range
of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The
ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400
members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee
standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading
wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer,
commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.

SOURCE ZigBee Alliance

Website: http://www.zigbee.org
Contact: Kevin Schader, ZigBee Alliance, kschader@inventures.com, +1
925-275-6672; or Traci Renner, GolinHarris for ZigBee Alliance,
trenner@golinharris.com, +1 714-918-8226
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