LONDON The ZigBee RF4CE specification for remote controls is now available for public download, the ZigBee Alliance has said.
The ZigBee RF4CE standard replaces infrared (IR) with radio frequency (RF) communication in remote controls, allowing non-line-of-sight operation, greater range and longer battery life for consumer electronic (CE) remote controls used with HDTV, home theater equipment, set-top boxes and other audio equipment.
The standard was announced in March 2009 and is designed for a wide range of products including home entertainment devices, lighting control, security monitoring, keyless entry systems and many more. It is based on IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band and enables worldwide operation,
The RF4CE specification is available for public download from www.zigbee.org/rf4ce.
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