SAN JOSE, Calif. – The ZigBee Alliance has released ZigBee Gateway, its tenth standard and the first in a new family of planned ZigBee Network Device standards.
ZigBee Gateway defines a low cost ZigBee Pro device that lets service providers, businesses and consumers link to the Internet. Future ZigBee Network Device standards will define bridges and range extenders.
ZigBee Gateway supports existing ZigBee standards in areas such as building and home automation, health care, retail, smart energy and telecom. The spec also will be covered under the existing ZigBee certification program.
"ZigBee networks today routinely access the Internet and ZigBee Gateway makes the job of integrating Internet connectivity simple, especially for developers with little networking experience," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance, speaking in a press statement.