The smart and connected home of the future, one that can control all the appliances, provide communications, sense an occupant’s presence, control entry and exit points, and much more, is getting closer.
There are many different topologies that can be used for wireless networking, each with a broad set of different capabilities.
New protocols and open standards are emerging that are helping to drive up the volume of wireless links in home automation and drive down costs.
Reducing the cost of running lighting systems is an increasingly important factor for commercial facilities.
By implementing a lighting control solution using the ZigBee Light Link (ZLL) standard on the EmberZNet PRO platform, designers can leverage a robust and interoperable network solution.
Smart homes, the Smart Grid, and a proactive regulatory environment will ensure that lighting control over wireless links will remain a growth business over the next several years.
There are many different approaches for linking intelligent energy meters to create 'smart' grid, and wireless technology is a key design option.
Wireless is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for the human interface. Being able to wave a remote control unit to make changes to a system is being more frequently demanded by users.
For the past 10 years or more, electrical utilities have pushed to upgrade to a Smart Grid, which provides consumers with greater access to information, and utilities with opportunities for managing electrical demand.
With the reduction in cost and power supply of wireless systems, smart home automation systems are becoming increasingly popular.
The decades-old reign of infrared (IR) technology in remote controls may be coming to an end as remote controls get smarter and require bidirectional communications.
Today the word “smart” is being added to applications or products to imply that they work autonomously in a programmable environment.
Both in the hospital and in the home, wireless technology is revolutionizing healthcare as new applications appear all the time.
Security sensors are often plagued by short battery life.