Evidenced by the recent product announcements and the awards granted by the Sensors Expo & Conference, the ZigBee Alliance recently highlighted the collective progress of its members to bring new ZigBee-enabled wireless communication solutions to the market. The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to shape the wireless market by enabling a variety of reliable, cost-effective, low-power wirelessly networked monitoring, sensing and control applications in home and industrial environments.
At Sensors Expo & Conference in Detroit last month, ZigBee-ready technology took center stage as Sensicast Development was presented with the Gold award for its Sensicast Development System in the category of Communications and Networking Products. ZigBee Alliance members receiving Silver awards were: Crossbow Technology Inc. for its MICAz mote; the EM2420 radio chip from Ember Corporation; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ZigBee-ready Platform with the 2.4 MHz RF Transceiver; and the ZMD44101 Single Chip RF Transceiver from ZMD. Awards were given to products that have the greatest potential to impact the way people work, their timeliness and availability, distinctiveness, and their ability to serve a real need.