The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard, recently reported that it has achieved its 2003 objectives and is on course to meet its 2004 objectives. The ZigBee Alliance has grown to more than 62 member companies spanning semiconductor manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), embedded software providers and service providers. The organization also reported significant advancement of the ZigBee specification with successful interoperability testing by member companies. This progress will allow ZigBee to deliver a robust specification in 2004, which will enable developers to design interoperable, reliable and secure products targeted at the building automation, industrial control, residential light commercial control, and consumer electronic markets.