"Our objective in developing the ZigBee specification has been to provide a standard that fosters innovation and accelerates the growth of wireless networking solutions," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "By making the ZigBee specification publicly available later this month, we've greatly expanded the universe of potential ZigBee developers and made it easy for, universities, research institutions and software developers to exploit the ZigBee technology to create new wireless monitoring and sensing applications. We appreciate the incredible amount of time our technical editor Zachary Smith of Ember dedicated to ensure that we could share the specification with interested parties outside the alliance."
Companies interested in ZigBee will be able to review the technical details of the specification in its entirety and gain a greater understanding of the value of ZigBee to their wireless networking efforts. After evaluating the specification, organizations can choose to join the rapidly growing number of ZigBee Alliance Adopter Class members to receive full access to all final, approved ZigBee specifications in order to develop, deliver and receive certification for their ZigBee products. Adopter Class members will be able to attend interoperability events and ZigBee Alliance-sponsored workshops and developer conferences.