The ZigBee Alliance announced that there are now more than 1,000 ZigBee Certified products available to the market, demonstrating the rising demand for the Internet of Things.
A report in Research and Markets has forecasted that the global ZigBee enabled devices market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 67 percent from 2014-2018.
The ZigBee Certified program focuses on two areas, the ZigBee Compliant Platform program and the ZigBee Certified Product program. The ZigBee Compliant Platform program evaluates all platforms before they can be engineered into products, including testing for compliance to a ZigBee specification. The ZigBee Certified Product program tests any product using an Alliance-developed standard, ensuring that the product is fully compliant to the standard.
“The rise to 1,000 certified products is the result of ZigBee’s prominence in the booming Internet of Things industry,” said Tobin J.M. Richardson, President and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance. “ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology designed to address the unique needs of device-to-device communication in just about any market, and the more than 400 member companies consistently certifying new products with ZigBee are a testament to that fact.”
Zigbee finds increasing use in Smart Home, Connected Lighting, and Energy Management. ZigBee is already installed in tens of millions of smart meters today and continues to be the standard of choice for utilities around the world.