Date Added: Apr 2012
ZigBee is a cheap, secure and wireless mesh networking technology of the next generation. It will connect all kinds of wireless devices at home, office and the business place also. ZigBee is targeted at Radio-Frequency (RF) applications that require a low data rate, long battery life, and secure networking. This technology is intended to be simpler and less expensive than other WPANs, such as Bluetooth. The low cost allows the technology to be widely deployed in wireless control and monitoring applications, the low power-usage allows longer life with smaller batteries, and the mesh networking provides high reliability and larger range.