Provided by: Academic Science
ZigBee is a wireless network standard for various sensor networks. Wireless sensor networks are an active research topic for recent years. The recent release of standards in the field, such as IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee, bring the technology out of research labs and stimulated the development of large commercial products. Moving from early research in military applications, sensor networks now are widely used in various applications including home automation, building automation and utility metering, floods monitoring, rainfall sensing and healthcare.