Provided by: Academic Science
Date Added: Mar 2014
The emergence of cross vendor industry standards has produced a number of affordable wireless solutions that are growing in popularity with business and sophisticated applications where network wiring is impossible. ZigBee, a Low Rate-Wireless Personal Area Network (LR-WPAN) based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard has been proposed to interconnect simple, low rate and battery powered wireless devices. 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.