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  • Helicomm Ships Zigbee Development Platform
    Carlsbad-based Helicomm has released what it says is the broadest collection of development tools for the new ZigBee wireless standard. The company's new Zigbee-ready development tools support IEEE 802.15.4 IC and product design verification, an embedded networking development kit, and a 2.4Ghz embedded wireless module. The new tools are designed to accelerate product development for manufacturers and integrators of the new wireless standard. The Zigbee standard is a new low power, cost-effective wireless networking standard aimed at the control systems market. Source:
  • Airbee Displays First Wireless Thermostat
    The ZigBee Alliance's Open House in Seoul, Korea, featured the unveiling by Airbee (OTC Other: ABEW) today of the industry's first ZigBee-ready thermostat and automated water timer with Airbee-ZMAC(tm) software for unwired networking(tm). As a breakthrough product for home and building automation, Airbee's pioneering technology will significantly reduce the cost and time of installing home and office environmental control systems.

    Airbee showcased its intelligent embedded software for wireless home automation networks using Rite Temp 8082 programmable thermostats. Airbee also demonstrated the versatility and reliability of its embedded software in a Rite Time automated water timer for optimized environmental monitoring and conservation of natural resources. Source:
  • Zigbee standard tidies up IEEE 802.15.4
    But will it arrive in time?

    ZigBee, the emerging low-cost sensor network based on IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standards in the 2.4 GHz band is on the brink of a big step. The ZigBee 1.0 specification is poised for publication soon: "It is expected in the near future," according to a Zigbee Alliance spokesperson.

    The IEEE 802.15.4 standard defines the basic communication method for sensor networks but more work is required to produce a marketable product. The Zigbee Alliance, a consortium of technology companies, does this work for 802.15.4, in much the same way that the Wi-Fi Alliance commercialises the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standards.
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  • Helicomm Announces ZigBee Joint Development and Marketing Agreement With Silicon Laboratories.
    Helicomm, a leading wireless networking solutions provider, today announced that Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has licensed Helicomm's ZigBee(tm)-based IP-Net(tm) networking software, and that the companies have entered into a ZigBee Joint Development and Marketing Agreement. The companies are demonstrating their integrated ZigBee mesh networking solution at the Q4 ZigBee Alliance Member Meeting and Open House in Seoul, Korea, December 8.
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