A Train Ride, Then Making The Case For Open Standards To Stay On Track
Embedded Intel Solutions: What should the decision maker who reads the white paper take away?
Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies: The key take-away is that ZigBee has reached the level of maturity necessary to become a success. WiFi and Bluetooth were not slam-dunks out of the gate; they took some time to mature. The same applies for ZigBee, which resides in an even more difficult and complex space. But with ZigBee 3.0, many different and diverse requirements have been brought together in a homogeneous way, indicating that prime time for ZigBee has arrived.
Embedded Intel Solutions: Say I am one of the decision makers who has just given this white paper a couple of careful readings and I agree with its arguments. What steps should I take next?
Links: The key step to be taken is to establish ZigBee 3.0 as an integral technology of the IoT strategy, because it is becoming the dominant networking technology for sense and control networking, which means: low-cost ubiquitous chipsets from multiple vendors, universally available frequency bands and standard middleware available everywhere, integrated with application frameworks, etc.
ZigBee 3.0 needs to have a defined and distinct role in any IoT strategy along with WiFi (for high speed/high data rate networking) and Bluetooth (for wearable connectivity).