ZigBee Alliance ratifies automation standard
The ZigBee Alliance announced it has completed development and ratified the ZigBee Building Automation standard.
ZigBee Building Automation is the global standard for interoperable products enabling the secure and reliable monitoring and control of commercial building systems. It is the only BACnet approved wireless mesh network standard for commercial buildings. Products using ZigBee Building Automation give building owners and operators control of more building types, previously unreachable rooms or sensitive areas, thanks to its low-power wireless operation. Existing wired BACnet building automation systems can now be expanded with greater ease and reduced operational cost. The standard was developed by numerous Alliance members, with major assistance coming from Convergence Wireless, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Ingersoll-Rand and Ubilogix.
With ZigBee Building Automation, building owners, operators and tenants can create more efficient buildings and benefit from increased energy savings. They can also ensure the lowest lifecycle costs with this green and easy-to-install robust wireless network. ZigBee Building Automation wireless products can contribute toward satisfying credits in the Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality categories of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification program.
– Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com