April 10, 2023
The Zigbee PRO stack is boosting its security measures with Revision 23 (R23), with novel features built to enhance interoperability, cross-vendor compatibility, and user-friendliness.
Zigbee, a wireless communication protocol, has been popular among IoT device manufacturers for over 20 years. With the release of Zigbee R23, the protocol has several significant updates to offer. From routing improvements and enhanced joining flows, to better multi-vendor compatibility support, Zigbee R23 helps existing smart environments adapt to changing industry trends. The most comprehensive updates focus on security and standardization, making Zigbee R23 an exciting development for the IoT industry. Below, learn about the new features of Zigbee R23 that are making waves in smart landscapes everywhere.
Zigbee R23 helps your IoT ecosystems remain impenetrable with extensive features that include:
With stronger security mechanisms, Zigbee users can enjoy greater flexibility and capability when interacting with their smart devices and network hubs.
With these standardized security features, and without the need for proprietary protocols, companies can offer their customers increased security while maintaining interoperability, reducing costs, and increasing customer trust.
Zigbee R23 works on Smart Energy networks, driving energy optimization for customers and supporting global sustainability initiatives. This makes it an ideal choice for companies that offer smart home devices, including lighting, heating, and cooling systems. With standardized onboarding (WWAHU), device commissioning and management become more resilient, increasing product adoption and accessibility for end-users. Overall, Zigbee R23 offers increased security and simplified onboarding, making it a promising choice for developers creating the next line of smart technology.
Zigbee Direct is a relatively new feature that unites Zigbee and Bluetooth technologies for a seamless user experience. Users can onboard their devices using their mobile phones and tablets, eliminating the need for additional hardware. This simplifies the device onboarding process, making it more accessible for end-users to work with the technology they already have while saving them time and money. With improved support for existing hubs and smart speakers, users can more easily control devices within their homes and unleash the full potential of their IoT environment.
Push the boundaries of IoT integration with best-in-class semiconductor chips and customizable protocols leveraging the latest in technology. Telink’s SoCs are equipped with Zigbee and Bluetooth assets for multiprotocol compatibility and a simplified experience for consumers and developers alike. With the launch of Zigbee R23, Telink is already hard at work refining our products and development kits to accommodate for the future of smart spaces, so that you can be a part of the best that IoT has to offer.
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