05 Apr '12, 5pm

What’s The Difference Between ZigBee And Z-Wave?

What’s The Difference Between ZigBee And Z-Wave?

The ZigBee and Z-Wave short-range wireless technologies are used for remote monitoring and control. However, their specifications and applications are different. Both technologies are ideal for home-area networks (HANs), which are becoming more widespread in the U.S. Here is a comparison of these two widely used wireless technologies (see the table ) . Table Of Contents ZigBee Z-Wave Summary References ZigBee Based on the IEEE’s 802.15.4 personal-area network (PAN) radio standard, ZigBee is an open wireless standard fro, the ZigBee Alliance. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard provides layer 1 (physical layer, or PHY) and layer 2 (media access controller, or MAC) of the network, while the ZigBee stack software provides the network and applications layers. ZigBee was established in the late 1990s as an alternative to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for some applications. The IEEE 802.15.4 stand...

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