ZigBee by ubisys — Innovative wireless technology which sets new standards
The smart home product line utilises the low-power wireless
network standard IEEE 802.15.4 operating within the licence free 2.4 GHz frequency
band together with the innovative and mature mesh networking stack with well-conceived
and powerful application profile according to the ZigBee 3.0 standard. This results in
following advantages for ubisys customers:
Long time protection of your investments — generally „second source”
Innovative, secure and resilient wireless network technology
Sophisticated, flexible and well conceived application profiles
Remarkably low transmitting power and short transmission duration
Open specifications that ensure verifiable security standards
The ZigBee Alliance is a cooperation of many renowned companies
manufacturing compatible devices based on a common standard for various
applications, amongst them home and building automation. IEEE 802.15.4 as
well as ZigBee are genuine international standards and completely open platforms.
Essential for this categorization is an open source of specifications and the
existance of several suppliers for all elements of the platform — from
antenna to application. This guarantees various manufacturers of radio chips,
network and application protocols to be combined with each other.
As producer of IEEE 802.15.4 MAC and ZigBee Stacks as well as end
devices such as dimmers, switching actuators, sensors and gateways as well as apps for
iOS and Android, ubisys covers all essential components. Our customer's advantage
being: All parts of the solution coming from a single source are perfectly tuned to
each other, yet following international standards.
A lot of existing alliances and organizations do not fulfill these criteria,
there usually being only one supplier of the basis technology and a multitude
of equipment manufacturers, all utilising the same modules of the singule
technology supplier. Specifications are mostly not made fully available, if
at all — with all known disadvantages of „single source” supply chains.
ZigBee Mesh Network
Our ubisys smart home components form a mesh-like wireless network. Components not
within radio distance to each other can reach out to intermediary components and use
them as routers to transmit the specific data packets to their destination. All
components permanently connected to the main power supply have the integrated
router function constantly activated. This allows you — using very low powered
data transmissions — to cover large objects.
Routes through the wireless ad-hoc network are determined ad hoc,
thus ensuring the network not breaking down if a router fails, for an alternative route is easily found:
The mesh network is capable of „healing” itself. The more components installed
the tighter and more reliable the network gets.
Be prepared for the future smart grid today
The intelligent mains power supply, the so called „Smart Grid”, will be one
of the main prerequisites to ensure the transition to a sustainable, decentralised
and CO neutral energy production for consumers and industry. Using ubisys smart home products
you will be well on your way, for ZigBee already is part of the conception and development
in this sector and has been selected as base technology for the standardization.