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ZigBee Compliant Platform from Jennic 07/26/06

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Jennic has announced that its chips, modules, stacks and development kits now form part of a ZigBee compliant platform. The company’s products were tested by TÜV Rheinland Group and have been considered ready for use out of the box by developers building products for wireless sensor networks based on the ZigBee standard.

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Airbee and ZMD to Deliver 900 MHz ZigBee Technology 07/25/06

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Airbee Wireless today announced that it has executed a license agreement with ZMD to provide ZigBee-compliant and ZigBee-based network protocol stacks (ZNS & ZNS Lite).

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Hospital Tries ZigBee to Track Patients 07/21/06

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To expedite the treatment of patients at its emergency department, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit, in Missouri, tracked patients by means of ZigBee-based RFID tags.

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ISA-SP100 Committee Calls for Proposals 07/17/06

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ISA‘s standards committee on wireless systems for automation, ISA-SP100, has just issued calls for proposals to encourage a variety of experts to collaboratively create a new series of wireless communication standards for industrial monitoring and control.

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Do you Know RuBee? 07/15/06

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The IEEE has begun work on a new standard, IEEE P1902.1, which will improve upon the visibility network protocol known as RuBee. RuBee is a bidirectional, on-demand, peer-to-peer, radiating, transceiver protocol operating at wavelengths below 450 Khz. This protocol works in harsh environments with networks of many thousands of tags and has an area range of 10 to 50 feet.

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More on RuBee from Wikipedia

Article from RF Design

Dust Networks Selected by AlwaysOn as AO100 Private Company Award Winner 07/12/06

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Dust Networks today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. Dust Networks was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria – technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

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Crossbow Signs Partnership with Atmel to Enable 802.15.4 Wireless Market 06/27/06

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Crossbow Technology announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Atmel Corporation to accelerate time-to-deployment for 802.15.4 wireless sensor network OEM designs.

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ZigBee Alliance Adds Huawei Technologies, Schneider Electric and STMicroelectronics to Board of Directors 06/27/06

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The ZigBee Alliance today announced the addition of three industry-leading companies, Huawei Technologies, Schneider Electric and STMicroelectronics, to Promoter level.

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