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These Zigbee home automation devices need no batteries or wires

Peter Sayer | Jan. 8, 2016
The Zigbee Alliance finally gets to explore the potential of its Green Power spec for doing away with batteries, thanks to help from the developer of a rival home automation system.

At CES, the EnOcean Alliance is also exhibiting alongside the AllSeen Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium to break down the barriers between competing communications standards for the Internet of Things. Other members of the EnOcean Alliance are there too, including NodOn with a module that can turn existing wired wall switches into EnOcean transmitters, and batteryless sensor maker Avidsen showing how its products can interface with a self-learning cloud platform from Ubiant to control the home.


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