Zigbee vs. WiFi: which is better for smart appliance communications?

December 21, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Two weeks ago General Electric released a report stating that ZigBeeradios are better for smart appliance communications than WiFi. Yesterday the WiFi Alliance issued its predictable retort: the GE study is “flawed.”

Why does this matter? If appliance manufacturers don’t agree on a single standard, they won’t build the radios into their appliances — which means that the promise of energy savings and peak demand reductions from smart appliances cannot be realized…

Full story: Smart appliances: WiFi vs. ZigBee communications? The great debate

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