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Zigbee Device Connector

Connect to a Zigbee network and easily read and write data to devices with IOTech’s high performance Zigbee device connector

Protocol Description

Zigbee is an open wireless mesh network protocol managed by the Zigbee Alliance group. It is designed to transmit small amounts of data between low-power devices on the network. Zigbee is used in residential and commercial building automation environments, industrial heating and cooling systems, and in the medical device sector.

Zigbee is a local area network (LAN) protocol, whereas Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is more focused around connectivity of mobile devices in close proximity to a central host device.

The Zigbee Cluster Library (ZCL) defines a set of functions and profiles that allow device manufacturers to meaningfully communicate with each other via the protocol. For example, there are Zigbee clusters that define standardized instructions for sensing, lighting and HVAC devices. Zigbee supports both star, tree and mesh network structures and requires a coordinator device to manage the connectivity.

Zigbee Connector Specification

IOTech’s Zigbee device connector supports detailed communication with Zigbee devices including support for a key set of Zigbee verified cluster types.

The Zigbee device connector implements the following key features:

    • Reading responses from a Zigbee 3.0 enabled device that supports at least one of the verified clusters

    • Support for handling multiple simultaneous responses from devices

    • Sending commands to a Zigbee 3.0 enabled device that supports at least one of the verified clusters

    • Supported Zigbee verified clusters are Basic, On/Off, Level and Colour Control

    • When forming a new Zigbee network, the connector allows for unsecured device connection and communication

    • Configurable Zigbee baud rate for connecting to the network

    • Support for Boolean, Int8, Uint8, Int16, Uint16, Int32, Uint32, Int64, Uint64, Float32, Float64 and String data types

Note: The Zigbee device connector requires access to a Zigbee Network Co-Processor (NCP) module running "ezsp version 0x07 stack type 0x02".

How to Buy

Zigbee Device Connector is available to buy from our store. To connect your IoT endpoint (device/sensor/thing) to a Zigbee enabled device, follow the steps below; 

  1. Go to our marketplace or click the "Buy Now" button below.  
  2. Choose the edge software platform you would like to run this on (Edge Xpert, Edge XRT, EdgeX) and start building the specifications based on your requirements.

  3. Once your cart is complete, submit the order and proceed to checkout. You will be required to register or log in to your existing account.

  4. Once you have filled in your Company Information, select your preferred payment method. You can pay via Credit Card or a Purchase Order. You will need to request a quote for Purchase Orders.

    • For Credit Card payments,

      1. Submit billing information and proceed to payment.

    • For Purchase Orders,

      1. Submit a request for a quote by clicking the "Request a Quote" button and wait for IOTech to approve. Once it's approved, you will receive an email with the approved quote attached.

      2. Sign the approved quote and log back in to your account. On your "Quotes" tab, select the approved quote and click "Order Now". 

      3. Go to your cart. Any item on your cart will be cleared and replaced with the items on your approved quote. Click "Proceed to Checkout"

      4. Supply your company information and select payment method. You can either pay via Credit Card or Submit a P.O.
      5. If you choose to pay via Credit Card, fill the billing information and proceed to payment.
      6. If you choose to pay by PO, enter the PO number (optional), attach the signed quotation and the Purchase Order (optional).
      7. Review the order and Submit.

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