Today, Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise Aqara jointly held the Zigbee 3.0 conference, and released 10 new products in one breath. It is expected to be launched in Aqara service stores in mid-August.
These 10 new products are: Aqara Gateway M2, Human Body Sensor T1, Door and Window Sensor T1, Temperature and Humidity Sensor T1, Smart Wall Switch T1, Water Immersion Sensor T1, Light Sensor T1, Aqara Wireless Switch T1, Aqara smart socket T1, and Aqara wireless switch T1 (wall-mounted).
It should be noted that the new products are compatible with the previous Aqara gateway, but does not support the Mijia gateway.
In the smart home system, Zigbee communication technology is mainly composed of Zigbee equipment and Zigbee gateway. The Zigbee equipment is mainly responsible for collecting sensor data information, but the data information cannot be directly transmitted to the Internet. So the data needs to be converted through the Zigbee gateway.
Compared to Wi-Fi mode, Zigbee offers higher security, lower power consumption, and the ability to connect up to 65,000 devices.
Generally, in the smart home industry, the most popular are four wireless technologies. They are – WiFi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, and SmartRoom. WiFi technology and ZigBee are the two most worthy of competition. Wi-Fi has the lowest cost and can be used with a router. But it has poor stability and limited connectivity. ZigBee is a two-way wireless communication technology. It comes with a close range, low complexity, low power consumption, low speed, and low cost. What we like more, this technology has a self-organizing network and self-healing ability.
As some authoritative research institutions prove, by 2025, there will be over 70 billion IoT smart connected devices globally. Moreover, the overall economic scale will reach $11 trillion. As for China, in 2019, this market will reach $300 billion. It will increase to $360 billion in 2020.
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