CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-90) Understanding ZigBee Gateway
This report from the ZigBee Alliance examines their ZigBee Gateway specification. The use of standard interfaces for the ZigBee and IP network connection creates the opportunity to have universal adapters and operate the connection with IP back-end systems such as Service Platforms or Machine-to-Machine platforms in a standard fashion. The specification and the resulting implementation serve as an Application Programming Interface specification so that developers of Gateways can build application-specific devices. The main intention is that the specification can provide a foundation so that developers could add their application-specific code, whether in the form of an energy service portal or an in-home device, to allow homeowners to interact with any number of applications, including lighting or entertainment control infrastructure.