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A new Zigbee 3.0 USB dongle sold by Overkiz

October 19, 2020 / PRODUCT INNOVATIONS


Overkiz solutions are evolving and expanding to provide ever greater technological versatility and interoperability between IoT devices within the home. We now offer our customers a new Zigbee 3.0 USB dongle compatible with our Kizbox® home automation gateway, capable of controlling a large number of connected devices with the protocol, including lights, sensors, heating systems, and controllers from brands like Danfoss, Leedarson, Legrand, Osram, Philips Hue, Schneider, and many more.

See compatible products here.

Note: the Zigbee 3.0 USB dongle is only sold in addition to the purchase of the Kizbox® home automation gateways.

 

What the heck is Zigbee 3.0?

Zigbee 3.0 is a certified standard radio protocol that requires very little energy to make objects communicate with each other. Reliable, versatile, and scalable, it ensures interoperability between multiple devices and adds versatility for users and developers. This standard is supported by Zigbee Alliance, a leader in the connected lighting sector and comprised of 400 members from the industrial sector, including Overkiz.

 

Kizbox® and the Zigbee 3.0 USB dongle: Instructions

Ideal for smart home projects and Zigbee 3.0 certified, the Overkiz Kizbox® is a multiprotocol gateway that is both customizable and scalable. It supports two native radio protocols simultaneously: io-homecontrol and RTS. With its three USB ports, it lets you easily connect many smart devices and add them over time, using the EnOcean, Z-Wave, Wifi/Bluetooth®, and Zigbee 3.0 protocols. The new Zigbee 3.0 USB dongle, sold by Overkiz, simply plugs into the back of the Kizbox®.

 

Technical Specifications

  • Power supply: 5V, 1A
  • Energy: < 0.2W
  • Protocol: Zigbee 3.0
  • Dimensions: 64 x 24 x 14 mm
  • Operating temperature: -10°C, +40°C
  • Humidity: 5%-90% RH

 

Key Figures

  • According to analysts, 85% of the world’s connected equipment will integrate the Zigbee 3.0 by 2023, or 3.8 billion devices
  • 3,000 Zigbee 3.0 certified products are available on the market

 

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