Zigbee Mesh Networking, 2.4 GHz Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, & peer-to-peer, DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum), Channel Capacity 16, 10-bit ADC inputs
Remotely Monitor and Control Wind Turbines
Network-Enable Wireless Access Control Points
Reduce Hotels' Energy Costs
Wireless Mesh Technology Used in Life Saving Application
Monitoring Cooking Oil in Restaurants
Automating Parking Structure Systems
Remote Building System Management
Monitoring Residential Wind Turbines
Monitor Harsh Environments
Monitoring Farm Silo Levels
Monitoring Fluid Levels at an Automobile Quick Lube Station
Measuring Tank Levels in a Brewery
The (XB24-Z7WIT-004) modules are part of the XBee ZB family which provides ZigBee level interoperability with ZigBee devices from other vendors. This hardware is only compatible with other ZB XBee modules; it is not compatible with the XBee 802.15.4.
How else do the ZB XBee modules differ from 802.15.4? ZB:
The most common factor in determining whether to use ZB is the potential need to tie-in with other ZigBee-compatible networks. If this is not a requirement, 802.15.4 may be perfectly suitable for your project. Still having trouble deciding whether to use 802.15.4 or ZB? Take a look at our XBee Comparison Chart.
Because the XBee modules have 2 mm pin spacing, we recommend one of our adapter boards for each module. Our adapter boards provide several advantages to the XBee modules such breadboard-friendly standard 0.1 inch pin spacing, mounting holes, and easy-to-solder connections. Even if you are communicating point-to-point without a PC, we still recommend that you always have at least one XBee USB Adapter Board so you can easily configure and test each XBee module prior to putting it in a point-to-point application.