Digi International, a global M2M Service Provider launched the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. The IEEE 802.15 standard-based ZigBee is used to create personal area networks built from small, low-power digital radios from 10–100 meters.
The Minnesota based company said that the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is simple enough to help non-engineers to get their creations connected to the cloud in 30 minutes and flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes with advanced programming and cloud-based data sets. The unit is priced at USD199.
The kit which is built around Digi’s XBee ZigBee Gateway, includes code examples and powerful tools to easily create cloud-connected projects. It provides access to the Internet which enables remote control of the device and data through a customizable application. Digi said that the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit’s low price point makes it a perfect choice for professional and student prototypers and for product developers interested in quickly creating cloud-connected solutions.
Each kit contains:
- - 1 XBee Gateway – ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi
- - 1 XBee-PRO ZigBee 2.4GHz module
- - 1 Development board with breadboard
- Basic prototyping components
- - Wires, LEDs, Relay, Resistors, Temp Sensor
- Sample Web Application (Runs on Heroku)
- - Open Source
- - Configurable Widgets
- - Integrated with Device Cloud