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Who makes remotes for Digi Xbee-Pro/Zigbee?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Joerg, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Newsgroup,

    For a network consisting of Digi XB-Pro (Zigbee) modules we are looking
    for a simple remote. Cheap, $20 range, just 2-3 buttons under an area
    where a customer overlay can be applied. It's this system:

    http://www.digi.com/products/wirele...es/zigbee-mesh-module/xbee-zb-module#overview

    To my surprise this manufacturer does not offer remotes and isn't aware
    of anyone making compatible ones. I had hoped that Zigbee standardizes
    all this but it seems not. Have inquired here and there and even
    overseas but ... nada.

    Any hints where to probe further?
     
  2. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    That would be something we could buy. But I bet Digi engineers would
    have know if it was that easy :)

    That would be no problem at all, as long as it only requires code
    adaptation on the data side. The radio side is quite proprietary so no
    dice there if it uses a different frequency hop scheme or something.
     
  3. Never used Zigbee.

    But search for Zigbee keyfob and this popped up.

    <http://www.zig-bee.co.uk/Home/Products/ZB101KeyFob/tabid/741/Default.aspx>

    cheers
     
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Thanks, Lasse, I'll ask Digi about those to see whether they work.
    Probably I'll get the answer that they aren't sure, and probably they
    don't work :)
     
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  7. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    What exactly do you want the remote to do? The Zigbee module has digital
    I/O and analog inputs and will transmit the result to another module.
     
  8. Joerg

    Joerg Guest


    We aren't using them that way though, we are using their serial data
    paths. What we'd like to do is have a remote join the fray and, upon
    pressing a button, send in a command that the modules can detect and
    forward on to the respective host system. The modules are programmable
    to some extent.
     
  9. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    OK - I have used them as a wireless modem or used the on module I/O
    functions. I have never tried to do both at the same time. It might be
    possible since it appears that the on module I/O uses a different frame
    ID in the API.

    It has been a while since I used them in plain serial mode and I can't
    find the code right now to check which mode I used. The down side of
    multiple computers with dual boot :).
     
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