Zigbee and Z-wave are out?

Of course not, but Broadcom is apparently placing it’s money on Bluetooth and WiFi for the IoT. One definite advantage of BLE is support among mobile devices. A mesh built on BLE could let mobiles join directly when in the neighborhood. Using BLE  would also greatly help when it comes to discovering nearby connected devices.

Zigbee and Z-wave are out. Broadcom’s new chips bet on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for IoT.

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