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SwitchBee: Not Your Standard Protocol
SwitchBee is the quick switch to a smart home. Our microprocessor controlled, radio operated, smart switches allow users to control lights and appliances from anywhere, anytime, using a smartphone or tablet. We originally embraced the ZigBee protocol (as the name implies). But design goals of power consumption and signal propagation forced us to deviate from the common standards.
Currently several protocols and consortiums are vying for control of the Smart Home and IoT markets. When a leader is established, we will likely incorporate that standard in parallel to our proprietary system. But our performance standards will require that core functions remain on our protocol. We would be happy to share our experience and decision making process.
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