ZigBee for home automation

I wrote lost year about ZigBee taking off in the low power wireless networking space. Well - Hawking Technologies have just announced such at system for Home Automation at CES.

"Using a standards-based wireless technology known as ZigBee™ from Freescale Semiconductor, the Hawking HomeRemote™ System communicates wirelessly with local sensors and devices that homeowners have set up within their homes. The sensors and devices allow for the detection of open and closed doors and windows, on and off control of power outlets and lights throughout the home, reading of room temperatures and many more useful features. Using the broadband internet connection within the home, the HomeRemote™ System relays this information securely to any web browser in the world for the user to monitor and control."

Sources: Hawking Technologies