Zigbee answer on Z-Wave attack

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Zigbee answer on Z-Wave attack

Postby b_weijenberg » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:13 am

The Zigbee alliance has an answer on the attack by Z-Wave.
See topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=411 post by niknik July 29.

http://www.zigbee.org/imwp/download.asp?ContentID=11745
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Zigbee answer on Z-Wave attack

Postby Niknik » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:48 pm

Nice to hear that.

Han was doing some experiments with Zigbee. Let's hope he can state his opinion after working with it in "real world" conditions.
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Zigbee answer on Z-Wave attack

Postby Bwired » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:45 pm

Yes they clearly not agree!

<b>Conclusions:</b>
Based on work to-date, it is safe to draw the following
conclusions:
• ZigBee contains a great many features that are
designed to promote coexistence and robust operation
in the face of interference.
• Even in the presence of a surprising amount of
interference, ZigBee devices continue to
communicate effectively.
• Both tests and everyday use in realistic environments
with real data traffic bear prove ZigBee’s robustness.
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Postby Snelvuur » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:49 pm

Although zigbee might be nice, dont forget. Marmitek and x10 and other stuff also say on the website "robust" "quality hardware" "a breeze to work with" and such terms. Zigbee themself would never post a bad paper.. i would rather have 3rth party or someone else say it ;) just my 2 cents..

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Postby Bwired » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:52 pm

OK that's mostly always the case I know.
But its not just a quote, if you read the report closely there are all kinds of test reports and measurements.
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Postby Niknik » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:32 pm

well. being an "IEEE" standard, I though it was hard to believe they didn't test it under "Wifi" interference in the first place. But again, nothing like real live results from someone really trying it in normal circumsntances. :)

Besides, it's easy to report bad stuff about anything, just test a WIFI router next to a 11n device, constantly transferring data at full speed, and the regular wifi transmission will also be impossible.
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Postby Bwired » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:36 pm

I agree, lets see the live results! Its about time that some good Zigbee products are released, what I have seen so far is not giving me the thrills :-)
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Postby Niknik » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:32 am

And while they're at it...

ZigBee PRO standard gets the all clear
"The ZigBee Alliance has approved the ZigBee PRO profile stack that adds advanced features and greater flexibility to the original specification, particularly related to ease-of-use and support for larger networks."

http://www.eetimes.com/News/latest/show ... =202401851
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