Global Open Standard for RF Control Proposed

zigbee_0309ZigBee Alliance and the RF4CE Consortium (founded by Panasonic, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung, and Sony) will deliver a standardized specification for radio frequency-based (RF) remote controls.

RF remotes are faster, more reliable and provide more freedom to operate devices from greater distances removing the line-of-sight barrier of today’s infrared (IR) remotes. With this agreement, effective today, the ZigBee Alliance will move into the broad consumer products arena as part of its long-term integration and growth plans.

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