That's funny! How can you write this???Zigbee is also a growing standard in building automation but also keep away from it, 10 years from now it will be history !
No, Zigbee Pro is compatible with ZigBee 2006 standard.Since Zigbee Pro, designed in 2007 is already not compatible with Zigbee (current 2003 standard)
And then? 10 year ago was RS232, CENTRONICS, EGA, VGA, ISA BUS,... 10 years ago I liked these but no more now.it will be sure that 10 years from now wireless communication will not use GFSK, FSK, MSK any more but more advanced modulation and waveforms !.
At witch standard you're thinking?Wireless is here for a short time and than followed by a new standard.
Where do you read that zigbee is for 6 years. It's your feeling only.If you use a technology for building automation you do want something to be supported for the next 30 years or even more !. Its not a consumer product that is having a lifetime of 6 years
That's not the concern of the ZigBee standard, each manufacturer can customize the software (stack) onto their products BUT then, they will not be compatible and can't have the ZigBee certification.but that does not mean that all chips made will support all modes... The Nanotron chip does not support Zigbee at all only Zigbee Pro the new chip made by IMEC too
ZigBee isn't a product, it's a standard.I have the feeling that you do not understand my point !. The 6 years is the normal life time for a consumer product, after 6 years technology has advanced that a new technology will push it out of the market !. Look at Blue-ray it will now push DVD out of the market within a few years. 10 years from now and you can't buy a DVD-R disk anymore
Certainly no we are talking about building and house investments, not for a communication protocol for handheld devices!!!I can't help you if your so naive, zibee is just like WAP, it comes, people use it, and the next thing will come and go !.
Try to do home automation with TCP/IP. A single chip will cost 2-3 times a zigbee chip. And then take some km of wire to do your net.Better base your systems on TCP/IP based platforms, they will be here for a long time !.