Wireless Technology Types Flashcards

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ZigBeeAn open standard based on IEEE 802.15.4 PAN that creates a mesh of wireless devices for sharing information. Often used in home automation networks.
TetheringConnecting two devices using a physical cable in order to share a network or data connection between them
Z-WaveProprietary wireless standard that creates a mesh of wireless devices for sharing information. Often used in home automation networks.
BluetoothFor short range direct wireless connections between smart phones, computers, laptops and other devices
NFCOften used for payments but can have other use cases. Requires proximity and line of site for devices to share data wirelessly.