This paper addresses wireless sensor and control network technology tailored specifically for low-power, low-cost and low complexity applications for the industrial, residential and home markets. It explains how standards-based ZigBee technology plays a key role in developing solutions for these and many other market spaces. It covers the latest features of the ZigBee specification, plus next steps for the 200-member-strong ecosystem of companies creating applications for use in home, commercial and industrial markets. Insights are provided on major corporations’ plans to offer new ZigBee products and services, as is as information on how companies are implementing ZigBee technology to save money, improve reliability, and offer new services.