Cees Links

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Cees Links is the founder and CEO of GreenPeak. Under his responsibility, the first wireless LANs were developed, ultimately becoming household technology integrated into PCs and notebooks. He also pioneered the development of access points, home networking routers, and hotspot basestations. He was involved in the establishment of the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee and the Wi-Fi Alliance. And, he was instrumental in establishing the IEEE 802.15 standardization committee to become the basis for the ZigBee sense and control networking.

Articles
ZigBee Drives The Smart Home Industry 1
With the emergence and global acceptance of the ZigBee communication standard, there is finally a standardized wireless communication technology that enables easy installation and communication between the various devices and applications in the smart home.
ZigBee Will Ensure The Smart Home’s Success 1
ZigBee is the standard of choice for low-power networking and ideal for smart-home applications, and its adoption is rapidly accelerating.
The Smart Home Versus The Really Smart Home 5
There is a lot of discussion regarding the new smart home as most of the world’s cable companies and broadband providers upgrade their set-top boxes to include ZigBee. But that’s just the beginning as the wireless standard promises a host of integrated services using the same set of sensors.
“Sentrollers” Will Play A Role In The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things will depend on "sentrollers," or sensors that measure data and then have the intelligence to take action based on what's reported.
OSF Will Speed Up ZigBee’s Adoption In The Smart Home
The Open Smart Home Framework (OSF) comprises the components of the ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) standard family that are relevant for the home and the consumer. Its goal is to make ZigBee as successful, ubiquitous, and easy to use as Wi-Fi is today.
Cable Companies And Service Providers Shoot For The Fifth Play
The fifth play, smart home monitoring and control, will most likely use ZigBee wireless.
Combine Solar Panels And ZigBee For Remote Power Management
ZigBee wireless can make solar panel power in homes more efficient and safer with remote monitoring and control.
Cable Companies Will Deliver The Smart, Automated Home 3
A remote control based on the ZigBee RF4CE wireless standard is being used for smart home control via cable company set top boxes.
Get Ready For Next-Generation RF4CE Remotes And STBs
The industry is preparing for a flood of new consumer electronic devices to use the new RF wireless remote control. A review of this RF4CE standard and the plans for its use.
Commentaries and Blogs
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Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 4

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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