Thread is a low-power wireless mesh networking protocol, based on the universally-supported Internet Protocol (IP), and built using open and proven standards.
Thread addresses the need for a better way to connect products in homes and commercial buildings. Thread brings the foundational technologies - and benefits - of the Internet, to Internet of Things devices. Thread is built on open standards and IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN as its foundation and offers numerous technological advantages over other wireless standards. These benefits include secure and reliable mesh networks with no single point of failure, simple connectivity, and support for low-power and battery-operated devices. With Thread, product developers and users can easily and securely connect more than 250 devices into a low-power, wireless mesh network that also includes direct Internet and cloud access for every device.
nestBEE connect with ZigBee devices in short and long ranges