Because wireless ZigBee technology is designed for a variety of applications, MaxStream, a developer of wireless modem networking for electronic devices, has created three different XBee development kits to meet the diverse needs of OEMs and systems integrators.

The XBee Professional Developer’s Kit is designed for developers looking to maximize the forthcoming mesh networking capabilities of the ZigBee standard. It includes five OEM RF modules and five enhanced development boards with RS-232 or USB connectivity. The XBee-PRO Starter Kit and XBee Starter Kit make it possible to establish a reliable RF link in minutes; they both include two XBee-PRO or XBee modules with integrated wire whip antennas, as well as both an RS-232 and USB development board.