n00b question - XBee-PRO ZB compatible with XBee PRO 900?


Are these two XBee radios able to communicate, or are they at different frequencies?

If they could communicate, it sounds like they both would work in a mesh (not just point-to-point), but that the “sleeping mesh” energy saving features are not available?


The ZB is on 2.4GHz and the 900 is 900Mhz, so they cannot talk.

The 900 will have longer range, plus can work in a mesh (the DigiMesh/DM fw) or as point-multi-point (with DP fw).

Both can sleep, but you’ll find the ZB/2.4Ghz have a lower power during sleep because they have less accurate clocks running full-time.