The XBee Expansion Board is a compliant solution designed to meet low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks with special needs. The module is easy to use, low power consumption, and the provision of critical data between devices reliable transmission. As the innovative design, XBee-PRO can be in the range 2-3 times beyond the standard ZigBee modules. XBee-PRO modules work in the ISM 2.4 GHz frequency band.
The Xbee shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Zigbee. It is based on the Xbee module from Digi (formerly MaxStream). The shield can be used as a serial/usb replacement or you can put it into a command mode and configure it for a variety of broadcast and mesh networking options.
The shields breaks out each of the Xbee’s pins to a through-hole solder pad. It also provides female pin headers for use of digital pins 2 to 7 and the analog inputs, which are covered by the shield.
Digital pins 8 to 13 are not obstructed by the shield, so you can use the headers on the board itself).
Direct support Arduino UNO, Arduino Duelimanove
Compatible with all Xbee interface devices:
Xbee 1mw / 2mw
Xbee 2.5 series
Wireless Programming Module
Jumper: Switch communication connection with the PC and the Arduino Xbee