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I'm about ready to switch out my very simple FR components (was using Linx rxm-418-ls-r) as my needs have gone to more sophisticated communications - and they need to be bi-directional now.

I've taken the leap and purchased two ATZB-X0-256-3-0-C, two ATZB-X-233-XPRO and a ATSAM4L-XSTK.

here is what I hope to accomplish.

Bidirectional communications to several of the nodes (relatively small amounts of information (couple hundred bytes every hour)

One of the nodes will be wearable - the others stationary.

For the most part, the main logic will run in a separate xmega256a3u processor that needs to communicate (hoping to use some simple communications spi/I2c/uart). The remote nodes may do some sensor data collection and transmission. These nodes can possibly use the on-board xmega

it seems the bitcloud communications suite is the easiest and most robust.

I have read there is some simple "AT" command set that is available - but I have not been able to locate it.

Question - Are my assumptions correct (the board and the bitcloud)?

Question - what is the best way to get started when you know very little - and would rather spend my time on building the rest of my app than get an in-depth knowledge of 802-15-4 and zigbee?

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 16, 2015 - 02:03 PM
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The recommended path is Atmel Lightweight Mesh stack. BitCloud is an option, but it is definitely much harder to use.

SerialNet (AT commands) is OK when it works for your application, and complete PITA if it does not.

NOTE: I no longer actively read this forum. Please ask your question on www.eevblog.com/forum if you want my answer.

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thx for the warning. Lightweight mesh is where I will start.