Three standards have been defined under ZigBee 3.0: ZigBee RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics), ZigBee Pro and the IP protocol based ZigBee IP. The three standards support different ZigBee profiles
. ZigBee IP is a specification based on the IPv6 protocol that can be used to build wireless mesh networks with low-cost, low-power components in the Internet of Things (IoT). Such a network can be used to interconnect a wide variety of components in a network. Under ZigBee IP, there is the ZigBee profile ZigBee Smart Energy (ZSE2.0), which was later renamed ZigBee 2030.5
. The protocol stack of ZigBee IP works on the network layer with the 6LoWPAN protocol and the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). Via 6LoWPAN, the components or sensor networks are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) via the IPv6 protocol.