MeshScape vs. Zigbee Comparison 

Table below lists MeshScape and Zigbee wireless technologies technical specifications. See how both protocols compare and decide which solution fits your needs best
 Technical Features
MeshScape
Zigbee/Zigbee Pro
Mesh Topology
Yes
Yes
Star/Mesh Hybrid Topology
Yes
Yes
Radio Standard
Multiple radios including IEEE 802.15.4
Limited to IEEE 802.15.4
Data Rate
250kbps/Practically any data rate
250kbps
Portability to Different Radios
Yes
Limited
Battery-powered mesh node/gateway/coordinator*
Yes (MeshScape PRIME)
No
Scalability - # of practical nodes per network**
500+ nodes
< 30~50 nodes
Scalability - # of hops per network**
20+ hops
< 5~6 hops
Bi-directional reliability for control
Yes
Limited
Peer-to-Peer Omni-directional communication
Yes (MeshScape PRIME)
Limited
Difficult Topology Capability ***
Excellent
Limited
Fast response routing (mobility)
Yes
Limited
Link Recovery/Self-healing time
Fast 
Slow
Communication Overhead
Light
Heavy
Easy Application Programming Interface (APIs)
Yes
Limited
Flexibility for custom applications
Yes
Limited
Customer Data Serial Interface
Yes
No
Modbus Interface
Yes (MeshScape GO)
No
Reliable Multiple Paths
Yes
No
Frequency hopping
Yes
No
Encryption
AES128 Ready/Custom encryption
AES128

*    fully battery operating/power harvesting network
**  with bi-directional communication in real world deployments for monitoring and control
*** i.e. Linear and/or Dumbbell type