Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance form a new working group to develop an open standard for smart Home devices.
The new working group is also known as " Project Connected Home over IP ". You will also find a special website here.
Basically, with this new working group, these technology giants are trying to develop a common connectivity standard that can be used for all smart home devices.
With this open standard, the devices are easily compatible with each other, regardless of how different they are. The aim of this working group is also to develop the standard using an open source approach.
In this way, each company involved can contribute its share of technologies in order to make the open standard as efficient as possible while being free and free of charge.
This will not only help consumers expand compatibility. For example, manufacturers can manufacture a device that is compatible with all digital assistants (Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa and others) according to the open standard.
Technically, it defines a specific set of IP addresses. based network technologies for device certification.
The Apple press release also mentioned that board members of the Zigbee Alliance such as IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips) Lighting), Silicon Labs, Somfy and Wulian will also contribute to the project.
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