Zigbee Alliance’s global membership continues to expand an open and interoperable IoT
The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced there are now more than 3,000 Zigbee Certified products and Zigbee Compliant Platforms available to the market. This major milestone highlights the growing market for interconnected products for smart homes and buildings.
“Hitting the 3,000th certification demonstrates how collaborating across brands and standards is what’s helping our market flourish as everyone wants choice and the ability to easily connect devices to one another,” said Jon Harros, Director of Certification and Testing Programs, Zigbee Alliance. “Our member companies work in different areas of the IoT realm yet come together to drive innovation and development through Zigbee Certification. Each qualified product and platform further expands the interoperability universe for us all.”
Zigbee Certification sets the course for a connected future
The Zigbee Alliance Certification program ensures that quality, interoperable Zigbee products are available for product developers, ecosystem vendors, service providers, and their customers. Certifications for Zigbee 3.0 products are on the rise, and this uptick is a clear indicator that major market influencers are choosing ‘open’ for their IoT product designs.
“Implementing and certifying with an open standard like Zigbee connects us to a global marketplace and allows our customers access to a diverse range of interoperable products that fit their specific needs,” said Michael Koster, Principal Research Engineer for Samsung SmartThings and Zigbee Alliance Board Director. “Certification is a necessary step to achieving interoperability and ensuring products are reliable and valued when putting on the market. We collectively as an IoT industry need to all be certifying to protect our investments and put forth a successful, connected experience for those using our offerings.”
LEEDARSON continues certification commitment + Amazon product hits 3,000th mark
, a one-stop ODM shop that offers an array of IoT devices, is one of the member companies leveraging the Zigbee Certified program to ensure they deliver high quality, interoperable lighting and IoT devices to market. LEEDARSON is also the first organization to earn certification for a Zigbee 3.0 lightbulb.
“As a long-term supporter and implementor of Zigbee technology, we’re proud to have contributed to this Alliance milestone,” said John E. Osborne II, VP IoT, Sales and Marketing, LEEDARSON, and Chairman of the Board for the Zigbee Alliance. “Zigbee technology offers a total solution for our commercial building and smart home solutions, and we choose to develop and certify with Zigbee to immediately connect with and thrive within the global IoT market.”
Amazon claimed the 3,000th Zigbee Certified product spot with their 2nd Generation Echo Show. The Echo Show features a built-in smart home hub that easily connects to Zigbee-based light bulbs, door locks, sensors, and more.
“Customers tell us they want smart home devices that are simple to set up, reliable, and work together seamlessly,” said Chris DeCenzo, Principal Engineer, Amazon, and Zigbee Alliance Board Director. “By contributing to open standards and pursuing Zigbee certification for products including the 2nd Gen Echo Show, our goal is to help ensure customers can choose from a wide range of smart home devices and know that they’ll work great together.”