CES 2017.- The Zingbee Alliance showcases first IOT universal language called dotdot

The zigbee alliance today announced that from CES 2017 this week it will be showcasing the path to a unified Internet of Things (IoT).

Leaving aside the product series to be showcased at Zingbee’s booth, the alliance will present dotdot, the universal language for the IoT, making it possible for smart objects to work together on any network. Members of the zigbee alliance and Thread Group will also showcase the first demonstrations of dotdot devices running over Thread’s IP-based networks.
Established in 2012, the Zingbee Alliance currently has over 400 members.

What dotdot is

Most IoT devices don’t speak the same language even if they use the same wireless technology. The result is an Internet of Things that is often a patchwork of translations, adding complexity for developers and limiting users to single-vendor systems. dotdot  lies in a common language between all IoT devices on any network, giving developers a common platform to innovate on, and users the freedom to choose products that work for them. Today’s zigbee devices speak a common language. With dotdot, that language – the application layer at the heart of zigbee technology – can be applied across other IoT networks. While others are addressing this challenge with new protocols still being drafted, or single-vendor solutions, dotdot is an open, mature technology supported by the zigbee alliance’s 400+ strong global membership and a diverse supply chain.

© Zigbee Alliance
© Zigbee Alliance

“dotdot represents the next chapter in the zigbee alliance’s continued commitment to create and evolve open standards for the smart networks in our homes, businesses and neighborhoods,” said Tobin Richardson, zigbee alliance President and CEO. “The application layer that is the core language of zigbee devices has driven significant growth in the IoT. Recognizing the opportunity to multiply that growth for members and the industry, market leaders within the alliance have come together to transform it into a universal language for the IoT, making it available to everyone, everywhere, across their network of choice.”

Over 100 million smart devices, already “talk” dotdot

“Silicon Labs and our customers have succeeded in the IoT because of the scalability of zigbee’s interoperability technology,” said Skip Ashton, VP of Software at Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software and system solutions for the IoT. “We’ve seen a significant increase in the adoption of zigbee as developers recognize their investment in the established zigbee market today will enable them to expand into new markets via dotdot.”

© Zigbee
© Zigbee

zigbee is the only complete, open, full-stack IoT solution, from mesh network based on the global 802.15.4 standard, to energy harvesting technology that enables battery-less devices, to the universal language that allows smart objects to work together. Certified by the zigbee alliance and backed by a global ecosystem of platforms, products and support, zigbee already powers more than 100 million smart devices in homes and businesses, like bestsellers Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings.

Image over the headline.- © The Zigbee Alliance

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