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Universal Language for IoT development

At CES 2017 the ZigBee Aliance showcased dotdot as a “universal language for IoT” that they say will provide a “path to a unified Internet of Things”. At a booth highlighting the growing momentum behind zigbee (3.0) products and IoT development solutions, the alliances announced 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 demonstrationed dotdot devices running over Threads IP-based networks.

Logo: dotdot

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. The solution, the ZigBee Alliance believes, 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.

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.

Author: Tim Cole


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