Group launches universal language for the Internet of Things
The zigbee alliance’s dotdot is a universal language for the Internet of Things (IoT) at CES 2017. dotdot is designed to make smart objects work together on any network.
"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.
Most IoT devices don’t speak the same language even if they use the same wireless technology. The result is an IoT that is often a patchwork of translations, adding complexity for developers and limiting users to single-vendor systems. The solution lies in a common language between all IoT devices on any network. This helps give developers a common platform to innovate on and users the freedom to choose products that work for them.
With dotdot, that language-the application layer at the heart of zigbee technology-can be applied across other IoT networks. dotdot is an open, mature technology supported by the zigbee alliance’s 400+ global membership and a diverse supply chain.
– Edited from a zigbee alliance press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering industrial networking stories.