The zigbee alliance:

the Foundation and Future of the IoT

dotdot is the universal language of the Internet of Things, making it possible for smart objects to work together on any network.

The zigbee alliance is a leading, unifying force in the IoT, and that’s been very apparent throughout the first quarter of 2017.

To kick off the new year and rise above the noise of the CES Las Vegas show in early January, we announced several important initiatives including the rebrand of the alliance (see lowercase!) – streamlining our mainstay standard ‘zigbee’ and the iconic red Z – and we introduced the universal language of the IoT with dotdot. I was very impressed with the number of products our members contributed to our booth’s wall of interoperability, all (more than 100!) working together to demonstrate the progress and possibility around our collective goal of an interconnected and interoperable smart home for consumers.

Now it’s time for the hard work. I look forward to digging in and working with the world’s leading product manufacturers like LEEDARSON, Legrand, Midea, Schneider Electric, SOMFY, Philips Lighting and many others. Principal carriers and networking companies like Comcast and Huawei stand alongside us in this quest, while startup companies from Guangzhou to Palo Alto are also aligned to not only generate revenue in the IoT, but drive real value for consumers who are ready to experience more from their everyday devices.

I hope you’ll join me in the year ahead to contribute your interests to this prominent and influential organization, this great standard-bearer that is the zigbee alliance.  And, when you look at your next product, I hope you’ll answer ‘Yes!’ when someone asks, “Do you speak dotdot?” :||

John E. Osborne II
Chairman of the Board of Directors
zigbee alliance