The Zigbee Alliance has announced there are now more than 3,000 Zigbee Certified products and Zigbee Compliant Platforms available to the market. This 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,” says 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 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 an indicator that 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,” says 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 put 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 3,000 Mark
LEEDARSON, an ODM shop that offers an array of IoT devices, is one of the member companies leveraging the Zigbee Certified program to ensure they deliver interoperable lighting and IoT devices to market. LEEDARSON has also earned 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,” says 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 second Generation Echo Show. The Echo Show features a built-in smart home hub that connects to Zigbee-based light bulbs, door locks, sensors, and more.
“Customers tell us they want smart home devices that are simple to setup, reliable, and work together seamlessly,” says 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.”
Global Membership Contributes to Success
This certification milestone is the resulting work from hundreds of global manufacturers and developers that have designed products using Zigbee-based standards for the smart home, building, and connected city environments. The companies that contributed to this milestone throughout the first half of 2019 are:
Amazon, BEGA Gatenbrink-Leuchten KG, Chameleon Technology, Green Energy Options, Hangzhou Greatstar Industrial, The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, LEEDARSON, Leviton Manufacturing Co., NEXELEC, Qualcomm, Samsung, Schneider Electric, Secure Meters, Sengled, Shenzhen Feibit Electronic Technology, Shenzhen Heiman, Shenzhen Kaifa Technology, Shenzhen Sunricher Technology, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, System Level Solutions, Stelpro, Texas Instruments, The Home Depot, Toshiba Corp., Tuya, Xylem, and Yunding Network Technology.