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Essence Group joins the Zigbee Alliance

Essence Group, a provider of IoT solutions for security, connected home and healthcare, has joined the Zigbee Alliance as a member in the “Project Connected Home over IP” initiative

In joing the alliance Essence will contribute to developing and promoting the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security at its heart..

The Connected Home over IP project is intended to simplify development for manufacturers and increase compatibility for consumers. The project aims to ensure that smart home devices are secure, reliable, and seamless to use.

By building upon Internet Protocol (IP), the project aims to enable communication across smart home devices, mobile apps, and cloud services and to define a specific set of IP-based networking technologies for device certification.

The industry working group will take an open-source approach for the development and implementation of a new, unified connectivity protocol. The project will look to use contributions from market-tested smart home technologies from various member companies. The decision to leverage these technologies is expected to accelerate the development of the protocol and deliver benefits to manufacturers and consumers faster.

Commenting Dr. Haim Amir, CEO of Essence Group said, “As a global Software & IoT provider with a history of developing disruptive technologies Essence has always believed in the holistic vision of ’better life made possible‘ while building solutions at scale that emphasize security and privacy together with an intuitive user experience.”

Participating in the Connected Home over IP Project is seen as important in strengthening and accelerating a global standard.

“Industry players are working alongside each other through the Alliance to shape the future of the IoT using open, global standards,” explained Chris LaPre, Solutions Architect, Zigbee Alliance. “Our members together drive meaningful connections throughout the smart home, and we welcome new additions like Essence Group to our roster of IoT visionaries.”

Neil Tyler

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