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21st June 2024
Series 15 – Episode 1 – Understanding the IoT Device Security Specification 1.0

Paige West speaks with Steve Hanna of Infineon Technologies and Chair of the Product Security Working Group Steering Committee about the new IoT Device Security Specification.

8th May 2024
Matter 1.3 has arrived

The Matter 1.3 specification has been published, enabling energy reporting for Matter devices, new entertainment features, and support for water management devices, electric vehicle chargers, and new major appliances.

19th March 2024
Connectivity Standards Alliance debuts IoT product security standard

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Product Security Working Group unveils the IoT (Internet of Things) Device Security Specification 1.0, alongside its certification program and the Product Security Verified Mark.

12th April 2023
Zigbee PRO 2023 promises improved security and simplified experience

The Connectivity Standards Alliance have announced the release of the Zigbee protocol stack. The revision brings several enhancements and new features to the technology, allowing mesh networks to have a universal language that enables smart objects to work together.

3rd November 2022
Momentum for Matter continues to accelerate

Today (3rd November) members showcased their Matter products at a launch event in Amsterdam with a wide array of categories including motion blinds, occupancy sensors, weather devices, smart plugs, door locks, lighting, gateways, platform components, and Matter-based software applications.

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12th October 2022
Setting up devices with Matter

The Matter standard is a seal of approval signifying smart devices will work reliably together – eliminating the guesswork out of the purchasing process for consumers.

7th October 2022
Matter 1.0 specification has been released

The Connectivity Standards Alliance announced the release of the Matter 1.0 specification and the opening of the Matter certification programme.

12th May 2021
The Connectivity Standards Alliance unveils Matter

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, has announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home.

2nd October 2020
Zigbee Alliance launches Europe Interest Group

The Zigbee Alliance has announced its newly launched Europe Interest Group. Comprised of volunteer members with a shared focus on topics relating to Alliance technologies and the European market - including the Connected Home over IP project - the new Interest Group is designed to facilitate conversations and collaboration among members to strengthen Zigbee Alliance standards globally.

8th September 2020
Developing into a reality: a unified solution is happening

When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement - and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on crea...

8th July 2020
ASSA ABLOY joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

The Zigbee Alliance has announced that ASSA ABLOY Group has joined the Alliance’s Board of Directors. The reputable hardware company is already an active member in the Connected Home over IP project within the Alliance, contributing experts to develop the new, royalty-free connectivity standard for increased compatibility among Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

26th June 2020
Tech Alliances unite behind IP as backbone for building automation

BACnetInternational, KNX Association, OCF, Thread Group and the Zigbee Alliance have announced they are working together to better align commercial buildings with users' connectivity needs and to improve the integration of smart building products.

25th June 2020
Tuya joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that global IoT platform provider Tuya has joined its Board of Directors. The addition of Tuya at the Board level and as a key promoter of the Connected Home over IP project is another significant indicator of the Alliance’s transformation into a m...

23rd April 2020
Collaboration to standardise DALI-Zigbee gateways

The Zigbee Alliance and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control, have announced that they are working together to bring further standardisation and system interoperability to the IoT luminaires space.

News & Analysis
4th March 2020
Zigbee Alliance adds Bureau Veritas to its testing house roster

The Zigbee Alliance has announced that Bureau Veritas now provides Zigbee testing services from their wireless/IoT laboratory in California. Bureau Veritas offers Zigbee Alliance member companies another trusted and proven test laboratory to rely on for Zigbee Alliance Test Services.

27th January 2020
STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the IoT, has announced that STMicroelectronics has joined its Board of Directors. Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, ST is set to play a vital role in the adoption and evolution of Zigbee, aiming to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.

29th April 2013
ZigBee Alliance Completes Smart Energy Profile 2 Standard

The ZigBee Alliance today announced it has completed development and ratified the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard. SEP 2 provides IP-based information and control for energy management in Home Area Networks, for both wired and wireless networks.

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