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The foundation and future of IoT is built on global, open standards. Standards reduce barriers to entry, speed time to market, enable greater value delivery, and free investments for innovation. Our members are at the top of their technical fields and are fueled by the imagination needed to unlock the potential that standards create.



Matter is the foundation for connected things. This industry–unifying standard is a promise of reliable, secure connectivity—a seal of approval that devices will work seamlessly together, today and tomorrow. Matter is creating more connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers.

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Key Features

Simplicity – Easy to purchase and use, takes out the guesswork. Simplified and flexible set-up.

Interoperability – Devices from multiple brands work natively together. Customers can choose which devices and ecosystems to connect.

Reliability – Consistent and responsive local connectivity. Using an open-source SDK built and supported by our large community.

Security – Robust and streamlined for developers and users. Layered and agile, using security best practices.

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Zigbee is the most widely adopted and complete loT solution. From mesh network to the universal language that allows smart objects to work together, Zigbee is built with backwards and forwards compatibility in mind. It increases choice and flexibility for users and developers, and delivers the confidence that products and services will work together through standardization and testing of all layers of the stack.

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Key Features

Globally Adopted – Extensive library of applications and devices deployed by hundreds of companies around the world.

Interoperable – Large ecosystem of products that work seamlessly together.

Reliable and Low-Power – Proven, self-healing mesh network eliminates single points of failure with minimal power consumption.

Secure – Secure by design with a variety of security mechanisms including over-the-air AES-128-CCM encryption.

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Access Control

Today, smart access control solutions for homes and buildings are fragmented with proprietary solutions. Card or token-based access control for commercial facilities can be difficult to use and manage, lacking the consistent user experience and cross-platform interoperability that would allow for easier credential management, simpler controls, and expanded adoption.

The Access Control Working Group is defining, developing, and delivering a comprehensive direct/point-to-point application layer for door locks, readers, mobile devices, and related services for smart homes and buildings. This new standard aims to deliver simplified and improved experiences for end users, regardless of hardware and/or operating system.

Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness Working Group aims to develop technical standards and a certification program for IoT device interoperability. The initial focus begins with support for aging-in-place and independent living by utilizing valuable data from connected smart home devices. The Working Group intends to address the aging demographic and leverage the momentum of smart home connectivity allowing elderly individuals to retain independence and avoid assisted care facilities.

A feature of Zigbee that allows for energy-harvesting technology to be used directly with the Zigbee stack. Green Power is the global wireless standard for installations where changing batteries and accessing devices becomes costly. Green Power devices combine energy harvesting capabilities with a reliable, ultra-low power mesh to create battery-less solutions for commercial and residential markets.

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The world’s leading standard for interoperable products that monitor, control, inform and automate the delivery and use of energy and water. Smart Energy supports the diverse needs of a global ecosystem of utilities, product manufacturers and regulators as they plan to meet future energy, water and gas needs. It helps create greener homes by giving consumers information they trust, and the automation they need, to easily reduce their consumption and save money.

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Dotdot Data Model is the foundational language for the smart objects we rely on every day, so they can speak to each other effortlessly on any network, and make themselves more useful to all.

Dotdot Data Model is based on the Zigbee Cluster Library (ZCL), which is used in both Zigbee and Matter. Supported by years of market testing and adoption it defines and standardizes device types, commands the device can send or receive, and attributes it supports. As a result, varying smart devices can understand and speak the same language at the application layer, regardless of the underlying network transport.

Robust, low-power industrial IoT wireless mesh network with flexible data rates that enables neighborhood and field area communications for utilities and municipalities deploying intelligent grid and smart city solutions. JupiterMesh is on open IETF and IEEE standards and includes advanced technologies such as IPv6, frequency hopping, multi-band operation, authentication, encryption, and key management to drive industry realization of interoperable multi-vendor implementations that scale, are secure, and easy to manage.

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Low-cost, easy-to-implement networking solution for Zigbee Remote Control and Zigbee Input Devices. Rf4ce is designed to provide low-power, low-latency control for a wide range of products including home entertainment devices, garage door openers, keyless entry systems and more. In combination with the Zigbee Remote Control and Input Device profiles, rf4ce results in remote controls without line-of-sight restrictions that also deliver two-way communication, longer range, and extended battery life.

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Open Standards. Endless Possibilities.

Global, open standards provide more value to manufacturers and end-users. Consumers demand choice and the industry has realized that walled gardens and private ecosystems reduce options. They also increase cost and impact efficiency for manufacturers and developers. Aligning to standards provides a number of benefits:

Faster time-to-market

 Access to global supply chain and resource providers

A larger range of interoperable devices

Greater efficiency – no time wasted creating your own protocol or developing for multiple ecosystems 

More resources and time to spend on product design, differentiation and innovation

Technology developed and supported by a community, acting as an engineering force multiplier   

Certification programs, tools, and marks to build consumer trust

Support and advocacy for a global, open IoT by an established and reputable Standards Development Organization (SDO)

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Over 400 companies across the globe, spanning the entire IoT value chain, are actively involved in the Connectivity Standards Alliance. If you share our passion for shaping the future of the IoT, join us today!

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