December 19, 2019
The Z-Wave Alliance, along with Z-Wave silicon supplier Silicon Labs, announce that they are opening the Z-Wave network layer and communications protocol – known now as the Z-Wave Specification.
The soon to be released specification will expand the Z-Wave Alliance’s role to that of a standards development organization and will become a ratified multi-source wireless standard that is available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. New working groups will be defined to drive forward progress for the Z-Wave Specification, and address critical elements like security, certification, and market positioning and awareness.
The opened Z-Wave Specification will include the ITU.G9959 PHY/MAC radio specification, the application layer, the network layer and the host-device communication protocol. Instead of being a single-source specification, Z-Wave will become a multi-source, wireless smart home standard developed by collective working group members of the Z-Wave Alliance.
By making these changes to the Z-Wave Alliance’s role and to the Z-Wave specification, our goal is to facilitate open IoT deployment and engage new kinds of companies into Z-Wave development to bolster the ecosystem, such as silicon vendors, software developers, and others to bring Z-Wave to more devices and more industries.
Read the full news in this link: https://z-wavealliance.org/z-wave-specification-press-release/
The Z-Wave Alliance is currently in the process of identifying what the new workgroup structure will look like and how membership levels will be defined, but if you’d like to receive more information and updates on the Z-Wave Specification and new Z-Wave Alliance membership opportunities, use the link below to fill out a quick form to receive future updates.