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Zigbee Alliance and DiiA work together toward a DALI-Zigbee gateways standard

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The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have joined forces to bring further standardisation and system interoperability to the IoT luminaires space.

The two will develop a gateway specification and certification program for lighting-control networks based around the DALI and Zigbee technologies.

“Our agreement with the Zigbee Alliance is part of DiiA’s commitment to address different options for combining wireless communication links with DALI lighting control,” said Paul Drosihn, DiiA General Manager. “Developing specifications and testing requirements for gateways between Zigbee ecosystems and wired DALI networks will ensure interoperability that’s backed by certification.”

“The intersection of wired and wireless is where industry can work better together during this IoT transition to benefit those invested in both technology camps as well as consumers as they embrace connected devices,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “Pairing DiiA’s wired control solutions with Zigbee wireless standards brings more choice to markets that rely on these technologies for various use cases and as a springboard for future innovation.”

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