Three technology giants have made an announcement that promises to be of great relevance to the future of connected homes. Apple, Google and Amazon have announced that they will work to create an open source technology standard for the IoT, facilitating the implementation of smart home solutions.
These companies are largely responsible for making homes smarter in recent years, Google and Amazon mainly for their voice assistants, starting the phrase with "Hey, Google" and "Alexa" has in this decade something that has changed great details of many people. Other companies, besides Apple, should participate in this standardization, you can check the press release at this address.
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One of the big names participating in the Zigbee Alliance, a foundation that also renames Samsung with its SmartThings division. The alliance also involves names such as IKEA, NXP Semiconductors and Silicon Labs. The main objective is to create a standard for smart homes that uses IP, Internet Protocol. Google has been using the protocol since 2011, which makes it possible to maintain data security by ensuring that information travels between devices without major breaches.
Since today there are more complex solutions, including the use of cloud services, it is important that there is a standard for devices to be able to talk smoothly. This should make it easy not only for the consumer, but also for developers and businesses themselves, who should be able to sell their products without major compatibility issues. For a smart home, having the advantage that you can aggregate any creation from another business should become a big differentiator in the future.
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