DSR Corporation announces that Nordic Semiconductor, a global leader in short range wireless and low power cellular IoT technologies, has joined the ZBOSS Open Initiative (ZOI), a community of companies with a shared understanding of the necessity to have a common Zigbee® PRO software platform to overcome, together, the challenges around interoperability, security, testing, and optimization of Zigbee®-enabled products and solutions.
Nordic Semiconductor will join ZOI as part of the steering committee. ZOI is at the stage where large industry players are assessing the viability and advantages of the ZOI offering. Nordic Semiconductor’s position on the steering committee will allow for collaboration and direction from a world-class semiconductor manufacturer and represents, for DSR, a strong indication of industry interest in ZOI.
Nordic Semiconductor will receive access to ZBOSS, DSR Corporation’s proven Zigbee PRO Software Wireless Stack, source-code, complete continuous integration testing suite, all the accompanying, modern tools and ongoing product support.
DSR Corporation’s CEO, Anatoli Pechkov, said: “We are committed to making ZOI successful and delivering real value, with the belief that collaboration within the ZOI framework will positively affect the future of the Zigbee Pro offering. Success for ZOI depends on openness and collaboration, solid, proven technology, and support from market leaders like Nordic Semiconductor. We see ZOI as a new business model for the industry, positioned between open and closed-source approaches, allowing for a wide range of collaboration between industry players, while delivering production-quality software.”
“Nordic Semiconductor is excited to collaborate with other ZOI members to ensure a state-of-the-art Zigbee PRO software platform,” says Pär Håkansson, Strategic Marketing Manager, Nordic Semiconductor. “This new form of industry collaboration will enable our customers to create interoperable and secure Zigbee products faster and more effectively.”
As the ZOI membership grows, the joined efforts will further the development of a unified software platform for Zigbee®-enabled smart devices and make it the most interoperable solution on the market, allowing the participating companies to focus on their product features and not the support and new feature development of the underlying protocol stack.
For additional information on The ZBOSS Open Initiative, including membership details and frequently asked questions, visit http://www.dsr-zoi.com.