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Zigbee's Project CHIP standard becoming a reality

Zigbee's Project CHIP standard becoming a reality

DAVIS, Calif.—Zigbee Alliance’s Project Connected Home over IP Working Group recently updated the industry on its progress, outlining the Project’s growth and introducing the newly detailed architectural stack diagram for the open standard. Here’s a summary of the details as well as a link to the working group’s full blog post

  • December 2019 – the date the group set out to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry. 
  • September 2020 – as of now, the working group is on track to deliver a draft specification by late 2020 and continue toward their goal of releasing the standard in 2021. 
  • There are now more than 145 active member companies participating in developing the standard. 
  • ASSA ABLOY, Resideo, STMicroelectronics and Tuya have joined Zigbee Alliances Board of Directors and actively contributing to and promoting the Project. 
  • Architectural Overview has been refined with a defined understanding of the Projects’ protocol and structure.
  • An open-source repository has been launched on GitHub.
  • Smart home devices the Project is initially targeting includes: lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, access control, safety and security, window coverings/shades, TVs, access points, bridges and others. 
  • Scoping exercising are underway for additional consumer electronics products and the commercial industry.


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