30 Sep '16, 5pm

Open info sharing helps make #ZWave the most interoperable protocol

Open info sharing helps make #ZWave the most interoperable protocol

The company responsible for drafting the Z-Wave home networking standard has made certain parts of the technology publicly available. In an attempt to lure hardware and software developers to the standard, Sigma Designs last week released a public version of Z-Wave’s interoperability layer, which ensures that devices ranging from door locks to security cameras can share information. The company has added the software to Z-Wave's open-source library . The code represents the “language” that defines how devices from different manufacturers talk to each other, said Raoul Wijgergangs, vice president of Sigma Design’s Z-Wave business. That makes it easier for home owners to connect devices with an internet gateway and control them remotely using a phone, computer, or tablet. Z-Wave is also a wireless technology for creating mesh networks. In these networks, every device acts li...

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