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Connect with SmartThings and Zigbee Alliance at SDC in San Jose: Oct. 29-30
SmartThings and Zigbee Alliance are joining forces at the Zigbee Alliance Member Meeting in Seoul from October 14th -17th , 2019. Zigbee’s open global certification standard provides device manufacturers with an accelerated path for Works with SmartThings (WWST) certification. Our certification places devices into a vast ecosystem of products from Samsung and other industry leaders. Below are a couple examples of manufacturers that have recently benefited from the enhanced Zigbee and Works With SmartThings certification process.
If you would like to learn more about building with SmartThings and cannot join us in Seoul, join us in San Jose October 29th and 30th, 2019 at Samsung Developers Conference. Register with promo code SDC19-SER-ST for 50% off.
Global IoT lighting developer Sengled is using Zigbee protocols to quickly move its smart lighting innovations toward Works with SmartThings certification, making them quickly and conveniently available to the largest possible number of customers, including smart homes, commercial buildings, and the future of connected cities. Zigbee certification allows Sengled devices to be seamlessly integrated with the SmartThings Hub, touted as the “most versatile Hub available” by Smart Home Starter (https://smarthomestarter.com/do-you-need-a-hub-for-sengled-smart-bulbs). SmartThings’ partnership with Zigbee Alliance provides Sengled and all Zigbee device developers with fast, streamlined access to WWST certification, allowing their products to quickly reach consumers using the SmartThings Hub to connect their smart homes and buildings.
Somfy is another global smart product leader using its Zigbee Alliance membership to quickly reach more customers through SmartThings certification. Somfy offers a line of motorization controls for blinds, shades, curtains and other window coverings that allows for control and status knowledge of all equipped components. Users are able to pre-design scenes and directly control items remotely. Individually and combined with smart lighting technology, these products can provide power cost savings and energy conservation. Through Zigbee certification, Somfy’s TaHoma Hub and App will soon hold Works with SmartThings certification, instantly providing an exponential boost to their ability to deliver these products to a worldwide customer base.
For information on Zigbee Alliance: https://zigbee.org
More About SmartThings and Zigbee Alliance:
SmartThings is the most versatile IoT platform available, and includes a comprehensive range of devices from Samsung and other IoT leaders. SmartThings is partnering with Zigbee Alliance to provide device developers with the fastest pathway to Works with SmartThings certification, making their devices compatible with SmartThings Hub, and including in the most comprehensive IoT ecosystem.
The Zigbee Alliance is an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the IoT. Zigbee’s Board of Directors includes leaders of key members of the IoT community including SmartThings, Samsung, Amazon, Leedarson, Comcast, and many more. In August 2019 the Alliance announced its total number of certifications surpassing 3,000. Developers who already partner with SmartThings are able to quickly leverage their products to the maximum number of potential customers using Zigbee certifications.