It is the latest to join the 400-strong membership that aims to deliver the highest performing specifications, standards and solutions for the wireless IoT
E-commerce firm Alibaba Group’s Android based operating system YunOS has been accepted by the ZigBee Alliance at participant level.
Launched in 2011, YunOS is also the business division of Alibaba responsible for developing the cloud-based, data and service-oriented operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT).
YunOS works with partners in the information industry, and powers a range of smart devices including smartphones, wearables, Internet cars, robots and smart household appliances.
Harnessing big data and cloud service to connect cloud-based applications and hardware devices, YunOS is regarded as a key part of Alibaba’s technology infrastructure for IoT development. The company also aims to become the “go to” operating system for China’s smart industry.
“We are delighted to join the ZigBee Alliance and look forward to working closely with members to drive innovations and push the boundaries in the IoT area,” said Zhang Chunhui, president of YunOS. “With the support of the ZigBee Alliance, YunOS can be an enabler of breakthroughs in technology that will keep raising the bar.”
Shared by more than 400 member companies and other leading industry standards bodies, the ZigBee Alliance’s mission is to create, maintain and deliver the highest performing specifications, standards and solutions for the wireless IoT.
Widespread availability of ZigBee-certified devices gives developers and users more flexibility to choose products they know will work with each other. The alliance aims to simplify IoT product development and deployment, as well as reduce industry confusion through the availability of a consolidated set of open application device definitions. In addition, it helps members bring the benefits and capabilities of connected IoT devices to a broader range of applications and markets.
“The ZigBee Alliance is committed to building strong partnerships with leading global companies, and Alibaba Group brings proven expertise in connecting with hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses,” said Tobin Richardson, president and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance.
“We are the voice of organisations that are redefining the world in which we live, and we’re excited to welcome YunOS to this impressive workforce of minds who are establishing an ecosystem to simplify IoT connections.”
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