Amazon, Apple, and Google’s Open-Source Smart Home Standard is on track for 2021 launch


Project Connected Home on IP – an ambitious attempt to bring Amazon, Apple, Google and ZigBee Alliance together with an integrated, open-source smart home platform – has posted its latest update on the project. The group has announced (in the first major update since the standard came out) that work on the project is still in progress, and is targeting a 2021 release, as well as the first of the devices to work with what the standard aims Clear idea.

According to a blog post shared by the ZigBee Alliance, with a complete launch set for 2021, the project is on track to provide a “draft specification” by the end of the year. SmartThings, and board members as indicated / Philips Hue).

Additionally, the announcement clarifies what type of smart home devices the Project Connected Home is intended to work with over IP. If the number of companies brought together was not ambitious, the list of device categories is a long one: “lighting and electricity (eg, light bulbs, luminaires, controls, plugs, outlets), HVAC controls (eg, thermostat) AC units). , Access control (eg, door locks, garage doors), safety and security (eg, sensors, detectors, security systems), window covers / sheds, televisions, access points, bridges and others. “In short, it’s almost every The flagship of the type is the smart home device. The group is already exploring integration of “additional consumer electronics products”.

Project Connected Home on IP was announced in December 2019 as a unified standard that will make it easier for device manufacturers to build smart home hardware. The goal is that future devices will easily add support for all three major voice assistants – Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. In turn, this will make it easier to set up and configure smart home devices with the system of your choice.