Zigbee Alliance and DiiA collaborate to standardise DALI-Zigbee Gateways
The Zigbee Alliance and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) is working together to further standardise system interoperability in the IoT luminaries space.
It aims to help stakeholders realise the benefits of combining wired DALI lighting-control systems with wireless Zigbee networks as IoT progresses.
The two organisations are working on a gateway specification program that will blend the reliable, cost-effective, low-power Zigbee technologies with DALI’s proven digital lighting control gives users an ideal combination for intelligent illumination systems.
“Our liaison agreement with the Zigbee Alliance is part of DiiA’s commitment to address different options for combining wireless communication links with DALI lighting control,” DiiA general manager Paul Drosihn says.
“Developing specifications and testing requirements for gateways between Zigbee ecosystems and wired DALI networks will ensure interoperability that’s backed by certification.”
Zigbee Alliance president and chief executive Tobin Richardson believes this partnership is to the benefit of the IoT transition: “Pairing DiiA’s wired control solutions with Zigbee wireless standards brings more choice to markets that rely on these technologies for various use cases and as a springboard for future innovation.”