First IoT Interface Spec Emerges

The IoT-Ready Alliance introduces its first specification, the IoT-Ready Interface Specification V1.0. The spec defines a socket that allows any type of IoT sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system. The standard is network-protocol independent, which enables IoT-Ready-compliant products to employ any networking protocol, either wired or wireless and is suitable for all LED lighting and building control networks. 

 

Benefits of the IoT-Ready standard include:

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  • Specifies all interface elements: mechanical, electrical and software
  • Provides a complete family of interoperable solutions to Smart Building IoT interface problems
  • Allows in-field retrofit, replacements and upgrades without disassembly
  • Specification is developed under a Royalty-free license
  • Works with any network protocol including Thread, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, IP/Ethernet etc.
  • Is backwards compatible with legacy lighting controls
  • Can be implemented with traditional lighting controls until IoT is needed
  • Provides a low-cost option to future-proof luminaires or other system components in buildings
  • Suitable for a range of applications, from simple low-cost lighting control to high-end IoT sensing 

For more details, visit the IoT-Ready Alliance.

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