IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1.

Network Transports Standards Organizations

Wi-Fi Alliance

“Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. In 1999, several visionary companies came together to form a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience with a new wireless networking technology – regardless of brand.”


“Bluetooth Smart technology is a wireless communications system intended to replace the cables connecting many types of devices, from mobile phones and headsets to hear monitors and medical equipment. Learn more about how Bluetooth Smart increases opportunities for developers to make consumers’ lives easier. ”


Long-Term Evolution (LTE)

“LTE, an abbreviation for Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements.[1][2] The standard is developed by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and is specified in its Release 8 document series, with minor enhancements described in Release 9.” by Wikipedia

ZigBee Alliance

“Leveraging our global perspective, we work together to develop standards that ultimately deliver greater freedom and flexibility for a smarter, more sustainable world.”



“Z-Wave puts the power of home control and monitoring in the palm of your hand… literally. With your smart phone, tablet or PC you can control and access your Z-Wave devices at home.”



“The IETF 6lowpan Working Group aims to define the transport of IPv6 over IEEE 802.15.4 low-power wireless personal area networks.”

CAN Protocol

“The CAN protocol is an international standard defined in the ISO 11898-1. Besides the CAN protocol itself, the conformance test for the CAN protocol is defined in the ISO 16845-1, which guarantees the interoperability of the CAN protocol controller chips. In 2012, the classic CAN protocol has been improved. The improved CAN data link layer protocol is also known as CAN FD (flexible data-rate).”

Thread Group


“Thread was designed with one goal in mind: To create the very best way to connect and control products in the home.”


Continued to Part 3

Zen Kishimoto

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