Nordic Semiconductor Joins ZBOSS Open Initiative (ZOI), a Community for Royalty-Free Zigbee® PRO Stack Software

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DSR Corporation announces that Nordic Semiconductor, a global leader in short range wireless and low power cellular IoT technologies, has joined the ZBOSS Open Initiative (ZOI), a community of companies with a shared understanding of the necessity to have a common Zigbee® PRO software platform to overcome, together, the challenges around interoperability, security, testing, and optimization of Zigbee®-enabled products and solutions.

DSR Corporation announces that Nordic Semiconductor, a global leader in short range wireless and low power cellular IoT technologies, has joined the ZBOSS Open Initiative (ZOI), a community of companies with a shared understanding of the necessity to have a common Zigbee® PRO software platform to overcome, together, the challenges around interoperability, security, testing, and optimization of Zigbee®-enabled products and solutions.

Nordic Semiconductor will join ZOI as part of the steering committee. ZOI is at the stage where large industry players are assessing the viability and advantages of the ZOI offering. Nordic Semiconductor’s position on the steering committee will allow for collaboration and direction from a world-class semiconductor manufacturer and represents, for DSR, a strong indication of industry interest in ZOI.

Nordic Semiconductor will receive access to ZBOSS, DSR Corporation’s proven Zigbee PRO Software Wireless Stack, source-code, complete continuous integration testing suite, all the accompanying, modern tools and ongoing product support.

DSR Corporation's CEO, Anatoli Pechkov, said: “We are committed to making ZOI successful and delivering real value, with the belief that collaboration within the ZOI framework will positively affect the future of the Zigbee Pro offering. Success for ZOI depends on openness and collaboration, solid, proven technology, and support from market leaders like Nordic Semiconductor. We see ZOI as a new business model for the industry, positioned between open and closed-source approaches, allowing for a wide range of collaboration between industry players, while delivering production-quality software.”

“Nordic Semiconductor is excited to collaborate with other ZOI members to ensure a state-of-the-art Zigbee PRO software platform," says Pär Håkansson, Strategic Marketing Manager, Nordic Semiconductor. "This new form of industry collaboration will enable our customers to create interoperable and secure Zigbee products faster and more effectively.”

As the ZOI membership grows, the joined efforts will further the development of a unified software platform for Zigbee®-enabled smart devices and make it the most interoperable solution on the market, allowing the participating companies to focus on their product features and not the support and new feature development of the underlying protocol stack.

For additional information on The ZBOSS Open Initiative, including membership details and frequently asked questions, visit http://www.dsr-zoi.com.

About Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless technology that powers the IoT. Nordic pioneered ultra-low power wireless and helped develop Bluetooth Low Energy, a widely-adopted wireless technology. The company’s award-winning Bluetooth LE solutions have made it the market leader, and are complemented by ANT+, Thread, and Zigbee products. Nordic’s reputation is built on the supply of leading-edge wireless technologies and development tools that shield designers from RF complexity. This approach extends to Nordic’s latest technology, cellular IoT. Launched in 2018 after four years of development, this NB-IoT and LTE-M solution leverages cellular infrastructure to extend the IoT.
https://www.nordicsemi.com

About DSR Corporation
DSR Corporation (DSR) is a professional products and services software development firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. DSR Corporation has been developing products in wireless technology since 2001, releasing cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) systems since 2006. DSR is the ultimate end-to-end IoT partner for many companies around the world and within different IoT verticals. DSR has delivered solutions in enabling wireless communications in products, embedded software for gateways and sensors, application integration layer, cloud backend, end-user apps (mobile and web), and general technology consulting with niche expertise. DSR is one of a handful of companies around the world that develops solutions covering the entire product spectrum - from the lowest level (hardware layer) to the top-level user apps. DSR is a big supporter of open standards and flexible development, making us technology and vendor agnostic because we understand that not all solutions fit all use cases and business models. We are able to do this because of our extensive experience in different areas and our commitment to quality, recognized by our work in the Japanese market.

http://www.dsr-iot.com | http://www.dsr-corporation.com

About ZBOSS
ZBOSS is a Zigbee Alliance certified, hardware agnostic, cross-platform, high-performance Zigbee® software protocol stack developed by DSR Corporation. ZBOSS features cross-platform support, multi-tasking, fixed memory footprint, OS-less configuration, and easy-to-use API. It is an official Zigbee® stack for Nordic Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor and also supports multiple SoCs, MCUs and transceivers from Texas Instruments, Silicon Labs, Qorvo, ARM, Telink, UBEC, Microchip, and other chip vendors. Moreover, multiple Zigbee® 3.0 certified products are powered by ZBOSS. Over 200 smart devices from more than 40 vendors were tested successfully for interoperability with ZBOSS.

http://www.dsr-zboss.com

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