The ZigBee Alliance, creator of global standard for low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the membership of YunOS, a division of Alibaba Group responsible for IoT development.
YunOS currently works with various partners in the information industry, and powers a wide range of smart devices including smartphones, wearables, Internet cars, robots and smart household appliances. It aims to become the “go to” operating system for China’s smart industry.
Zhang Chunhui, President of YunOS, said“We are delighted to join the ZigBee Alliance and look forward to working closely with members to drive innovations and push the boundaries in the IoT area.”
“With the support of the ZigBee Alliance, YunOS can be an enabler of break-throughs in technology that will keep raising the bar,” Zhang added.
Harnessing big data and cloud service to connect cloud-based applications and hardware devices, YunOS has quickly become a critical part of Alibaba’s technology infrastructure for IoT development since its launch in 2011.
ZigBee Alliance President and CEO Tobin Richardson said Alibaba Group brings proven expertise in connecting with hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses.
“We are the voice of organizations that are redefining the world in which we live, and we’re excited to welcome YunOS to this impressive workforce of minds who are establishing an ecosystem to simplify IoT connections,” Richardson noted.
Shared by more than 400 member companies and other leading industry standards bodies, the ZigBee Alliance’s mission is to create, maintain and deliver the highest performing specifications, standards and solutions for the wireless IoT.