The Zigbee Alliance announced that MMB Networks, a leader in IoT enablement, has elevated its membership in the alliance to the Promoter level, and been appointed to its Board of Directors. As an active leader in the Alliance for many years and a venture-backed company whose customers include major brands and innovators from across the IoT, MMB is an important addition to the experience and diversity of the Zigbee Alliance Board.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, MMB Networks is an IoT integrator that works with leading and innovative companies to solve their complex connectivity challenges. MMB’s hardware, software and expertise, powered by its RapidConnect interoperability platform, enable customers to rapidly integrate wireless connectivity and interoperability into IoT products so they can focus resources on innovating and creating unique value for their users.
MMB’s Zigbee and Dotdot portfolios include wireless modules, gateways, embedded software, and development tools that have enabled customers to create products in a number of markets including utility and smart energy, solar, commercial lighting, and smart home.
“MMB’s mission is to accelerate innovation and adoption in the IoT — a goal we share with the Zigbee Alliance,” said Daniel Moneta, co-founder and CMO of MMB Networks. “From PCs to the Internet to smartphones, every major acceleration of innovation has been enabled by the availability of common platforms that anyone could innovate on top of. The Zigbee Alliance has created and continues to evolve that common platform for innovation in the IoT with technologies like Zigbee and Dotdot that enable all objects to connect and interact. MMB has seen the power of these technologies drive growth for our customers, and for us. In joining the board, we recommit our efforts to MMB’s and the Alliance’s shared vision.”
“MMB Networks has been a significant leader in the Zigbee Alliance for more than ten years, and not only demonstrates exceptional expertise in the technologies driving the IoT, but also has an enthusiastic vision for its potential, passionately advocating for both innovators and users,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “MMB has been instrumental in the development of Zigbee and Dotdot specifications, the Alliance’s liaison with the Thread Group, and in promoting the Alliance’s vision of unifying the IoT through open, global standards. Their addition to our Board of Directors further strengthens our capacity to deliver on that vision.”
MMB Networks joins Comcast, Huawei, Itron Inc., The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, LEEDARSON, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips Lighting, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, Texas Instruments and Wulian on the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors.