Somfy has joined the ZigBee Alliance at the Promoter level and accepted a seat on its board of directors.
Somfy develops, manufactures and distributes IoT products in 58 countries across five continents, including motorized window treatments, automated outdoor extensions, gates and garage doors.
Somfy joins Comcast Cable, Itron, The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Texas Instruments and Wulian on the ZigBee Alliance board.
“Somfy’s ambition is to transform the living environment. Our goal is to develop new solutions that bring more safety, energy savings and comfort to the inhabitants of buildings and homes. We are entering a new era that will connect any object and will take advantage of interoperability within and across vertical domains. We are convinced that joining the ZigBee Alliance, an organization of strong brands and established standards, will help us to achieve this ambition,” said Jean Guillaume Despature, Somfy CEO.
“Somfy’s decision to join us — specifically at the board level — is yet another endorsement of the ZigBee brand, movement and momentum that’s attracting electronics leaders from around the world to collaborate and achieve meaningful interoperability for the IoT,” said John E. Osborne II, chairman of the board for the ZigBee Alliance and general manager, The Kroger Co. R&D.