Reply to post: Re: Connect directly to the Internet?

The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

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Re: Connect directly to the Internet?

From reading other articles about this, it looks like they're mainly agreeing communications methods first (wifi, Zigbee and Bluetooth LE, to cover different ranges, bandwidths, and energy usages).

How far up the stack they're going I'm not sure, but I think the idea is that you'll buy a hub that has all three radios in it, so at least when you buy a thermostat from a different manufacturer, you'll at least be able to communicate with it. Actually integrating it might be a different matter.

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