CEA Launches Device Interoperability Working Group

The Consumer Electronics Association Wednesday announced the formation of a new working group, aimed “to develop an industry technical standard to improve interoperability between home automation devices.”

The Device Interoperability Working Group,will be under the auspices of CEA’s Home Networks Committee, and was announced at the Technology & Standards Forum in Seattle.

The group, according to CEA, “will define Extensible Markup Language (XML) schema templates that a manufacturer can easily complete and post online for use by developers. The schema will include everything necessary to enable an application to monitor and control the device, including non-standard features that may not be included in standard device profiles defined elsewhere.”

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