CEA and LonMark International Get ANSI Approval on new IoT Standards
The Consumer Electronics Association and LonMark International received approval from the American National Standards Institute for two new standards for home and building automation. Those standards—ANSI/CEA-709.5, “Control Networking Protocol Specification Part 5: Implementation-Application-Layer Guidelines,” and ANSI/CEA-709.6, “Control Networking Protocol Specification Part 6: Application Elements”—are focused on the interoperability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and provide a “complete model for implementing device-to-device and device-to-application communication interoperability,” CEA explained in a statement.
According to CEA, the new standards provide multiple parties, including users, developers, vendors, integrators, and specifiers of open building control systems, a mechanism to develop and deliver a higher level of interoperability using and open control networking communications platform.
“Having these standards approved by ANSI meets a key requirement for many organizations, including the Army Corps of Engineers,” Ron Bernstein, chief ambassador, LonMark International, said in a statement. “Working together, CEA and LonMark aim to help ensure a broader level of adoption of IoT-based interoperability. These standards provide a foundation for interoperable devices across multiple platforms, multiple protocols and market sectors.”