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OCF takes welcoming tone towards its new smart home challenger, CHIP

Courtesy of Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT (RIoT), we have been following the launch of the Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group, which is housed within the Zigbee Alliance. Formed by Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee, the group wants to create an interoperability standard for smart home devices (see Wireless Watch January 9 and 16 2020). However, it seemed that the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) was also caught unawares, even though it has been plugging away at just such a standard for the past few years. RIoT analysts spoke to the OCF’s president, David McCall, also a senior director at Intel, to get a more detailed view of the events leading up to the CHIP announcement. It had…

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