Thread Group Begins Smart-Home Product Certification

Undertakes Latest Step to Bring Interoperable Thread products to Market
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The Nest-led Thread Group has begun certification testing of more than 30 products and components submitted so far by Thread Group members.

Certification testing, done with UL Labs, is designed to ensure that home-automation products equipped with the low-power wireless mesh-network standard will interoperate, at least at the physical and media access control (MAC) layers. Different vendors could choose their own incompatible application layers with command protocols, but many suppliers have committed to offering Nest’s Weave applications layer on top of Thread.

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