Unification will expand upon the missions of both standards bodies under the Open Connectivity Foundation name
Beaverton, OR – October 24, 2019 – The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, today announced the work of the Fairhair Alliance, an alliance aimed to facilitate the IoT for commercial buildings, and licensing of the Fairhair Specification will continue under the OCF name. This integration will advance interoperability and security within the automated building and lighting IoT verticals by combining two proven, reliable IoT frameworks.
Through this agreement, the OCF will maintain and improve the current Fairhair Specification while certifying Fairhair as an international standard through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The Fairhair Specification will augment the current OCF specifications, certification programs, and open source implementations, while reducing time-to-market by establishing standardized onboarding and application frameworks for Building Automation Control and Lighting Control verticals.