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Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors

Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors

December 11, 2019 – The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that IKEA has joined its Board of Directors. This decision validates the IKEA’s commitment to universal open IoT standards for its smart home product offerings and complements IKEA’s overarching vision to create a better life at home for as many people as possible.

A tiny Swedish mail-order catalogue business started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 today operates as a global home furnishing brand dedicated to making great design available to everyone. To bring products to people the world over, IKEA products are created around five dimensions: low price, function, form, quality, and sustainability.

The IKEA Home Smart portfolio includes smart lighting, smart blinds, smart speakers, and wireless accessories. In 2018 alone, IKEA sold more than five million Zigbee devices. Beyond offering intelligent devices that allow consumers to transform and control their living spaces, IKEA is also squarely focused on creating positive impact and change within the communities and people they source from, as well as respecting the planet. This environmental emphasis and overall collaborative nature between IKEA partners, divisions, and employees is key to the organization’s remarkable success – and is an approach that will be applied to the market-changing measures steadily underway via the Zigbee Alliance.

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