The 2018 Market for Interoperability and IoT: Includes a 5-Year U.S. Forecast for Protocols by Product Category –

The “Interoperability and the Internet of Things” report has been added to’s offering.

As smart home devices proliferate, interoperability is the key to creating true smart home systems.

This report examines the importance of interoperability and provides an analysis of the communication stack, technologies, and ecosystems in the smart home industry.

It provides an updated analysis on the role of interoperability in generating success for the smart home industry and how companies can stay competitive with differentiated products while still offering robust interoperability across all devices.

The report includes a five-year U.S. forecast for protocols by product category.

Key Topics Covered

1. Report Summary

1.1 Purpose of Report

1.2 Scope of Report

1.3 Research Approach/Sources

2. Interoperability: From Islands to Archipelagos

3. Consumer Expectations for Device Interoperability

3.1 Impact of Expectations for Interoperability on Purchasing

3.2 Impact of Smart Home Platforms

3.3 Impact of Standalone Products versus Integrated with Home Control Systems

3.4 Impact of User Interface Options

4. Wireless Networking Protocols

4.1 Zigbee

4.2 Z-Wave

4.3 Bluetooth

4.4 Thread/Weave


4.6 Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HaLow

4.7 Sigfox, Lora, NB-IoT, CAT M1

5. Application Layer Initiatives

5.1 Open Connectivity Foundation

5.2 Apple HomeKit

5.3 Samsung and SmartThings Cloud

5.4 Comcast Xfinity and Stringify

5.5 Works with Nest


6. Voice Interface Platforms

6.1 Amazon Alexa

6.2 Google Assistant

7. Trends Impacting Interoperability Strategy

7.1 Technology Trends

7.2 Hardware Trends

7.3 Marketing Trends

7.4 Business Model Trends

8. Implications and Recommendations

Companies Featured

  • ADT
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Canon
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Control4
  • Eero
  • Electrolux
  • Fairhair Alliance
  • GE
  • Google Weave
  • Haier
  • Honeywell
  • Legrand
  • Lennar
  • LG Electronics
  • Lynx
  • Mediatek
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nest Labs
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Philips Hue
  • Qualcomm
  • Ring
  • Samsung
  • Yale
  • Zen
  • Zigbee
  • Z-Wave
  • and many more…

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Topics: Internet
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