WiFi Alliance announces IoT initiatives

The Internet of Things on display at this week’s International CES in Las Vegas is dominated by sensors and devices that all use Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth LE to interconnect. But don’t count out WiFi. “Even though WiFi is a mature technology we are by no means resting on our laurels—there’s a lot of innovation activity,” said Kevin Robinson, Director of Program Marketing at Wi-Fi Alliance, a consortium of 650 member companies worldwide.

“WiFi in general is going to play a strong role in the ultimate success of the Internet of Things,” Robinson told Forbes.com. “Clearly as a technology we’re already ubiquitous in the home. When you look at the types of devices that people are going to interact with the things, you’re looking at things like their tablets their smartphones which all universally adopt WiFi connectivity technology.”

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