The Wi-Fi Alliance, making sure that its namesake technology remains at the forefront of the Internet of Things space, recently created a new membership class for interested companies. The Implementer Member class is reserved for companies who don’t specialize in connectivity, but want to create connected devices within the smart home using IoT. These would be businesses that make refrigerators, door locks, or lighting systems, and want to create products that connect via Wi-Fi.
Implementer Members will be able to earn the Wi-Fi Certified seal of approval, ensuring that their Wi-Fi enabled products are interoperable and feature security protections. “Implementer membership will ensure the terrific Wi-Fi user experience of the last 15 years extends to new device categories and market segments, including smart home and IoT,” said the Alliance. Implementer Members will not, however, contribute to the development of Wi-Fi technology.