View the Smart Home Internal Market from Chinese Company Self-protect Fight
Smart home market is booming in the year of 2014. For the international technology tycoon(such as Google, Apple, and SAMSUNG) and Chinese company ( such as Haier, Huawei, Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and some other internet company or even the leader of some IT company and Electrical home appliances company ) have been stepped into the Smart home industry, smart home has been the time favorite.
In the last quarter of 2014, the smart home market is still hot. Recently, the head-on confrontation about Nanjing IoT and Zigbee alliance become the hottest event in smart home market.
On October 22, 2014, an email appears in internet which is sent to more than 400 Zigbee members from CEO Tobin J.M. Richardso( the president of Zigbee alliance). In that email, the Zigbee alliance censured that Nanjing IoT is making propaganda in the name of Zigbee alliance and their products has been certificated by Zigbee alliance. After that, some media sites reprint the event and the overwhelming comments come up. In the beginning, some people criticized Nanjing IoT and some others feel that the Zigbee alliance is not earnest. With more and more truth has come up, most people begin to support Nanjing IoT. All about this seems like the Chinese people are paying attention to the destiny about the internal enterprise. Here is the screen shot which is found by editor from smart home post bar. This opinion stands for lots of people who comes from smart home industry.
The picture says: The question about whetherr Nanjing IoT is the headquarter of Zigbee Alliance China is the coordinate question exist between Nanjing IoT and Zigbee Alliance. We don’t want to discuss.
One point I should pick up is that where is Zigbee Alliance in the beginning of the smart home industry? Nanjing IoT insisted on so many years in the road of researching. When they made a big achievement, and then Zigbee comes out. I think Zigbee Alliance is the biggest cheater. I appeal all the Chinese people to keep a clear mind. Why we should keep silent? In the time of IoT ( internet of things) highly developed, we Chinese is in front of the age, we should have the right to protect ourselves. We should surpport Nanjing IoT, which is a great company after Huawei. We should make our vision further, for the sake of society and country.No internal conflicts! No traitors! No company’s development smooth! We will fight for those who made great distributions to the society. We should appraise their quality, not envy their achivements!
On October 24, the moment outside people were guessing about the gratitude or resentment, Nanjing IoT made her statement to the public. The smart home industry people can get exact information about this conflict.
In that statement, Nanjing IoT clearly express that Nanjing IoT is the legal trademark holder( 7th and 11th) who was authorized by National Trademark Office. Before this, Nanjing IoT hold a discussion with Zigbee Alliance about Zigbee trademark, but The Zigbee Alliance insists that they hope Nanjing IoT should transfer the Zigbee trademark to American associations for free, while Nanjing IoT thinks that Zigbee trademark was get according to the Chinese law, it is a China’s intellectual property rights, so there can not reach an agreement in the end.
In the statement, Nanjing IoT criticized that The Zigbee Alliances did not take actions to face the challenges from Bluetooth, wifi and some other technologies, but to attack Nanjing IoT who made great distributions to popularize and generalized Zigbee technology.
Nanjing IoT also shows they do not want to see the separation or bad news about Zigbee Alliance. Because they know, any kinds of reputation loss about Zigbee Alliance will affect their benefits. Nanjing IoT also expects that Zigbee Alliance can take a reasonable way to discuss with Nanjing IoT or Chinese related departments getting zigbee trademark used legally in China.
From the statement, we can get that even though Nanjing IoT is in a unkown position, but she tried his best to save the benefits of Chinese company and The Zigbee Alliance disappears after sending out the email. All about the actions of Zigbee Alliance made the public doubt the original intention from Zigbee Alliance. Or just like others thought silence comes from Zigbee Alliance broke his plan? Or Are there any plans in planning?
As far as I see, Nanjing IoT will make her destiny together with Zigbee technology. But there is difference between zigbee technology and Zigbee Alliance, development is the common goal for each other. Just like Nanjing IoT says, they are focusing on the technology improving for the fierce competition from Wifi and Bluetooth. As for competition, they will compete with other fashionable technology. We had confirm that zigbee technology is used in lots of smart home appliances, but it really far from popularization. So we hope Zigbee Alliance can undertake the heavy duty just like any other international associations do.
I think there is prosperous future in China in smart home industry,and it must exists grapples in competition. You should cherish each other in the line of cooperation and competition.