The Netherlands hosted the annual CSA (Connectivity Standards Alliance) community meeting. Nikolay Paukov, Master’s student of Faculty of Computer Sciences of Voronezh State University and a programmer for DSR Corporation took part in the meeting remotely. The student received the Zigbee Working Group Award for significant contributions to the development of the Zigbee wireless IoT protocol as part of the development of Zigbee Direct.
“I worked on the development, debugging, testing, and certification of a new technology that will allow sending commands to Zigbee from any smartphone via Bluetooth. Thus, it allows conveniently configure IoT devices, set parameters, turn them on or off, and so on. Whereas previously IoT device manufacturers were required to use their own communication protocols, now Zigbee Direct provides a standard communication mechanism to ensure interoperability between devices from different manufacturers. I am glad that my work was noted at the expert level,” said Nikolay.
The Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly the Zigbee Alliance) is a community of companies working on the development, technical specifications, and promotion of the Zigbee and Matter wireless protocols. DSR Corporation, a partner company of Faculty of Computer Sciences has been an active participant of the alliance since 2012.