by Liu Dong, Chair of IEEE 1888 Working Group and President & CEO of Bll Group Holdings Ltd, and Gu Chen, Manager and Chief Engineer, Technology & Standards Department, Bll Group Holdings Ltd.
In March 2011, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional association, announced that the IEEE Standard Association had officially approved and published the IEEE 1888™ Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol, which originates from innovative technologies of China. As an advanced global standard in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, IEEE Std 1888 aimes at energy saving, and is a Chinese breakthrough in developing international standards about Green and Energy Conservation.
This paper first introduces the IEEE Std 1888 development process, promotion status and future plans, then describes the IEEE 1888 standard technology system in terms of system architecture, protocol framework, technical innovations and so on. Finally a brief introduction to the application of IEEE 1888 is presented. IEEE Std 1888 has attracted wide attention and obtained support from global industry since its publication. With the large-scale deployment, IEEE Std 1888 will certainly contribute to global energy conservation and emission reduction.
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