The Open Connectivity Foundation is an organization that tries to promote an interoperable standard that would allow connected devices to share identifying and functional information with each other. Recently, the OCF has integrated into the group, another organization known as the the Fairhair Alliance. The Fairhair Alliance collaborates with lighting, building automation, and IT companies to develop a secure onboarding framework for lighting and building control systems in commercial buildings. The piece that follows provides more detail on the new entity and their mission for a more secure IoT. 

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, today announced the work of the Fairhair Alliance, an alliance aimed to facilitate the IoT for commercial buildings, and licensing of the Fairhair Specification will continue under the OCF name. This integration will advance interoperability and security within the automated building and lighting IoT verticals by combining two proven, reliable IoT frameworks.

Through this agreement, the OCF will maintain and improve the current Fairhair Specification while certifying Fairhair as an international standard through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The Fairhair Specification will augment the current OCF specifications, certification programs, and open source implementations, while reducing time-to-market by establishing standardized onboarding and application frameworks for Building Automation Control and Lighting Control verticals.

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