Developing a complete ecosystem, by providing a full technical solution for UWB-based services and full coverage of vertical services, means working with other consortia and industry stakeholders to develop approaches and define parameters. There are many technologies that complement UWB, such as NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, and there are adjacent markets that are leveraging UWB in other ways, especially in the automotive domain / vertical which is specifically addressed by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). We are committed to complementary cooperation with all these players.
Building on the IEEE Foundation
FiRa’s journey toward developing a UWB-enabled ecosystem began with leveraging the IEEE standard 802.15.4 and the IEEE 802.15.4z Amendment 1. By supporting the IEEE’s work with an interoperable HRP standard, FiRa will be capable of developing service-specific protocols for multiple verticals and defining the necessary parameters for a wide-range of applications.
FiRa Joins ETSI
FiRa is now a member of ETSI. With over 900 member organizations, ETSI produces globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services deployed across all sectors of industry and society.
Membership in ETSI provides FiRa with the opportunity to be involved in drafting the Harmonized Standards that our members need to use to certify their devices. Membership also provides FiRa with the right to participate in other regulatory bodies in Europe, helping to ensure that European UWB regulations align with how UWB technology will be used.
FiRa is Dedicated to Developing an Open Ecosystem
FiRa’s dedication to an open ecosystem means we welcome the contributions of every key stakeholder, from chip and device manufacturers to system integrators, service and technology providers, test tool developers, test labs, and academics. By collaborating across disciplines and leveraging industry standards where applicable, we create a stronger ecosystem for UWB technology as a whole.