UWB Alliance, FiRa Consortium to Accelerate UWB Technology

The UWB Alliance and the FiRa™ Consortium have established a joint liaison agreement to align their areas of focus and agree upon a way to work together on areas of common interest, the company said.

Leadership notes that this liaison will provide the two organizations with guiding principles to ultimately achieve the common goal of creating a UWB-enabled ecosystem and supporting use of UWB technology.

As a part of the new liaison, the UWB Alliance will focus on matters arising from the promotion and safeguarding of UWB technology and advancing updates of the UWB rules in the United States and the EU. The FiRa Consortium will focus on UWB use cases specification, IEEE 802.15.4z interoperability and certification.

UWB Alliance is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington D.C. dedicated to the promotion and growth of the Ultra Wideband (UWB) industry. The UWB Alliance promotes large-scale deployments of UWB technology by fostering the protection and advancement of the regulatory environment for UWB technologies, providing a center of excellence for UWB education and coexistence, while endorsing cooperation with interoperable specifications and standards. For more information regarding the UWB Alliance, visit www.uwballiance.org

Headquartered in Beaverton, OR, the FiRa Consortium is a member-driven organization dedicated to the development and widespread adoption of seamless user experiences using the secured fine ranging and positioning capabilities of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies. To learn more about the FiRa Consortium, visit www.firaconsortium.org.