Lemonbeat GmbH is the creator of an innovative and universal communication language, Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL), for the Internet of Things. The language enables the direct, independent interaction between different devices, thus reducing the reliance on costly „translation“ which usually takes place in cloud services or gateways. The language, currently in discussion as the basis for an internet standard within W3C, can be used in combination with common cable or wireless IP-based communication protocols. The company, based in Dortmund, Germany, was established in November 2015, and is a 100% subsidiary of innogy SE., one of the Europe’s largest energy companies.