aizo emerged in 2001 from an idea for networking electrical devices in terms of information technology in an affordable and ergonomic way. For the purpose of further developing and propagating digitalSTROM, its inventors Wilfried Beck and Ludger Hovestadt, founded aizo ag in 2004 together with Anita Beck and Katharina Schroeder-Boersch.
In 2007 the non-profit organisation digitalSTROM.org was brought into being for the purpose of developing digitalSTROM to become international standard for controlling rooms, to be installed in buildings and to manage energy.
After completing serial development and the test phase the first components where introduced in April 2011 in Germany and Switzerland. Since February 2012 digitalSTROM is also available in Austria.