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AllSeen Alliance adds new members to make headway in IoT

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AllSeen Alliance? Internet of Everything? AllJoyn? connected lighting?

The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry cooperation to improve the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, has welcomed nine additional companies into its ranks: dog hunter, FengLian, ForgeRock, INSTEON, MobilityLab, NETGEAR, Organic Response, Quanta Computer and VeriSign Inc., bringing the total members to 80 companies and 12 sponsored members.

The AllSeen Alliance has been rapidly building out its membership to address various areas of need and opportunity in the Internet of Everything such as security, connected lighting and networking infrastructure. ForgeRock and Verisign join Symantec and other Alliance members working on ways to address privacy and security in the new era of ubiquitous connected devices. INSTEON and Organic Response join the Alliance's roster of innovative lighting companies including LIFX and LightFreq. In October, the Alliance announced an initiative, the Connected Lighting Working Group, that is developing ways for IP-enabled, multi-colour and energy-efficient LED light bulbs to work in creative ways with each other and things including TVs, home security systems, home appliances, smoke detectors and door locks.

"The size, breadth and diversity of the AllSeen Alliance's membership continues to grow. The Alliance includes some of the best-known brands in the world," said Joe Speed, director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. "The inclusion of such a broad range of industry leaders demonstrates the industry's enthusiasm for rallying around and advancing an open, universal platform for smart homes and businesses."

AllSeen Alliance members are collaborating to advance the seamless connection of a range of objects and devices in homes, cars and businesses by building out an open source software framework, called AllJoyn. Through code that is available and continuously updated through contributions by members and the open source community, AllJoyn acts as a common language for devices to interact regardless of brand and other infrastructure considerations.

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