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Beechwoods Software, Inc. Develops Recipes to Streamline AllJoyn Implementation when Building with Yocto

Member brings new software service to AllSeen Alliance

SAN DIEGO, CALIF–OpenIoT Summit–April 4, 2016 - AllSeen Alliance, a collaborative project hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance the Internet of Things through development of a common, open source code, today announced from the OpenIoT Summit that Beechwoods Software, Inc. has developed and released open source Yocto “recipes” that allow for quick and easy integration of the AllJoyn® codebase into Yocto. With these recipes, Beechwoods is helping developers streamline the process of building AllJoyn® enabled products by reducing the cost and complexity, and speeding time-to-market for connected IoT services, apps and devices.

When building embedded devices, it’s often challenging and complex to build a Linux distribution with the features and capabilities needed for an intended product offering. Yocto, a Linux Foundation open source project, helps developers meet this challenge by providing the templates, tools and methods needed to create custom Linux builds for embedded products. With the new contribution of AllJoyn recipes, Beechwoods is expediting and easing seamless integration of AllJoyn, making their products part of the AllJoyn ecosystem.

As a member of the AllSeen Alliance community, Beechwoods contributes software and engineering resources as part of their collaboration that builds the AllJoyn code. AllJoyn is the only open source code base for the IoT that is completely free and unencumbered by patent licenses. Currently running in more than 300 million products, apps and devices, AllJoyn creates incredible use cases across the globe for seamless, interoperable connected living.

“With this contribution, the Beechwoods team is opening the door to the IoT for millions of Yocto-powered devices, and paving the way for an open and interoperable AllJoyn-enabled world,” said Philip DesAutels, PhD, senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.

“Allowing device vendors to easily integrate AllJoyn into their product increases the availability of devices that can talk to one another, creating a vibrant ecosystem for the users” said Brad Kemp, CEO of Beechwoods Software, Inc.

As part of the AllJoyn track at OpenIoT Summit, on Tuesday, April 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PST in Harbor Room D, Kemp will give a talk titled, “Location Services: Finding the  People in the Internet of Things.” Kemp will describe the application of Location Services in a connected home, and share insight into how people and things can be located, what can be done with the location information to extend the value proposition of IoT, and how Location Services is implemented in the open AllJoyn framework.

Additional talks at OpenIoT Summit as part of the AllJoyn track include:

Monday, April 4

  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: “Avoid the Silos and Help Build the True Internet of Things,” by Aaron Vernon, Higgins in Harbor Ballroom E

Tuesday, April 5

  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.: “Resource Management,” by Bruce Angelis and Toby Considine, Enphase Energy in Harbor Ballroom D

  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.: “AllJoyn 101: Make Smarter Devices,” by Ivan Judson, Microsoft
    Harbor Ballroom D

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: “Security in Proximal Networks,” by Brian Witten, Symantec in Harbor Ballroom D

  • 4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.: “The Role of Cloud and Mobile Apps in IoT,” by Phani Pandrangi, Kii in Harbor Ballroom D

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.

Beechwoods Software, Inc. based in Boston and El Segundo, provides software services and integration for embedded devices, and specializes in consumer electronics, media delivery and mobile device development. The company works with DirecTV and other Tier 1 Operators, OEMs and SoC vendors to develop new set-top-box, DVR, and streaming devices and capabilities for millions of homes worldwide.

About AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Things with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org. The AllSeen Alliance is an independently funded open source software project at The Linux Foundation.

 

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