Most tech companies are experimenting with new products for smart homes, giving everything from thermostats to light bulbs the ability to share information, like the machines in an automated assembly line. But there are problems lurking beneath home automation. Without a simple way for these devices to communicate, smart homes might have trouble being very smart.
That is the idea behind the Allseen Alliance, an organization that maintains open-source software for devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). The software is designed to get devices talking with each other regardless of operating system, wireless technology, or platform. It breaks down the barriers between private clouds, allowing products from different brands to work together.
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