Surpasses 100 members committed to advance the Internet of Everything via the AllJoyn open source framework
SAN FRANCISCO and LAS VEGAS (CES INTERNATIONAL), Jan. 6, 2015 -- The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced its first new members of 2015: BLACKLOUD, Domos Labs, Euronics, HOUZE® Advanced Building Science, Hubble Connected Limited (‘Hubble’), LG Uplus and TCL Corporation. Not only do these additional members extend the Alliance’s commitment to solving the interoperability challenges that impede the Internet of Everything, but they also help enhance the ecosystem’s ability to improve the consumer experience at point of sale.
The Alliance also welcomes five sponsored members. This brings the total membership of the AllSeen Alliance to 112 including 11 premier members, 84 community members and 17 sponsored members.
The AllSeen Alliance will be at CES, January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, co-located with Alliance member Muzzley at the Tech West, Sands Expo - Booth 71217. An AllJoyn-enabled product showcase will be on display including products from Innopia, ISI Technology, LG, LG Uplus, LIFX and POWERTECH. The Alliance will also have a robust presence throughout the CES show floor with more than 40 member companies in attendance including Haier, Lenovo, Microsoft, Silicon Image and others. More information can be found here: https://allseenalliance.org/event/ces-2015.
“We’re excited to kick off the new year with yet more additions to the impressive list of organizations that have come together to advance a common framework for the Internet of Everything,” said Philip DesAutels, Senior Director of IoT, the AllSeen Alliance. “The diversity of these new members continues to reflect the strong interest across and even outside industries in advancing interoperability among devices to make the world a more interesting and better place.”
More about the new members:
BLACKLOUD is a leader and innovator in wireless technology that works to bring the most cutting edge electronic products to the market. Headquartered in Irvine, California, BLACKLOUD is committed to research, innovation, and design. BLACKLOUD products include everything from network cameras to premium, wireless headphones.
“The AllSeen Alliance provides BLACKLOUD the forum to innovate and collaborate with members across a diverse range of industries while lending our expertise in wireless technology,” said Tony Chevere, BLACKLOUD. “This is the place to be if you want a say in IoT, and we’re excited about the work we’ll do together.”
Domos Labs is creating the first LEARNING Wi-Fi Router, applying state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to optimize and simplify home Wi-Fi. The company has offices in Oslo, Norway, Palo Alto, Calif. and Oulu, Finland.
“We have been very impressed by the work that is being done in AllSeen Alliance and are proud to join and contribute. We believe the open gateway platform is critical to realize interoperability in IoT,” said Domos Labs CEO, Olav Nedrelid.
Euronics is the leading electrical retail group in Europe, operating more than 11,000 stores across 31 countries and reporting aggregated sales of €17.6 billion ($22.5 billion) in 2013. Dominant in its core categories such as consumer electronics and major domestic appliances, Euronics’ strong focus on innovation, new technologies and territory expansion has led to its rapid growth to becoming a leader in value added concepts and by joining the AllSeen alliance, Euronics is targeting a leading position in smart home solutions.
“The Internet of Everything is about the consumer - a top priority for us,” says John M. Olsen, Managing Director, Euronics International. “By collaborating with other members of the Alliance, we will be able to positively impact the way consumers interact with their devices forever.”
HOUZE® Advanced Building Science is a technology commercialization company integrating disruptive technologies into homes, buildings and communities. The company's mission is to empower the building industry with next generation building systems, materials and technologies to create affordable net-zero energy homes and buildings.
“We understand the power of collaboration and it’s impact to create innovative technology,” said David Goswick, CEO HOUZE®. “HOUZE® is excited to become an active member of the AllSeen Alliance and contribute our expertise in the development of next generation homes and communities.”
Hubble Connected Limited (‘Hubble’) is a global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider with offices in Canada, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Vietnam. The Hubble platform enables leading global original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to deliver fully integrated connected propositions with rich applications that include live video streaming, (Cloud) recording and Voice over IP. Through their global partnership with Vodafone, Hubble has an industry leading ability to offer full global Cellular connectivity with no recurring charges to end users. As well as directly connecting a host of leading global brands such as Motorola, VTech and Beurer, Hubble is a member of the AllSeen Alliance; making products interoperable with other major brands, such as Electrolux, LG and Microsoft.
“For the Internet of Everything to succeed, we need interoperability across devices and applications,” said Dino Lalvani, Chairman of Hubble Connected. “Hubble is an expert in app creation for the connected home, so joining an initiative like the AllSeen Alliance is a perfect fit. We’re excited to contribute to AllJoyn.”
LG Uplus provides a broad range of mobile telecommunication services to individual and corporate customers in Korea. The company was formerly known as LG Telecom, Ltd. and changed its name to LG Uplus Corp. in July 2010.
“The AllSeen Alliance provides a unique opportunity to lend our expertise in mobile technology to advance the Internet of Things,” said JinWoo Shin, LG Uplus. “We look forward to collaborating with other members.”
Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China with a global presence. TCL Corporation has four listed companies: TCL Corporation (SZ.000100), TCL Multimedia (HK.1070), TCL Communication (HK.2618) and Tonly Electronics (HK.1249). Over 30 years of consistently diligent efforts along with China’s reform and opening-up policy, motivated by the company’s focus on dedication and innovation, TCL has grown into a leading enterprise in China's electronics information industry. In 2014, the brand value of TCL had exceeded RMB 66.8 billion.
“We believe that the Internet of Everything is only possible using open source best practices like we’re seeing among the members of the AllSeen Alliance,” said Dr. Xiaolin Yan, CTO, TCL Corp. “We’re excited to join this initiative and help transform consumer experiences within the connected home.”
The AllSeen Alliance also welcomes new sponsored members including EnOcean, CASS, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network Technology Co., Ltd and Spanish Red Cross.
About The 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 Everything 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 a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.