16 Apr 2015

Investments in AllJoyn underscore need for common platform and cross-industry collaboration in IoT

SAN FRANCISCO- April 16, 2015 — The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 10 new members are joining the initiative. Together, through collaborative development, Alliance members leverage their broad industry expertise to advance a common platform for devices, services and applications within the Internet of Everything

The Alliance’s new members include one of the largest telecommunications provider in the United States, global providers of security systems, world-class operators and innovative startups in the Internet of Things (IoT). Though their expertise is spread across a broad stroke of verticals, these companies unite to advance AllJoyn as the common, open source framework for IoT. They commit to taking a community and code driven approach to unlocking a future with seamless and ubiquitous connectivity.

Platform and platform enablement providers: 

  • anyractive is a combination of ‘any’ and ‘interactive’ which means any device, any person can be connected to each other through communication in an interactive way.
  • CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.
  • Encored Technologies is a startup that develops innovative and disruptive technologies to make new ecosystem called “ENERTALK”.
  • Shenzhen Longsys Electronics Co., Ltdis a Chinese DMS company (Design, Module, Service), which focuses on NAND flash and wireless connection applications for software and hardware products, and globally applicable innovative technology products.
  • Viva Labs is a turnkey smart home solution. The Viva software platform is built to help partners in the broadband and utility industries quickly and easily start selling a smart home solution under their own brand.

Security experts:

  • DigiCert is a global provider of high-assurance digital certificates for identity authentication and enterprise data encryption. DigiCert collaborates across multiple industries to enhance online trust and IoT security. DigiCert’s innovative certificate management platform enables enterprises to consolidate and streamline certificate monitoring, SSL deployment, vulnerability inspection, and PKI management.
  • Homeboy is a simple security system built for the smart home. The Homeboy system features the world’s first wire-free, long-life, Wi-Fi camera paired with intuitive mobile apps and an open platform that communicates with other smart home services and devices.
  • Sansa Security is a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) security platform. Sansa provides a unified and scalable solution across both IoT and mobile for everything from jet engines to light bulbs. Its products and services address all security aspects from the silicon chipset to the provisioning of secrets via the cloud.

Information and Cloud technologies:

  • DeviceHive is an open source framework connecting proximal devices, appliances and sensors to the cloud. With scalable cloud environment it allows prototyping of connected solutions mashing up AllJoyn, Bluetooth Low Energy and other proximal devices and making them available as cloud services. With the same set of software and tools you can move from prototype into production.
  • TTA is a non-government and non-profit organization for ICT standardization, testing and certification services that seeks out and establishes new standards for the ICT industry and provides world-class one-stop testing and certification services for ICT products.

“These new members are huge assets to the Alliance’s brain trust. As our scope and expertise broadens in this community, AllJoyn becomes a more rich, robust and highly scalable platform for IoT,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance.

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.

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.