New AllJoyn Certified Program Leverages 3rd Party Lab Testing to Validate Interoperability
SEATTLE, AllSeen Alliance Summit, Oct. 19, 2015 – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through the AllJoyn ® open source software project, today announced the AllJoyn Certified program, which ensures certified devices can discover, communicate, connect and interact with more than 120 million AllJoyn-enabled products in the market.
Windows 10 Professional and Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft are among the first products to successfully complete certification testing and have met all requirements necessary to become AllJoyn Certified.
The AllJoyn framework is an open source software framework that makes it easy for devices and apps to discover and communicate with each other. The software is developed by the AllSeen Alliance, the world’s largest collaborative effort working to advance the Internet of Everything through AllJoyn.
The Internet of Things (IoT) as an ecosystem of 50 billion connected devices is ready to benefit everyday lives. But this estimated $19 trillion opportunity is currently threatened by fragmentation, islands of disparate technology and products that don’t work well together.
The AllJoyn Certified program helps solve this by ensuring that products displaying the AllJoyn Certified mark have successfully passed conformance and interoperability tests at an authorized test laboratory. This gives consumers the confidence they need to know that the products, apps and service they buy will work together regardless of manufacturer allowing them to focus on outcomes and results.
Open to AllSeen Alliance members and non-members alike, AllJoyn Certified™ goes far beyond self-test to include full 3rd party authorized lab conformance testing as well as interoperability testing against golden units/certified products. An independent Certification Authority reviews the lab test reports to ensure quality in testing before a Certificate of Conformity for AllJoyn Certified compliance is issued on behalf of the AllSeen Alliance. The result is an ecosystem of products that interoperate regardless of manufacturer, platform or technology giving consumers peace of mind.
While the time involved will vary, provided products are properly implemented and pass all tests, certification can be completed in as little as one week. For manufacturers and OEMs, this quick, straightforward and simple process ensures quick product releases, while consumers can trust their IoT experience is a seamless one across different devices, apps, operating systems, and brands.
“Ensuring that products work together is fundamentally the most important part of creating the IoT ecosystem,” said Philip DesAutels, PhD, Senior Director of IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “The new AllJoyn Certified program sets the stage for interoperability. Instead of struggling to build hardware, companies will be able to focus on product differentiation, recurring service revenue and creating truly amazing IoT experiences. We all know that mobile and cloud apps and devices that don’t work as expected are not an ecosystem.”
More about the AllJoyn Certified Program:
- A European lab is currently authorized to perform certifications, which include product conformance and interoperability tests. U.S. and Asia Pacific labs will be available toward the end of 2015. Conformance testing verifies the compliance of the AllJoyn-enabled product with respect to required AllJoyn features and service framework interface definitions. A testing tool is available to enable self-testing of product conformance before products are sent to the labs providing assurance that products will pass conformance testing.
- Interoperability testing verifies the behavior of the AllJoyn-enabled product in an effort to ensure it will interoperate with other certified products. Interoperability test guidelines are available so that product interoperability can be tested prior to shipping to the lab providing assurance that products will pass interoperability testing.
- Products that pass the conformance and interoperability testing earn the right to wear the AllJoyn Certified mark, are registered in the AllJoyn Certified Products database, and benefit from the patent pledge as stated in the IP Policy.
About The AllSeen Alliance
The AllSeen Alliance is a non-profit 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, and sponsored 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.