Health and well-being company backs AllJoyn open source Internet of Things framework
SAN FRANCISCO – July 29, 2015 – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) through an open source software project, today announced that Philips has joined as a premier member. Philips joins more than 170 members of the AllSeen Alliance, including premier members Canon, Electrolux, Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qeo (a Technicolor company), Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image (a Lattice Semiconductor company) and Sony.
Philips strives to make the world healthier and sustainable through meaningful innovations and aims to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. By joining the AllSeen Alliance, Philips will help advance the AllJoyn open source project as the common software framework used by devices, services and apps within the Internet of Things ecosystem. The investment also affirms the need for collaborative development and ownership of an open platform to overcome the interoperability challenges that impede movement in the Internet of Things.
“Healthcare will change substantially in the coming years, with a growing role for health self-management. Addressing the needs of personal health requires a new perspective and innovative technologies like the AllJoyn software framework,” said Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Technology at Philips. “Philips also values the potential of collaborative partnerships to advance markets and improve consumer experiences forever. We look forward to working with the other members of the AllSeen Alliance to advance connectivity and digitalization in the personal health area based on AllJoyn as part of a truly connected world.”
“The AllSeen Alliance is thrilled to welcome Philips to its member roster,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director IoT for the AllSeen Alliance. “With a global leader with expertise connecting technology between home and healthcare, we’re in a position to advance AllJoyn as the software leveraged by all healthcare solutions.”
The AllSeen Alliance is the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the “Internet of Everything” in homes and industry. More information can be found on https://www.allseenalliance.org. The AllSeen Alliance will be at IFA in Berlin Sept. 4-9, 2015 in Hall 11.1 – IFA TecWatch 2015; Booth Number 32.
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.