Technicolor becomes Premier-level Alliance member, will contribute Qeo and work with AllJoyn creator Qualcomm and other members to create IoE interoperability
SAN FRANCISCO (USA), PARIS (FRANCE) and SAN DIEGO (USA) – February 6, 2014 - The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) in homes and industry, today announces that Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH), a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is joining the organization as a Premier member and will contribute Qeo technology to the Alliance. The company will work with Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and the AllSeen Alliance, to accelerate the unification of ecosystems around the IoE.
The AllSeen Alliance, formed in December 2013, expands upon the “Internet of Things” (IoT) to include more functionality and interactions across various brands and sectors, such as the connected home, healthcare, education, automotive and enterprise. The members of the AllSeen Alliance contribute software and engineering resources as part of their collaboration that builds on the open source AllJoyn software and services framework, originally developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. The addition of Qeo further strengthens the Alliance’s ability to expand the ecosystem of companies working on IoE.
Technicolor has developed Qeo to be a simple, secure and future proof communication framework that enables a simple and user-friendly "Connected Life" experience, enabling consumers to enjoy the full potential of their devices and services.
Today, Technicolor brings Qeo to the AllSeen Alliance to augment its capabilities by enabling a more data-centric publish/subscribe set of application programming interfaces (API). By combining Qeo’s APIs and secure architecture with AllJoyn’s software and services framework for discovery, connectivity and interoperable services, developers and device makers will have even more options and even greater flexibility in how they implement a fully distributed Internet of Everything.
“The AllSeen Alliance is excited to have Technicolor join as a premier member,” said Liat Ben-Zur, AllSeen Alliance Board Chairman. “The combination of Qeo and AllJoyn fits the Alliance’s mandate perfectly as we expand the breadth of interaction models for developers.”
“Having originally developed AllJoyn, Qualcomm warmly welcomes the opportunity to have its capabilities further augmented by the addition of Qeo. We believe the entire industry will have an even stronger incentive to align around a single standard”, said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Connected Experiences.
“As with AllJoyn, the mission of Qeo is to solve the issues created by heterogeneous and closed ecosystems that fragment the user experience. The combined benefits of the AllJoyn and Qeo frameworks provide more robust tools to cover all IoT use cases in a standardized manner. We are truly excited to be part of a group of innovators that are coming together for the benefit of the consumer”, said Michel Rahier, President of Technicolor’s Connected Home division.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.
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About the AllSeen Alliance
The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit 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 hosts and advances an industry-supported open software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier level members Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-LINK; and community members Canary, Cisco, D-Link, doubleTwist, Fon, Harman, HTC, Letv, LIFX, Lite-on, Moxtreme, Musaic, Sears Brand Management Corporation, Sproutling, The Sprosty Network, Weaved and Wilocity, as well as 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
Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, OpenDaylight, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. AllJoyn is a trademark of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (“QuIC”). Qeo is a trademark of Qeo LLC, a subsidiary of Technicolor.