Posted Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
Some of the electronics industry's top names are joining together to further universal connectivity between multiple devices.
In an attempt to advance the "Internet of Everything" philosophy, where multiple cross-industry devices, electronics, and appliances are all able to freely integrate and communicate in homes and industry, several leading technology companies have banded together to form the AllSeen Alliance. The consortium's goal is to establish an open software framework that allows devices and services to connect with one another regardless of their brand, platform, or operating system.
"Open source software and collaborative development have been proven to accelerate technology innovation in markets where major transformation is underway," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Nowhere is this more evident today than in the consumer, industrial and embedded industries where connected devices, systems and services are generating a new level of intelligence in the way we and our systems interact. The AllSeen Alliance represents an unprecedented opportunity to advance the Internet of Everything for both home and industry. We are very happy to host and help guide this work."
Some notable Premier members of the AllSeen Alliance include Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image, and TP-LINK. Qualcomm's AllJoyn technology will serve as the basis for the new software. Though still far from a reality, full implementation of a universal language between devices could create a seamless Smart home environment, where every electronic and appliance in a home is allowed to communicate and share information free from the barriers usually implemented by different brands and operating systems.
Source: AllSeen Alliance
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