SOURCE: The AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance

April 16, 2014 08:00 ET

AllSeen Alliance Announces Election of Two Community Directors

Affinegy CTO Art Lancaster and Weaved CEO Ryo Koyama Will Help Guide the Cross-Industry Consortium Dedicated to Advancing the Internet of Everything

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to advance the Internet of Everything, today announced that Art Lancaster and Ryo Koyama have been appointed to the Alliance's Board of Directors to represent community members and help guide the consortium.

Lancaster is chief technology officer of Affinegy, an Austin, Texas-based company, whose CHARIOT software platform enables entertainment, information, smart/safe home and energy management services to be distributed between the cloud and connected devices.

Koyama is chief executive officer and co-founder of Weaved, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that provides software and services to securely connect devices in the Internet of Everything.

The AllSeen Alliance was formed in December to drive an open, universal framework to connect devices and systems regardless of brand, transport layer, platform or operating system. Its 41 members are collaborating on an open software framework, based on AllJoyn, that allows devices and systems to seamlessly discover, dynamically connect and interact with nearby products.

Alliance members span diverse market segments, ranging from consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, service providers, retailers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, software developers and chipset manufacturers.

"This election demonstrates the diversity and collaborative effort among companies within the AllSeen Alliance," said Liat Ben-Zur, chairman of the AllSeen Alliance. "Both Art and Ryo have been actively involved in Alliance efforts and will be excellent additions to the Board."

More about Art Lancaster
Lancaster drives Affinegy's technology strategy and oversees development of its CHARIOT portfolio of solutions. He has spearheaded the development of key technologies with a number of patents issued and pending.  

More about Ryo Koyama
Before co-founding Weaved, Koyama was CEO of iReady -- a leader in hardware TCP/IP, whose technology was used to connect thousands of different products to the Internet -- from its founding to sale to NVIDIA. Koyama holds seven US patents in the areas of multimedia and networking.

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 2lemetry, AT&T Digital Life, Affinegy, Audio Partnership, Beechwoods Software, Beijing Winner Micro Electronics, Canary, CA Engineering, Cisco, D-Link, doubleTwist, Fon, GOWEX, Harman, HTC, iControl Networks, Imagination Technologies, Kii, Letv, LIFX, Lite-on, Moxtreme, Musaic, Muzzley, Patavina Technologies, Sears Brand Management Corporation, Sproutling, The Sprosty Network, Tuxera, Two Bulls, Vestel Group, 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

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