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AllSeen Alliance

July 15, 2015 08:00 ET

AllSeen Alliance Deepens IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Expertise for IoT

IBM, Pivotal and 11 New Members Invest in AllJoyn Open Source Software Framework

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2015) - The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members have joined the initiative including industry giants IBM and Pivotal.

Analyst predictions estimate that four billion people will be connected to more than 30 billion devices, services and applications by 2020. This level of connectivity will create unprecedented bandwidth demand on IT infrastructure, heightening the need for data security and privacy assurances. Creating a world of smart, connected things also requires infrastructure that can address new IoT-sized challenges: how we provision people and things, the ability to analyze and handle data, scalable platforms and testing environments for growth.

The AllSeen Alliance's newest members include experts in IT infrastructure, cloud computing, security and IoT platforms. These additions affirm the industry's ever-evolving IT demands and indicate a shared belief that only the rate of collaborative development can match the pace of industry change.

More about the new members:

IoT Infrastructure

  • IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and some of the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.
  • Pivotal is a trusted partner for IT innovation and digital transformation, enabling enterprises to provide modern software-driven experiences for their customers and workforces.

Security

  • CertiVox is one of the leading Internet cyber-security companies headquartered in the UK, with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Dublin. It delivers a certificate-less next generation key distribution service from the CertiVox Distributed Key Management Platform, which fixes the fundamental design flaws that affect public key infrastructures. It's secure and scalable for the Internet of Things.
  • KONA S is a subsidiary of KONA International. KONA is a leading player in the smart card industry. In 1998, the company was established as KEBTechnology, constructing transportation card systems and electronic money systems. KONA S has been providing embedded solutions and service solutions based on steady technological development and vast experience (OMA DM, OMA DS, Update Solution).

IoT Platforms, Solutions and Services

  • Appception is a software development and services company with products and consulting services for the IoT and mobile device markets.
  • Granite River Labs (GRL) specializes in enabling new and emerging technologies, working closely with early adopters, standards committees, and leading test equipment manufacturers to develop test methodologies and provide early test solutions.
  • Hackster is a community of hardware makers and developers that inspire and teach each other how to create hardware devices.
  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. delivers intelligent wireless solutions that simplify the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has invented and reinvented ways which the world stays connected and accesses information.
  • Omni m2m provides an IoT platform for developers and OEMs that enables manageability, automation and analytics with just a few lines of code.
  • Based in Palo Alto, Visible Energy Inc. helps companies to create IoT products. Visible Energy provides hardware and software engineering services including a secure and highly scalable cloud platform, the tools for prototyping Wi-Fi IoT solutions, APIs, libraries, and cloud management and monitoring applications.

Product Companies

  • Fabita, founded in 2010, is a manufacturing Italian company of cooker hoods and electric hobs -- induction and ceramic -- and customized household appliances. Fabita operates mainly on B2B basis and sells all over the world.
  • Skyworth is a large-scale high-tech corporation mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumption electronics, display devices, digital set top box, security monitors, network communication, semiconductors, fridges and washing machines, 3C digital and LED lighting. Founded in 1988, Skyworth has grown to be one of the top ten color TV brands in the world.
  • TOPEAST provides packaged technological solutions to electrical household appliances, motors and electronic manufacturing enterprises. The company develops Wi-Fi network transmission modules, environment detection modules, home furnishing intelligent control terminals, cloud platforms, and provides a mature, intelligent home appliances solution.

"This month we see the AllSeen Alliance further broaden its areas of expertise. Our newest members include companies that make the 'things' in IoT and companies that create the infrastructure and software to support the connectivity of those things," said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. "The rate of new member growth demonstrates that the Alliance is getting mature and that the AllJoyn ecosystem is real and robust."

With increasing interest in AllJoyn and demand for innovative IoT technologies on the rise, the second annual AllSeen Alliance Summit will unite top operators, product companies, security and cloud experts, retailers, information technology and service providers who are collaborating to create an open ecosystem for IoT. The AllSeen Alliance Summit will take place in Seattle October 19-21, 2015. Call for Participation closes August 5, 2015 and Early Bird Registration ends August 19, 2015.

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.

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