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The AllSeen Alliance

December 09, 2014 08:00 ET

AllSeen Alliance Reaches 100 Companies Committed to Advance Internet of Everything

New Members ADT Security Services, GeoPal Solutions, Inteno Broadband Technology AB, Lenovo, Modacom, POWERTECH, Resin.io and Things.Expert Join the Alliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced eight new members are joining the organization: ADT Security Services, GeoPal Solutions, Inteno Broadband Technology AB, Lenovo, Modacom, POWERTECH, Resin.io and Things.Expert. This extends the initiative's core competencies in home automation and security and brings the total number of companies invested in this work to included 11 premier members, 77 community members and 12 sponsored members.

The organization is also announcing that it will co-locate with Alliance member Muzzley at CES International in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, 2015, Sands Expo - Booth #71217. More information can be found here: https://allseenalliance.org/event/ces-2015.

More information about the newest members of the AllSeen Alliance:

ADT is the leading provider of security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions, and home health services, meet a range of customer needs designed for today's active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. The company has nearly 7 million customers, including 1 million users of Pulse.

"ADT has been aggressively pursuing new innovations and strategies to leverage the IoT for connecting people to their home and business security systems in exciting new ways," said Arthur Orduna, Chief Innovation Officer at ADT. "As a result, we felt it was essential to be part of the important work that the AllSeen Alliance is doing."

GeoPal is an IoT-enabled cloud service and mobile app that is transforming the operation of asset management and field service companies from a reactive break/fix model, to a preventative, predictive model.

"The Internet of Things is more than just smart homes. For example, the kind of intelligent work order system that GeoPal provides. Sensors in the field create alarms that are routed to GeoPal. On GeoPal, these alarms trigger work orders based on rules that are intelligently dispatched to field worker's mobile devices, allowing for quicker issue resolution and increased asset availability," said Gerard O'Keeffe, CEO, GeoPal Solutions. "The Allseen Alliance is a growing organisation, with members from across the IoT spectrum, that we are excited to be a member of and working with."

Inteno Broadband Technology AB is a major supplier of residential gateway software and hardware solutions to European operators and network owners. The Inteno Group has subsidiaries and offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Belgium and is a part of the KAMIC Group, which has operations in 13 countries and approximately 750 employees.

"The vision of a digital home that connects to anything, at anytime from anywhere, depends on a common way for all the devices to interoperate," said Joakim Bennerholt, Sales Manager, Inteno Broadband Technology AB. "We are very impressed with the AllSeen Alliance's work to advance an open software platform designed for innovation and cross-industry participation."

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $39 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. Its portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.

"The Internet of Things has gained a lot of hype within the past 12 months, but this is a serious and important technology development. With more and more smart devices all around us, in our homes, our workplaces, our cars, even our cities and towns, it is critically important that the industry works together to create a simplified solution that allows all of these devices to work together seamlessly," said Peter Hortensius, chief technology officer, Lenovo. "Lenovo's leadership and experience in business and consumer technology will significantly contribute to the AllSeen Alliance and the development of standards that will benefit us all."

Modacom has specialized in Mobile Broadband Data Terminal business by taking advantage of its core technologies accumulated over 23 years in the field of Network Management Software, Mobile Phone Development and Wireless Internet since its inception in 1991. The core competency MODACOM has accumulated in developing Mobile Broadband Data Terminal business since 2006 will surely contribute MODACOM to be one of the 4G Global Leaders in the near future.

"Internet of Things makes us stay connected with our home and industrial devices. IoT will be a pervasive technology that helps our workflow easier, simpler, more predictive and more comprehensive in all areas in our life. The AllSeen Alliance is an important global initiative that solves the major interoperability challenges in the Internet of Everything," said Jong Sei KIM, CEO, Modacom. "We're delighted to join the Alliance and help further its success."

POWERTECH is a leading power solutions manufacturer with a diverse power-related product line that ranges from surge protection to power management. Established in 2000, the company has a global presence with locations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

"We're excited to collaborate with the members of the AllSeen Alliance and find simple, transparent ways for devices to talk to one another," said Kelven Pan, General Manager of PEBU, POWERTECH. "Our Powertech APPSTRIGGER smart socket is based on AllJoyn and has received early 'Designed for AllSeen' certification, so we understand the importance of interoperability to advance IoT for consumers."

Resin.io allows developers to 'git push' software to hardware devices, just as it happens today with servers in the data center. Resin.io cross-compiles pushed code in the cloud, delivering Docker containers to the devices. This gives developers the freedom to use the same languages, tools, workflows and libraries, they're accustomed to using everywhere else.

"Developers are essential to creating the exciting applications that define the Internet of Everything's promise," said Alexandros Marinos, Founder and CEO, Resin.io. "We're excited to join the growing community of developers who are taking an active interest in the AllSeen Alliance's mission."

Things.Expert is an angel launched to create and participate in other companies related to sensors, IoT connectivity, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. The company is based in Brazil.

"We understand the importance of integrating the various technologies that make up the IoT ecosystem," said Daniel Fuchs, Head of Innovation, Things.Expert. "Joining the AllSeen Alliance is a natural step for us to share our expertise and connect with other leaders within this fast-moving market."

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 AllJoyn, 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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