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The AllSeen Alliance

February 11, 2015 08:00 ET

AllSeen Alliance Surpasses 120 Members; Investment in AllJoyn Climbs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced Dawon, Golgi, Helium, Honeywell, Lumen Cache, Playtabase, Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network Technology Co and wot.io as the newest members of the AllSeen Alliance. These additions join the Alliance committed to enable billions of AllJoyn-enabled products on the market.

This announcement comes just two weeks after a new IP Policy was introduced to better support the Alliance's vision to create a global ecosystem of interoperable, AllJoyn-enabled products, applications and services that work together regardless of manufacturer, industry or platform.

Furthering its effort to advance interoperability for the Internet of Everything, the AllSeen Alliance will host a Partner Programme at Mobile World Congress on March 4 in Hall 8.0, Theatre B where an AllJoyn-enabled product showcase and demo will also be on display. The Alliance will also be co-located with member ThroughTek in Hall 7, Stand 7M01.

"To have over 120 member companies share a vision and a commitment to AllJoyn is truly outstanding," said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. "With this level of collaboration and this scope of expertise, the possibilities for innovation and technological advancement within this community are endless."

More about the new members:

DAWON Power Manager is an energy saving tool that allows its users to monitor electricity use in the palm of their hand. The device aims to conserve energy and promote efficiency through use.

"We're utilizing AllJoyn in our Power Manager so that consumers can begin to realize a connected future," said Jiwoo Kim of Dawon Power Manager. "We are very excited to be one of the first 'Designed for AllSeen' products on the market and look forward to collaborating with other members as we grow this rich ecosystem of AllJoyn-enabled products."

Golgi (pronounced "Gol-G"), is a mobile cloud service that enables developers to rapidly build apps that require secure, reliable and efficient multidirectional delivery of data between apps, servers and devices. Golgi's intelligent data delivery engine solves the critical challenges of mobile connectivity with key features that include background and verifiable data transport, multi-layered security, and offline support. Golgi was founded in 2013 and is backed by Openmind Networks, a communication platform deployed in over 120 sites across 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. For more information, please visit http://www.golgi.io.

"Joining the AllSeen Alliance allows us to form partnerships and collaborate across verticals and industry segments," said Sheena Chandok Anand, VP of Marketing, Golgi. "This creates a unique opportunity for us to leverage our expertise and innovate faster. We're excited to see what the community does with AllJoyn in 2015."

Helium is a startup focused on solutions for connecting the Internet of Things securely and at scale, no matter how small the device. It was founded in July 2013.

"There are many pieces of the puzzle to solve before the Internet of Things achieves the scale we all expect," said Rob Chandhok, President and COO of Helium Systems. "We're excited to be working with the members of the AllSeen Alliance and find innovative ways for Helium and AllJoyn to work together."
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world's toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything we make and do.

Lumen Cache platform replaces traditional 110V AC power distribution in buildings with a standard based on proven structured wiring that is more appropriate to the low power needs and digital capabilities of electronic devices including LED lights.

"Lighting is an exciting area of innovation for the Internet of Everything and one that showcases how the consumer experience will be enhanced by an interoperable technology like AllJoyn," said Derek Cowburn, CEO, Lumen Cache. "The greatest savings in buildings comes from system-level integration. We're excited to see all the work being done around connected lighting and energy management in the AllSeen Alliance and look forward to collaborating with other members."

Playtabase creates Reemo, a patent pending gesture control device for the "Internet of Things." Reemo simplifies a person's interactions with connected devices by eliminating the need to navigate multiple apps and menus to control them. With a broad range of applications across a number of industries and environments, Reemo offers people an approachable solution to the increasing complexity of a more connected world.

"Collaborative development of an open source software framework is the only way this industry will move forward and truly achieve the promise of seamless connectivity," said Al Baker, CEO of Playtabase. "We're excited to join the AllSeen Alliance so that we can contribute to the evolution of AllJoyn and ensure seamless interoperability between Reemo and other AllJoyn-enabled products."

Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network Technology Co. was founded in 2000, a leading electronic control system supplier to provide a comprehensive perspective design, products and services to worldwide household appliance manufacturers. With numerous innovations and more than one hundred patents, H&T is able to repeatedly help its customers make better products and integrate all designs smoothly and quickly into production.

"For the Internet of Everything to enable rich consumer experiences, we must collaborate together and unleash new levels of innovation," said Given Xiao, Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network. "That's what we see happening in the AllSeen Alliance. We are excited to share our expertise to help make AllJoyn the foundation of IoT products and services."

wot.io™ focuses on connecting devices and data services with business opportunity. wot.io provides a leading data service exchange™ operating environment for connected device platforms. The company solves the challenge of rapidly and flexibly extracting business value from device and sensor data. This solution is independent of individual technologies and complements existing vendor platforms for organizations operating in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) industry. wot.io partners with best-in-class companies to provide an integrated ecosystem of choice including device management, data management, analytics, business intelligence, scripting, web automation, systems integration, and social media offerings.

"To unleash the value of the Internet of Things, we must work across industries and technologies to ensure seamless interoperability," said Allen Proithis, President and Cofounder, wot.io. "We're excited to join the AllSeen Alliance and leverage the expertise of more than 100 leaders who are paving the way for this industry."

The AllSeen Alliance also welcomes iiNet as a community member and Duktape.org as a new sponsored member. This brings the total investment in the Alliance to 122 members, including 11 premier members, 93 community members and 18 sponsored members.

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.

wot.io and data service exchange are trademarks of WoT.io, Inc.

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