|By Marketwired .||
|July 17, 2014 11:16 AM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 -- The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open-source project, today announced that ControlBEAM, Fortune Techgroup, FreeWings Technologies, Grid2Home, Legrand Group, MachineShop and Vedams are the group's newest members. Since its formation in December 2013, the AllSeen Alliance has brought together 58 organizations to collaborate on an open software framework, based on AllJoyn open source code, to connect devices and services regardless of brand, transport layer, platform or operating system.
AllSeen Alliance members are located across the world and represent diverse market segments including consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, automotive companies, Internet of Things (IoT) cloud providers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, chipset manufacturers, service providers, retailers and software developers.
The addition of these new members strengthens the roster of enterprise and industrial solutions providers within the Alliance, with the goal of expanding AllJoyn beyond the connected home:
- ControlBEAM, provides a unifying open source platform to create and distribute apps for controlling products and automating business, retail, and home;
- Fortune Techgroup, service provider and semiconductor technology supplier in China;
- FreeWings Technologies, provides research and development as well as design for next generation wireless communications;
- Grid2Home, a provider of software solutions for the IoT market: Connected Home, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, and Industrial IoT;
- Legrand Group, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures;
- MachineShop, provides enterprises and device OEMS with the technology to service-enable their businesses through hundreds of discrete, managed APIs that simplify the interfaces to the Internet of Everything; and
- Vedams, specializes in storage engineering and test services.
"It's great to see such intense interest in the AllSeen Alliance's work, with companies all around the world coming together to foster an open ecosystem in which a wide range of devices, objects and systems can connect and share information in a simple, transparent way," said Joe Speed, Director IoT of The Linux Foundation. "Nearly 60 members joining in seven months is amazing progress."
More about the new members:
ControlBEAM is a leading innovator of business, retail and home automation solutions. ControlBEAM provides an open source platform to unify and simplify M2M communications and digital life experiences through an interoperable interface to connected products, people, and enterprise data, all structured as digital objects. The platform is designed to support all primary use cases within a digital world, from intelligent sensors and networks to machine control and human/machine interfaces.
"The mission of ControlBEAM is well aligned with the AllSeen Alliance -- to connect people, places and things on a unified platform and enhance user experience," said Doug Migliori, President, ControlBEAM. "We look forward to contributing to this open source initiative to accelerate adoption of a truly interoperable platform."
Fortune Techgroup is a 14-year-old semiconductor technology and service provider in Shanghai, China. Fortune Techgroup works with leading semiconductor suppliers such as Freescale, NXP and Qualcomm Atheros to provide domestic manufacturers with a wide range of chip technology services and applications in the fields of mobile Internet, broadband access and "triple play services" -- the integration of telecommunications, broadcasting and the Internet.
"With the explosive growth predicted for the Internet of Everything, we felt it was important to join the AllSeen Alliance and be part of its important collaborative work to ensure openness in the underlying infrastructure," said Jun Pang, Vice-President Fortune Techgroup.
FreeWings Technologies Co., Ltd is a high-tech enterprise engaged in design, research and development, product supply and technical services for wireless communication. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in in Ningbo, China with marketing centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai.
"From automotive to mobile, wireless communications is an essential part of the Internet of Things infrastructure," said Wenmin Zhang, VP, FreeWings Technologies. "We're excited to join the AllSeen Alliance's effort to move this technology forward."
Grid2Home (G2H) is a software solutions company at the forefront of enabling the IoT. Initially founded in 2010 with a focus on Smart Grid solutions, Electric Vehicle Charging, Renewable Energy Management and Appliance Control, Grid2Home has recently added solutions for Home Automation, Security and Healthcare markets. Grid2Home is committed to an open standards approach and actively contributes to the creation of IoT standards and their related networking protocols. The company has developed solutions across more than 50 different platforms, including more than a dozen processor families, running on more than 10 operating systems, and supporting six different physical interfaces.
"Open source platforms and open collaboration are critical for rapid customer adoption of IOE solutions. It will enable interoperability and foster the creation of the next wave of innovative solutions. Our goal of participating in this group is to avoid some of the market fragmentation that has plagued so many other promising technologies while positioning G2H as a bridge between various IOE devices," said Ashu Joshi, COO, Grid2Home. "We're pleased to join such a diverse and exciting group."
Legrand Group is a world leader in products and systems for electrical installations in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Legrand's offering covers these fields: Control and command of electric power, Cable management, Power distribution, Voice-data-image distribution and Home Automation
"The Internet of Everything is all about an ever-increasing number of objects and devices in our daily lives being able to discover and interact automatically and seamlessly," said Ernesto Santini - Innovation and Systems Department, Legrand Group. "For Legrand, it's very important that we are part of the work to make the Internet of Everything's vast promises a reality."
MachineShop is providing the on-ramp to the Internet of Everything by service-enabling the billions of connected systems and their trillions of interactions with applications and end users. MachineShop marries the simplicity and openness of APIs and web services to the enormous potential of a hyper-connected world as a next generation middleware company.
"The Internet of Everything is a fast-moving market that requires innovation of a matching pace. Only a well managed set of services can provide this rate of development," said Greg Jones, CTO, MachineShop. "We're excited to bring our knowledge of endpoint devices, API's and application development to the Alliance and collaborate with the others members as we work to meet real-world enterprise needs."
Vedams specializes in end-to-end engineering services across the complete storage technology stack and provides development, product quality assurance, test automation, interoperability testing, solution certification, customer support, escalation handling, sustaining and release management services. Vedams' clients range from start ups to public companies that are developing leading-edge technology and products in the storage domain.
"The Internet of Everything, with all its interconnected network of sensors and devices constantly collecting, transmitting and analyzing data, brings profound implications to the landscape of embedded systems, cloud, storage and analytics, as we know it," said Kris Rajana, CEO, Vedams. "Being able to help our clients navigate this new landscape with AllJoyn suite of products, is important to our company. We actively collaborate with AllSeen's Compliance and Certification working group in build / release of the validation tool for the core framework. So we're excited to join the Alliance and collaborate with the other members to help shape this technology in a way that's open and universal across brands."
The AllSeen Alliance has also added Politecnico di Milano as a sponsored member.
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 hosts and advances an industry-supported open 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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