15. January 2016 · Comments Off on ZigBee, Thread take bigger step toward reducing IoT fragmentation · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group are doing their part to diminish fragmentation in the Internet of Things (IoT), announcing they will offer an end-to-end solution for IP-based IoT networks later this year.The solution will become part of the ZigBee Alliance’s set of product development specifications, technologies’ branding and certification programs. It follows an agreement announced in April of last year where the two entities said they would collaborate. Over the ensuing months, they hammered out just how that would happen.

Source: ZigBee, Thread take bigger step toward reducing IoT fragmentation – FierceWirelessTech

18. November 2015 · Comments Off on Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Oh goodie, look for another home-automation certification logo on IoT devices, coming soon from the Thread Group.Thread, a Nest-driven network protocol for home automation applications, has launched a product certification program with UL as its testing partner. The group says 30 products have been submitted for testing so far.

Source: Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers – Article from CE Pro

23. July 2015 · Comments Off on Thread Protocol: Enabling Secure Mesh Networks For Smart Home Devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

About a year ago (July last year), Nest, along with several other companies, joined together to form the Thread Group consortium, in an effort to bring a more secure low-power networking protocol for IoT devices.The founding members included Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM, but now the group contains over 120 new members.

Source: Thread Protocol: Enabling Secure Mesh Networks For Smart Home Devices

22. July 2015 · Comments Off on Qualcomm Joins Google’s Rival Internet-of-Things Consortium · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Qualcomm said Tuesday it is working with Thread Group, a Google-backed effort to determine ways for Internet-connected devices to talk to one another.The move is important because Qualcomm has been a key backer of the AllSeen Alliance, one of several competing efforts to set standards for the so-called Internet of Things. By taking part in Thread as well, Qualcomm opens the door for potential cooperation and collaboration between the two bodies.

Source: Qualcomm Joins Google’s Rival Internet-of-Things Consortium | Re/code

17. July 2015 · Comments Off on Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Thread Group (www.threadgroup.org) today announced the release of Thread, the new IP-based wireless networking protocol designed for low-power connected products in the home. Starting today, product developers who are members of the Thread Group can access Thread technical specifications and documentation to build Thread-compliant products.”Thread was designed to be the foundation of the Internet of Things in the home by allowing developers and consumers to easily and securely connect hundreds of devices within a low-power, wireless mesh network,” said Chris Boross, president, Thread Group. “In the nine months since opening membership, more than 160 companies have joined the Thread Group, and now the group is launching the Thread technical specification, which has now completed extensive interoperability testing. Today’s announcement means that Thread products are on the way and will be in customers’ hands very shortly. I’m excited to see what kinds of products and experiences Thread developers will build.”

Source: Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available