The Alliance also announced a number of other new members, taking its total membership to more than 120. The new members are: Dawon, Golgi, Helium, Honeywell, Lumen Cache, Playtabase, Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network Technology Co and wot.io.
The AllSeen Alliance – a collaborative project at The Linux Foundation – is a non-profit 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.”
It manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology and accepts contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community.
It says: “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.
Brett Hutchison, iiNet’s general manager, corporate strategy, said: “Joining the AllSeen Alliance gives us the ability to collaborate with like-minded companies as we charge towards a world that’s characterised by connected technologies. As the first Australian Internet service provider to join the Alliance, we’re looking forward to collaborating with a group of like-minded companies to ensure the transition to a smart world is a positive experience for consumers.”
He added: “We’ll throw our full support behind the work of the AllSeen Alliance as we continue to keep our finger on the pulse of developments in this space. As a member of the AllSeen Alliance, iiNet will have the opportunity to work alongside fellow members including Microsoft, LG, Panasonic, Sony and Sharp.