The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration set up to to advance IoT through an open source software project, the AllJoyn Framework, has signed up 13 new members, many from the Asia-Pacific region. The announcement comes ahead of the annual AllSeen Alliance Summit, to be held in Seattle, 19-21 October.
AllJoyn is an API framework developed by Qualcomm but later turned over to the Linux Foundation as open source software. The AllSeen Alliance was created to promote and develop the framework. In September it unveiled its AllJoyn-based smart home interface standard, the Home Appliances and Entertainment (HAE) Service Framework
The new members are
IoT platforms and solutions
Beijing HengShengDongYang Technology Co, which provides integrated solutions for connecting and interoperating IoT devices and services spanning different networks.
Buffalo, based in Nagoya, Japan, is a global provider of networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments, system builders and integrators.
Digital Concepts develops individual control concepts for smart home and smart business, designed to build a bridge between the various standards and technologies.
Dropbeats provides end-to-end turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things to speed up customer’s product deployment.
Rivetry is an IoT-focused product development company that can help design, build and accelerate product development efforts. Rivetry’s expertise is in developing cloud, web, and mobile software for connected products.
sMedio provides software for rapidly evolving personal computers and portable devices. The company is headquartered in Japan.
TA Technology (Shanghai) Co is a third party testing lab.
HydroXphere is a technology company serving the swimming community. Its product, Meet Central, is a mobile app that is claimed to run swim meets in less time, with less paper and with fewer volunteers.
Initial State is an IoT data visualisation company that “turns sensor and event data into information that matters by making it easy to visualise and interact with Internet-connected devices.”
Midea is a Chinese home appliance and smart living solution provider that aims to advance the IoT ecosystem, build partnerships around the world and deliver products to support consumers’ lifestyle.
Skideev develops and produces connected devices in four domains: multiroom Hi-Fi audio, lighting, TV/security and APPs. It has successfully integrated AllJoyn into its audio products, including a full speaker range and sound bars.
SoftAtHome is a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home through broadband and broadcast operators such as Orange, Etisalat or Swisscom.
Kookmin University has also joined the AllSeen Alliance as a sponsored member.