AllSeen Alliance Expands Focus on the Smart Home, Connected Car and Security

GEO Semiconductor, Local Motors, Octoblu, Razer, Red Bend Software and Symantec Join the Industry’s Broadest Project to Advance the Inter...

GEO Semiconductor, Local Motors, Octoblu, Razer, Red Bend Software and Symantec Join the Industry’s Broadest Project to Advance the Internet of Everything The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open-source project, today announced strong momentum in its mission to drive connectivity among devices, systems, services and the people they serve with the addition of six new members – GEO Semiconductor, Local Motors, Octoblu, Razer, Red Bend Software and Symantec. The AllSeen Alliance also announced the addition of five sponsored members: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, CableLabs, openHAB, Oriel College - Oxford University and the Oxford University Computer Society. The AllSeen Alliance has reached 50 members across diverse industry and vertical segments within five months of its creation in December 2013, demonstrating the industry’s desire to accelerate open, collaborative innovation for the Internet of Everything based on consumer demand. Members include top consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, service providers, retailers, automotive companies, cloud service providers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups and chipset manufacturers. New members include: -- GEO Semiconductor, a semiconductor and software company that provides geometric processing, image signal processing and video compression solutions. -- Local Motors, the world's leading open source hardware co-creation company. -- Octoblu, an emerging platform and API provider for the Internet of Everything. -- Razer, one of the world’s leading gaming brands. -- Red Bend Software, provides solutions and services for managing the growing amount of software in IoT. -- Symantec, one of the world’s largest software companies and a leader in security, backup and availability solutions. AllSeen Alliance members collaborate on an open, universal Internet of Everything software framework, based on AllJoyn open-source code, to connect devices and services regardless of brand, transport layer, platform or operating system. The AllSeen Alliance’s scope encompasses both the traditional machine-to-machine vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the services and dynamic real-time human interactions that, together with connected things, constitute the Internet of Everything. The addition of members with strong automotive ties demonstrates the AllSeen Alliance’s widening focus on Internet of Everything innovation beyond the connected home to such applications as cars and industrial settings. For instance, the connected car market – vehicles that access, consume and share digital information and services between businesses, homes, people and other vehicles – is expected to reach $131.9 billion before the end of the decade, according to Transparency Market Research. And a recent study by Pew Research Center Internet Project reports that a “global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment” will thrive by 2025, affecting everything from homes to cars to environmental sensors to wearable devices. The addition of members such as Symantec and Red Bend Software reflect the Alliance’s attention to Internet of Everything security. “These new members reflect not only the AllSeen Alliance’s momentum but the incredible diversity of the organizations taking part in this collaborative effort and the contributions from a broad, multi-faceted developer community,” said Joe Speed, Director IoT at The Linux Foundation. www.allseenalliance.org