IoT Membership Soars at AllSeen Alliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - The AllSeen Alliance[1], a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members, many from the Asia-Pacific region, have joined the Alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance has experienced tremendous year-over-year growth, with memberships increasing 658 percent since it was founded in 2013. The AllSeen Alliance is prepared for this growth to continue as Gartner Inc., predicts the Internet of Things will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, across various brands and sectors, such as the connected home, healthcare, education, automotive and enterprise.

"The AllSeen Alliance is in a great place, and I could not be more proud of our members. They have continued to work together and welcome new members this past year amidst hyper growth for our organization," said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. "Our newest members come to AllSeen from across the world, and through the open source AllJoyn software framework will continue to help create a global ecosystem of billions of interoperable products, working together regardless of manufacturer, industry or platform."

Many new members including HydroXphere[2], whose Founder and CEO Charlie Houchin is a former Olympic gold medal swimmer, will be attending the annual AllSeen Alliance Summit next week Oct. 19-21 in Seattle[3]. Houchin's company developed a swim meet operating and timing system for volunteers, parents, and swimmers to use at youth swim meets based on AllJoyn. The keynotes and full program are available here[4]. Register today[5] to attend.

More about the new members:

IoT Platforms and Solutions

  • Beijing HengShengDongYang[6] Technology Co provides integrated end-to-end solutions for connecting and interoperating IoT devices and services spanning different networks. In particular, these solutions enable cloud service providers to offer various and distinctive services to IoT devices and applications behind LANs.
  • Buffalo Inc.[7], based in Nagoya, Japan, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators.
  • Digital Concepts[8] develops individual control concepts for Smart Home and Smart Business. The aim of each solution is to build a bridge between the various standards and technologies.
  • Dropbeats[9] provides end-to-end turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things to speed up customer's product deployment.
  • Rivetry[10] 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, Inc[11]. was established with the objective of providing highly competitive leading-edge software for rapidly evolving personal computers and portable devices. The company is headquartered in Japan.
  • TA Technology(Shanghai) Co., Ltd[12] was established in 2002 and is a leading Third Part Testing lab in China. The company also specializes in testing and certification services, information and communication technology and provides marketing access consulting and training services.

Consumer Applications

  • HydroXphere[13] is a technology company that services the swimming community, inspiring aquatic participation through innovation and service beyond expectation. Its product, Meet Central™, is a comprehensive mobile app that runs swim meets in less time, with less paper and with fewer volunteers.

Big Data

  • Initial State[14] is an Internet of Things (IoT) data visualization company. Initial State turns sensor and event data into information that matters by making it easy to visualize and interact with Internet-connected devices.

Product Companies

  • Midea[15] is one of the most innovative home appliance and smart living solution providers in China. Their endeavor in the IoT field aims to advance the ecosystem, build partnerships around the world and deliver products to support consumers' lifestyle.
  • Skideev[16] develops and produces connected devices in four domains: multiroom Hi-Fi audio, lighting, TV/security and APPs. Skideev has successfully integrated AllJoyn® into its audio products, including a full speaker range and sound bars.

Smart Home

  • SoftAtHome[17] is a fast-growing software provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home through Broadband and Broadcast operators such as Orange, Etisalat or Swisscom. Leveraging the unique positioning of operators, these services enable advanced media sharing solutions, outstanding communication solutions and IoT services.

Kookmin University joins the AllSeen Alliance 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 manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members[18] 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, or platform.

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