Samsung, Google and other technology companies have launched a new standard protocol for the Internet of Things called The Thread Group. This Thread Group is developing a technology that is expected to connect more than 250 devices onto a low-power network with Internet cloud access.
The other members are also included in this Thread such as Freescale Semiconductor, ARM and lock hardware company Yale Security.
The idea behind this is to create uniformity among major home brands, so that when the internet of things truly begins a streamlined system, with all devices able to easily and securely connect to each other using the same protocol.
“Existing wireless networking approaches were introduced long before the Internet of Things gained ground,” Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, and adviser to the Thread Group, said in a statement.
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Last week, Samsung had also announced the joining with Dell, Broadcom, Intel, Wind River and other technology companies to form the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), a group focusing on device inter-operability standards. This will help to “define connectivity requirements” to ensure “the interoperability of 212 billion devices projected to come online by 2020”.
“In the Internet of Things era, everything — from PCs, smartphones and tablets to home and industrial appliances and new wearable form factors — should effortlessly connect and communicate with each other, regardless of who makes the device,” Jong-deok Choi, Samsung’s executive vice president and deputy head of software research and development, said in a statement. (As covered by The Washington Post)
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