AllSeen Alliance expands reach to embrace smart lighting

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The companies include dog hunter, FengLian, ForgeRock, INSTEON, MobilityLab, NETGEAR, Organic Response, Quanta Computer and VeriSign, Inc.

With the addition of these new members the Alliance totals 80 companies and 12 sponsored members.

The AllSeen Alliance has been building the organization’s membership to address various areas of need and opportunity in the Internet of Everything, such as security,

connected lighting and networking infrastructure. ForgeRock and Verisign join Symantec and other Alliance members working on ways to address privacy and security in the new era of connected devices. INSTEON and Organic Response join the Alliance’s roster of innovative lighting companies, including LIFX and LightFreq. In  October 2014, the Alliance announced an initiative, the Connected Lighting Working Group, that is developing ways for IP-enabled, multi-color and energy-efficient LED light bulbs to work in creative new ways with each other and things including televisions, home security systems, home appliances, smoke detectors and door locks.

“The size, breadth and diversity of the AllSeen Alliance’s membership continues to grow. The Alliance includes some of the best-known brands in the world,” said Joe  Speed, director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “The inclusion of such a broad range of industry leaders demonstrates the industry’s enthusiasm for rallying around and  advancing an open, universal platform for smart homes and businesses.”

AllSeen Alliance members are collaborating to advance the seamless connection of a range of objects and devices in homes, cars and businesses by building out an open source software framework, called AllJoyn. Through code that is available today and continuously updated through contributions by members and the open source community, AllJoyn acts as a common language for devices to interact regardless of brand and other infrastructure considerations.

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