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Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

Open Interconnect Consortium

There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — e.g. controlling your Samsung fridge from an Intel-powered smartphone. Consumers can already control their smart (Nest) thermostat from their phone or message their LG washing machine, but the internet of things promises to make this kind of activity possible across any platform and using devices from different companies. Already we have the Industrial Internet Consortium, which was founded by Intel, and Qualcomm’s AllJoyn initiative, not to mention the Linux-led AllSeen Alliance – so why another?

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