Click here to close now.


Open Source Cloud Authors: Teresa Schoch, Marc Crespi, Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, SmartBear Blog

News Feed Item

ControlBEAM, Fortune Techgroup, FreeWings Technologies, Grid2Home, Legrand Group, MachineShop, and Vedams Join the AllSeen Alliance

New Members Span Market Segments and Geographies, Advance Support for the Broadest Cross-Industry Effort to Accelerate the Internet of Everything in New Verticals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 -- The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open-source project, today announced that ControlBEAM, Fortune Techgroup, FreeWings Technologies, Grid2Home, Legrand Group, MachineShop and Vedams are the group's newest members. Since its formation in December 2013, the AllSeen Alliance has brought together 58 organizations to collaborate on an open software framework, based on AllJoyn open source code, to connect devices and services regardless of brand, transport layer, platform or operating system.

AllSeen Alliance members are located across the world and represent diverse market segments including consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, automotive companies, Internet of Things (IoT) cloud providers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, chipset manufacturers, service providers, retailers and software developers.

The addition of these new members strengthens the roster of enterprise and industrial solutions providers within the Alliance, with the goal of expanding AllJoyn beyond the connected home:

  • ControlBEAM, provides a unifying open source platform to create and distribute apps for controlling products and automating business, retail, and home;
  • Fortune Techgroup, service provider and semiconductor technology supplier in China;
  • FreeWings Technologies, provides research and development as well as design for next generation wireless communications;
  • Grid2Home, a provider of software solutions for the IoT market: Connected Home, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, and Industrial IoT;
  • Legrand Group, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures;
  • MachineShop, provides enterprises and device OEMS with the technology to service-enable their businesses through hundreds of discrete, managed APIs that simplify the interfaces to the Internet of Everything; and
  • Vedams, specializes in storage engineering and test services.

"It's great to see such intense interest in the AllSeen Alliance's work, with companies all around the world coming together to foster an open ecosystem in which a wide range of devices, objects and systems can connect and share information in a simple, transparent way," said Joe Speed, Director IoT of The Linux Foundation. "Nearly 60 members joining in seven months is amazing progress."

More about the new members:

ControlBEAM is a leading innovator of business, retail and home automation solutions. ControlBEAM provides an open source platform to unify and simplify M2M communications and digital life experiences through an interoperable interface to connected products, people, and enterprise data, all structured as digital objects. The platform is designed to support all primary use cases within a digital world, from intelligent sensors and networks to machine control and human/machine interfaces.

"The mission of ControlBEAM is well aligned with the AllSeen Alliance -- to connect people, places and things on a unified platform and enhance user experience," said Doug Migliori, President, ControlBEAM. "We look forward to contributing to this open source initiative to accelerate adoption of a truly interoperable platform."

Fortune Techgroup is a 14-year-old semiconductor technology and service provider in Shanghai, China. Fortune Techgroup works with leading semiconductor suppliers such as Freescale, NXP and Qualcomm Atheros to provide domestic manufacturers with a wide range of chip technology services and applications in the fields of mobile Internet, broadband access and "triple play services" -- the integration of telecommunications, broadcasting and the Internet.

"With the explosive growth predicted for the Internet of Everything, we felt it was important to join the AllSeen Alliance and be part of its important collaborative work to ensure openness in the underlying infrastructure," said Jun Pang, Vice-President Fortune Techgroup.

FreeWings Technologies Co., Ltd is a high-tech enterprise engaged in design, research and development, product supply and technical services for wireless communication. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in in Ningbo, China with marketing centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai.

"From automotive to mobile, wireless communications is an essential part of the Internet of Things infrastructure," said Wenmin Zhang, VP, FreeWings Technologies. "We're excited to join the AllSeen Alliance's effort to move this technology forward."

Grid2Home (G2H) is a software solutions company at the forefront of enabling the IoT. Initially founded in 2010 with a focus on Smart Grid solutions, Electric Vehicle Charging, Renewable Energy Management and Appliance Control, Grid2Home has recently added solutions for Home Automation, Security and Healthcare markets. Grid2Home is committed to an open standards approach and actively contributes to the creation of IoT standards and their related networking protocols. The company has developed solutions across more than 50 different platforms, including more than a dozen processor families, running on more than 10 operating systems, and supporting six different physical interfaces.

"Open source platforms and open collaboration are critical for rapid customer adoption of IOE solutions. It will enable interoperability and foster the creation of the next wave of innovative solutions. Our goal of participating in this group is to avoid some of the market fragmentation that has plagued so many other promising technologies while positioning G2H as a bridge between various IOE devices," said Ashu Joshi, COO, Grid2Home. "We're pleased to join such a diverse and exciting group."

Legrand Group is a world leader in products and systems for electrical installations in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Legrand's offering covers these fields: Control and command of electric power, Cable management, Power distribution, Voice-data-image distribution and Home Automation

"The Internet of Everything is all about an ever-increasing number of objects and devices in our daily lives being able to discover and interact automatically and seamlessly," said Ernesto Santini - Innovation and Systems Department, Legrand Group. "For Legrand, it's very important that we are part of the work to make the Internet of Everything's vast promises a reality."

MachineShop is providing the on-ramp to the Internet of Everything by service-enabling the billions of connected systems and their trillions of interactions with applications and end users. MachineShop marries the simplicity and openness of APIs and web services to the enormous potential of a hyper-connected world as a next generation middleware company.

"The Internet of Everything is a fast-moving market that requires innovation of a matching pace. Only a well managed set of services can provide this rate of development," said Greg Jones, CTO, MachineShop. "We're excited to bring our knowledge of endpoint devices, API's and application development to the Alliance and collaborate with the others members as we work to meet real-world enterprise needs."

Vedams specializes in end-to-end engineering services across the complete storage technology stack and provides development, product quality assurance, test automation, interoperability testing, solution certification, customer support, escalation handling, sustaining and release management services. Vedams' clients range from start ups to public companies that are developing leading-edge technology and products in the storage domain.

"The Internet of Everything, with all its interconnected network of sensors and devices constantly collecting, transmitting and analyzing data, brings profound implications to the landscape of embedded systems, cloud, storage and analytics, as we know it," said Kris Rajana, CEO, Vedams. "Being able to help our clients navigate this new landscape with AllJoyn suite of products, is important to our company. We actively collaborate with AllSeen's Compliance and Certification working group in build / release of the validation tool for the core framework. So we're excited to join the Alliance and collaborate with the other members to help shape this technology in a way that's open and universal across brands."

The AllSeen Alliance has also added Politecnico di Milano 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 hosts and advances an industry-supported open software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members 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, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: The AllSeen Alliance is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

Additional Resources
How to Join
Developer Resources
AllSeen Blog

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, will look at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Luxoft Holding, Inc., a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission-critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting.
As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
The enterprise is being consumerized, and the consumer is being enterprised. Moore's Law does not matter anymore, the future belongs to business virtualization powered by invisible service architecture, powered by hyperscale and hyperconvergence, and facilitated by vertical streaming and horizontal scaling and consolidation. Both buyers and sellers want instant results, and from paperwork to paperless to mindless is the ultimate goal for any seamless transaction. The sweetest sweet spot in innovation is automation. The most painful pain point for any business is the mismatch between supplies a...
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete end-to-end walkthrough of the analysis from start to finish. Participants will also be given the pract...
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azur...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting will feature upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special IoT documentary which will be filmed on the expo floor November 3 to 5, 2015 in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to BBC in UK and the largest in Asia with many award winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley. The program will be aired during the highest viewership season of the year that it will have a high impact in the industry through this documentary in Japan. The film...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, will discuss the impact of technology on identity. Should we federate, or not? How should identity be secured? Who owns the identity? How is identity ...
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target - this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software upd...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and other metrics have to be considered through the process. In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, focusing on how to help solve the problems that developers are continuously battling.
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, Chief Architect at CTS, will explore the synergy of Big Data and IoT. First he will take a closer look at the Internet of Things and Big Data individually, in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. Then he will explore the relationship between IoT and Big Data. Specifically, he will drill down to how the 4Vs aspects intersect with IoT: Volume, Variety, Velocity and Value. In turn, Tony will analyze how the key components of IoT influence Big Data: Device, Connectivity, Context, and Intelligence. He will dive deep to the matrix...
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Building actually breathes - immediately flagging overheating in a closet or over cooling in unoccupied ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Raxak has been named “Media & Session Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Raxak Protect automates security compliance across private and public clouds. Using the SaaS tool or managed service, developers can deploy cloud apps quickly, cost-effectively, and without error.
Scott Guthrie's keynote presentation "Journey to the intelligent cloud" is a must view video. This is from AzureCon 2015, September 29, 2015 I have reproduced some screen shots in case you are unable to view this long video for one reason or another. One of the highlights is 3 datacenters coming on line in India.