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Thread Group, Open Connectivity Foundation Collaborate on Connected Home

In-brief: The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced that the two alliances will be working together to “advance the adoption of connected home products.”

Samsung Charging into IoT with R&D, Partnership

In-brief: Two announcements from tech device giant Samsung underscored the company’s big bets on the Internet of Things.

ZigBee, Thread Group to Drive IoT Standards Interoperability

eWeek reports that the ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group, two industry groups working on standards for the Internet of things space will roll out an offering that will integrate the work of both consortiums later in the year. From the article: ZigBee’s Common Application Library will be compatible with the Thread Group’s IP networking layer. A complete solution that includes a certification program will be in place by the third quarter, according to ZigBee officials. The solution that will enable ZigBee-based products to use the Thread networking protocol, according to eWeek. Source: ZigBee, Thread Group to Drive IoT Standards Interoperability

Trend Micro among 22 joining AllSeen IoT Standards Group

In-brief: The security firm Trend Micro announced that it was joining the AllSeen Alliance, an open source platform for connecting Internet of Things devices. 

The Skinny on IoTivity, the New, Open Source IoT Framework

  In brief: The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) introduced a new, open source framework to connect billions of smart devices from a wide variety of vendors. But has the IoT standards horse already left the barn?