Thread Group Leaps Higher with its Networking Protocol for Connect Homes

By CIOReview | Friday, July 17, 2015
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SAN ROMAN, CA: Thread is devised to be the base of IoT in home. It empowers developers and consumers to securely connect multiple devices within a low-power wireless mesh network. It uses standards such as IPv6 and 6LoWPAN as its foundation and offers advantages over existing wireless standards such as reliability in connecting multiple devices, securing networks with banking-class encryption and hassle-free installation of Thread devices using smartphone, tablet or a computer.

A Software enhancement will facilitate existing 802.15.4 wireless devices to implement Thread without a need of new hardware. Battery operated devices such as thermostat, lighting controls and security products can also be a part of thread network without any fear of frequent battery changes.

Thread Group comprises of leading tech vendors such as ARM, Samsung, Freescale, Google’s Nest Labs and other companies contributing for the extensive interoperability testing. The group also announces Qualcomm as the new member of its board of directors.

"When it comes to easily and securely connecting the smart home, the work of industry alliances like the Thread Group are essential," said Raj Talluri, SVP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. "Collaborating with the Thread Group allows for the integration of this technology into the world's leading brands of household appliances, and to thereby speed innovation and market transformation."