April 11, 2014
Austin, TX (April 11, 2014) – Affinegy (www.affinegy.com), a global provider of service enablement software and connected device management, announced today that Chief Technology Officer Art Lancaster has been appointed to the AllSeen Alliance Board of Directors.
Lancaster will represent Affinegy and other Community Members in the Alliance.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be elected to the AllSeen Alliance Board of Directors, given that the AllSeen Alliance is rapidly becoming the catalyst for making the Internet of Things a reality,” said Lancaster. He added that his election, “in many ways, represents an endorsement of the work Affinegy has done over the last ten years and its growing position as the glue for the Internet of Things.”
At Affinegy, Lancaster drives the company’s technology strategy and oversees the development of its solutions. In the course of his tenure, he has spearheaded development of key LAN management, WiFi and TR-069 applications with a number of patents issued and pending. He has also successfully championed commercialization of these standards within the industry.
More importantly, Lancaster has been instrumental in helping Affinegy adapt its reliable and proven technology for companies seeking to deliver of the promise or the Internet of Things, said Melissa Simpler, Co-founder and CEO of Affinegy.
“Thanks to Art and the rest of the team at Affinegy, we are uniquely positioned to connect those service providers and manufacturers to the consumers, whether in the home or business,” said Simpler. “We are charging forward, along with all the other members of the AllSeen Alliance, bent on making the Internet of Things a reality.”
Affinegy makes software that seamlessly connects entertainment, information, smart/safe home and energy management services to devices along the Internet of Things landscape. Called the CHARIOT Platform, this technology automatically provisions, configures, and manages the network and devices, which are critical for these services to be delivered to homes and businesses. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/service providers have deployed Affinegy’s solutions to more than 35M premises worldwide. This has improved the customer experience, increased services adoption, and slashed deployment and support costs. Founded in 2003, Affinegy is headquartered in Austin, with offices in Dallas, Texas and Wroclaw, Poland.
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