Allseen Alliance Introduces Remote Networking Technology for Internet of Everything Devices and Applications

January 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO and LAS VEGAS (CES INTERNATIONAL), Jan. 6, 2015 – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through the AllJoyn open source software project, today announced the release of the AllJoyn Gateway Agent, an extension of the AllJoyn framework that delivers remote access, device management and fine-grained security and privacy control.

Also announced today, the AllSeen Alliance surpassed 100 members committed to advance the Internet of Everything via the AllJoyn open source framework.

The AllJoyn open source software framework makes it easy for devices and apps to discover and communicate with one another securely regardless of brand, transport, platform or operating system. Now, with the addition of the Gateway Agent, AllJoyn gives consumers, service providers and device OEMs a secure and easy way to connect to and manage AllJoyn-enabled devices and applications from external networks or cloud-based services.

“There are millions of connected devices on the market and that number is growing exponentially,” said Art Lancaster, CTO of Affinegy and chair of the AllSeen Alliance Gateway Working Group. “The AllSeen Alliance believes that consumers should have control over these devices and their data — with the assurance that these connections are both private and secure. The AllJoyn Gateway Agent is the industry’s first standard way to connect IoT devices and applications with such confidence.”

Key Features of the AllJoyn Gateway Agent:

• Remote access and management: Provides a standard and secure method for connecting local AllJoyn devices and applications to one or more external services through which users and service providers can access and manage AllJoyn-enabled devices and applications.

• Security and data privacy AllJoyn’s end-to-end encryption keeps communications secure. Fine-grained controls let users decide which AllJoyn enabled devices and applications have access to and from user-approved cloud-based services.

• Interoperability: A standard API extends the interoperability already provided by AllJoyn to fully embrace external networks and remote services, by supporting plug-in protocol connectors into a standard AllJoyn Gateway Agent API enabling secure internetworking to cloud services, PAN and wireless technologies (including Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave) and other networks.

• Supports open standards: Connectors provide connectivity, interaction and integration over a variety of protocols including using REST, XMPP, MQTT and TR-069.

The AllJoyn Gateway Agent can be installed on Linux or OpenWRT based WiFi routers, automation hubs and other devices to provide connectivity, interaction and integration over a variety of protocols. It supports persistent remote connections without a special firewall or port settings.

The Gateway Agent Working Group is one of nine Working Groups within the AllSeen Alliance developing code for the AllJoyn framework to address critical areas of the Internet of Everything such as lighting, security and analytics.

This release is now included within the “Designed for AllSeen” Compliance and Certification program. Certified products guarantee seamless, out-of-the-box interoperability and the best user experiences. To learn more about the AllSeen Alliance’s Gateway Working Group, visit: https://wiki.allseenalliance.org/gateway/gatewayagent.

The AllSeen Alliance will be at CES, January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, co-located with Alliance member Muzzley at the Tech West, Sands Expo – Booth 71217. More information can be found here: https://allseenalliance.org/event/ces-2015.

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 manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source 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: http://www.allseenalliance.org.

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. www.linuxfoundation.org.

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