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NEWSLETTER
Q2 2015
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
I am pleased to let you know that the Thread Group continues to grow and flourish, and surpass the aggressive milestones we established when we launched as an entity almost exactly a year ago. Please read on for more details.
 
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IN THE NEWS
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Qualcomm joins Thread as
IoT dance heats up
July 14 2015
PCWorld | Stephen Lawson
 
This Thread Could Tie Your Smart Home Together
July 14 2015
Tom's Guide | Henry Casey
 
Why I Like Thread for IoT
May 11 2015
EE Times | Larry Mitag
 
IoT Groups Thread, ZigBee to Partner on Home Connectivity
April 2 2015
eWeek | Jeffrey Burt
 
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PRESS RELEASES
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available
 
July 14 2015
Product Developers Can Start Building Simple, Secure, Low-Power Networks and Connected Products for the Home
 
The Thread Group Selects Ubiant As First Winner of Its Innovation Enabler Program
 
May 7 2015
Ubiant® is a cloud platform focused on revolutionizing energy management
 
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NOTABLE TWEETS
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
Thread Group releases its networking protocol for home-based #InternetofThings. http://bit.ly/1O3ytos #IoT via @fiercewrlsstech
@FierceWireless | 26.8K followers
 
Qualcomm joins Nest's Thread home networking group via @FortuneMagazine http://for.tn/1RwffOm
@Gigastacey | 21.7K followers
 
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Q2 HIGHLIGHTS
 
In May, the Thread Group selected Ubiant as its first Innovation Enabler Program winner. Recently, the Thread Group added Qualcomm to its Board of Directors, hired a Director of Certification, and released the Thread technical specifications to members. As a result of the Q2 PR outreach, Thread was included in more than 145 news articles.
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
During Q2, Chris Boross hosted 14 briefings with influential media to provide color and insights into the Thread Group's announcements and general introductions to the Thread Group. Read More...
 
 
INDUSTRY EVENTS
 
In addition, Thread Group representatives attended and presented at several industry events in Q2 2015. Read More...
 
 
MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
 
Active Member counts are as follows:
 
Sponsor Members | 10
Contributor Members | 65
Affiliate Members | 95
Total Members | 170
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
ALL MEMBERS MEETING
JULY 23-24, 2015 | Austin, Texas
The next All Members Meeting will be held in Austin at the Hyatt Regency. There is a $295 Registration Fee for all Contributor and Sponsor members and $195 for Affiliate members who plan on attending. Committee Breakout sessions are open for Contributor and Sponsor members. Member demos available at the Networking Social/Reception on Jul 23.
 
OPEN HOUSE EUROPE
OCTOBER 5, 2015 | Berlin
Attending IoT World Europe on October 6-9 in Berlin? Come learn more about Thread at this public event.
 
CEDIA
OCTOBER 14-17, 2015 | Dallas, Texas
Sujata will participate in the keynote panel "Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home."
 
ALL MEMBERS MEETING
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2015 | Evian, France
Committee Breakout sessions are open for Contributor and Sponsor members.
 
CES
JAN 6-9, 2016 | Las Vegas
Pepcom Digital Experience! Come visit The Thread booth at the Sands Expo.
 
 
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HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
We recently revised this section of the website. You can view it here: http://threadgroup.org/About.aspx#faq
 
INNOVATION ENABLER PROGRAM
 
We had many great submissions for the Q2 period which made it very difficult to select just one winner. Congratulations to Amatis Controls and Elarm!
We were very excited with the quality and quantity of applications we had for the first two quarters of this program - so many great ideas and solutions that align with Thread! However, this does pose a challenge when selecting a winner so we have updated the submission process. In addition to the simple questions asked in the application, we also now require a 2 minute video pitch. The Q3 application is now available, please apply at http://threadgroup.org/InnovationProgram2.aspx.
 
 
 
 
 
JOIN THREAD GROUP
 
You'll be able to learn about member benefits as well as follow a link to the membership form.
 
Join Thread Group
JOIN THREAD
 
 
 
 
CONTACT INFO
CONTACT INFO
 
MEDIA INQUIRIES | media@threadgroup.org
GENERAL INQUIRIES | help@threadgroup.org
 
MAILING & PHONE
2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375
San Ramon, CA 94583 USA
+1.925.275.6644    +1.925.275.6691
 
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - CONTINUED  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - CONTINUED
 
I am pleased to let you know that the Thread Group continues to grow and flourish, and surpass the aggressive milestones we established when we launched as an entity almost exactly a year ago. Please read on for more details.
 
As you are undoubtedly aware we released the draft Thread Specification for review by all Thread Group members on July 13. In conjunction we released white papers characterizing the Thread Specification to the public. Press and industry response has been positive and enthusiastic and we expect to build on this important milestone in the months to come.

With our focus now on adoption and great customer experiences, we have hired Tom Sciorilli as Director of Certification. Tom will work closely with the Board and the various committees to launch a certification program during September this year. His previous work with the Wi-Fi Alliance in a similar capacity will be invaluable.

Our already vibrant ecosystem continues to rapidly expand. We are now more than 160 members, up from 105 in April. As importantly, we were excited to announce Qualcomm as a Sponsor Member. Qualcomm will also join the Board- which is now comprised of ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale, Nest Labs, Samsung, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco, Yale and Qualcomm- and help us move our plans and programs forward.

The Innovation Enabler Program is well underway. This program is designed to give new companies with innovative ideas an opportunity for a free Thread Contributor membership with one company selected per quarter. We announced Ubiant as the Q1 winner and are now pleased to announce a tie for the Q2 award. Congratulations to Amatis Controls and Elarm! We're excited to see the Q3 submissions!

Finally, our last All Member Meeting for 2015 will be in Evian, France, November 18 and 19 so please keep that in mind if you're planning to join Thread.

Please read on for more news and details.

Cheers,
Chris Boross,
President Thread Group
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Q2 HIGHLIGHTS - CONTINUED
 
In May, the Thread Group selected Ubiant as its first Innovation Enabler Program winner. Recently, the Thread Group added Qualcomm to its Board of Directors, hired a Director of Certification, and released the Thread technical specifications to members. As a result of the Q2 PR outreach, Thread was included in more than 145 news articles.
 
IN THE MEDIA
During Q2, Chris Boross hosted 14 briefings with influential media to provide color and insights into the Thread Group's announcements and general introductions to the Thread Group.
CEPro, Julie Jacobson
CE Daily, Rebecca Day
EETimes, Junko Yoshida
Electronics360, Patrick Mannion
FierceWireless, Monica Allevan
Fortune, Stacey Higginbotham
IDG, Stephen Lawson
Light Reading, Mari Silbey
NextMarket Insights, Mike Wolf
Ovum, Michael Philpott
Postscapes, Ted Burnham
Re/code, Ina Fried
Re/code, Mark Bergen
Tom's Hardware, Lucian Armasu
 
INDUSTRY EVENTS
In addition, Thread Group representatives attended and presented at several industry events in Q2 2015, including:
 
Internet of Things World, where Chris spoke on the keynote panel about ""Creating a Sustainable IoT Framework"
CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, where Chris participated on the "Innovative Partnerships: The Connected Home" panel
O'Reilly Solid, where Chris presented on "Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home"
Silicon Valley IoT Meetup, where Chris presented a Thread Group overview and discussed interoperability in the smart home
Pepcom Digital Experience!, where Sujata Neidig and the PR team met with more than 20 mediacontacts.
 
MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
Active Member counts are as follows:
 
Sponsor Members | 10
Contributor Members | 65
Affiliate Members | 95
Total Members | 170
 
 
 
 
 
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General Inquiries   General Inquiries
 
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