Thread
   
NEWSLETTER
Q4 2015 & CES 2016
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
Happy New Year! 2015 was our first full year in operation, and it has been a fantastic 12 months. We've grown from ~80 members to over 230 now, garnered a ton of great press, released the 1.0 specification, started our certification program and initiated a number of fruitful liaisons and partnerships.
 
On the subject of partnerships, ZigBee recently announced that they plan to support our Thread networking protocol with their ZigBee 3.0 Application Libraries and Thread will work with them on joint certification and branding. This is the first of many application layer partnerships, and we'll be presenting more details at our next member meeting.

Thread has had a strong start to 2016. We had a very successful CES, with heavy booth traffic, and lots of press coverage. A big thank you to all the staff and members who worked hard to deliver the CES presence and demos.

I look forward to working with you all to make 2016 even more successful than 2015.

Regards,
Chris Boross,
President Thread Group
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Internet of things: hyped but here to stay
January 8 2016
USA Today | Edward Baig
 
ZigBee and Thread act to make their IoT smarts stack up
January 5, 2016
IDG | Stephen Lawson
 
What's Next for Smart Home: Simplicity Trumps Smarts
December 29, 2015
Tom's Guide | Mark Spoonauer
 
Thread Gets Real With Certification Rollout
November 11 2015
EE Times | Junko Yoshida
 
See More
 
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Collaborate to Aid Development of Connected Home Products
 
January 5, 2016
 
Thread Group Launches Product Certification
 
November 11 2015
 
See More
 
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
Great news: #ZigBee Alliance & @TheThreadGroup are working on an end-to-end solution for IP-Based #IOT networks: bit.ly/22Jw9MH
@siliconlabs | 15.1K followers
 
#Thread's Killer App? Whose app layer is your Thread device using @CES? @TheThreadGroup #IEEEIoT http://ow.ly/WbFnp
@junkoyoshida | 2.2K followers
 
@TheThreadGroup announces product certification program ow.ly/UzFtY #IOT
@rcrwirelessnews | 19.1K followers
 
See More
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Q4 AND JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Thread Group hosted its first booth at CES 2016. We saw significant foot traffic and attendees were highly engaged in the demos. In addition Thread further built its credibility in IoT by participating in three high-level speaking engagements: two official CES panel discussions (Defining the Internet of Things and Mobile and Its Adjacent Categories), and third panel at the CONNECTIONS Summit (Ease of Use, Interoperability, and Mass-Market Adoption.
  • As a result of the Q4 and CES-related PR outreach, more than 180 news articles featured Thread. See highlights on the Thread website under "In the News".
  • To begin building Thread Group visibility globally, we hosted our first All Members Meeting in Europe (Evian, France), with more than 100 attendees. In 2016, you will see continued efforts to build our international presence.
  • In January, Thread Group selected Rapport Network as the winner of the Innovation Enabler Program.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
STRATEGIES IN LIGHT
March 1-3, 2016 | Santa Clara, CA
Chris Boross will speak on "Smart Lighting Track," to discuss the different IoT protocols in the lighting industry.
 
WEARABLE TECH SHOW
March 15-16, 2016 | London
François Girodolle will speak on the "Security at the Heart of the Home" panel.
 
ALL MEMBERS MEETING
March 22-24, 2016 | Redwood City, CA
Committee Breakout sessions are open for Contributor and Sponsor members.
 
IOT WEST 2016
April 20-21, 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Chris Boross will speak on connected home security.
 
 
 
HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS
ZIGBEE ALLIANCE LIAISONS WITH THREAD GROUP ON IoT SOLUTION
The ZigBee Alliance is working with the Thread Group on an end-to-end solution for IP-based IoT networks. The solution will become part of the ZigBee Alliance's comprehensive set of product development specifications, technologies, branding and complete test and certification program. This solution will expand the reach of the ZigBee Applications Library by adding compatibility with the Thread Group's Internet Protocol (IP) networking stack and its IP underpinnings to the ZigBee Alliance's comprehensive solutions for the wireless IoT. The goal is to release a complete solution, including an end-to-end certification program, during the third quarter of 2016 that meets the market's desire for IP-based, low-power radio frequency communications in the Smart Home and other IoT markets.

THREAD WEBSITE REFRESH
As Thread Group continues to evolve and grow, we have updated the website to provide a more informative experience to users. The homepage now features banners across the top with audience icons below so users can more easily and quickly access relevant information and resources. We're in theprocess of updating additional sections of the website for completion in March.

ALL MEMBERS MEETING
We are excited as we move into 2016 to host our first All Members Meeting, March 22-24 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, CA. We will have guest speakers from the ZigBee Alliance and OIC speaking about their relationship with Thread and future industry trends. If you would like to participate in the next Thread All Members Meeting, please learn more about joining the Thread Group.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Inquiries   Media Inquiries
 
General Inquiries   General Inquiries
 
2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
 
P +1.925.275.6644 | F +1.925.275.6691 | W threadgroup.org
 
twitter Linkedin youtube


THREAD GROUP CONFIDENTIAL: This communication is confidential information of Thread Group and may not be shared (in part or in whole) with anyone outside Thread Group without express written permission.

 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -