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NEWSLETTER
Q1 2016
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
With winter behind us, Thread has had much success to look back on including: closure of the 1.1 specification, expansion of the board to add Schneider Electric, continued membership growth, an extensive and valuable certification program close to release, and strong press coverage that continues to reinforce Thread as the leading foundational component for building IPv6-based products and solutions for the connected home.
 
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. In addition to the support of our members, much of Thread's success to date can be accredited to Chris Boross. His dedication as President over the last 18 months has played a key role in educating the industry about Thread technology. The Board of Directors, the membership, and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication.

As the Thread Group's new President, I look forward to making sure the organization continues to build on this strong momentum with broader geographic adoption of Thread and marketplace delivery of Thread 1.1. In support of the former, creating a stronger international presence in Europe and Asia is a key initiative for 2016. In particular, on May 10, the Thread Group will host an open house in Shanghai, China, a first and key step in educating the region about Thread technology and initiatives.

If you're considering joining Thread Group, our next All Member Meeting is in July (Chicago, IL, US July 19-21). The Thread Board and I would love to meet you there.

Best Regards,
Grant Erickson,
President, Thread Group
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Understanding Home Automation Standards
March 4 2016
SDM Magazine | Joan Engebretson
 
Smart Approaches For Smart Energy
March 3, 2016
Electronic Specifier | Caroline Hayes
 
Thread, the Wi-Fi of the Future, Is How Your Fridge Will Talk to Your Lightbulb
February 26, 2016
Tech.Mic | Jack Smith
 
Thread Brings Application Development to the Center of Smart Home
February 2 2016
SMAHome | Links Lin and Weili Lin
 
See More
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Thread Group Open House
Shanghai, China
 
May 10, 2016
 
Informa IoT World 2016
Santa Clara, CA
 
May 10-12, 2016
 
CES Asia
Shanghai, China
 
May 11-13, 2016
 
Connected Conference
Paris, France
 
May 25-27, 2016
 
Computex
Taipei, Taiwan
 
May 31 - June 4, 2016, 2016
 
Smart Home World
London, UK
 
June 21-22, 2016, 2016
 
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NOTABLE TWEETS
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
Want to learn more about #iot standards @TheThreadGroup happening now in redwood city @_BruceSinclair
@dotbuild_gtld | 2159 followers
 
ICYMI at #EMB2016: Demo uses @Arrayent's cloud agent to manage end nodes for #Thread #Andriod commissioning.
@NXP/span> |28.4K followers
 
@siliconlabs @embedded_world @TheThreadGroup World's largest Thread lighting display pic.twitter.com/myZHX4YoWu
@djcooley | 84 followers
 
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HIGHLIGHTS
Q1 HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • The Thread Group hosted their first All Members Meeting of 2016 in Redwood City, CA. The General Session was a full house with more than125 attendees and the working group meetings were collaborative and productive affirming interest for Thread adoption. In addition, Thread strengthened its leadership position in the IoT market by participating in Strategies In Light and the Wearable Tech Show, following multiple speaking engagements at CES 2016.
  • As a result of Q1 PR outreach, Thread was featured in more than 50 news articles reaching more than 135 million people. See highlights on the Thread website under "In the News".

  • As Thread continues to build visibility worldwide, be sure to attend and promote to your network the first Open House in Asia to be held May 10, in Shanghai, co-located with CES Asia. This event is open to the public.

  • In April, the Thread Group presented Green Electronics LLC the Innovation Enabler Award which provides one year full Contributor level membership to a start-up company building innovative products which can benefit from Thread Group's technology.

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SMAHome
April 19-21, 2016 | Taipei, Taiwan
Fang Yi, from NXP, presented the opening speech of the "Smart Home Tech & Application Forum"
 
IoT West 2016
April 21-22, 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Leon Tan of Nest will present on "The Foundation of the Connected Home" on Friday, April 22nd at 10 am PT.
 
Thread Group Open House
May 10, 2016 | Shanghai, China
Co-located with CES Asia
 
Informa IoT World 2016
May 10-12, 2016 | Santa Clara, CA
Grant Erickson, from Nest and President of Thread Group, will speak on the panel "Creating a Sustainable Framework for IoT"
 
CES Asia
May 11-13, 2016 | Shanghai, China
Bill Curtis, from ARM and Secretary of Thread Group, will speak on the panel "Connecting and Designing for the Smart Home"
 
Connected Conference
May 25-27, 2016 | Paris, France
Nicolas Leterrier, from Schneider, will present on "Balancing Connectivity and Security"
 
Computex
May 31-June 4, 2016 | Taipei, Taiwan
Zach Shelby, from ARM, will participate in the IoT Ecosystems Partnership Forum
 
Smart Home World
June 21-22, 2016 | London, UK
Emmanuel Joumard, from Somfy, will speak on the panel "Partnership Protocols Panel: Uniting object, connectivity and intelligence for a truly smart home"
 
Wonder Women Tech
July 16-17, 2016 | Long Beach, CA
Sujata Neidig, from NXP and VP of Marketing for Thread Group, will serve as an expert on the Connected Home Sector.
 
Thread Group All Members Meeting
July 19-21, 2016 | Chicago, IL
 
Thread Group All Members Meeting
November 15-17, 2016 | Location TBD in Europe
 
 
HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS
CONNECT WITH THE THREAD GROUP AT UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE
China's smart home market is forecasted to expand to $22.8 billion by 2018. Learn how Thread technology provides a new and better way to connect products in the home at the upcoming Open House event on May 10, in conjunction with CES Asia, Shanghai, China.

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