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NEWSLETTER
Q2 2016
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
When evaluating where we should invest our resources, we all want the confidence it will provide great returns, whether that investment is a financial one, a technological one, or both. At the Thread Group, we appreciate the investment our members made in Thread for the future of their customers, products and overall business.

 
The first and foremost focus of the Thread Group is the delivery of the 1.1 specification and the incredibly valuable 1.1 test harness and certification program this summer. The arrival of this milestone generates a new wave of momentum for Thread and we're extremely excited to see the new components, products and applications that our member companies will create. We expect to see our efforts come to fruition early this fall with multiple "Thread-certified" interoperable stacks in the market.

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, the Thread Group and The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA) have embarked on a collaboration to develop an open protocol solution for the network layer in indoor professional lighting applications, further reinforcing the demand for Thread's technology.

We're eager to continue our memberships' hard work and collaboration at the next All Members Meeting in July (Chicago, IL, US July 19-21).

Best Regards,
Grant Erickson,
President, Thread Group
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Security Practices for Smart Homes
June 22, 2016
EE Times | Bill Curtis and Robert Cragie (Contributed)
 
The Thread Group Expands Influence through Partnership with ZigBee Alliance, TCLA and Innovation Enabler Award
May 31, 2016
SMAHome | Weili Lin
 
Nest Gives Thread IoT Protocol Group A New President And A New Open-Source Implementation
May 12, 2016
PC World | Peter Sayer
 
The Race To Create Smart Homes Is On
May 3, 2016
Computerworld | Ira Brodsky
 
"Smart Homes?" Not Until They're Less Dependent on the Internet
April 21 2016
Fast Company | Jared Newman
 
See More
 
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
The Thread Group Continues To Expand Influence Across Connected Home
May 12, 2016
Alliance Appoints New President, Enhances Focus on Europe and Asia, Deepens Engagement with IoT Industry Groups and Continues to Make Membership Accessible to Early Stage Innovators
 
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NOTABLE TWEETS
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
TCLA identifies @TheThreadGroup as the best candidate to collaborate on an indoor professional lighting solution: mwne.ws/26u0ccy
@siliconlabs | 17,800 followers
 
We are pleased to announce our partnership with @TheThreadGroup for Smart Home World 2016. #connectedliving #smarthome
@smarthomeworld | 1,243 followers
 
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HIGHLIGHTS
Q2 HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • The Thread Group further bolstered its international footprint by adding France-based Schneider Electric to its board of directors.

  • The Thread Group hosted its first Open House in Asia on May 10th, with more than 100 attendees at the event in Shanghai. The speakers demonstrated market collaboration affirming interest for Thread adoption. In addition, Thread strengthened its leadership position in the IoT market by participating in several speaking engagements at CES Asia, Informa IoT World 2016, Connected Conference, Computex CPX Conference and Smart Home World.
  • As a result of Q2 PR outreach, Thread was featured in 148 news articles reaching more than 150 million people. See highlights on the Thread website under In the News.

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Thread Group All Members Meeting
July 19-21, 2016 | Chicago, IL
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Informa Smart Home Summit
Nov. 1-2, 2016 | Palo Alto, CA
 
Electronica
Nov. 8-11, 2016 | Munich, Germany<
 
Wireless Congress
Nov. 9-10, 2016 | Munich, Germany
 
Thread Group All Members Meeting
Nov. 15-17, 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal
 
IoT World Europe
Nov. 21-22, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland
 
Strategies in Light Europe
Nov. 23-24, 2016 | London, UK
 
 
HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS
NEW THREAD BLOG POST
Be sure to check out the latest blog post by Thread's President, Grant Erickson to learn why the Thread Group chose IPv6.
THREAD WEBINAR
In case you missed it the Thread Group hosted a webinar, Navigating the Ecosystem: Getting Started with the Thread Group to Develop Your IoT Solution for the Smart Home.

To download the recording for this webinar click here:
 
 
 
 
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CONTACT INFO
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