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NEWSLETTER
Q3 2016
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
This quarter, the Thread Group has been focused on releasing the incredibly valuable 1.1 test harness and test lab with three complete and spec conformant reference Thread stacks. This milestone will generate a new wave of momentum for Thread, as we expect to close 2016 with our certification program finalized and anticipate certified products in the market as early as CES 2017-great news for the Thread Group and the entire industry.
 
Maintaining and building upon this momentum, key application layer liaisons with organizations such as EEBus and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) have strengthened our position and commitment to providing Thread-based connectivity solutions worldwide. Application layers will also be a key highlight of our November All Members Meeting, featuring, in some cases first-time or exclusive, technical presentations and demos with Alphabet / Google / Nest Weave, EEBus SPINE, IEC 61850, OCF IoTivity, Open Mobile Alliance Lightweight M2M, and ZigBee Alliance Cluster Library over IP.

Finally, as a testament to the strength of Thread and a natural step and evolution, we also announced our intent to expand Thread beyond the connected home into the commercial building and professional sectors. Development and communications about this new initiative for Thread will continue to unfold throughout the remainder of this year and into 2017.

Regards,
Grant Erickson,
President, Thread Group
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Thread Signs EEBus Interop Deal to Unify Smart Homes and Grid
September 2, 2016
ReThink IoT | Alex Davies
 
The Thread Group's Liaison Agreements Will Benefit the Connected Home
August 22, 2016
Embedded Computing Design | Sujata Neidig (Contributed)
 
Column by Thread Group: Toward the Unhackable Home - Six Ways to Address Security in the Connected Home
August 4, 2016
SMAhome | Bill Curtis and Robert Cragie (Contributed)
 
Thread Group, OCF to Partner on IoT Standardization Efforts
July 30, 2016
eWeek | Jeffrey Burt
 
Two Major 'Internet of Things' Standards Groups Strike Alliance
July 27, 2016
Forbes | Aaron Tilley
 
 
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PRESS RELEASES
 
PRESS RELEASES
 
Thread Group Broadens Focus To Encompass The Places Where People Live And Work With Expansion Into Commercial Building Space
November 2, 2016
 
The Thread Group And EEBus Create Liaison Agreement To Accelerate Adoption Of Interoperable Solutions In Connected Home
September 1, 2016
 
The Thread Group And Open Connectivity Foundation Create Liaison Agreement To Increase Application Connectivity And Choice In Connected Home
July 27, 2016
 
 
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NOTABLE TWEETS
 
NOTABLE TWEETS
 
Creating #IoT systems with 100+ nodes is hard. We can help: bit.ly/2cok38j
@ZigBeeAlliance @TheThreadGroup @siliconlabs | 21.4K followers
 
#IoT by numbers: How will we reach 50 billion connected devices by 2020? @Forbes breaks it down for us buff.ly/2ci8KzN #smarthome
@TheThreadGroup
 
Goal of our alliance? To reduce fragmentation in #IoT space & enhance the #connectedhome
@SujataNeidig @embedded_comp @TheThreadGroup
 
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HIGHLIGHTS
Q3 HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • The Thread Group further strengthened its industry standing by announcing liaison agreements with OCF and EEBus
  • The Thread Group social media presence continues to grow with a regular cadence of blog posts and increased activity on LinkedIn and Twitter. Please make sure to connect with us on Social Media and use it to amplify your marketing efforts: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/thread-group, Twitter: @TheThreadGroup

  • New videos addressing common FAQs were created and are available on the Resources section of www.threadgroup.org

  • Thread Group hosted a successful All Member Meeting in July in Chicago, IL.

  • Thread Group's last All Member Meeting for 2016 will be held in Lisbon Portugal on November 15th-17th
    • NEW Application Layer Session on Tuesday, November 15th followed by multi-vendor demos. These presentations and demonstrations will include Nest Weave, ZigBee Clusters, NXP LightweightM2M, OCF, Silicon Labs, Samsung, Rigado, ElectroTest (IEC61850), Kirale Technologies, Resolution Products and Perytons. This exclusive Application Layer sessions will be open to all Thread members and will cover technical architecture, challenges addressed, and the process used to port various application layers running on Thread.
    • In addition, breakout sessions (open to Sponsors and Contributors) will spend time on Thread 1.1 specification and certification as well as on technical and marketing working sessions for Thread "Beyond the Home".
    • Please join us in Lisbon for this exclusive, highly informational, and educational All Members Meeting. Register Now

  • We are pleased to announce the winner of the Q3 Innovation Enabler Award is Behold Control Equipment Inc.

  • As a result of Q2 PR outreach, Thread was featured in 1,439 news articles reaching more than 86.3 million people. See highlights on the Thread website under In the News.

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Electronica
November 8-11, 2016 | Munich, Germany
 
Wireless Congress
November 9-10, 2016 | Munich, Germany
 
Thread Group All Members Meeting
November 15-17, 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal
Register Now
 
IoT World Europe
November 21-22, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland
 
Strategies in Light Europe
November 23-24, 2016 | London, UK
 
CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
January 5, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV
 
Consumer Electronics Show
January 5-8, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV
Sands Expo, Level 2, Booth #40343
 
 
 
HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS
NEW THREAD BLOG POSTS

Be sure to check out the latest blog posts with topics including Making Life Easier With A Smart Home, The Thread Group's Liaison Agreements Will Benefit The Connected Home, Why Mesh, and Centero's WEE Module Passes Thread Beta Tests
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  • Use of the Thread Test Harness and Commissioning App
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