All about AllSeen, and a bit about the new Thread radio tech that wants to own the home

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I get a lot of questions about AllJoyn, so I invited Liat Ben-Zur, the chairwoman of the AllSeen Alliance, to come to the podcast and talk about the organization’s vision for a protocol that helps devices talk to each other. She discusses the vision behind AllJoyn and the AllSeen Alliance and discussed elements such as security and what the future may hold for hubs as the mediator of devices in the smart home.

Before we delve into AllJoyn, Kevin Tofel and I discuss a new wireless mesh networking technology that uses the Zigbee radio hardware implementation but nothing else. The Thread Group is launching Tuesday with a new, low-power wireless mesh network backed by ARM, Samsung, Nest and others. Kevin and I talk about some of the salient bits as well as an update on my week with the Nest and some thoughts on Apple’s iBeacon hardware and what it means to offer Presence 1.0.

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and Liat Ben-Zur, chairwoman of the AllSeen Alliance

  • I’m a Nest convert after little more than a week
  • Thoughts on Thread, a new wireless, mesh networking protocol to aims to take on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Bits about beacons as Kevin and I talk about Apple’s purported iBeacon hardware
  • All about AllJoyn and the AllSeen Alliance
  • Is there a future for hubs in the smart home?

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