Thread was designed with one goal in mind: To create the very best way to connect and control products in the home.
Thread Group has recognized a need for a New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home. In order to do this seven companies joined forces to form the Thread Group and develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless networking protocol. Thread Group founding members consist of industry-leading companies including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM.
Thread solves reliability, security, power and compatibility issues for connecting products around the home. It enables product developers and consumers to easily and securely connect more than 250 devices to a low-power, IP-based wireless mesh network that also includes direct Internet and cloud access for every device. The Thread group has been developed to build a technology that uses and combines the best of what’s out there and create a networking protocol that can help the Internet of Things realize its potential for years to come. (www.threadgroup.org)