Open Connectivity Foundation Announces 68 New Members Including Haier Group, LG Electronics and NETGEAR Inc.

As one of the largest IoT consortiums with more than 300 members OCF is making significant steps towards a connected ecosystem

Beaverton, OR. December 6, 2016 – The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, announced the addition of 68 new member organizations including Haier Group, LG Electronics and NETGEAR Inc., growing membership to more than 300 companies. As one of the biggest IoT consortiums, this surge in membership follows the announcement last month that OCF and the AllSeen Alliance merged under the OCF name and bylaws with the mutual goal of creating a common IoT standard.

With analysts predicting more than 25 billion devices by 2020, the need to ensure interoperability is greater than ever. OCF is doing its part through industry consolidation and more than 15 strategic liaisons with industry leading organizations including Thread Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium. OCF also continues to make it easier than ever to certify products, recently opening six labs across the globe.

“We’re very excited to see the industry’s response to the merger, which has inspired nearly 70 new companies to work with us to develop a common standard for IoT,” said Dr. Matthew Perry, newly appointed president of Open Connectivity Foundation. “The addition of these new members makes OCF one of the largest consortiums in the industry, furthering our ability to create open and free IoT standards that allow organizations to provide fully interoperable products to consumers.”

New member companies include:

  • Affinegy, Inc.
  • iSoftstone Inc.
  • U-MEDIA Communications, Inc.
  • Futin
  • Two Bulls LLC
  • Cavium Inc.
  • CETECOM Limited
  • GUPnP and Rygel project
  • K.J. Consultants
  • Volteo LLC
  • Xped Corporation
  • Rouge Group LLC
  • Alpha Nodus, Inc.
  • LG Electronics
  • Sky Puzzle
  • ThroughTek Co., Ltd.
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Haier Group
  • Fogscape Inc.
  • Le People Habile
  • Humax Co. Ltd.
  • Y8 Studio, Inc.
  • Fundacio Tecnocampus Mataro Maresme
  • STMicroelectronics International N.V.
  • Initial State Technologies, Inc.
  • Portland State University
  • Schätti AG Metallwarenfabrik
  • CJ Hellovision
  • Buffalo Inc.
  • Midea Smart Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Snappthings
  • Beechwood Software
  • Domotz INC.
  • NETGEAR, Inc.
  • Beijing Co-cloud Technology Ltd.
  • EUROICC d.o.o.
  • Innopia Technologies, Inc.
  • Resin, Inc.
  • Appception, Inc.
  • Beijing SmartConn Tech. Co.
  • CyberLink Corp.
  • E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd.
  • Fibar Group S.A.
  • Elica SpA
  • Enphase Energy
  • Lowe’s Koster, VP & GM, Iris Home Systems
  • Urban Systems
  • V-Squared
  • Erlang Solutions Limited
  • SPL Sistemas de Informacion, SL
  • Faber S.p.A.
  • Icontrol Networks
  • LG Uplus Corporation
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Fabita s.r.l.
  • Xiamen Hulian Electornics Co., Ltd.
  • Nmeta LLC
  • Shanghai Fortune Techgroup Co., Ltd
  • Smart Appliance Technology Research Center of Guangdong
  • Shenzhen National Engineering Laboratory of Digital Television Co. Ltd.
  • Ubisys Technologies GmbH
  • Mentor Graphics Ltd.
  • Robertshaw Climate
  • TUV Rheinland
  • Innova Bilisim Cozumleri
  • Legrand France
  • Proquandrant, LLC
  • Korea Association of Smart Home(KASH)

In addition, OCF is announcing two new directors that were elected to represent its Platinum member companies – Anoop Mohan, Vice President of Product, XFINITY Home for Comcast, and Olivier Carmona, Director of Business Development for AwoX. They will serve a two-year term.

CES 2017
OCF will be at CES in January demonstrating products across a variety of industries including, smart home, automotive and healthcare. For more information, visit booth #40930 in the Smart Home Marketplace.

About Open Connectivity Foundation
Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry. The AllSeen Alliance now operates under the Open Connectivity Foundation. For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.

SOURCE: Open Connectivity Foundation