LM Affiliate Member of Thread Group

LM Technologies are an Affiliate member of the Thread Group, designers and architects of the Thread technology

You can find our member listing on the Thread website here

So Why Thread?

Thread was designed with one goal in mind: To create the very best way to connect and control products in the home.

It’s hard to get multiple devices to talk to one another. And until now, no one has been able to do it well.

Most of today’s technologies rely on a single device to communicate with products around the home. So if that device fails, the whole network goes down. Today’s technologies can also be difficult and confusing to set up. And since many devices around the home need to stay connected 24/7, they end up draining battery life quickly.

That’s why Thread was designed. Thread Group wanted 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 realise its potential for years to come.

Thread was designed to have these important features:

  • Simple for consumers to use
  • Always secure
  • Power-efficient
  • An open protocol that carries IPv6 natively
  • Based on a robust mesh network with no single point of failure
  • Runs over standard 802.15.4 radios
  • Designed to support a wide variety of products for the home: appliances, access control, climate control, energy management, lighting, safety, and security

Click here to learn more about the Thread technology.


LM are HyperCat Members

HyperCat is a consortium and standard driving secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) for Industry.

LM Sponsor HyperCat Summit 2015
LM Sponsor HyperCat Summit 2015

The HyperCat specification allows Internet of Things clients to discover what data an IoT server has available. It is built on the same Web standards that are now common for that interface, i.e. HTTPS, REST/HATEOAS, JSON. With HyperCat, developers can write apps that will work across many servers, which helps to break down the walls between today’s vertical silos.

HyperCat is a hypermedia catalogue format designed for exposing information about IoT assets over the web.

HyperCat Consortium Partners

HyperCat Consortium is developing a new standard for secure IoT interoperability and creating commercial demonstrators.

The HyperCat Consortium aims to create an inclusive one-stop shop of best practice IoT implementation through the sharing of knowledge of processes and applications.

There are four categories of partners with varying levels of commitment.

LM Technologies are an Advisory Board (AB) member for HyperCat, listed here at hypercat.io

About Sigfox

SIGFOX is the only provider of dedicated cellular connectivity for Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications. The company’s network complements existing high-bandwidth systems by providing economical, energy-efficient two-way transmission of small quantities of data, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT and M2M solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices.

SIGFOX’s global network is deployed through the SIGFOX Network OperatorTM partnership program, with more than 400,000 square miles already covered. The company is headquartered in Labège, France, and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., and Madrid, Spain.

For more information, see www.SIGFOX.com and follow us on Twitter @SIGFOX

All About WICED

Meet WICED, Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices.

Interoperability is critical to the proliferation of the Internet of Things, which is why the WICED (pronounced “wik-id”) platform is bringing secure WiFi, Bluetooth® and Bluetooth® low energy wireless technology to nearly every emerging product category in the Internet of Things ecosystem, including home appliances, health and fitness monitors, automation and asset tracking systems, smart meters and an array of consumer electronics devices.
The WICED portfolio of development systems enables WiFi, Bluetooth®, and low energy connectivity for:

  • Home appliances
  • Home monitoring and control
  • Health and fitness
  • Automation and logistics
  • Digital cameras and imaging
  • Smart meters and energy management
  • “Headless” devices without a means of interactive configuration for connectivity
  • PAN-LAN bridge and cloud applications
  • Consumer Electronics

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