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

Business Wire India Thursday, 8 December 2016
Open Connectivity Foundation Announces 68 New Members Including Haier Group, LG Electronics and NETGEAR, Inc.*Business Wire India*The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, announced the addition of 68 new member organizations includingHaier 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         *•*   Innopia Technologies, Inc. *•*   Arçelik A.Ş.         *•*   Legrand France SA *•*   Beechwoods Software         *•*   LG Electronics *•*   Beijing Co-cloud Technology Ltd.         *•*   Midea Smart Technology Co., Ltd. *•*   Buffalo Inc.         *•*   NETGEAR, Inc. *•*   Fabita s.r.l.         *•*   Two Bulls LLC *•*   Haier Group         *•*   Xped Corporation                    

A full list of new member organizations can be found on the OCF blog.   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. It will have interop zones that show how IoT comes to life in living rooms, kitchens and connected cars. For more information, email ocfpr@blancandotus.com or 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.       View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161207005492/en/
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