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EnOcean Alliance and AllSeen Alliance: 2 Groups Further AllJoyn Framework for a Seamless Internet of Things


San Ramon, Calif., and Seattle — Oct. 19, 2015 — Since joining the AllSeen Alliance last February, the EnOcean Alliance has successfully shown multiple demos of real-life Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the AllJoyn framework.

These demos recently took place at both IFA in Germany and the Shanghai Building Technology in China. At the AllSeen Alliance Summit on Oct. 19-21 in Seattle, the EnOcean Alliance demonstrated how the organizations plan to collaborate to seamlessly integrate all 1,500 interoperable EnOcean-based products into the AllJoyn framework within the next six months. 

In the IoT demo, an energy-harvesting wireless switch talked directly to an Electrolux smart fridge, controlling temperature settings with the press of a finger tap — all under the AllJoyn communication umbrella.

That is only one example of new applications enabled by a seamless connectivity of different standards. Other examples include IP cameras connected to battery-less wireless sensors, water-leakage sensors communicating with the washing machine and the water valve, or with a system for energy measurement. 

All scenarios have one thing in common: The user does not need to deal with the various technologies concerned. Thanks to the standardized AllJoyn language, it can connect devices from different vendors and control all functionalities via a single App.

“With our membership, the EnOcean Alliance introduced a complete ecosystem of more than 400 players of the smart building industry, based on an international standard, to the AllSeen Alliance world. This allowed us to realize a first IoT demo very quickly and easily to show the possibilities of this collaboration,” said Graham Martin, chairman, EnOcean Alliance. “The next big step is now to integrate the 1,500 available EnOcean-based products and solutions into the AllSeen Standard.”

For this, the EnOcean Alliance will define an IP specification for its standardized application profiles (EnOcean Equipment Profiles, EEP) that will work on the basis of REST (Representational State Transfer) and use JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). This IP interface will be integrated with open-source bridging components within the AllJoyn framework to enable easy and seamless integration of the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard into the AllJoyn ecosystem.

“One of the most exciting parts of the AllSeen Alliance Summit is the practical-use cases of interoperable IoT devices on display,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “As a community-built open-source software, we passionately support members’ ideas for new services and interfaces in actual implementation, which is extremely important given the fast-paced adoption seen in our market. Our collaboration with the EnOcean Alliance is a wonderful example of this approach.”  

Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects. For more information, visit www.enocean-alliance.org.


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