The AllSeen Alliance is a non-profit consortium with a goal of expanding upon “The Internet of Things.” According to the company’s website, they hope to “include more functionality and interactions across various brands and sectors, such as the connected home, healthcare, education, automotive and enterprise.”

Led by The Linux Foundation, The AllSeen Alliance is essentially creating a communications standard for all connected devices. So far there has not been a standard in the industry, which is why it has not boomed yet. However, technology research company Gartner predicts that “The Internet of Things” will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by the year 2020.

Companies such as LG, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp and many others have already become members of The AllSeen Alliance. The alliance hopes to attract even more big names and bring congruence to these devices in order to grow “The Internet of Things.”

Written by Jenna Black

Jenna is an activist in her community and a lover of all things tech, especially smart home technology. Learn more

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