“The work of this group is a key ingredient in making the Internet of Things a reality,” said Melissa Simpler, CEO and founder of Affinegy. “Art is highly deserving of this responsibility, given his role in leading technology and strategy for Affinegy and championing the Internet of Things movement as a whole..”
For more on the makeup of the Technical Steering Committee, of which the working group is part of, visit https://allseenalliance.org/
The goals of The Gateway Agent Working Group are:
To provide a standard and secure, remote access method for AllSeen IoT devices and applications to connect to cloud services.
To allow IoT devices to communicate with each other in a safe and secure manner on the home's private network, instead of communicating through the Internet, ensuring that the homeowner’s data is safe and secure.
To provide gateway agent software, available as open source from the AllSeen Alliance, that can be easily embedded in a wide range of hardware and serve an important role between IoT devices and cloud services.
To provide software that is easy to use and eliminates the need to make manual firewall or port settings to connect to cloud services.
The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to enabling and driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. It is the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the “Internet of Everything” in homes and industry.
Affinegy’s software brings together the Internet of Things into a single experience for profitable quality connections. The company’s connected device management and service enablement software automatically provisions, configures, and manages the network and devices that are at the heart of new cloud-based applications and services delivered to homes and businesses. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/