Two IoT alliances announced on Wednesday a liaison agreement to drive cross platform interoperability, a key concern in the smart home market.
The Thread Group and Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) revealed the news of the agreement in a press release. It said that the two alliances would let members easily design connected devices using both standards, without any compatibility issues.
While the two alliances don’t work on the same ‘layer’, having interoperability between the two should avoid hiccups in the future. The Thread Group supports the Thread network protocol, designed by Alphabet’s Nest Labs as a way for smart home devices to better communicate. OCF is a much larger alliance, focused on setting the standards and certification for IoT devices of all sizes.
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