OPEN CONNECTIVITY FOUNDATION
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is working to create specifications and to sponsor an open source project which main aim is to create a common communication framework.
The OCF unifies the entity of former Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) with leading companies at all levels.
All the members dedicate their work on the key concept of interoperability among IoT solutions and objects
Confluens is a joint-venture setting-up by six major european Smart Home Players:
CDVI (access control systems), Delta Dore (heating control devices), Hager, Legrand, Schneider-Electric (electrical equipments) and Somfy (shutters control automation).
Its mission is to solve one of the major issue to the takeoff of home automation by promoting interoperability between different solutions today incompatible.
ZigBee is the only open, global wireless standard to provide the foundation for the Internet of Things by enabling simple and smart objects to work together, improving comfort and efficiency in everyday life.
The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 450 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards.
The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.
Thread was designed with one goal in mind: to create the very best way to connect and control products in the home.
Built on open standards and IPv6/6LoWPAN protocols, Thread’s approach to wireless networking offers numerous technological advantages, including a secure and reliable mesh network with no single point of failure, simple connectivity and low power.
All Thread networks are easy to set up and secure to use with banking-class encryption to close security holes that exist in other wireless protocols.