The Internet of Everything, sometime also simply referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) is the idea that every device whether it’s a toaster, consumer electronics or a computer is going to be connected to the Internet. The new AllSeen Alliance effort, which is a Collaboration Project operated by the Linux Foundation, is an initiative that aims to make the IoT a more seamless and safe technology for everyone.
Among the vendors that are currently set to participate in AllSeen are: Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-LINK. Community members include Canary, Cisco, doubleTwist, Fon, Harman, HTC, Letv, LIFX, Lite-on, Moxtreme, Musaic, Sears Brand Management Corporation, Sproutling, The Sprosty Network, Weaved and Wilocity.
At the core of the AllSeen alliance is open-source technology first built by Qualcomm, known as the AllJoyn project.