Thread Group, which is focused on the Internet of Things in the home, now includes more than 80 member companies and nine board members.

January 30, 2015

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SAN RAMON, Calif. -- The Thread Group ( today announced the addition of Somfy, the leader in home control products, and Tyco, the largest fire protection and security solutions company, to its Board of Directors. Thread is the new IP-based low-power wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home and the Thread Group is an industry alliance chartered with guiding the widespread adoption of Thread.

The Thread Group now includes more than 80 member companies and nine board members, making it one of the fastest-growing alliances focused on the Internet of Things in the home. To view the full list of Thread Group members, visit

Thread has also launched the Thread Innovation Enabler Program, aimed at providing innovative companies with the opportunity to join the Thread Group and to play a role in defining the connected home through access to Thread technology. Each quarter, the Innovation Enabler Program will provide one promising company with up to 18 months of complimentary contributor-level membership to enable them to build new products using Thread. Companies will be selected for the program based on the creative potential of the ideas that they submit to the Thread Group.

“Somfy and Tyco are world leaders in home comfort and safety and their active roles in the Thread Group speaks volumes about Thread’s potential,” said Chris Boross, president of the Thread Group and technical product marketing manager, Nest. “The two companies’ deep understanding of what consumers care about most in their homes will be an asset for the Thread Group as we continue to grow and define the connected home.”

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