Samsung, ARM back Thread mesh standard for connected homes

first_img Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Author The Thread Group has been established to drive uptake of a wireless mesh standard for connecting devices within homes, with members including Samsung, ARM and Nest Labs, the smart meter company recently acquired for $3.2 billion by Google.Thread is an IPv6 networking protocol “built on open standards, designed for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks”, rather than an application protocol or connectivity platform seen with other IoT approaches.This means existing application protocols and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will run over Thread networks, a version of which is already being used in Nest products.While 802.15.4 networking technologies have their advantages, they also have “critical issues that prevent the promise of the Internet of Things from being realised”, according to the group.These include a lack of interoperability, inability to carry IPv6 communications, high power requirements and ‘hub and spoke’ models that are dependent on a single device.“Existing wireless networking approaches were introduced long before the Internet of Things gained ground. The Thread protocol takes existing technologies and combines the best parts of each to provide a better way to connect products in the home,” said Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist for Google and advisor to the Thread Group.The group touted Thread’s benefits for developers over existing wireless standards. These include reliability (due to the ‘self-healing’ properties of mesh networks), secure networks with banking-class encryption, simple connectivity and low power usage.Freescale Semiconductor, Yale Security, Silicon Labs and industrial fan maker Big Ass Fans are also involved.A consortium including Intel and Samsung was recently formed to drive the development of IoT technology, offering competition to the existing Qualcomm-led AllSeen Alliance.The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) aims to deliver a specification, an open source implementation and a certification programme for wirelessly connecting devices regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider.The AllSeen Alliance is pushing for the AllJoyn open standard for connected devices and recently welcomed Microsoft to its ranks. Previous ArticleAmerica Movil moves forward in Europe, prepares to sell at homeNext ArticleXiaomi launches in India, as new global flagship expected Tags Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Tim Ferguson Asia center_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JUL 2014 Related Home Samsung, ARM back Thread mesh standard for connected homes Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA ARMIoTmesh networksNestSamsungTechnologyThreadlast_img read more

Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe to Reprise King and I Performances in London

first_imgSomething wonderful, indeed! Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe will make their West End debuts in a transfer of Bartlett Sher’s Tony-winning 2015 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. O’Hara will reprise her Tony-winning turn as Anna Leonowens alongside Watanabe in his Tony-nominated performance as the King of Siam. The production is set to begin previews at the London Palladium on June 21, 2018 with an opening slated for July 3 for a limited engagement through August 4.O’Hara took home her first Tony Award in the classic role of Anna in her fourth collaboration with Tony-winning director Sher. The pair also worked together on The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific and The Bridges of Madison County. O’Hara’s other Broadway credits include The Pajama Game, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Sweet Smell of Success and Dracula, the Musical. She can currently be seen in New York City Center’s production of Brigadoon and is slated to lead a 2019 Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. The King and I marked Watanabe’s Broadway debut.Christopher Gattelli will repeat his Tony-nominated choreography for the King and I transfer, which will feature the Tony-winning costume design of Catherine Zuber, with the Tony-nommed scenic design of Michael Yeargan and lighting design of Donald Holder.Additional casting for London’s King and I will be announced at a later date.Get an inside look at O’Hara’s take on The King and I’s Anna in our Character Study video below. View Commentslast_img read more

Canceled: Belisama Irish Dance ‘Rhythm Of Fire 2020’

first_imgCOMMUNITY News:Belisama Irish Dance announces that its production of “Rhythm of Fire 2020” has been canceled. “We apologize for the inconvenience but we need to follow the guidelines set out for our community and we want everyone to be safe and stay healthy,” organizers said. “If you are able, please consider not asking for a refund, which will help us to cover show costs that cannot be recouped.”Anyone who purchased tickets through the Lensic may contact the Lensic box office at 505.988.1234 and they can offer a refund, or you may tell them that you choose to donate the cost. If you purchased a ticket from a dancer, reach out to them directly.Belisama Irish Dance thanks the community for its patronage and understanding.last_img read more

Dairymen find use for Butterball farm land

first_imgThe Leprino plant, which began operations ahead of schedule in October, will be running at full capacity in a couple of years, at which time it will take in about 7 million pounds of milk per day — its current intake is about 1.5 million pounds per day — and it eventually will need about 60,000 additional dairy cows in the region to support those operations.So far, the expansion efforts of existing dairies, along with out-of-state operations that have bought land in northeastern Colorado or are looking to do so, has led experts to believe the region’s dairy industry is on pace to meet Leprino’s needs. Some estimate that by fall, 10,000 to 12,000 cows will be added to the region — not just in Weld County.The Butterball turkey farms have been out of production for more than three years — dating back to 2008, when Butterball announced layoffs that affected nearly 500 people. This past fall, officials with the company announced they would close the plant.Ag Professionals LLC was hired by Butterball to liquidate its assets, including turkey farms scattered from the Firestone/Frederick area in western Weld County to the east near Hudson and up north to Kersey.Tom Haren, owner of Ag Professionals LLC, said about one-third of the former production sites have been sold to a half-dozen local dairy operators seeking to expand their herds. Out of confidentiality, Haren did not provide the names of the dairymen who bought the turkey farms. PDadvertisement—From Greeley Tribune Dairymen are buying much of the 5,000 acres in Weld County, Colorado, once occupied by Butterball’s turkey farms.Those producers are expanding their efforts to meet the expected milk demand that comes with the new Leprino Foods cheese plant in Greeley. New dairies are expected to arrive and existing local dairies are expected to expand.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more