Tyco joins Thread Group leadership

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Friday, February 13, 2015

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Tyco now has a seat on the Thread Group’s board of directors.

The Thread Group is an industry alliance charged with guiding the widespread adoption of Thread, an IP-based low-power wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home.

The group 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, according to a prepared statement.

“The work of the Thread Group is closely aligned with our own business strategy and we are pleased to participate as a sponsor as well as a board member,” Tim Myers, intrusion director of product management, Tyco Security Products, said in the statement.

“We have long been a supporter and active participant in a wide range of technology initiatives and alliances and we recognize the endeavors of the Thread Group in leveraging the best of existing proven open standards for unified IoT adoption,” Myers said.

As a sponsor-level member, Tyco can initiate and lead working groups, and will have approval rights over operating budgets and final deliverables.