A 150 company consisting of Electrolux, Honeywell, LG and Qualcomm, with the aim of establishing an open standard for interoperability of equipment for IoT.
"AllJoyn technology is like a dial tone for a variety of networked devices," said Philip DesAutels, a senior management Philippe Dessautelle of the Linux Foundation Foundation. "He means the New deal is designed to ensure that the new equipment you buy home can be used normally in your home network, such as a telephone answering machine, cordless phone or fax machine," he said.
The idea behind AllJoyn is that no matter what kind of smart home products you buy, whether it is produced by which manufacturer or how to connect to the network, once they are connected to the network, they can be identified by the network and networked with other AllJoyn devices on the network.
This seems to be nonsense, but if it does, the integration of AllJoyn technology is not only important to Windows users, but also more important to people who do not set up smart home products. Basically, any Windows 10 device can become a smart home controller.
It is similar to Apple's HomeKit, which pushes the iphone to the center of the smart home. But in order to be compatible with Apple's systems, Apple requires vendors to attach a special chip to their products. AllJoyn in the core part is no hardware, as long as Windows 101 listed, the total control solution of the number of equipment will be increased from 10 million to 1 billion units.
According to the current situation, many products such as LG's TV and Electrolux's home appliances have been integrated into the AllJoyn technology. Once Windows users get the latest operating system, things start to become very interesting.
Desautel said, for example, you want to use a Windows 10 device on the Musaic wireless speaker to listen to the songs on Spotify, you can use the Windows system "Device Retrieval" feature to configure the AllJoyn technology, at home LG TV display a notification information. or apply to a slightly more complex situation, when the user tells the system they are going to bed, AllJoyn can quickly scan all the devices that it connects to, ensuring that everything is in a normal state. If the garage door is still open, AllJoyn will not only remind the user, but the system will also ask if it closes. Of course, we assume that the equipment that controls the locks is also connected.
Desautel said: "The last thing you want will be a network lamp and a TV set, you can control them if you open the app." The result you want is to make the TV and light work together, and when you turn on the TV, the light automatically dims. ”
As this is an open source project, AllJoyn's main goal is to connect all things together, so this means that AllJoyn is also compatible with Android, iOS and Mac OS, just that Google and Apple have plans to control smart families.
Desautel, referring to the user interface for setting up most smart home appliances, said: "You have two pages installed on your ipad or tablet computer, but I don't want to use it too much, and it's inconvenient." I want to use a application to govern everything, including home automation, the needs of life and security. I want this control to appear on the TV screen, so I don't have to always run the ipad around. ”
According to a recent announcement by Microsoft, its personal aide, Cortana, will also support Android and iOS systems. It is not hard to imagine that the ipad will surely be interoperable with Windows networking equipment sometime in the future.