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EXO U, Guangdong Pisen Electronics and ThroughTek Join the AllSeen Alliance

New Members Help Enable and Drive Widespread Adoption of Internet of Everything

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to advance the Internet of Everything, today announced that EXO U, Guangdong Pisen Electronics and ThroughTek have joined the AllSeen Alliance as community members. With the addition of these three member companies, the Alliance's membership has grown to 44 organizations only four months after its creation.

The Internet of Everything promises to connect devices in businesses and homes seamlessly. Through the AllSeen Alliance's open source solution, AllJoyn, devices and systems can discover and interact across various transport layers -- including WiFi, power line, or Ethernet -- regardless of manufacturer or operating system. Alliance member organizations join the initiative to collaborate on the open source framework to achieve interoperability and deliver on the promise of the Internet of Everything.

"To realize the true vision of the Internet of Everything, interoperability is key. Products, apps and services must be able to communicate and interact regardless of manufacturer, device type or operating system," said Liat Ben-Zur, chairman of the AllSeen Alliance. "The collaborative and open source nature of the Alliance and its members enable the technology innovation to make those capabilities a reality."

The AllSeen Alliance is comprised of the top consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, service providers, retailers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, software developers and chipset manufacturers that have come together to ensure interoperability in the Internet of Everything. More about the newest members:

EXO U, with offices in Montreal and Palo Alto, enables businesses and educational organizations to securely manage information and empower people to communicate their best ideas through application interoperability across desktop and mobile computing environments platforms. We simplify the management of the entire application lifecycle management, helping clients manage enterprise mobility and BYOD initiatives, thus increasing productivity, and reducing the total cost of ownership.

"We are excited to join the ecosystem of industry leaders in the AllSeen Alliance to meet the interoperability challenges in the Internet of Everything," said John Wharton, VP of Business Development at EXO U. "By joining the alliance, EXO U will empower app developers and organizations with the ability to easily create, distribute and manage cross-platform applications enabled with enhanced collaboration and communication features and as well as enable exciting, new end-user use cases."

Guangdong Pisen Electronics, based in Shengzhen, China, the largest 3C digital accessories company in China. In early 2014 it announced "mobile Internet" as company forward direction.

"An open source, collaborative effort like the AllSeen Alliance is exactly what R & D accessories manufacturers need to enable connectivity across a variety of devices," said Ruixia Song, Product Manager Guangdong Pisen Electronics. "We are pleased to join this initiative to make the Internet of Everything a reality."

ThroughTek, headquartered in Taipei, provides a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection platform for the Internet of Things.

"We look forward to collaborating with our fellow AllSeen Alliance members to foster the seamless integration of devices and technologies that is so crucial to the Internet of Everything," said Patrick Kuo, President and CEO, ThroughTek.

About The AllSeen Alliance
The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance hosts and advances an industry-supported open software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier level members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org.

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