As well as smart watches, the next big thing is expected to be a connected home, where all your devices communicate, and a wide range of things around your house are automated, and now we have Thread.
Thread is a new wireless standard that is designed to connect all of these devices, and a bunch of companies, which include Samsung and Nest have teamed up to form the Thread Group.
“Existing wireless networking approaches were introduced long before the Internet of Things gained ground,” said Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist, Google, and advisor to the Thread Group. “The Thread protocol takes existing technologies and combines the best parts of each to provide a better way to connect products in the home.”
According to the Thread Group, the new wireless standard is designed to be secure, and power efficient, plus it is also designed to be simple for consumers to use.
Thread is based on a mesh network, and it runs over standard 802.154 radios, it is an open protocol that carries IPv6, and it will support a wide range of devices.
You can find out more information about Thread over at the Thread Group at the link below.