Advanced Television – October 24, 2018
Following the large-scale deployment of residential Wi-Fi services relying on its core elements, the cloud managed modern home services pioneer Plume, and Samsung have announced the formation of a new open source software initiative called OpenSync.
The initiative, whose elements have already been deployed by Liberty Global, Bell and Comcast, creates a silicon, CPE, and cloud-agnostic approach for the curation, delivery and management of emerging residential services leveraging managed Wi-Fi.
“Consumers today demand choice when bringing products and services into their home that work best for their lifestyle, without being locked into any one ecosystem,” said Chanwoo Park, Vice President and Head of IoT Product & Service at Samsung Electronics.
“Interoperability is central to our connected living strategy and extends to our smart home devices. SmartThings Wifi, our tightly integrated mesh Wi-Fi router and smart home hub, leverages the full OpenSync framework so people can implement the Wi-Fi solutions that work best with their home. The plug-n-play compatibility of our solution with other partners adopting OpenSync delivers the best experience for consumers.”
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