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The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry consortium for enabling devices in IoT, has announced eight new members at the Mobile World Congress taking place this week.The alliance was formed through the AllJoyn open source software project, a system that allows devices to communicate with other devices around them. The addition of the new members announcement is also aimed at strengthening the AllJoyn Framework.

The eight new members to the AllSeen Alliance include Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Domotz, Enphase Energy, General Mobile Corporation, iST, Onbrion, Online Trust Alliance and y8studio.

New alliance members will work with the AllSeen community, the world's largest open source IoT collaboration, to advance AllJoyn technology.

According to a media release, the open source AllJoyn project is known for its ability to allow devices and apps to discover and talk to one another seamlessly.

[quote] It adds that members of the AllSeen Alliance, which includes LG, Philips, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Sony bring together knowledge and technical resources to advance connected technologies.

Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at the AllSeen Alliance said: "The AllSeen Alliance is attracting new members that are committed to developing an open framework that will bring products to market that embody the vision of an open, interoperable IoT.

IoT smart home, platforms and services

The new AllSeen Alliance members represent a mix of smart home companies, Domotz, Enphase Energy and y8studio, as well as developers of IoT platform and services - General Mobile Corporation, iST, Onbrion and Online Trust Alliance.

One of the new members, Enphase Energy, is a global energy technology company which works to bring smart, connected solar energy to homes, businesses and communities, through simple energy management solutions.

Platform and services provider, Ombrion, provides middleware solutions based on open standards, that can integrated with mobile and cloud backends.

DesAutels adds: “We're seeing the IoT ecosystem rapidly converge toward a common, open model that delivers solutions, not things, to people everywhere so they can solve problems. The possibilities are endless."