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.”
“Over the last few decades, the needs of the consumers shifted from Internet connectivity in order to be productive, to performance for uninterrupted entertainment and around the clock social engagement,” said Fahri Diner, co-founder and CEO of Plume. “Driven by the influx of smart devices flowing into our homes, the next decade is all about personalisation and cross-platform experiences,” Diner continued. “As the scales move from millions of homes, to billions of people, to trillions of devices, we believe that carefully managed unlicensed spectrum and truly open frameworks become fundamental pre-requisites. This was the primary motivation behind our decision to open source our widely deployed innovations.”