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AllSeen Alliance Announces Sony as Premier Member

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/02/14 -- The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open source project, announced Sony Corporation as the newest AllSeen Alliance Premier Member. Sony joins 10 Premier Members -- Electrolux, Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link -- and 53 Community Members united to overcome the interoperability challenges that impede the Internet of Things.

AllSeen Alliance represents the largest group of companies ever assembled to advance universal connectivity among a disparate range of objects and devices in homes and businesses. Alliance members are working to advance the Internet of Everything by collaborating on a universal software framework, based on AllJoyn open source code. AllJoyn allows discovery and interoperability among devices and objects regardless of brand, operating system and other infrastructure considerations.

Sony continues to demonstrate its support of open source development through the creation of products and solutions that provide consumers and businesses a seamless and connected experience. As a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications and information technology products, Sony brings to the AllSeen Alliance a shared vision for the Internet of Everything through the creation of a common, interoperable platform.

"Open source provides the unique ability to collaborate across company lines to advance technologies and enable change. The only way to build the future of ubiquitously connected devices is by working together," said Liat Ben-Zur, chairwoman of the AllSeen Alliance. "We're excited to welcome Sony to this thriving community, and look forward to their contributions to the AllJoyn open source project."

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $75 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

"Developing and progressing the Internet of Everything ecosystem is essential for us to broaden and enrich our customers' everyday experiences. And this is an area where we at Sony are focused on delivering satisfying and exciting experiences to our customers. The biggest challenge is connecting everything seamlessly, and we believe that by joining the AllSeen Alliance with which we share the same philosophy, we can strive to deliver these experiences together," said Hideyuki Furumi, President of UX, Product Strategy, Sales & Marketing Group, Sony Corporation.

AllSeen Alliance members, Electrolux, Haier, Harman, HTC, LG, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Silicon Image, Sony, TP-Link and Vestel will be at IFA in Berlin Sept. 5-9 where some will demonstrate AllJoyn-enabled technologies. For more information, contact info@allseenalliance.org.

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 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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Trademarks: AllJoyn is a trademark of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.


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