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AllSeen Alliance Launches Open Source AllJoyn IoT Gateway Agent
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AllSeen Alliance Launches Open Source AllJoyn IoT Gateway Agent



Richard Harris Richard Harris in IoT Monday, January 12, 2015
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The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration created to advance the Internet of Everything (IoT) through the AllJoyn open source software project, has released the AllJoyn Gateway Agent, an extension of the AllJoyn framework that delivers remote access, device management and fine-grained security and privacy control.

The Alliance is an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology. The nonprofit open source consortium is dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the IoT with an open, universal development framework that with a supported ecosystem and technical community. 

The Alliance is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. 

The Alliance promotes the AllJoyn platform as a secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework which 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.

The addition of the AllJoyn Gateway Agent gives consumers, service providers and device OEMs a secure way to connect to and manage AllJoyn-enabled devices and applications from external networks or cloud-based services.

Key Features of the AllJoyn Gateway Agent include:

- Remote access and management: Provides a standard and secure method for connecting local AllJoyn devices and applications to one or more external services through which users and service providers can access and manage AllJoyn-enabled devices and applications.

- Security and data privacy: AllJoyn’s end-to-end encryption keeps communications secure. Fine-grained controls let users decide which AllJoyn enabled devices and applications have access to and from user-approved cloud-based services.

- Interoperability: A standard API extends the interoperability already provided by AllJoyn to embrace external networks and remote services, by supporting plug-in protocol connectors into a standard AllJoyn Gateway Agent API enabling secure internetworking to cloud services, PAN and wireless technologies (including Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave) and other networks.

- Supports open standards: Connectors provide connectivity, interaction and integration over a variety of protocols including using REST, XMPP, MQTT and TR-069.

The AllJoyn Gateway Agent can be installed on Linux or OpenWRT based WiFi routers, automation hubs and other devices to provide connectivity, interaction and integration over a variety of protocols. It supports persistent remote connections without a special firewall or port settings.

This AllJoyn Gateway Agentrelease is included within the “Designed for AllSeen” Compliance and Certification program which offers certified products that guarantee seamless, out-of-the-box interoperability.


Read more: https://wiki.allseenalliance.org/gateway/gatewayag...