Thread is a simplified IPv6-based mesh networking protocol developed by industry leading technology companies for connecting products around the home to each other, to the internet and to the cloud. Thread is simple to install, highly secure and scalable to hundreds of devices. Thread is developed on low-cost, low-power 802.15.4 chipsets. Millions of products that are already in use today will simply require a software update to be Thread-enabled.
The Thread group was established to educate and promote the Thread networking protocol and develop a rigorous, comprehensive certification program for Thread products. This certification program will ensure Thread products are truly interoperable and fully satisfy consumer expectations.
NXP is a leader in the Internet of Things evolution happening now. Thread will become a key technology for connecting devices in the home to the internet and mobile devices. NXP is a founding member of Thread and the Thread Group.
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