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Thread releases IoT protocol spec for developers building connected home products

Margi Murphy | July 20, 2015
Thread says first products that follow its IoT protocol will ship late this year.

It also boasts a secure encrypted network that it describes as "banking class" and closes "identified security holes found in other wireless protocols."

Perhaps most importantly, its low power credentials will boost its adoption by consumers. The firm said that existing 802.15.4 wireless devices would be able to run Thread with just a software update.

 

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