Electrolux announced it has joined the AllSeen Alliance, the Internet of Everything open-source project, as a Premier member. The Alliance includes consumer electronics manufacturers, appliance makers, service providers, retailers, automotive and enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, developers and chipset manufacturers. Electrolux joins Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link. “Electrolux strongly believes that this technology, where appliances communicate with each other, with consumers and with other devices, offers a great potential to develop products and services that improve how we cook our food and clean our homes. For instance, we are working on solutions for smarter cooking, which will leverage our professional capabilities to help people achieve great tasting food with minimum effort”, said Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer, Electrolux (in the picture). AllSeen Alliance members are working to advance the Internet of Everything’s promise to seamlessly connect devices in businesses and homes by collaboratively building out an open source software framework, called AllJoyn. The members believe widespread adoption of the Internet of Everything is dependent on allowing disparate devices to autonomously discover and interact with nearby products regardless of their underlying proprietary technology or communications protocols. “We’ve said from the beginning that only a pan-industry effort using open source and collaboration can advance the technology required to build a truly connected world”, said Liat Ben-Zur, chairman of the AllSeen Alliance.