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Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What Is Thread?

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 18, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.


Thread is an IPv6-based, closed-documentation, royalty-free[networking protocol for IoT smart home automation devices. Thread works on a local wireless mesh network and was designed to connect and control products in the home.

Most of today’s technologies rely on a single device to communicate with products around the home. If that device fails, then the whole network goes down. Since many devices in the home need to stay connected 24/7, they end up draining battery life quickly. Today’s technologies can also be challenging to set up. 

Designed to be user-friendly, support a wide variety of products for the home and be energy efficient, Thread is being used in appliances, access and climate control, energy management, lighting, safety, and security.


Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread_(network_protocol)


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 18, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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