Thread Group

  • 2014
    United States
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
    Open Membership
    Open website
  • Mission

    Thread was designed with one goal in mind: to create the very best way to connect & control products in the home. The Thread Group's mission is to focus on education, marketing, promotion of the Thread Networking Protocol, and ensuring a great experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification.


    Built on open standards and IPv6/6LoWPAN protocols, Thread’s approach to wireless networking offers numerous technological advantages, including a secure and reliable mesh network with no single point of failure, simple connectivity and low power. All Thread networks are easy to set up and secure to use with banking-class encryption to close security holes that exist in other wireless protocols.

    Thread’s powerful technology addresses the need for a better way to connect products in the home. Users can simply and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and to the cloud using proven Internet Protocols in a low-power, wireless mesh network.

    Thread is backed by innovative, leading brands that are defining the connected home lifestyle. The technology supports a wide variety of products from home appliances to climate control, lighting, safety and security systems. When customers purchase products bearing the “BUILT ON THREAD; logo they can rest assured that devices have undergone rigorous testing and certification to ensure they connect effortlessly and securely.
  • Current Board Members

    President, Grant Erickson, Principal Software Engineer Nest Labs

    Vice President of Technology, Skip Ashton, Vice President of Software Silicon Labs

    Vice President of Marketing, Sujata Neidig, Business Development Manager NXP

    Secretary, Bill Curtis, Lead Strategist for the Internet of Things ARM

    Treasurer, Kevin Kraus, Director Product Management of Residential EAC Yale Residential
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