We are very pleased to announce that the Thread Group has chosen Centero as the quarterly winner of their Innovation Enabler Program.
The Thread Group believes that startups can be instrumental in contributing to the innovation in the connected home space.
To address this, the Thread Group Innovation Enabler Program provides innovative young companies with the opportunity to play a role in defining the connected home through access to Thread technology and the consortium’s membership. Winners are selected quarterly, based on the creative potential of their ideas, and will receive up to 18 months of complimentary contributor-level membership to enable them to build new products using Thread technology.
Centero’s goal is to offer Thread compliant, connected medical devices that are an integral part of the in-home ecosystem of monitoring and control devices. Centero will actively participate in tailoring the Thread specification and certification program to address the requirements associated with connected medical devices.
Centero’s first connected medical product, CenLab was awarded the first place in the Google sponsored Internet of Things Innovation Award for outstanding demonstration of Internet Protocols for Smart Objects in 2014. Centero’s goal is to Thread enable and certify the CenLab Fluid Chemistry Analyzer as well as the end-to-end connected medical platform.
Designed for devices in and around the home, Thread easily and securely connects hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud using real Internet Protocols in a low-power, wireless mesh network.
The non-profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home, educating product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification.
Thread is backed by industry-leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco and Yale Security. Since opening its membership in October 2014, Thread has quickly grown to more than 110 members. For more information, please visit http://www.threadgroup.org.