Laplink Joins Open Interconnect Consortium

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Laplink Software joins technology industry leaders Intel, Samsung, Cisco and others in defining how to connect billions of devices.

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As a leader in PC migration and connectivity, we are looking forward to participating and offering insights on how to optimize the Internet of Things and bring new applications and technologies to market.

Today, Laplink Software announced that they have joined 31 other companies in the Open Interconnect Consortium.

A non-profit organization founded by leaders of technology, the Open Interconnect Consortium aims to define connectivity requirements and ensure interoperability of the billions of devices that will be a part of the Internet of Things.

“Laplink is proud to join so many technology leaders in the Open Interconnect Consortium,” stated Laplink’s CEO, Thomas Koll. “As a leader in PC migration and connectivity, we are looking forward to participating and offering insights on how to optimize the Internet of Things and bring new applications and technologies to market.”

The Open Interconnect Consortium focuses on openness and participation, encouraging companies from a broad range of technological sectors to work together cooperatively. Each member of the Open Interconnect Consortium is committed to providing a standard across these sectors to face challenges emerging from the Internet of Things.

“Samsung welcomes our newest Open Interconnect Consortium members to help usher in a new era of seamless and scalable connectivity for the billions of devices that make up the Internet of Things,” a spokesman for Samsung stated. “We believe an interoperable communication standard, that works across all consumer electronics device categories, is important not only to our business and customers, but critical to the growth of the entire industry.”

By the end of 2020, it is expected that the base of the Internet of Things will be comprised of 212 billion “things” – this will include 30.1 billion “connected things.” Today, all of these devices are connected to one another through often incompatible means. In order to prepare for the vast number of devices accessing and connecting the Internet of Things, this process must be streamlined.

The Open Interconnect Consortium is still recruiting. To learn more about the Open Interconnect Consortium and the Internet of Things, visit http://www.openinterconnect.org.

About Laplink Software, Inc.

For over 30 years, Laplink has been the leader in providing software used for PC migration, remote access, file transfer, and synchronization. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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