Thread is the future of wireless mesh networking, and it is poised to become a pivotal technology for connecting “things” to the Internet. “Things” can be loosely defined as power-sensitive, space-constrained sensor systems. Thread uniquely serves the specific needs of the wirelessly Connected Home. It fills a critical technology gap in the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing a low-power, secure and scalable IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol based on proven standards.
Frans Lutz & Mark Korsloot, Alcom Electronics