From our internet router, going through our smartphone or all connections beyond the world, the Internet Protocol (IP) is the protocol which today allows products to communicate together, whatever the technology.
Thread allows wireless products with low energy consumption to connect to IP. Connections between devices in smart home or building are multiplying, they connect to smartphones, tablets and computers which control Thread network. Thread products don’t need proprietary gateways to connect to other products, they are interoperable. The advantage: reduced needs in infrastructures and reduced investments, less potential failure points and less maintenance.
No need to have Thread on your smartphone to connect to your products, because those devices are using the same IP network. It facilitates products connections to personal objects such as smartphone or tablets. Products using other technologies can interact with Thread products through a hub or a home automation gateway.