The AllSeen Alliance announced the Home Appliances and Entertainment (HAE) Service Framework, a standard AllJoyn-based interface for controlling and monitoring smart appliances and entertainment devices in the home. Major contributors to the HAE Service Framework include Electrolux, Haier, Honeywell, LG Electronics, Lowe’s, Panasonic, Sharp and Sony. These members have identified a minimum set of operations across devices to enable control and monitoring capabilities regardless of vendor. The HAE Service Framework will allow devices such as air conditioners, air purifiers, air quality monitors, ovens, refrigerators, robot vacuums, washers and TVs to be controlled by a common set of interfaces so that users can achieve a seamless and uniform experience across manufacturer and brand of their home appliances or devices. “We need a common, open technology like AllJoyn in order to provide a truly connected experience for consumers – commented VP Taeg-il Cho, Head of Creative Innovation Center, LG Electronics -. For devices like LG webOS TV to interact seamlessly with an Electrolux oven or Panasonic washer, we must all build upon a common framework. The HAE Service Framework enables us to collaborate with other companies in the smart home space and work together to overcome existing interoperability issues”.