Thread Group

San Ramon, CA 94583


About Thread Group

Membership with Thread Group provides practical resources to help grow the world of connected devices by joining a global ecosystem of technology innovators.


5000 Executive Parkway
Suite 302
San Ramon, CA 94583
+1 925-275-6644
+1 925-275-6691

More Info on Thread Group

The Thread Group is a not-for-profit organization responsible for the market education around the Thread networking protocol and certification of Thread products. Thread is an IP-based wireless networking protocol providing the best way to connect products in the home. With Thread, product developers and consumers can easily and securely connect more than 250 devices into a low-power, wireless mesh network.

What is Thread?

Thread is a low-power and low-latency wireless mesh networking protocol built using open and proven standards. Thread solves the complexities of the IoT, addressing challenges such as interoperability, range, security, energy, and reliability. Thread networks have no single point of failure and include the ability to self-heal. 

The Internet runs on IP. From phones, to routers, to connections across the globe, IP is how devices communicate directly with each other, regardless of what connectivity technologies they use (i.e. Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 5G and LTE). Thread brings the Internet to the Internet of Things by using the Internet’s proven, open standards to create an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) based mesh network.

Thread devices seamlessly integrate with larger IP networks and don’t need proprietary gateways or translators. This reduces infrastructure investment and complexity, removes potential points of failure and reduces maintenance burdens. Thread also securely connects devices to the cloud, making it easier to control IoT products and systems from devices such as mobile phones and tablets.

Videos & Resources

Thread Group 2023 Forecast Video Promo

In 2023, Things are Looking Up for Matter with Thread

Jan. 12, 2023
With all of the buzz surrounding Matter and its import for the IoT, we talked with the Thread Group about its outlook for 2023 in terms of Matter's market acceptance and technology...
Tech Xchange Talk Thread Group Promo

Talking Thread (and Matter) with the Thread Group

Dec. 22, 2022
What is Thread, and why does it Matter? Learn about the hottest technologies in consumer electronics and smart-home infrastructure as we discuss mesh networking with the Thread...