Source: „Apparently, regular Internet networking protocols aren't enough for the Internet of Things. Today yet another group emerged, promising to deliver an improved experience for the Internet of Things with yet another new protocol effort.
Thread will leverage a number of existing standards, including IEEE 802.15.4, IETF IPv6 and 6LoWPAN. Thread's backers define it as an IPv6 networking protocol designed for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks. Thread is already being used inside of Nest-based devices today. Nest Labs makes Wi-Fi enabled thermostats and smoke detectors and was recently acquired by Google in a deal valued at $3.2 Billion.”