Global Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M standards body oneM2M has published updated versions of its Release 1 global specifications allowing for IoT networking and creating a platform for connecting devices and applications.
The specifications incorporate enhancements based on early implementations and feedback from oneM2M’s first Interop event held in 2015. The standards cover architecture, API specifications, security solutions and mapping to common industry protocols such as CoAP, MQTT and HTTP.
By taking ahead protocols that allow applications across industry segments to communicate with each other, the updated standard enables service providers to integrate different IoT devices, technologies and applications in order to provide services across a range of industries.
Dr. Omar Elloumi, of Nokia, and oneM2M’s technical plenary chair, said: “oneM2M enables interoperability across IoT applications regardless of the underlying technology used. This reduces the complexity for the application developer and lowers CAPEX and OPEX for service providers. Most importantly, the updated standard presents the industry with the first scalable and future-proof platform upon which it can invest and develop IoT applications, without fear of vendor lock-in or needing to commit to one connectivity technology.”
The oneM2M global alliance is now working on the second release of its specifications, which it expects to complete by mid-2016. The updated standard will also feature improved security, features for home domain and industrial domain deployment, semantic interoperability, and interworking with popular IoT device ecosystems such as AllSeen Alliance, OCF and OMA LightWeightM2M. These features meet the requirement of developers who are looking for a single, unified interworking platform technology for the Internet of Things.
Elloumi added: “Tenders now explicitly require that oneM2M be incorporated in deployments; the first release and the impending Release 2 will respond to a critical need as service providers and application developers tackle connectivity demand across industries and across platforms.”
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