Global Standards for M2M claimed
M2M industry group, oneM2M, has just announced its Release 1 standards release. The initiative, it claims, will form the foundation for the Internet of Things. (www.onem2m.org/release1), The release is an arrangement of mostly existing standards, melded into a framework (as uber standards increasingly are today). The framework is the result of contributions of the more than 200 member companies and ropes in the work of 7 ICT standards bodies.
The standards cover such things as architecture, API specifications, security solutions and mapping to common industry protocols such as CoAP, MQTT and HTTP. oneM2M Release 1 also makes use of OMA and Broadband Forum specifications for Device Management capabilities.
“Release 1 utilises well-proven protocols to allow applications across industry segments to communicate with each other as never before – not only moving M2M forward but actually enabling the Internet of Things,” said Dr Omar Elloumi, Head of M2M and Smart Grid Standards at Alcatel-Lucent and oneM2M Technical Plenary Chair.
“Having such a set of specifications working together at the service layer to truly stitch M2M together will allow service providers to support applications and services across a range of industries. This opens up a whole new world – a future of seamless interaction to transform the way we all work and play in the future.
“The horizontal service platform we have created is already usable over several underlying transport technologies, such as Wi-Fi, fixed-line, and cellular. This reduces the complexity for the M2M application developer, allows lower CAPEX and OPEX for the service providers and creates a world where ultimately people will interact more seamlessly with other people and machines in their daily lives,” he added.
oneM2M has also published a white paper (www.onem2m.org/whitepaper) which provides an overview of the issues facing the M2M and IoT market and how oneM2M will contribute to solving them.