Alcatel-Lucent expands MotiveSmart™ device interoperability to include ARM mbed Devices

Paris, France, November 04, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced today the addition of the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform to the MotiveSmart device interoperability program. The addition further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to the Lightweight M2M standard (LWM2M) for device management in the Internet of Things environment. ARM mbed ecosystem enables device OEMs with IoT software that connects the IoT devices to web applications, enabling secure communication and device management for quickly developing and deploying enterprise applications based on open standards.

The MotiveSmart device interoperability program uses standards-based testing to verify that devices can interoperate with Alcatel-Lucent’s device management products. The program has already certified more than 15,000 devices from more than 250 manufacturers, including those added as a result of Alcatel-Lucent’s acquisition of Mformation Software Technologies, announced in September.

Mformation – a leading provider of mobile IoT security and device management technologies for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises – is also included in the LWM2M standard with its IoT device certification interoperability program.

Key facts :

  • The adoption of device management and service automation capabilities will help the IoT and M2M industry accelerate on-boarding and reduce operating costs through the use of remote device activation and bootstrapping, device configuration, troubleshooting, firmware upgrades and application lifecycle management.
  • Benefits of using LWM2M standards include:

  • Standards-based technology that delivers bandwidth efficiency, small-footprint clients, Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) providing privacy for stream-based Internet traffic, and a unified service and device management protocol.

  • Simplified approach will standardize the management of a broad range of IP-based devices, including those constrained by low battery and computing power, low memory and low operating budgets.
  • Maximum device coverage by combined with solutions from other standards organizations that target non-IP devices.

Quotes :

Yves T’joens, Vice President, Head of Product, Motive at Alcatel-Lucent, said : Our work with customers, partners and industry groups has shown us that the legacy M2M market is fragmented with diverse protocols and custom applications. Incorporating the LWM2M standard into our validation process alleviates the high development and delivery costs, inflexibility, difficult on boarding and limited scalability that exist in other M2M solutions. By adding one of the leading IoT device platforms to our validation program also addresses the growing demand for management of the vast realm of IoT, such as automotive, smart energy and smart city applications.”

Simon Ford, Vice President of Products, IoT Business, ARM, said : “The ARM mbed IoT Device Platform is designed to enable developers and device manufacturers to quickly deploy IoT solutions at scale. The MotiveSmart program is a logical fit with this technology as interoperability is a key factor as the IoT grows. With Alcatel-Lucent’s device management platforms in a number of operator networks worldwide, the use of mbed makes it easier for device manufacturers developing with mbed to deploy enterprise applications and have their devices certified on carrier networks.”

Alcatel-Lucent will be demonstrating this functionality in the mbed Zone as part of TechCon 2015, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California November 10-12, 2015.

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