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Multi-Vendor Interoperability Event Validates oneM2M Standard for IoT
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Sophia Antipolis, France (September 23, 2015) - oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), recently held an interoperability testing event - an important milestone to validate interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the oneM2M Release 1 Specifications.
oneM2M partners ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) co-hosted the event at the ETSI headquarters, in Sophia-Antipolis, France from 14 to 16 September 2015, with support from the European Commission.
Twenty nine (29) organizations and companies came together to test their equipment against each other. The result was a resounding success: the participants successfully demonstrated interoperability of their oneM2M implementations across a number of different use cases. Participants also fed back clarifications and enhancements to the oneM2M specifications – another important outcome.
Dr. Enrico Scarrone of Telecom Italia, vice-chairman of oneM2M’s Steering Committee, stated: “With this successful event attracting so many companies, we have demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability which is so important for IoT service providers.”
Dr. Omar Elloumi of Alcatel Lucent, oneM2M’s Technical Plenary Chair explains: “The industry is juggling between several IoT technologies, trying to guess which one will dominate. oneM2M doesn’t aim to pick winners. Our Release 2 specifications, currently under development, provide an interworking framework across IoT protocols, including OMA’s LightWeight M2M, AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), preserving the investments already made in each. This is the ‘missing link’ which will help accelerate IoT deployments.”
Prof. JaeSeung Song of Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), oneM2M’s Test Working Group Chair, outlined plans for future events: “With high demand from many vendors worldwide, oneM2M plans to hold two interoperability events per year. The next interoperability event will be held May 2015 in Korea, also co-hosted by TTA and ETSI.”
Participants at this first oneM2M Interoperability Test Event included: Actility, ANRITSU, Cisco Systems, eDevice, EGM – eglobalmarket, ETRI - Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Fraunhofer FOKUS, FSCOM, HandySoft, HERIT Corporation, HP, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, III - Institute for Information Industry, InterDigital Communications, KEPCO - Korea Electric Power Corporation, KETI - Korea Electronics Technology Institute, KT, LAAS-CNRS, Modacom, LG U+, nTels, NTT - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Qualcomm Germany, Radisys, Ricoh, Sierra Telecom, TTA - Telecommunications Technology Association, TTC - Telecommunications Technology Committee.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, is a founding member of the oneM2M initiative. Visit www.onem2m.org for more information on this global initiative.
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, Continua Alliance, GlobalPlatform, HGI, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.
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