08. December 2015 · Comments Off on IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop 2016  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), interoperability becomes more and more important. Standards-developing organizations have done a tremendous amount of work to standardize protocols to simplify implementation and to lower the cost of IoT products. As a result, new protocols were developed, existing protocols were combined in new ways, and lightweight profiles were defined. At the application layer, interoperability is not yet mature; the work on data formats (in the form of data models an

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24. September 2015 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Announces Annual Conference to be Held in New Orleans, Louisiana · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-led consortium that securely accelerates and advances Grid Modernization through interoperability, today announced that they are holding their Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana at the InterContinental Hotel.With 300 attendees expected and speaker program comprised of utility, vendor, and industry senior executives, the SGIP 2015 Annual Conference promises to be filled with the latest in grid modernization and networking opportunities for non-members, members and guests to connect and collaborate. Included in the conference is an exclusive Vendor Expo where vendor, utility and technology partners will demonstrate the interoperability of grid devices and their progress on collaborative microgrid projects.

Source: Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Announces Annual Conference to be Held in New Orleans, Louisiana – EIN News

21. September 2015 · Comments Off on 15 Innovators to Watch Out for in the Smart Home Market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the market for smart home safety and security systems estimated to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 77% by 2019, existing electronics giants are jostling with a raft of innovative start-ups for a slice of what remains an embryonic sector. Below are some companies to watch as the industry tackles multiple challenges, not least interoperability and cyber security.

Source: 15 Innovators to Watch Out for in the Smart Home Market

17. July 2015 · Comments Off on Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Thread Group (www.threadgroup.org) today announced the release of Thread, the new IP-based wireless networking protocol designed for low-power connected products in the home. Starting today, product developers who are members of the Thread Group can access Thread technical specifications and documentation to build Thread-compliant products.”Thread was designed to be the foundation of the Internet of Things in the home by allowing developers and consumers to easily and securely connect hundreds of devices within a low-power, wireless mesh network,” said Chris Boross, president, Thread Group. “In the nine months since opening membership, more than 160 companies have joined the Thread Group, and now the group is launching the Thread technical specification, which has now completed extensive interoperability testing. Today’s announcement means that Thread products are on the way and will be in customers’ hands very shortly. I’m excited to see what kinds of products and experiences Thread developers will build.”

Source: Thread Wireless Networking Protocol Now Available

03. July 2015 · Comments Off on Wide Area Network for IoT Gets Protocol Standard · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The LoRa Alliance has released an open protocol standard for IoT systems communicating over wide-area wireless networks in unlicensed frequency bands: LoRaWAN R1.0. LoRa is a proprietary spread-spectrum modulation and forward error correction scheme developed by SemTech that is able to communicate low-data-rate traffic over a 2-20 km range using very low power. The LoRa Alliance, formed earlier this year, aims to promote the use of the technology by establishing communications standards and certifying interoperability among devices.

Source: Wide Area Network for IoT Gets Protocol Standard | EE Times