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

Source: IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop 2016 | Internet Architecture Board

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

08. June 2015 · Comments Off on Could Microsoft’s biggest Windows 10 feature be AllJoyn powered interoperability? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The new, more open Microsoft has been implementing support for a lot of popular cross platform and open source technologies previously held at a distance by Redmond. Recently we’ve heard of support for open source projects like Node.js and SSH.But last November, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would work with a new technology called AllJoyn and this led Time magazine to speculate that it could be the biggest secret Windows 10 feature.

Source: Could Microsoft’s biggest Windows 10 feature be AllJoyn powered interoperability?

07. June 2015 · Comments Off on IoT Alliance Between Open Interconnect Consortium and Industrial Internet Consortium · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A recent press release announcing the strategic alliance agreement between the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) serves to underscore the idea that more open collaboration is necessary to develop the kind of interoperability necessary to ensure the success of the Internet of Things.

Source: IoT Alliance Between Open Interconnect Consortium and Industrial Internet Consortium | OpenStand

09. March 2015 · Comments Off on Bluetooth Group to Set Course for Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formation of the Bluetooth® Smart Mesh Working Group. This working group will develop standardized mesh networking capability for Bluetooth Smart technology. As more Bluetooth Smart sensors are used in the home, mesh networking will become an important component to ensure Bluetooth-enabled HVAC systems, smart locks, lights, and appliances work together in the smart home.

“The Bluetooth SIG is very good at standardizing its technology and creating platforms that ensure product interoperability, while allowing members the flexibility to innovate,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Our members are extremely interested in mesh networking, not just for the smart home, but for every vertical using Bluetooth Smart. Given the sheer number of companies coming into the working group, this is clearly a priority for our members.”

via March 6, 2015: Bluetooth Group to Set Course for Home Automation | 2015-03-06 | ACHRNEWS.

12. February 2015 · Comments Off on Ecosystem-driven design of in-home terminals based on open platform for the Internet-of-Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In-home healthcare services based on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) have great business potentials. To turn it into reality, a business ecosystem should be established first. Technical solutions should therefore aim for a cooperative ecosystem by meeting the interoperability, security, and system integration requirements.

via IEEE Xplore Abstract – Ecosystem-driven design of in-home terminals based on open platform for the Internet-of-Things.

22. January 2015 · Comments Off on Icontrol To Certify Lowe’s Iris Home-Automation Devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Icontrol Networks, whose home-automation platform is used by North American cable-TV providers, will begin early this year to certify many Lowe’s Iris smart-home devices for interoperability with Icontrol-powered home-automation systems.

Lowe’s will also help consumers determine product capability by featuring the OpenHome brand mark online and in stores. An in-aisle electronic display will also help customers sort products by OpenHome device compatibility and the service providers they work with. Consumers can also use the co-branded OpenHome website to research compatible products.

via Icontrol To Certify Lowe’s Iris Home-Automation Devices | http://www.twice.com.