OneM2M updates global specs to target interworking

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OneM2M, the standards initiative for M2M and Internet of Things technology, has updated its Release 1 global specifications to enable greater interworking and interconnect.

The updated standards span requirements, architecture, APIs, security and industry protocol mapping to the likes of HTTP, CoAP, and MQTT.

OneM2M, which comprises more than 200 member companies, eight ICT standards bodies, and six industry consortia, said the latest version of the specifications will help service providers to bring together a range of different IoT devices, technologies and applications. It updates the original version of the specifications, which was published a year ago.

Dr. Omar Elloumi, oneM2M’s Technical Plenary Chair, said: “oneM2M enables interoperability across IoT applications regardless of the underlying technology used. This reduces the complexity for the application developer and lowers CAPEX and OPEX for service providers.

“Most importantly, the updated standard presents the industry with the first scalable and future-proof platform upon which it can invest and develop IoT applications, without fear of vendor lock-in or needing to commit to one connectivity technology.”

The alliance is now turning its attention to the second release of its specifications, which will be published by June. It will focus on security, home and industry domain deployments, interoperability and interworking with ecosystems including AllSeen Alliance, OCF and OMA LightWeightM2M.

It said its aim is to build one common interworking platform for the Internet of Things.

Elloumi added: “Tenders now explicitly require that oneM2M be incorporated in deployments; the first release and the impending Release 2 will respond to a critical need as service providers and application developers tackle connectivity demand across industries and across platforms."