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OneM2M IoT Standard Released

March 21, 2016 By Molly White in

A new OneM2M IoT standard aims to address issues pertinent to how Internet of Things devices communicate with one another. OneM2M is a global IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications standards development organization based in Sophie Antipolis, France. On March 15, OneM2M released OneM2M Release 1, which sets standards and functional requirements for IoT/M2M architecture, application programming interfaces (APIs), security solutions and mapping to common industry protocols, such as CoAP, MQTT and HTTP. The release is an update to an earlier version of OneM2M’s IoT/M2M interoperability specifications. 

The OneM2M IoT Standard

Released one year after initial publication based on feedback and the results from OneM2M’s first Interop event held last year, the revised Release 1 specs move industry participants nearer the goal of creating an open, global standard for building and interconnecting IoT/M2M platforms, the industry coalition highlights in a news release.

OneM2M Release 1 has already been used to interconnect smart devices, equipment and build IoT/M2M platforms by service providers in South Korea, Asia and Europe participating in Smart City and transportation development projects, OneM2M notes.

“OneM2M enables interoperability across IoT applications regardless of the underlying technology used,” Dr. Nokia’s Omar Elloumi, oneM2M’s Technical Plenary Chair, pointed out. “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.

” Looking ahead, OneM2M continues to work on Release 2, which it expects will be completed by the middle of this year. OneM2M Release 2 is to include improved security, home and industrial domain deployments, semantic interoperability and the ability to interconnect popular IoT device ecosystems, such as those of the AllSeen Alliance, OCF and OMA LightWeightM2M.

IoT project tenders now explicitly require proposals to incorporate OneM2M standards compliance, a significant achievement. ¨The impending Release 2 will respond to a critical need as service providers and application developers tackle connectivity demand across industries and across platforms,” Eloumi added.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has fired the imagination of the media and public, as well as scientists and technologists. Recently released analysis from Future Markets Insights predicts IoT market revenues will reach $16.7 billion by 2020.