International expert organization DEKRA has become the only authorized testing laboratory in Europe for the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The OCF focuses on the development of a standard specification and certification program to address the challenges of the Internet of Things. Devices bearing the ‘OCF Certified’ logo have passed rigorous interoperability certification requirements…. [Read More]
By Kim Lewis, Marketing Communications Work Group Chair for Open Connectivity Foundation.
Established as Europe’s go-to consumer electronics conference, Berlin’s IFA 2017 set the stage for the next generation of our increasingly connected digital lives. This year’s event took place earlier this month and featured more than 1,800 exhibitors from companies like, Samsung and LG. From smart home appliances to drones and wearables, the event showed off the latest and greatest consumer technologies set to enter the market in the coming months.
By David G. Brenner, Smart Home Business Development, Intel Corporation
As the trend toward the Internet of Things and more connected devices in the house continues to accelerate, it’s not just consumers who are trying to understand how to make their devices work together in order to really make their homes smarter. Service providers, Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) and government organizations are also hard at work to understand how to work with and leverage this new technology, and bring new services and capabilities to their customers and subscribers.
IoT consortium and mobile service enabler standards body collaborate on wireless connectivity and device management.
BEAVERTON, OR and SAN DIEGO, CA – September 6, 2017 – The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), the leading industry forum for developing mobile service enablers, today announced a liaison agreement for working on device management for IoT. This agreement will explore collaboration involving OMA’s LightweightM2M (LwM2M) standard, a device management protocol designed for sensor networks and the demands of a machine-to-machine (M2M) environment, with OCF Specifications.
Today, more and more Americans are weighing their options as they grow older and choosing to stay home, or “age in place,” as opposed to moving to a retirement or assisted living community. According to the American Society on Aging, U.S. Census Bureau data shows that much of this is fueled by the fact that more Boomers own their own homes (roughly 78 percent in 2016 compared with 68 percent in 1971). Coupled with the increased home ownership, many “Baby Boomers” have access to services that make aging in place an attractive option.