The OCF technologies allow your offerings to go beyond verticals
OCF is establishing a single solution that addresses interoperability across multiple vertical markets to ensure that manufacturers and developers have the greatest opportunity to maximize interoperability and increase market share. OCF brings together companies from diverse markets including automotive, consumer electronics, enterprise, healthcare, home automation, and wearables.
OCF has based their specification on standard deployed technologies like REST and Secure CoAP. By doing this, OCF has achieved a reliable, secure communication protocol with secure onboarding on a local network, or on a remote network by means of cloud services. The secure communication protocol is agnostic of both the physical layer and the application or vertical and it can be used by third parties to convey their own data models. This leaves more time to differentiate and innovate on application levels in each specific vertical domain. It also allows for the choice of which physical layers are used in deployments. If your organization wants to get a head start by adopting OCF technologies without the application level data models, please contact OCF Staff.
In addition to the OCF specifications, OCF sponsors IoTivity, the open source project that implements the OCF specifications. Having a mature open source implementation means that developers can re-use existing solutions, rather than spending time re-inventing the common infrastructure. This means developers can concentrate on the development of application of the vertical and thus speed up the adoption of what really counts: the application.