With the widespread commercial availability of connected devices over the past few years, it’s safe to say the Internet of Things has officially gone mainstream. You may not be aware, however, that the concept of machines communicating with one another via the internet has been around for a while.
IoTivity, the open-source implementation of Open Connectivity Foundation’s specifications, provides the framework to connect and expand the growing Internet of Things.
The project – a partnership between OCF and the Linux Foundation – brings together the open-source community to accelerate development of the framework and services required to make sure IoT devices can connect securely to the internet and each other. Essentially, IoTivity provides a common language for these devices, enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity. And with billions more connected devices expected to come online by 2020, the need for this common language is crucial.
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Evidence of the explosive growth of the Internet of Things is all around us. In our homes, vehicles, and workplaces, connected devices assist us with daily tasks and generally make our lives easier. But unlocking the full potential of the Internet of Things presents several challenges that the Open Connectivity Foundation is working to address.
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.