2020 saw many exciting new ventures and initiatives for Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). From launching the Universal Cloud Interface (UCI) certification program, to being the first IoT standards body to offer end-to-end encryption, OCF is proud to lead the IoT community in addressing today’s issues head on. To learn more about OCF’s 2020 activities, read the Year in Review blog.
A core pillar in OCF’s work is industry and member collaboration all around the world. This includes the important work being done by our Regional Forums. Based in China, Korea and India, these Regional Forums advance OCF technology in IoT communities across the globe, increasing interoperability and security regardless of their form factors, operation systems, service providers or transports.
Below are a few of the Regional Forums’ exciting activities and events from 2020:
- Early in 2020, the OCF China Forum released both text and audio translations of an OCF introduction in Chinese. These resources are available on the China Forum site.
- In December, the China Regional Forum translated the OCF Core Specification 2.2.1 for ease of use. The full translation can be found here.
- OCF China Forum member, Haier Technology, certified their UCI cloud platform, making it an industry leader in cloud-to-cloud connectivity.
- The China Regional Forum also launched a new comprehensive site for the Forum. Those interested in learning more about the Forum and its mission can visit OCFChinaForum.cn.
- Late last year, Korea’s Land and Housing Corporation (LH) selected OCF as the IoT communications standard for smart homes and private construction companies, solving compatibility and versatility issues between devices. Learn more about this significant partnership here.
- In October 2020, Samsung certified their UCI-based Samsung Cloud platform, expanding the OCF device ecosystem. A full list of certified products, including UCI cloud platforms, can be found on the OCF Certified Product Registry.
- Throughout 2020, the OCF India Forum held and attended major events, including an IoTivity Workshop at IoTShow in February, an OCF Awareness webinar, presentation and demo for Universities in July, the OCF India Virtual Summit in collaboration with NASSCOM in October, and the Smart Home and the New Normal webinar with Cascoda and Futuresource Consulting. Video from the OCF India Virtual Summit can be found on the OCF YouTube and the Smart Homes and the New Normal webinar video and presentation is available for download on the OCF site.
- As part of the continued collaboration efforts of OCF members around the world, the India Regional Forum partnered with the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) Governing Council to begin join work on the OCF OneM2M bi-directional bridge and spoke on the importance of standards & open source at the IEEE ANTS conference in December.
- In addition to the liaison created and work done with TSDSI, the OCF India Forum also continued its collaboration efforts with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and LITD 27 to adopt OCF specification 1.0 as part of national Indian standards.
From connectivity and security, to all-important industry collaboration, OCF and its Regional Forums hope to continue addressing the needs of the IoT community. We are proud of the work that has been done in the last year and are excited for what is to come.
Interested in joining OCF and its Regional Forums? Visit the OCF membership page and join today.