Singapore, Asia – 29th March 2017 – The growing billions of connected devices should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things standards body, is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project (IoTivity) to achieve that goal. Today, the OCF is announcing a collaboration with the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) to promote the adoption of this specification to small and medium-sized enterprises and startups in the Singapore Smart Nation ecosystem and to help companies understand and adopt the specifications in their design strategies.
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Open Connectivity Foundation and Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association Announce Collaboration Framework in Singapore
Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to creating an open standard and enabling an open source community to accelerate the creation of a framework of broad scale, interoperable IoT devices through a wide range of resources.
By offering these diverse Open Source projects, OCF enables manufacturers and developers to implement the full operating potential of IoT and create a connected ecosystem.
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Interview with Olivier Carmona, Member of the Board of Directors of the Open Connectivity Foundation
Olivier Carmona is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Connectivity Foundation and is Director of Business Development at AwoX. Speaking to LANline, he talks about the issues facing manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and explains what plans the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is currently pursuing as the largest organization for standard industrial specifications.
LANline: The Internet of Things is expanding into more and more areas. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is committed to unlocking the massive capabilities of the IoT. How many members does the OFC have and with which problems are they confronted?
Carmona: The promise of the Internet of Things is based on the ability of devices to communicate with each other. Today, however, device manufacturers are faced with fragmented ecosystems, each using a different protocol. Therefore, device manufacturers either limit their market or increase their costs as they have to evolve across multiple ecosystems. In addition, when buying a consumer, they are faced with deciding whether the desired products are compatible with the current ecosystem, or finding ways to integrate their devices into the network, and try to independently resolve interoperability issues. Our more than 400 members strive to solve these challenges.
Read the full interview conducted by Timo Scheibe via LANline here.
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The market for connected “smart” devices for the home and automobiles is expanding and its momentum is likely to increase throughout 2017 and beyond. Industry research firm Forrester predicts this growth will come both from IoT devices replacing existing products in consumers’ homes and from new categories of devices, with the latter driving the fastest growth. We are already seeing evidence of this trend. Indeed, some 68 percent of CES attendees polled by OCF reported that they already owned three or more connected devices, while 80 percent said they were evaluating devices and planned to make a purchasing decision within the next six months.