ATIS, OCF Collaborate on IoT Standards
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | Comments

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote technical interworking between OCF and internet of things (IoT) standards.

ATIS brings together the leading information and communications technology companies to advance the industry's business imperatives, and OCF is one of the largest industrial connectivity standards organization for IoT. Under the MoU, ATIS and OCF members will cooperate to develop an open source implementation of an interworking proxy as a pivotal step in facilitating seamless user access to a wide range of IoT services for commercial products through use of the oneM2M global standards.

OCF and oneM2M have developed harmonized standards to permit seamless interworking between oneM2M and OCF environments. This provides a standardized way to create interoperable IoT systems that can address both local and wide-area network scenarios.

ATIS is a oneM2M founding partner and has worked to advance adoption of oneM2M standards for the IoT since the organization's beginnings. As part of this work, ATIS has released the OS-IoT software library, which provides developers with a toolkit to access oneM2M capabilities. OS-IoT is a critical resource in helping to boost oneM2M adoption for smart devices and other embedded lightweight applications. The ATIS OS-IoT library has been selected to support the oneM2M functionality in the collaboratively developed interworking proxy.

While the starting point for the ATIS-OCF collaboration is based on ATIS' OS-IoT open source implementation of oneM2M standards, the two organizations' joint work will expand from there. ATIS and OCF are already in advanced planning to address interoperability concerns including IoT cybersecurity across ecosystems.

"The agreement with OCF reflects ATIS' commitment to standards to advance the Internet of Things in the broadest sense," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "Standardization and interoperability are vital to ensuring the success and security of IoT solutions in sectors spanning telemedicine, the automotive sector, home automation and more. ATIS is excited to enter into a collaboration that is sure to advance commercial IoT applications in so many industries."

"The internet of things continues to extend its reach across consumer, enterprise and industrial applications — driving the need for a foundation of seamless and secure IoT connectivity," said John Park, OCF executive director. "In joining with ATIS, we are excited to be making a significant stride toward ensuring IoT standardization and interoperability in the commercial IoT space to support consumer-simple, enterprise-friendly IoT solutions."

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