Monday, July 07, 2014

Samsung, Intel, 4 others team up as Open Interconnect Consortium

The Samsung Electronics, Intel  have teamed up with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell and Wind River to form a group with to improve interoperability and to define the connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT), reports ITRealms.

Also gathered by ITRealms, would be known as Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) with the aims to redefine connection standards that will ensure interoperability of devices including Personal Computers (PCs), smartphones, wearables and industrial appliances.

A press statement endorsed by Samsung Electronics showed that "The OIC is focused on defining a common communications framework based on industry-standard technologies to wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information among personal computing and emerging IoT devices, regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider."

Further, ITRealms gathered that some of the outcome could include the specifications capable of making it simple to remotely control and receive notifications from smart home appliances or enterprise devices using securely provisioned smartphones, tablets or PCs. Possible consumer solutions include the ability to remotely control household systems to save money and conserve energy

ITRealms recalls that member companies will contribute software and engineering resources to the development of a protocol specification, open source implementation, and a certification programme, all with a view of accelerating the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Remmy Nweke

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