The EnOcean Alliance and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced Oct. 6 that they have reached an agreement on a collaborative effort to deliver interoperable connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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The partnership will integrate EnOcean’s energy-friendly wireless sensors with the OIC specification.
Furthermore, OIC’s common connectivity framework, which works across and between IoT vertical segments, will allow companies to bring their products to market in a simpler, and quicker fashion. The consortium’s standard doesn’t use a singular solution: rather it provides a collective solution for IoT in smart homes, industrial, healthcare, and other sectors. Simply put, OIC’s solution gives developers more options.
The purpose of the non-profit EnOcean Alliance is to incorporate energy friendly wireless control solutions based on the alliance’s standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X) in order to progress the carbon footprint and security of a building. The self-powered sensors allow for a maintenance-free operation which is also eco-friendly. The devices also collect data in areas where batteries cannot be used.
“A major challenge of the ever-growing Internet of Things is the ability to deploy devices from multiple manufacturers with compatible communication and supporting services, at massive scale,” said Mike Richmond, executive director of OIC. “The multitude of wireless and battery-less sensors represented by the EnOcean Alliance ecosystem are exactly what we have in mind when we say that software for IoT has to be cloud-native from the start.”
“With the explosive growth of the IoT space, interoperability can no longer be limited to one organization. It needs to be expanded to all control standards out there on the market,” said EnOcean Chariman Graham Martin. “The OIC consequently pursues this goal by creating not only standard-crossing but industry-crossing interoperability. It’s great that we can now integrate IoTivity with the EnOcean ecosystem into this future-shaping framework.”
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