Sunday, December 29, 2013
Internet of things moving to interoperability
When we look at the internet of things we see that a lot of people, organisations and companies are developing solutions that are added to the concept of the internet of things. Most of those solutions do make use of some of the existing standards. for example, most make use of TCP/IP and a large part of them makes use of the HTTP protocol to communicate data. What is missing however is a set of documented standards on what will be communicated and how we can enable interoperability between devices from different vendors.
Qualcomm is trying to make an attempt to start such a standard. Qualcomm developed the alljoyn solution and has now joined the allseen alliance. By doing so they have given over the alljoyn code to the Linux foundation in the hope that this will help fuel the adoption of a unified protocol for the internet of things.
The allseen alliance is currently rapidly growing and is certifying devices that are compliant to the standards of the alliance. members include:LG, Sharp, Haier, Panasonic, Sears Brand Management Corporation, Silicon Image, Cisco, TP-LINK, Canary, doubleTwist, Fon, Harman, HTC, Lifx, Liteon, Sproutling and Wilocit