Multi-Vendor Interoperability Validates IoT Standard
oneM2M held an interoperability testing event from 14 to 16 September 2015. This was an important milestone to validate interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the oneM2M Release 1 Specifications. oneM2M partners European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea (TTA) co-hosted the event at the ETSI headquarters, in Sophia-Antipolis, France, with support from the European Commission.
Twenty-nine organizations and companies came together to test their equipment against each other. The result was a resounding success: the participants successfully demonstrated interoperability of their oneM2M implementations across a number of different use cases. Participants also fed back clarifications and enhancements to the oneM2M specifications â€“ another important outcome.
Dr. Enrico Scarrone of Telecom Italia, vice-chairman of oneM2Mâ€™s Steering Committee, stated: â€œWith this successful event attracting so many companies, we have demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability which is so important for IoT service providers.â€
Dr. Omar Elloumi of Alcatel Lucent, oneM2Mâ€™s Technical Plenary Chair explains: â€œThe industry is juggling between several IoT technologies, trying to guess which one will dominate. oneM2M doesnâ€™t aim to pick winners. Our Release 2 specifications, currently under development, provide an interworking framework across IoT protocols, including OMAâ€™s LightWeight M2M, AllSeen Allianceâ€™s AllJoyn and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), preserving the investments already made in each. This is the â€˜missing linkâ€™ which will help accelerate IoT deployments.â€
Prof. JaeSeung Song of Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), oneM2Mâ€™s Test Working Group Chair, outlined plans for future events: â€œWith high demand from many vendors worldwide, oneM2M plans to hold two interoperability events per year. The next interoperability event will be held May 2015 in Korea, also co-hosted by TTA and ETSI.â€
Participants at this first oneM2M Interoperability Test Event included: Actility, ANRITSU, Cisco Systems, eDevice, EGM â€“ eglobalmarket, ETRI - Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Fraunhofer FOKUS, FSCOM, HandySoft, HERIT Corporation, HP, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, III - Institute for Information Industry, InterDigital Communications, KEPCO - Korea Electric Power Corporation, KETI - Korea Electronics Technology Institute, KT, LAAS-CNRS, Modacom, LG U+, nTels, NTT - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Qualcomm Germany, Radisys, Ricoh, Sierra Telecom, TTA - Telecommunications Technology Association, TTC - Telecommunications Technology Committee.