IoT Standards

IoT Standards & Alliances

The Internet of Things is going through a period of disarray, with IoT standards and protocols up in the air and all the major players claiming (or hoping) that their language will be what the future IoT will rely on. Who wants separate apps to control lighting, heating, security cameras, the TV and your music system? Much better to be able to connect all of your devices over a unified technology platform.

While the tech giants Apple and Google have each gone out on their own, other tech companies have been banding together to agree common standards for IoT. The trouble is, at the moment they’re banding together in separate groups…


allseen alliance

AllSeen Alliance

In 2013, the Linux Foundation formed the AllSeen Alliance along with Qualcomm, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Sharp and others. The alliance ...
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Industrial Internet Consortium

Industrial Internet Consortium

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for ...
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IoT Security Foundation

IoT Security Foundation

The IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) was formed following the 2015 IoT Security Summit - a gathering of modern-day tech experts ...
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Open Connectivity Foundation

Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is an open Internet of Things standards group to unify standards, expedite innovation, and create ...
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Thread Group

Thread Group

In July 2014 Google Inc’s Nest Labs announced a working group with the companies Samsung, ARM Holdings, Freescale, Silicon Labs, ...
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