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OSGi Alliance

November 03, 2015 04:00 ET

Huawei, Bitreactive and Eurotech Join OSGi Alliance

New Members Sign on for Proven OSGi technology, IoT Expert Group

LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - November 03, 2015) - Huawei Technologies, Inc., Bitreactive AS and Eurotech have joined the OSGi Alliance, President Dan Bandera announced today at the OSGi Community Event 2015, co-located with EclipseCon Europe 2015. The new members joined during the formation of the alliance's new Internet of Things Expert Group.

"We welcome Huawei as a strategic member and Bitreactive and Eurotech as contributing associate members," Bandera said. "We are excited that our proven technology pairs so naturally with these organizations' and other OSGi adopter strategies, as well as the buildout of the Internet of Things."

The OSGi Alliance launched the IoT expert group in September to create modular and dynamic software specifications to meet the end-to-end connectivity, lifecycle management, web applications and server platform requirements of IoT providers.

"With its modular agile architecture and framework, OSGi provides the simplicity to design large-scale distributed systems and small embedded applications, as well as the required compliance tests and interoperability," said Rouzbeh Farhoumand, senior director of Core Network standards, Huawei. "In our opinion, the OSGi specification efforts to foster a valuable cross-industry ecosystem are aligned with the Huawei vision to build a 'Better Connected World.' In collaboration with our partners and key industry stakeholders in the IoT space, we plan to build an integrated digital logistics system, enhance interconnectivity and interactivity between people and people, people and things, and things and things in compliance with standards and adoption of the OSGi solutions -- in collaboration with the relevant open source communities as the suppliers of the OSGi reference implementations."

"OSGi is a key standard and in line with the Bitreactive core strategy of making it easier to create applications for the Internet of Things. Bitreactive is offering Reactive Blocks, the only professional programming tool to simplify development of OSGi applications for IoT gateways," said Jone Rasmussen, general manager of Bitreactive. "We are looking forward to participating in the OSGi Alliance and being part of the IoT working group."

"Eurotech has long recognized the benefits of OSGi and has been using OSGi as the foundation of the Everyware Software Framework, a software package that turns embedded computers into Java programmable M2M/IoT gateways," said Marco Carrer, CTO at Eurotech. "Eurotech is committed to OSGi and fosters its use as part of the Eclipse IoT Kura project. By participating in the OSGi Alliance IoT Expert Group, Eurotech demonstrates its ongoing commitment to OSGi and desire to help drive its adoption among developers delivering solid, standards based IoT solutions."

Alliance members can provide requirements and contribute to specifications and reference implementations. The public can also raise requirements using the OSGi bugzilla system, referencing RFP 174.

The IoT expert group charter is available on the OSGi IoT expert group web page.

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