SOURCE: Open Connectivity Foundation

Open Connectivity Foundation

June 28, 2016 11:00 ET

Open Connectivity Foundation Announces 31 New Members Including Bose Corporation, Comcast, Somfy, Tata Consultancy and Fujitsu Limited

Consortium Updates Specification With Plans to Have Certified Products in the Market by End of 2016

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) - The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, announced the addition of 31 new member organizations including Bose Corporation, Comcast, Fujitsu Limited, Somfy and Tata Consultancy, growing membership to nearly 200 companies dedicated to creating a common IoT standard. In addition, OCF announced updated functionality to its specification.

"We're very excited about the commitment from such prominent industry leaders to work with us to develop a common standard for the Internet of Things," said Mike Richmond, executive director, Open Connectivity Foundation. "The addition of these new members brings in a breadth of experience and expertise that will further our ability to aid companies in delivering interoperable products to the public."

OCF also announced updates to its specification, and available as standalone, reference implementation code, via the open source IoTivity project, which includes new functionality for developers. OCF plans to have certified products available on the market in 2016. Updates include security enhancements, added functionality to the smart home development package, as well as added support for new industries to develop with the specification.

For more information on the updated specification, please visit https://openconnectivity.org/news/announcing-new-capabilities-spec-oic-1-1

"The updated specification builds on a previously released version as a result of OCF's multiple Plugfests hosted earlier this year, which gave developers the opportunity to test and improve upon the code," said Mike Richmond. "We're continuing to hold these events throughout the rest of the year and will be continually updating the specification based on feedback from developers."

The full list of new member companies include:

  • 7layers GmbH
  • AT4 Wireless S.A.U.
  • Bose Corporation
  • Broadwave Corp.
  • Coco Communications
  • Comcast
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Hangzhou Awaretch Technology
  • Ineda Systems Inc.
  • Legrand Home Systems
  • Linx Technologies
  • Loewe Technologies GmbH
  • Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
  • MTREECARE
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • Nortek Security & Control
  • QNAP System Inc.
  • Serma Safety & Security
  • SGS Group
  • Silego Technology Inc.
  • Silicon Labs
  • Somfy
  • Sony Mobile Communications
  • Spreadtrum Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • Suzhou Innonetwork Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Tata Consultancy
  • Tekoia Ltd.
  • Tinnos
  • Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Industry
  • Wuilian IoT Sensor Technology Co., Ltd.

For more information on OCF's specification, please visit: https://openconnectivity.org/resources/specifications/draft-candidate-specifications

About Open Connectivity Foundation
Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry. For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.

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