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IoT Alliance and Consortium

A guide to the range of alliances and consortia targeting Internet of Things technology layers and industry verticals...

As wireless communication technologies proliferate and new user experience needs arise, industry players are realizing the need for consistent standards and broad interoperability to make the Internet of Things a seamless, connected ecosystem. A number of IoT-focused alliances and consortia have formed in recent years to meet the new needs of the IoT.

This Channel Guide will help you:

  • Better understand the various groups, their members, and their stated goals and offerings
  • Separate the groups based on their target technology layer or end marketing/educational goals

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Technology Architecture Focused

Vertical / Industry Focused

Marketing / Education Focused


Technology Architecture Focused

Core / Communication / Messaging

ieee

“IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

IEEE


Membership:
$13.50-$193
- IEEE IoT Technical Community is complimentary


License:
Licensing Agreements
IoT Related Work

IEEE 802.3 Ethernet

IEEE 1901 - Broadband over Power Line Networks

IEEE 802.15.4e - IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks

IEEE 802.15.4g - Physical Layer (PHY)

IEEE 802.11 - WiFi


- Full list of IoT Related Standards
Additional

Link/Comms Focused:

RFID Consortium
"Comprised of numerous industry leaders involved with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. The goal of the RFID Consortium is to promote adoption of UHF RFID technology by offering all industry participants access to patents essential to practice the UHF RFID Standards announced by EPCglobal and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) at a reasonable cost."

NFC Forum
"Was formed to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology." - NFC Spec

Dash 7 Alliance
"A non-profit mutual benefit corporation formed to foster the existence and the further development of the DASH7 protocol specification (based on ISO 18000-7)." - Spec

Bluetooth SIG
“The mission of the Bluetooth SIG is to strengthen the Bluetooth brand by empowering SIG members to collaborate and innovate, creating the preferred wireless technology to connect diverse devices."
- IoT Page

Wifi Alliance
"Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®."
- Wi-Fi Aware

Zigbee Alliance
"The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas." - Specs

The ULE Alliance
"Promotes the worldwide allocation and market adoption of the ULE technology, the leading control network eco-system for home and building use. ULE benefits from the maturity, existing supply chain, and install base of DECT" - DECT (PDF)

Wi-SUN Alliance
"Seeks to advance seamless connectivity by promoting IEEE 802.15.4gTM standard based interoperability for global regional markets."

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
"An international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web." - Web of Things Interest Group

Long-Range

lora-alliance

“The LoRa™Alliance Wide Area networks for Internet of Things was initiated by industry leaders with a mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications”

Social: Twitter

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LoRa Alliance


Founding Members:
Actility, Cisco, Eolane, IBM, Kerlink, IMST, MultiTech, Sagemcom, Semtech, Microchip Technology, Bouygues Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Proximus, Swisscom, and FastNet (part of Telkom South Africa)

Total Members
: 16 (as of March. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
N/A

Details:
N/A

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: LoRaWAN network protocol
License: Eclipse Public License
LoRaWAN network protocol Tech Overview

Data Rates: Range from 0.3 kbps to 50 kbps.

Distance: 100 km (62 miles) in favorable environments

Battery: Sensors can run for 10 years or more on a single AA battery

Security:
  • Unique Network key (EUI64) and ensure security on network level
  • Unique Application key (EUI64) ensure end to end security on application level
  • Device specific key (EUI128)

IBM LoRa WAN in C
- Eclipse Public License

- Developer Portal
weightless

“The Weightless SIG was formed to coordinate and enable all the activities needed to deliver the Weightless standard.

Weightless-N Standard will provide uplink connectivity based on Ultra Narrow Band technology”

Social: Twitter

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Weightless SIG


Founding Members:
Neul, Landis+Gyr, Cable & Wireless, and ARM

Total Members
: 2031 (as of March. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Observer: Free
Associate Member: £900
Core Member: £3500-£14000
Promoter:


License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: Weightless-N
License: For terminals and related products a royalty-free regime is used. For base stations a “Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory” (FRAND) regime is in place.
Weightless-N Overview

Designed to operate in Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) spectrum. These sub-1GHz frequency bands - 868MHz in Europe, 900MHz in the US

Frequency hopping to provide best in class interference tolerance

Data Rates: Range from 100 kbps to 16 Mbps

Security:
Weightless has adopted the shared secret key regime. This requires that a 'secret number' be held securely in both a Weightless controlled central server and in the edge device.

- Details
ietf

“The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual.”

Social: Twitter

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Internet Engineering Task Force


Membership:
"There is no membership in the IETF. Anyone may register for a meeting and then attend. The closest thing there is to being an IETF member is being on the IETF or Working Group mailing lists"


Details:
Governance, Working Groups

License / Protocol / Certification:
IP Rights
IoT Related Work

DTLS - Datagram Transport Layer Security

UDP - User Datagram Protocol

IPv6 - Internet Protocol, Version 6

CoRE is providing a framework for resource-oriented applications intended to run on constrained IP networks.

ROLL - Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks

CoAP - Constrained Application Protocol

6LoWPAN - IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks

XMPP - Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol - XMPP IoT

HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
iso

“ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards.”

Social: Twitter, Linkedin

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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) &


Members:
ISO is an independent, non-governmental organization made up of members from the national standards bodies of 163 countries.

Membership (PDF):
ISO has one member per country.
Full members, Correspondent members, Subscriber members: Fees are calculated using a unit value and by allocating a number of units to each member. Full member units vary according to economic importance (gross national income, exports and imports)


Details:
Governance

License / Protocol / Certification:
Standards
Licensing Agreement
IoT Related Work

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5

- IoT Report (PDF)

"SWG 5 concludes that the IoT is here now, not just a university challenge and that standardization will be an important part of the needs. The tremendous number of standards identified by AHG3, along with the recognition that this is only a fraction of the number, highlights what an important part that JTC 1 has to play.

Creating a reference architecture and providing a gateway for standards developed in the various JTC 1 committees will provide a massive benefit to the industry."

ISO/AWI 18575 -
Internet of Things (IoT) in the supply chain

- Internet of Things Details
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
"The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies." - IoT Working Group

OGC
"The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 511 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT." - SensorThings WG
oasis

“OASIS is a non-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

Oasis IoT


Founding Members:
AIS, ArborText, Avalanche, Computer Task Group, Database Publishing Systems, EBT, Fulcrum, InfoDesign, Information Dimensions, Intergraph, Interleaf, Open Text, Object Design, Officesmith/CTMG, Oracle, SoftQuad, XSoft

Total Members
: “600 organizations and individual members in more than 65 countries.” (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Foundational: $44,000 - $50,000
Supporting: $11,025 - $17,650
Contributing: $1,210 - $8,825

Details:
Governance, Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: Various
License: Oasis IPR details
IoT Related Work

AMQP: Advanced Message Queuing Protocol
- Royalty free license

"An open standard for passing business messages between applications or organizations. It connects systems, feeds business processes with the information they need and reliably transmits onward the instructions that achieve their goals."

MQTT: Message Queuing Telemetry Transport
- Royalty free license

"It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport."

oBIX: Open Building Information Exchange
oma

“OMA is a non-profit organization that delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries, on any bearer network. OMA’s specifications support the billions of new and existing fixed and mobile terminals across a variety of mobile networks, including traditional cellular operator networks and emerging networks supporting machine-to-machine device communication.”

Social: Twitter

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Open Mobile Alliance


Founding Members:
Open Mobile Alliance was created by consolidating the efforts of the supporters of the Open Mobile Architecture initiative and the WAP Forum. In addition, the SyncML initiative, Location Interoperability Forum (LIF), MMS Interoperability Group (MMS-IOP), Wireless Village, Mobile Gaming Interoperability Forum (MGIF), and Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF) have consolidated into the Open Mobile Alliance.

Total Members
: 101

Annual Dues
:
Sponsor: $65,000 USD
Full: $25,000 USD
Associate: $5,500 USD
Supporter: $600 USD
Explorer: $650 USD
Government: free of charge5

Details:
Governance (PDF), Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification:
IPR Policy
IoT Related Work

OMNA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M)

"OMA Lightweight M2M standard for Device Management, Network Mangement and Application Data for the Internet of Things. This new CoAP and DTLS based standard provides a complete system interface solution for M2M devices and services."

- Public Review

"The motivation of LightweightM2M is to develop a fast deployable client-server specification to provide machine to machine service.

LightweightM2M is principly a device management protocol, but it should be designed to be able to extend to meet the requirements of applications. LightweightM2M is not restricted to device management, it should be able transfer service / application data.

LightweightM2M implements the interface between M2M device and M2M Server. It provides a choice for the M2M Service Provider to deploy a M2M system to provide service to the M2M user."
omg

“The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium.”

Social: Twitter

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Object Management Group


Founding Members:
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer, American Airlines and Data General

Total Members
: 101

Annual Dues
:
$550-$75,000


License / Protocol / Certification:
IPR Policy
IoT Related Work

DDS - Data Distribution Service

"Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) is the first open international middleware standard directly addressing publish-subscribe communications for real-time and embedded systems."

- IoT Page

Additional Notes:
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is managed by OMG.

upnp

“The Forum's goals are to allow devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify network implementation in the home and corporate environments. Toward this end, UPnP Forum members work together to define and publish UPnP device control protocols built upon open, Internet-based communication standards.”

Social: Twitter

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UPnP Forum


Founding Members:
14 companies including Microsoft, Intel, HP, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and others

Total Members
: 1028

Annual Dues
:
Basic: Free
Implementer: $5,000
Steering Committee: $15,000

Details:
Governance (PDF), Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol:
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Device Control Protocol (DCP)
IPR Policy
Certification

Product Showcase
IoT Related Work

UPnP+
• UPnP Cloud based on RFC 6120, 6121 [XMPP]
• IPv6 support
• Application Management

UPnP IoT solves:
  • Aggregating devices sensor and actuator data in a local network
  • Observing and controlling those devices from anywhere agnostic to any platform
  • Sharing information on a predefined granularity basis across networks with anyone
  • Deciding what, when and with whom to share lies with the owner of the device
  • Securing all communication

- Certification Matrix

Additional Protocols and Initiatives:

ETSI
"Produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies" - IoT Focused Protocols including Low Throughput Networks (LTN)

Semantic

hypercat

“HyperCat is unified in its drive in enabling data discovery and interoperability.

The HyperCat Consortium aims to create an inclusive one-stop shop of best practice IoT implementation through the sharing of knowledge of processes and applications.”

Social: Linkedin

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Hypercat Consortium


- Overview Video

Founded by 8 consortia:
DISTANCE, EyeHub, IoTBay, i-MOVE, OpenIoT Smart Streets, Stride

Total Members
: 40+ (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
N/A

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: Hypercat
License: CC Attribution 3.0 Unported

Additional Notes:
Funded with £1.6million from the UK Technology Strategy Board
Tech Overview

"HyperCat makes services machine-browsable"

JSON-based hypermedia catalogue format for exposing collections of URIs.

Each HyperCat catalogue may expose any number of URIs, each with any number of RDF-like triple statements about it.

1.1 Specification
Metadata Properties

- Wiki

Multilayer / Stack Initiatives

allseen

"The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to enabling and driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community."

Social: Twitter
Homepage

Allseen Alliance


Founding Members:
Electrolux, Haier,LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image, Sony, Technicolor, TP-Link

Total Members
: 100+ (As of Jan 2015)

Membership Pricing
:
Premier $300k ($250k following years)
Community Members ($5k-$50k depending on size)

Product Showcase

Details: Governance, Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification
Protocol: Alljoyn
License: ISC license
Certification Details

Additional Notes: A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, Winner of IoT Awards
Platform Support:
RTOS, Arduino, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, OS X, OpenWRT, and as a Unity plug-in

Device Support Limit:
Driven by available bandwidth

Notable Working Groups / Focus:
Analytics and Telemetry, Connected Lighting, Smart Home - Complete list

Tech Coverage
Discovery: Onboarding
Message Routing:
Security: Encryption & AES128) and authentication (PSK, ECDSA)
Interoperability:
Transport Layer Support: Agnostic - Supports physical layers that provide an IP stack -- WiFi, WiFi-Direct, Ethernet and Powerline. Support for Bluetooth LE, 6LowPan, ZigBee or Z-Wave using Gateway Agent
API Reference

Developer Portal
open-interconnect

“The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), will define the connectivity requirements to improve interoperability between the billions of devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT).

The OIC will deliver a specification, an open source implementation and a certification program ensuring interoperability regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider or transport technology creating a "Network of Everything".

Social: Twitter

Homepage

Open Interconnect Consortium


Founding Members:
Atmel, Dell, Intel, Samsung, Wind River

Total Members
: 51 (as of Jan. 2015)

Membership Pricing
:
Diamond: $350,000
Platinum: $75,000
Gold: $10,000

Details:
Governance: OIC (PDF), IoTivity

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: IoTivity
License: Apache License Version 2.0
Certification Details: N/A

Product Showcase: N/A

Additional Notes:
A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project
Platform Support:
RTOS, iOS, Windows 8, Linux, Arduino, Android, Tizen, Yocto

Notable Working Groups / Focus:
Smart Home Protocol Control Manager

Tech Coverage
Discovery: Yes
Message Routing: messaging/COAP Model
Security: Uses open source project “tinydtls”
Transport Layer Support: Agnostic
API Reference

Tech Overview
ipso-alliance

“Promote IP: As the universal, most resilient, and most secure infrastructure on which to base ever more critical connectivity. Carry on our core mission of “Internet Protocol enabling the Internet of Things.”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

IPSO Alliance


Founding Members:
Arch Rock, Atmel, Cimetrics, Cisco, Duke Energy, Dust Networks, eka systems, EDF (Électricité de France) R&D, Emerson Climate Technologies, Ericsson, Freescale Semiconductor, Gainspan, IP Infusion, Jennic, Kinney Consulting, Nivis, PicosNet, Proto6, ROAM, SAP, Sensinode, SICS, Silver Spring Networks, Sun Microsystems, Tampere University, Watteco, Zensys

Total Members
: 45 (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Promoter (participate in leadership/governance): $5,000
Contributor: $2,500

Details
:
Governance

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: “The objective of the Alliance is not to define technologies, but to document the use of IP-based technologies defined at the standard organizations such as IETF”

Product Showcase

Additional Notes:
Hosts annual interop challenge

Tech overview:

Smart Objects Guideline

"IPSO Smart Object Guidelines provide a common design pattern, an object model, that can effectively use the IETF CoAP protocol to provide high level interoperability between Smart Object devices and connected software applications on other devices and services."

IPSO Application Framework (PDF)

Link layers can support IP-based communications

Relevant standards updates

IPSO Alliance Committies


eclipse-iot

“Our technologies aim at establishing an open IoT/M2M platform to be used by anyone.”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

Eclipse Foundation IoT


Founding Members:
Borland, IBM, MERANT, QNX Software Systems, Rational Software, Red Hat, SuSE, TogetherSoft, Webgain

Total Members
: 228 (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Free to $250k

Details:
Governance (PDF), Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: Various
License: Eclipse Public License - v 1.0

Project Showcase
Tech Overview

Frameworks for IoT/M2M Gateways:
Kura (Java/OSGi-based)
Mihini (embedded runtime running on top of Linux, that exposes a high-level Lua API)

Open Source implementations for:
MQTT, CoAP, OMA LWM2M, ETSI M2M.
- Complete list

Eclipse SmartHome

Eclipse SCADA

Additional IoT Project Details
onem2m

“The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.”

Social: Linkedin

Homepage

oneM2M


Development organizations:
ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan). Additional contributing partners include: the BBF (Broadband Forum), Continua, HGI (Home Gateway Initiative), the New Generation M2M Consortium ‐ Japan, and OMA (Open Mobile Alliance).

Total Members
: 202 (As of March 2015)

Annual Dues
:
- N/A

Details:
Governance

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: oneM2M
License: Partnership Agreement (PDF)

Overview Whitepaper
oneM2M is creating a distibuted software layer.

There are two key elements at the core of oneM2M: providing an interworking framework and enabling re-use of what is already available as much as possible.

The objective is to standardise interfaces so they are applicable to the entire ecosystem.

oneM2M Release 1

A set of 10 specifications, covering requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and mapping to common industry protocols such as CoAP, MQTT and HTTP. oneM2M Release 1 also makes use of OMA and Broadband Forum specifications for Device Management capabilities.

- Technical Specs

Vertical / Industry Focused

Connected Body

continua

"Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management."

Social: Twitter, Linkedin

Homepage

Continua Alliance


Founding Members:
BodyMedia, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, IBM, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Motorola, Nonin Medical, Omron Healthcare, Panasonic, Partners HealthCare, Polar Electro, Royal Philips Electronics, RMD Networks, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, The Tunstall Group, Welch Allyn, Zensys

Total Members
: 200 (As of Jan 2015)

Membership Pricing
:
Promoter: $20,000
Contributor: $6,500
Adopter: $1,000 for first and second year, then $3,000

Details: Governance (PDF)

Product Showcase
Offering Overview:

  • "Developing design guidelines that will enable vendors to build interoperable sensors, home networks, telehealth platforms, and health and wellness services.
  • Establishing a product certification program with a consumer-recognizable logo signifying the promise of interoperability across certified products.
  • Collaborating with government regulatory agencies to provide methods for safe and effective management of diverse vendor solutions.
  • Working with leaders in the health care industries to develop new ways to address the costs of providing personal telehealth systems."

Continua Guidelines CESL and Test Tool Development (PDF)

Additional Protocols and Initiatives:

Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
"The WLSA and its membership actively engage the health community to identify ways in which wireless health can achieve more efficiency and global access to care."

Connected Home

threadgroup

"A secure wireless mesh network for your home and its connected products.

The Thread Group’s mission is to focus on education, marketing, promotion and ensuring a great experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification."

Homepage

Thread Group


Founding Members:
Arm, Nest, Somfy, Big Ass Fans, Samsung, Tyco, Freescale, Silicon Labs, Yale

Total Members
: 50+ (As of Jan 2015)

Membership Pricing
:
Affiliate: $2.5K
Contributor: $15k
Sponsor: $100k

Details: Governance

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: Thread - A collection of existing IEEE and IETF standards
License: RAND-RF terms
Certification Details: N/A

Product Showcase: 2015 certification process begins
Platform Support:
N/A

Device Support Limit:
250-300 Devices

Tech Coverage
Addressing: DHCPv6
Message Routing:
Security: Encryption (AES128)
Interoperability:
Transport Layer Support: 6LoWPAN as the foundation, Requires just a software enhancement for 802.15.4 products.
Application Layer Support: CoAP and Smart Objects, Zigbee Smart Energy 2.0, Echonet Lite

Additional: Mesh Networking

Tech Overview
Additional Protocols and Initiatives:

Apple Homekit:
"HomeKit is a framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. You can enable users to discover HomeKit accessories in their home and configure them, or you can create actions to control those devices. Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri."

Z-Wave Alliance
"Z-Wave Alliance is comprised of industry leaders throughout the globe that are dedicated to the development and extension of Z-Wave as the key enabling technology for 'smart' home and business applications."

HomePlug Alliance
"A group of 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking." - HomePlug Green PHY™ (GP) specification

Home Gateway Initiative
The HGI, founded in 2004 by major broadband service providers and joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, is your gateway to the smart home.

Industrial IoT

Broad Initiative
industrial-internet

“The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is the non-profit, open membership group that catalyzes, coordinates and enables growth of the Industrial Internet.


Social: Twitter

Homepage

Industrial Internet Consortium


Founding Members:
AT&T, Cisco, GE, Intel, IBM

Total Members
: 135 (As of Jan 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Large Industry (>$50M): $50K
Small Industry (<$50M): $5K
Academic or non-profit: $2.5K
Government: $12.5K

Details:
Governance: “The Industrial Internet Consortium™ (IIC) is organized under Object Management Group®'s 501(c) 6 not-for-profit status.
Meeting Notes

License / Protocol / Certification:
License: Details (PDF)

Product Showcase
Platform Support:
“The IIC does not adopt technical specifications or specify technologies to be used, but may from time to time recommend that particular standard-setting or specification-development projects be undertaken under the management and rules of Object Management Group (OMG) or other standards setting organizations.”

Editors Note:
OMG specs related to IoT include:

The IIC has established the following liaisons:

  • The Eclipse Foundation
  • GS1
  • OASIS
  • Object Management Group
  • The Open Group
  • Open Interconnect Consortium
  • Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP)
  • Full List
Additional Protocols and Inititatives:

Comms Focused

HART Communication Foundation
"HART Communication Foundation is an international, not-for-profit, membership organization to support and promote the use of the HART Communication Protocol standards and technology."

Modbus Organization
"A group of independent users and suppliers of automation devices that seeks to drive the adoption of the Modbus communication protocol suite and the evolution to address architectures for distributed automation systems across multiple market segments."

ISA - International Society of Automation
"A nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure."

Connected Buildings / Lighting

connected-lioghtin

"The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to promote the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards."


Social: Linkedin

Homepage

The Connected Lighting Alliance


Founding Members:
General Electric, Lutron, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, and Toshiba

Total Members
: 34 (As of March 2015)

Annual Dues
:
€25.000 for regular members or €2.500 for associate members

Details:
Governance
Details

Market Requirement Documents

TCLA looks into a given interface and defines requirements that an open standard should meet in order to make it fit for lighting applications.

Open Standard Analysis
When there are existing open standards for the given interface, TCLA will look into such standards and benchmark these to the market requirements.

Technical Position Paper
Following the analysis, TCLA issues a technical position paper, stating recommendations regarding the open standard(s)
enocean

"Develops and promotes self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings by formalizing the interoperable wireless standard."


Social: Linkedin, Twitter

Homepage

EnOcean Alliance


Founding Members:
General Electric, Lutron, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, and Toshiba

Total Members
: 34 (As of March 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Promoter: $35000
Participant: $6000
Associate: $500

Details:
Governance

License / Protocol / Certification:
Protocol: EnOcean Wireless Standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10


Product Showcase
Details

EnOcean modules combine micro-energy converters with ultra low power electronics and reliable wireless communications. This enables EnOcean customers to create self-powered wireless sensor solutions that are fundamental for efficiently managing energy in buildings and industrial applications.

The standard covers OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) layers 1-3, being the physical, data link and networking layers.

- Standard Details

Industry Marketing / Education Focused:

iot-consortium

“Driving adoption of IoT products & services through consumer research and market education.”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

Internet of Things Consortium


Total Members
: 50+ (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Free for companies developing IoT products
Offerings
  • IoT Network: Companies, executives and resources in the IoT consumer product space
  • IoTC Committees: Representatives from each member company that help deliver the IoTC vision
  • Market Development: Participate in defining new markets and making them accessible to IoT companies (consumer, retail, foreign)
  • Events: IoT events focused on product development and consumer adoption trends
  • Demos: Ability to participate in consumer focused IoT demos (i.e. SmartThings connected house)
  • Awareness: Product awareness and promotion via IoTC (website, press, events)
m2malliance

“The M2M Alliance is your platform for business, communication and networking”

Social: Twitter

Homepage

m2m Alliance


Total Members
: 74 (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
< 50 Million Euro Turnover: 1,920 Euro
< 500 Million Euro Turnover: 4,800 Euro
> 500 Million Euro Turnover: 9,600 Euro
Individual: 1,200 Euro
Promoter: 1,200 Euro
Associated: 0
Honorary: 0
  • The M2M Alliance is your platform for business, communication and networking
  • Present yourself at the “M2M Summit” – the top event of the M2M industry
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to influence policy and the formulation of guidelines and standards
  • Achieve a competitive edge through International networking activities in a future market
imc

“The mission of the IMC is simple: increase volume M2M deployments. The group will leverage the influence of its membership to reach out to Adopters of M2M technology and achieve this goal.”

Social: Twitter, Linkedin

Homepage

International m2m Council


Total Members
: 25 (as of Jan. 2015)

Annual Dues
:
Adopter Members:
Free
Sustaining Members
:
Fewer than 100 Employees £5,000
100-500 Employees £10,000
More than 500 Employees £15,000
Offerings
  • "Awareness:
    promote M2M’s powerful application in verticals such as automotive, logistics, energy, healthcare, and public infrastructure – making M2M highly visible to Adopters.
  • Metrics:
    share benchmarks and best practices learned with use-case studies and focus groups, developing best-practice certifications and business-level standards.
  • Policy:
    ensure Solutions Providers and Adopters share a common view of the future, and present united objectives to regulatory bodies on issues like security and privacy.
  • Training & Education:
    establish professional curricula that will educate engineers and marketers, encouraging movement between M2M industry sectors.'
Additional:

GSMA
"The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors."

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