ETSI demo puts M2M standards to the test

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) organised a multi-vendor demonstration this week of wireless M2M functionality using its latest standards.

The demonstration was part of the Second ETSI M2M Workshop in Sophia Antipolis, France. Convened to address technical issues related to the rollout of global M2M, this group developed its first technical standard in just one year following its initial meeting in September 2010.

There were more than 270 registered delegates from four continents, 25 speakers, five live demonstrations of ETSI M2M-based applications and two days of intense discussion

The end-to-end (E2E) ETSI M2M release one compliant demo showcased a range of products, including constrained devices and full function M2M nodes, gateways and servers operating with Etsi M2M defined service layers and remote network applications over the Coap constrained applications protocol.

Using multiple network technologies – including 802.15.4, 802.11, 3GPP/GPRS and 3GPP/UMTS – the E2E M2M platform supports smart energy applications, environmental sensing, m-health, intelligent transport systems, robotics and a generic ETSI M2M application highlighting the standardisation framework developed by ETSI TC M2M.

Among those taking part in the demonstration was Sensinode with software and development kit devices from its Nanoservice platform, including M2M nodes, Android and web applications, and Nanorouter edge routing software. The work done by ETSI defines application interfaces that can rest on Sensinode Nanoservices, which also support the recently defined Zigbee Smart Energy 2.0 environment.

“Success in extending IP functionality to literally billions of devices absolutely requires a framework of standards that defines the necessary technology ecosystem,” said Adam Gould, chief executive officer of Sensinode.

“That’s why Sensinode has worked since its founding with the key internationals standards bodies and industry alliances to help define and implement key standards that form the basis of the internet of things.”

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