With machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly evolving, a critical foundation must exist to enable applications developed on different networks and platforms to easily and seamlessly exchange information.
Today, the industry moved one step closer to that reality with the launch of the first-of-its-kind oneM2M Application-ID (App-ID) Registry which will help accelerate the adoption of open M2M systems. Developed by iconectiv under the auspices of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the registry is based on the work of oneM2M.
“Application developers, service providers, governments, and a host of others have a vested interest in ensuring that the proper framework is built to support the future potential of connected devices,” said ATIS president and CEO Susan Miller. “The industry recognised the need for common standards to break down barriers to communications. That is why these global standards bodies in partnership with the industry came together to create oneM2M.
“ATIS and iconectiv took the next step by developing a one-of-a-kind registry system to make oneM2M specifications more easily accessible,” Miller added. “ATIS is excited to be partnering with iconectiv to establish and maintain this registry and the underlying database that supports and manages the issuance of unique App-IDs.”
The globally available oneM2M App-ID Registry provides a unique ID to each application to facilitate communication between applications and devices. Developers can quickly and easily register their application online, which not only secures their place in the M2M marketplace but also gives their applications additional exposure as the IoT ecosystem continues to expand.
“The App-ID Registry is the first step in assisting developers and service providers in choosing application partners and collaborators that are compliant with oneM2M deliverables,” said Richard Marano, executive vice president, Information Solutions, iconectiv. “This promise of standardisation allows for conversation and collaboration across all verticals and applications, from the automotive sector to healthcare analytics to energy and utility regulation. With the knowledge that machine-to-machine communication is the future, the registry and formalisation of standards are the first critical steps in ensuring the path to a more connected world.”
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