IoT standardization picks up pace in Taiwan

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

IoT interoperability and standardization has moved forward in Taiwan after oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, held its fourth interoperability testing event in Taipei.

Interop 4 gave organizations implementing oneM2M standards the opportunity to check end-to-end functionality via oneM2M interfaces and validate interoperability, with a total of 13 companies taking part.

A conference held the day before the event featured presentations from leading companies and members of oneM2M’s leadership team to promote oneM2M to Taiwanese businesses in the IoT sector.

The event was held as the Asian Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA) works to transform and upgrade Taiwan’s industrial infrastructure with IoT technology. The agency aims to have a 5% stake in the global IoT market by 2025.

“Taiwan is looking to become a major player in the IoT and Interop 4 helped drive this goal by giving organisations in the country and the wider Asia region the opportunity to test and improve their deployments,” said JaeSeung Song, Associate Professor at Sejong University and Test Working Group Chair at oneM2M.

“Interop 4 was our second interoperability event of the year and its success highlights the continuous growth of oneM2M’s standards.”

Hosted by TTA and ETSI – two of oneM2M’s founding partners – along with the Taiwan-based Institute for Information Industry (III), Interop 4 allowed participants to take part in interoperability scenarios from TS-0013 – oneM2M’s testing specification.

Testing at the event was based on oneM2M’s set of standards, Release 1 and Release 2 and covered functional architecture, service layer core protocol and Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), HTTP, Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and WebSocket protocol binding.

The event allowed companies to check interoperability levels of their implementations and ensure they had interpreted oneM2M’s standards correctly. Conformance Testing to help debug products was also available.

Organisations which participated in this event include: Spirent Technologies, Institute For Information Industry, NTT, TTA, Sporton, DEKRA, KETI, C-DOT, ETRI, Sejong University, Easy Global Market, nTels and Sensinov.

First published in NetworksAsia

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