SK Telecom launches open IoT platform

10 Jun 2015

SK Telecom has unveiled a new IoT platform based on oneM2M standards, designed to allow anyone to develop IoT applications and services.

ThingPlug is an open IoT platform is based on the international release 1 specifications for IoT. It was jointly developed by SK Telecom and Korean IoT platform service company Daliworks.

The standards were developed by oneM2M, the global organization creating an interoperable standard for M2M and IoT applications. The oneM2M group was formed in 2012.

Announcing the launch, SK Telecom said the biggest strength of the new application lies in its ability to function as a DIY development environment for IoT services.

The ThingPlug SDK can be downloaded on SK Telecom's dedicated IoT website. Registering the developed service and device to the website will allow others to make use of the service. ThingPlug supports IPv6 for connectivity.

In addition, the platform provides a cloud-based server to free developers from the costs associated with building and maintaining their own server.

SK Telecom has revealed plans to apply ThingPlug to the smart city testbed being created in Busan in co-operation with the city government.

“The launch of ThingPlug, an open IoT platform based on oneM2M standards, carries a significant meaning as it allows anyone to develop an IoT service, leading to the creation of a truly enriched IoT ecosystem that brings increased value and convenience to developers across the globe,” SK Telecom CTO Alex Jinsung Choi said.

“To this end, we will not only work closely with the local governments, solution developers and technology institutes in Korea, but also join hands with IoT players around the world.”

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