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Date: 09-07-14

IoT consortium formed by EE companies

Electronics and embedded software companies such as Atmel , Broadcom , Dell, Intel , Samsung, and Wind River, are together forming a new industry consortium for Internet of Things (IoT). The consortium named Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) to define a common communications framework for wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information between all kinds of devices including mobile.

Member companies will contribute software and engineering resources to the development of a protocol specification, open source implementation, and a certification program.

The release from Wind River states "The first OIC open source code will target the specific requirements of smart home and office solutions. For example, the specifications could make it simple to remotely control and receive notifications from smart home appliances or enterprise devices using securely provisioned smartphones, tablets or PCs. Possible consumer solutions include the ability to remotely control household systems to save money and conserve energy. In the enterprise, employees and visiting suppliers might securely collaborate while interacting with screens and other devices in a meeting room."

The web address of OIC is www.openinterconnect.org.

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